Openings & Events Brandon Aleson Same Difference is a video installation meant

Openings & Events

Brandon Aleson

Same Difference is a video installation meant to explore “the natural plasticity of the digital through its mediation of the physical.” Glass Box, 831 Seattle Blvd. S., 6-9 p.m. Wed., Jan. 21.


John Grade

Middle Fork is a replica of a giant Western hemlock created with plaster molds and real wood chunks. Opening reception Noon-5 p.m. Sun., Jan. 25. MadArt, 325 Westlake Ave. N., 623-1180, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Apr. 25.

Hold Tight to a THing That Moves, Vol. 3 The newest volume in an ongoing series features local artists musing on Seattle’s wintertime darkness. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave., 8 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 22.

Imaginature Surreal nature-inspired work from local artists. Opening reception 6-8:30 p.m Fri., Jan. 23. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., 425-822-7161, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends March 27.

James Mongrain During his brief residency, the artist will create modern interpretations of 18th- and 19th-century vintage Venetian glass art. Museum of Glass, 1801 Dock St. (Tacoma), 284-2130, $5-$15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Jan. 25.



City Dwellers A dozen contemporary Indian artists are represented in this show originating entirely from the private local collection of Sanjay Parthasarathy and wife Malini Balakrishnan. Scenes and icons from Mumbai to New Delhi are represented via photography and sculpture, from an all-native perspective. As tourists know, India is ridiculously photogenic, from its colorful idols and deities to the slums and beggars. It all depends on what you want to see. Dhruv Malhotra, for instance, takes large color images of people sleeping in public places—some because they’re poor, others because they simply feel like taking a nap. Nandini Valli Muthiah opts for more stage-managed scenes, posing a costumed actor as the blue-skinned Hindu god Krishna in contemporary settings; in one shot I love, he sits in a hotel suite, like a tired business traveler awaiting a conference call on Skype. Sculptor Debanjan Roby even dares to appropriate Gandhi, rendering him in bright red fiberglass and listening to a white iPod. This impudent figure tweaks India’s history and the relentless consumerism that now links us all, from Seattle to Srinagar. BRIAN MILLER Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., 654-3121, $12–$19. Weds.-Sun.

Ends Feb. 15.


Patrick Driscoll & Barry Stone Driscoll is a painter, but he prefers T-shirts and underwear to canvasses. Stone’s “data-bending” work uses technology to warp his photo and video pieces. James Harris Gallery, 604 Second Ave, 903-6220, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Feb. 14.


Incantation and Follies

Incantation, inspired by death, rebirth, winter, and ritual, is group show featuring work with strong mystical influences. Mark Mitchell’s Follies features clothing inspired by pharmaceutical companies and the AIDS epidemnic. Roq La Rue, 532 First Ave S., 374-8977, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Jan. 31.


James Martin Cartoony, circusy gauche paintings full of monkeys, lions, characters from King of the Hill, Mariners players, and more. Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave S., 622-2833, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 31.

MUSEUM FOR AN IMAGINED CITY A bunch of artists from Scotland create art based on what they think our city might be like. SOIL Gallery, 112 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 264-8061, Noon-5 p.m. Thu.-Sun. Ends Jan. 31.

Dylan Neuwirth Neuwirth’s “post-human” art often ponders the odd relationship humans have with technology. Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 621-1945, Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Jan. 31.


Police at Work In light of the events of Ferguson, artists in this group show present smartphone footage taken of police officers in the field (all benign, we hope). Gallery 110, 110 Third Ave. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 624-9336, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Jan. 24.