Openings & Events
BFa photography exhibition Seattle U’s graduating students present the portfolios they’ve spent the past year compiling. Of note is Akaila Ballard’s The F-Words: Fear, Femininity, and Feminism. Opening reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs., May 21. Vachon Gallery, Seattle University campus, seattleu.edu. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends June 14.
New Works will be on display in the main gallery, featuring art from Saundra Fleming, Karen Graber, and Joanne Bohannon. The guest gallery will host Migration, where artists ask viewers to consider the fraught topic. Opens Wed., May 20. Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 760-9843, columbiacitygallery.com. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends July 5.
In The Mind’s Eye is a collection of photographs created by compositing several found images into a new context. Opens Thurs., May 21. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., 624-0770, gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 27.
Shirley Klinghoffer The artist revisits her work dealing with a woman’s vulnerability during cancer treatment, which she began in the ’90s in CRT Revisited. Opens Sat., May 23. Museum of Glass (Tacoma), 1801 Dock St., 284-2130, museumofglass.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Noon-5 p.m. Sun. $5-$15. Ends Oct. 11.
Chiho Aoshima This is SAAM’s second exhibit by a contemporary young Japanese artist associated with Takashi Murakami. (The artist known as Mr. was the guy who recently filled a gallery with tsunami detritus.) Aoshima is a woman, however, who ought to provide a different perspective on the oppressive sexism of most anime. In addition to 30-plus drawings and two large “dreamscapes,” her show Rebirth of the World will include new animated work, Takaamanohara (or The Plain of High Heaven), dealing with Shinto deities. In her typically colorful paintings, ethereal kawaii sprites roam in enchanted glades where the colors are anything but natural. Long, undulating hair mixes into the undgrowth and vines, suggesting deeper connections to the planet. There are cityscapes, too, as in her 2005 animation City Glow, where the towers rise like wormy, human-faced figures. The corporeal, architectural, and natural realms blur together in her work. BRIAN MILLER Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St. (Volunteer Park), 654-3100, seattleartmuseum.org. $5-$9. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed., Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. Ends Oct. 4.
Ilse Bing An early user of the 35mm Leica hand-held camera, the German Bing (1889–1998) is known as a pioneering woman in European photography. Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer is a selection of her images. Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E. (UW campus), 543-2280, henryart.org. $6-$10. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed., Sat., Sun.; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. Ends Oct. 11.
Fred Birchman and Carolyn Krieg Birchman focuses on architecture and landscape in Reclamation Projects. Krieg shows equine photographs in Horses.Prographica Gallery, 3419 E. Denny Way, 322-3851, prographicadrawings.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends June 20.
calligraphic abstraction A collection of 35 works in calligraphy, from Islamic to archaic Chinese to the contemporary writing system created by artist Xu Bing. Seattle Asian Art Museum, Ends Oct. 4.
Journey collects paintings that combine realistic images of flowers and more abstract landscapes. Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. N., 842-4560, bainbridgeperforming arts.org. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends May 31.
Pagans is a photo/video series that reimagines African deities. Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, 1203 Second Ave., 467-4927, marianeibrahim.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 13.
Nancy Coleman In Textus, she uses painted, woven text to study the space between literal and abstract. Gallery 110, 110 Third Ave. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 624-9336, gallery110.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 30.
Imogen cunningham 17 photographs of Cornish, its students, and its founder Nellie Cornish, taken in 1935 by the pioneering Northwest photographer. Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora St., 726-5151, cornish.edu. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends June 30.
Auspicious features dolls, toys, and Godzilla molds. Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave S., 622-2833, fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 30.
LINDA DAVIDSON and SAYA MORIYASU
Road Trip is a collection of new paintings by Davidson. Moriyasu’s exhibit, Parlor, uses a variety of media to consider what might be called the inner life of her own ceramics studio. Opens Fri., April 24. G. Gibson Gallery, 300 S. Washington St. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 587-4033, ggibsongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends June 6.
Emerge/Evolve 2014: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass This traveling group show from Portland’s Bullseye Glass Company gallery features about two dozen artists pushing the boundaries of their medium. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., 425-519-0770, bellevuearts.org. $5-$10. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends June 14.
