Openings & Events
Exterminator City Looking to brush up on who’s who in Seattle’s booming underground comix scene? Its best and brightest are selling their wares on the cheap at this up-and-coming comics market. Push/Pull Studio Gallery, 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., facebook.com/exterminatorcity. Free. 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sun., Aug. 3,
The Great White Disconnect: White Privilege and Hip-Hop This free lecture led by local rapper OCnotes considers the ways hip-hop has been appropriated and repackaged. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., 622-9250, fryemuseum.org. 7 p.m. Thurs., July 31.
How to get back There (Seattle) From Here (the Dam) As Part of the Henry’s outdoors-oriented Summer Field Studies series, artist Molly Mac leads tagalongs on a weekend trip to the Grand Coulee Dam with site-specific video works along the way. The tour convenes and departs from the museum lobby. Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., 543-2280, henryart.org
. $5-$10. 10 a.m. Sat., Aug. 2.
Jeon Yang-Bae A fashion show featuring outfits made out of Korean Hanji paper, dyed and brushed with ink. Surprisingly, the clothes are washable. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St., 654-3100, seattleartmuseum.org.
7-9 p.m. Weds., Jul. 30.
Men and Women collects recent work from the Chair of the UW Printmaking program. Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Fri., Aug. 1. The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. (Bainbridge), theislandgallery.com. Through Aug. 31.
The Resurgence of shaMEN Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Nicholas Galanin, and Nep Sidhu, the artists behind the Frye’s Your Feast Has Ended, discuss the role of the male shaman throughout history in this free lecture. Frye Art Museum, free, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 2.
Vibrations 2014 Cairo’s yearly summer arts and music festival in the park returns with a healthy lineup of artists, showcasing installations from Aidan Fitzgerald, Derek Erdman, Frank Correa, JD Banke, MKNZ, and others. Volunteer Park, 1247 15th Ave. E, templeofcairo.com. Free. 2-10 p.m. Sun., Aug. 3,
The Art of Gaman The subtitle of this group show reveals its sad starting point: Arts & Crafts From the Japanese-American Internment Camps, 1942–1946. Over 120 objects are on view, many of them humble wood carvings, furniture, even toys made from scrap items at Minidoka or Manzanar. The more polished drawings come from professional artists like Ruth Asawa, Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, Chiura Obata, and Henry Sugimoto. Some of the more touching items—like a samurai figurine made from wood scraps, shells, and bottle caps—come from family collections, not museums. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., 425-519-0770, bellevuearts.org, $8-$10, Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Oct. 12.
John Buck Wow. A carousel of history comes to Pioneer Square in Buck’s two massive, moving wooden machines (plus woodblock prints and bas relief carvings). The two central installations are Burrowed Time and Cat’s Cradle, both of them enormous, intricate meditations on colonialism, cartography, myth, and the golden age of discovery. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., 624-0770, gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 23.
Chen Shaoxiong The contemporary Chinese artist shows new video works and their source drawings in the exhibit Ink. History. Media, which is inspired by historical photos of major events from 1909-2009. Seattle Asian Art Museum, $5-$7. Weds.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Oct. 19.
Danish Modern: Design for Living A survey of modern style Danish furniture from 1950-60. Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., 789-5707, nordicmuseum.org, $8, Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Aug. 31.
Barbara De Pirro & Katie Miller They show separate sculpture and video works harnassed by the German notion of Vorfreude, translating as “the joyful anticipation of future pleasures.” Method, 103 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), methodgallery.com. Through Aug. 23.