Openings & Events David Alexander The artist, an avid environmentalist, portrays his

Openings & Events

David Alexander The artist, an avid environmentalist, portrays his landscapes in a highly fluid, melty paint style, prodding at the fact that the subjects are in danger of slipping away thanks to climate change. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave S., 622-2833, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 28.


Annual Juried Exhibition Scott Lawrimore sorted through 1,500 submissions and picked his favorites for this exhibition. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Gallery 110, 110 Third Ave. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 624-9336, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Feb. 28.

Bed Bath & Between Nine local and international artists display work in a “hand-painted wallpaper” environment. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. SOIL Gallery, 112 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 264-8061, Noon-5 p.m. Thu.-Sun. Ends Feb. 28.

Chris Berens Eerie, gothic paintings of pale, childlike figures in dark settings. First Thursday opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Roq La Rue, 532 First Ave. S., 374-8977, Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Feb. 28.

Mark Callen and Rachel Dorn Yakima’s Dorn creates colorful, aquatic-looking ceramic sculpture. Callen paints saturated natural landscapes. First Thursday opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 467-4444, Noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Feb. 28.

Melinda Hannigan Oil paintings of unusually tight close-ups of portions of seafaring vessels. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Patricia Rovzar, 1225 Second Ave., 223-0273, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Ends March 1.


Amanda Knowles The artist grew up with a scientist mother, and pays homage to her upbringing in Nescience by utilizing diagrams and a scanning electron microscope to create her works. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave., 206-624-7684, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 28.

Justin Martin Using materials that purposefully recall his rural upbringing, Martin creates “poetic sculptures” in his new show Windburnt. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 621-1945, Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Feb. 28.

Mysteries of the Heart New work from May Lee Chung, Rachel Morton, Magda Petrou, and Barb Yeakel. Opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Sat., Feb. 7. A/NT Gallery, 2045 Westlake Avenue, 222-0680, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Feb. 28.


POP! 3 The pop-culture-themed art gallery’s final show, featuring prints from all of its previous shows over its four year lifespan. Opening reception, 7-11 p.m. Sat., Feb. 7. Ltd. Gallery, 501 E. Pine St., 457-2970, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Ends Feb. 28.

ANne Drew Potter Her representational clay sculptures in Vanitas explore what she calls the chief vice of the digital age: vanity. Opening reception, 6 p.m. Fri., Feb. 6, Pottery Northwest, 226 First Ave. N., 285-4421, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tues.-Fri. Ends Feb. 28.

John Radtke Minimalist sculptures and drawings created by the local artist during a recent residency in Wyoming. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 26.

Christine Sharp Impressionistic landscape paintings of natural landmarks. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place,, 443-3315. 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends March 1.

Ryoko Tajiri This Japanese artist specializes in pseudo-cubist portraiture, rendering subjects out of painted geometric planes. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Hall|Spassov Gallery, 319 Third Ave. S., 453-3244. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Feb. 28.

25 Alumni To celebrate Gage Academy of Art’s 25th anniversary, 25 alumni from the school will show their recent work. First Thursday opening reception, 5-9 p.m. Axis Pioneer Square, 308 First Ave. S., 681-9316, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Ends Feb. 27.

JODI WALTIER She primarily works in intricately dyed and inked fabrics, here presented as flat, wall-mounted works. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Shift Gallery, 312 S. Washington St. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Feb. 28.



Zack Bent

Lean-out, Lean-to is an installation inspired by a chance encounter with a truck canopy in Spokane. Bent adapts that structural form into a “monolithic chamber of secrets.” Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 634-0919, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Feb. 6.


Bruce Bickford If you live in Seattle and love animation, then bow down to this hometown hero. Since the ’60s he’s relentlessly churned out bewitchingly bizarre films featuring surreal landscapes both hand-drawn and crafted in clay. Although he’s most remembered for his half-dozen years as Frank Zappa’s resident animator, he’s continued to produce incredible work, including one of history’s greatest work’s of stop-motion, Prometheus’ Garden.

Vermillion, 1508 11th Ave., 709-9797, 4 p.m.-midnight. Tues.-Sun., Ends Feb. 7.

BAM Biennial: Knock on Wood Again, there’s a very materials-focused emphasis to this biannual group show. Clay and fiber art were featured in 2012 and 2010, respectively; now it’s the chisel-and-mallet set’s turn to display their creations. Some of the three dozen artists featured you know or have seen before at BAM (or local galleries), like Rick Araluce, Whiting Tennis, and W. Scott Trimble. The juried selection offers every variety of woodworking from the Northwest, ranging from indigenous Native American carvings to smartly modern furniture that might fit into your SLU condo. In addition to a juried award, which bestows a future solo show and a $5,000 prize (the winner to be announced this week), there’s a popular balloting system whereby visitors can select their own favorite pieces. And you cast your voting on regular old scraps of paper—appropriate, of course, since they were originally made of the same material the artists are using. BRIAN MILLER Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., 425-519-0770, $5-$10. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends March 29.


City Dwellers A dozen contemporary Indian artists are represented in this show organized by SAM and originating entirely from the private local collection of Sanjay Parthasarathy (a Microsoft millionaire) 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. Photographer 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 the revered figure of Gandhi, rendering him in bright red fiberglass and listening to a white iPod. This impudent figure tweaks both India’s postcolonial 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.

Contemporary Prints from Thailand AND PRINTS OF INDUSTRY A selection of prints from the Chiang Mai Art on Paper Studio, as well as an exhibition of prints examining the rise of the industrial era. Davidson Galleries, Ends Feb. 16.


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.


John Grade

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

Ann Hamilton The artist has created new commissioned art for the Henry that she invites viewers to interact with through touch—elements of the show can be ripped off the wall and kept for later. Henry Art Gallery (UW campus), 543-2280, $6-$10. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Weds., Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thurs. & Sat. Ends April 26.