Jen Erickson Her paintings deal with loss and decomposition. Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 621-1945, punchgallery.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends May 30.
everything your heart desires Five Seattle film and video artists try to answer the question, “What do you want most?” SOIL Gallery, 112 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 264-8061, soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends May 30.
GET THE SCOOP! This show is all about spoons and ladles, made predominantly from clay. Pottery Northwest, 226 First Ave. N., 285-4421, potterynorthwest.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Fri. Ends May 29.
Tyson grumm Twenty new works in The Nemesis of Prose combine surreal paintings and poetry.
Patricia Rovzar, 1225 Second Ave., 223-0273, rovzargallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Ends June 1.
robert Hardgrave Cullom Gallery collaborates with the host venue for Die Kopie, a collection of large-scale collaged and toner-transfer work. Studio E Gallery, 609 S. Brandon St., 762-3322, studioegallery.org. Hours by appointment. Ends June 6.
Anne Hirondelle Her colorful ceramics use the vessel as metaphor. Gallery I|M|A, 123 S. Jackson St., 625-0055, galleryima.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends May 30.
Henry Hornstein He presents black-and-white photos taken at horse tracks around the country, with images dating back to the early ’70s, in Racing Days. (NR)
Photo Center NW, 900 12th Ave., 720-7222, pcnw.org. Noon-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends June 13.
Journey into the other A group show exploring the abstract, surreal, and experimental. Flatcolor Gallery, 77 S. Main St., 390-6537, flatcolor.com. Noon-6 p.m. Ends May 30.
KAC Artists’ Exhibition Hall Spassov Gallery owners Amy Spassov and Erik Hall served as the jury for this year’s exhibit. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., (425-822-7161, kirklandartscenter.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends June 20.
Fulgencio Lazo His dreamlike paintings feature images drawn from her birthplace of Oaxaca, Mexico. Baas Framing Studio, 2703 E. Madison St., 324-4742, baasframingstudio.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends June 20.
Lennon Nine artists celebrate the music and legacy of the beloved Beatle. Krab Jab Studio, 5628 Airport Way S., 715-8593, krabjabstudio.com. 1-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends June 6.
Emma Jane Levitt
In the Presence of Absence centers on the sudden death of her partner. Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), galleries.4culture.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends May 28.
Travis Louie and Lauren Marx Louie presents new paintings in Archive of Lost Species; Marx shows new works on paper. Roq La Rue, 532 First Ave. S., 374-8977, roqlarue.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends May 30.
Similitude focuses on the Northwest’s landscapes and native birds. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, lisaharrisgallery.com, 443-3315. 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends May 31.
Made Personal Serrah Russell, Joe Rudko, and Colleen RJC Bratton used found materials to create and reference history. The Alice, 6007 12th Ave. S., thealicegallery.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends June 6.
MALCOLM MARTIN and GAYNOR DOWLING The collaborators present their hand-carved vessel sculptures in Marked. Traver Gallery, 110 Union St., 587-6501, travergallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends May 30.
Jurassic is a show about the overwhelming vastness of the Northwest landscape. Winston Wachter Fine Art, 203 Dexter Ave., 652-5855, seattle.winstonwatcher.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends June 27.
The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest This group show runs concurrently with Jana Brevick: This Infinity Fits in My Hand, which showcases her jewelry design. Bellevue Arts Museum. Ends Aug. 16.
Erin O’Keefe In Natural Disasters, she presents a collection of still-life photographs. Platform Gallery, 114 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 323-2808, platformgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends June 27.
The portrait reframed This group show features portraiture by Anita Nowacka, Davis Freeman, Jay Defehr, and others. Stacya Silverman Gallery, 614 W. McGraw St., 270-9465, stacyasilverman.com. Hours by appointment. Ends June 15.
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection Over 200 pins and other jewelry items are displayed from the collection of the former U.S. Secretary of State. Bellevue Arts Museum. Ends June 7.
Willem de Rooij For Bouquet XI, the Dutch artist collaborated with a local florist to create works centered on Middle Eastern flowers. Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., 543-2280, henryart.org. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. Ends Aug. 16.