Openings & Events Ho ward Barlow Bite presents an array of mutated

Openings & Events


ward Barlow

Bite presents an array of mutated looking sculptures with teeth and bone dangling in grotesque fashion. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 621-1945, Through June 5.

Rachel Debuque and Danielle Peters Performing as Candied Calamari, the local duo will be “engaging in sacramental action in a futuristic landscape.” In the back space: Julie Alpert’s Look-Alikes, a drawing series based on a pair of identical lamps. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. SOIL Gallery, 112 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), Through June 28.

Jenny Fillius Her affection for repurposing castoff tin is on display in Stay on the Sunny Side, in which the metalworker forges art pieces out of old toys, containers, and more. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Gallery4Culture, 101 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 296-7580, Through June 5.

Zaria Forman and Rena Bass Forman A mother and daughter show two separate series centered around the effects of climate change—one through pastel drawings, and one through 
photography. Opening reception Tues., June 10, 
6-8 p.m. Winston Wachter Fine Art, 203 Dexter 
Ave. N. 652-5855, Through July 17.

David French He displays new paintings in a show called tones. Also on view: work by Susan Bennerstrom. First Thursday opening reception, 
6-8 p.m. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave. S., 624-3034, Through 
June 28.

Alan Fulle He shows new work in Blocks and Stripes: Sculpture in Paintings. Traver Gallery, 110 Union St., 587-6501, First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Through 
June 28.

Steve Gawronski and Scott Mayberry Gawronksi’s scultpure series explores the word “dig,” while Mayberry’s acrylic paintings delve into the interplay of technology and nature. First Thursday opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Core Gallery, 117 Prefontaine Pl. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 467-4444, June 29.

Aaron Haba From Camano Island, he uses boat-building techniques for the creations of Vessel. Method Gallery, 106 Third Ave. S., (Tashiro Kaplan Building), First Thursday opening reception, 2-8 p.m. Through June 28.

Andy Kehoe and Redd Walitzk Andy Kehoe’s beautiful paintings depict dark forest landscapes inhabited by a zoo of fantastical mystic creatures. Redd Walitzki’s work has a similar sylvan vibe, opting for brighter colors and a focus on woodland nymphs. First Thursday opening reception, 6-9 p.m. Roq La Rue Gallery, 532 First Ave. S., 374-8977, Through June 5.

Robert Marchessault His Forest for the Trees is a series of realistic oil paintings of trees against stark skylines. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave. S., 622-2833, Through July 2.

Alexander Petrov and Kurt Kemp A collection of Russian painter Petrov’s surreal works alongside Kemp’s equally as bizarre paper collages. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave. S., 624-7684, Through June 28.


SAM Remix The museum’s open late, with music, food, and dancing among the art. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., Seattle, 654-3100,, $12-$25, 8 p.m. Fri., June 6.


At Your Service Ariel Brice, Gesine Hackenberg, Molly Hatch, Giselle Hicks, Garth Johnson, Niki Johnson, Sue Johnson, Emily Loehle, Caroline Slotte, and Amelia Toelke mess with crockery and other tokens of the domestic table. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., 425-519-0770,, $8-$10, Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Through Sept. 21.


Danish Modern: Design for Living A survey of modern style Danish furniture from 1950-60. Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., Seattle, 789-5707,, $8, Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Aug. 31.

Anne Fenton Recent winner of the Brink Award, the local artist shows two new videos, stencil art, and handmade fibrous objects. Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, 543-2280,, $6-$10, Weds., Sat., Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thurs., Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Through June 15.

Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami An exhibit that examines the evolution of origami as an art form around the globe from its origins all the way up to today. Bellevue Arts Museum, Through Sept. 21.


LaToya Ruby Frazier Born in the declining Rust Belt town of Braddock, Pennsylvania, Frazier’s images have mostly been black-and-white studies of her kin, lending dignity to loved ones struggling with underemployment, disease, and fractured families. She began taking photographs as a teenager during the ’90s, in part as a rebuttal of the historical images of Braddock that showed only its white faces. Born by a River comprises two sections and eras. In the hallway leading to the Knight/Lawrence Gallery, we see about two dozen black-and-white images of her family, often with Frazier posing among them. Look at us, Frazier is saying; this is how we live. The main gallery contains seven large color aerial views of Braddock, taken last year from a helicopter hovering over The Bottom, the poor, flood-prone, and polluted neighborhood where Frazier was raised. There’s a startling micro/macro effect as we pull up high to these impersonal views. Frazier’s family, and others like it, disappear. All we see are scrapped lots and empty fields; rusty old freight cars sitting empty; and the old Carnegie steel mill. The people are conspicuously missing. BRIAN MILLER Seattle Art Museum, $12.50-$19.50, Weds., Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through June 22.


Liu Xiaodong Having achieved success in Beijing, Liu went back to his emptied-out old village after three decades away, finding stagnation and defeat among his former cronies. The young people have fled to the coast, where the money is. Back in Jincheng, prospects and hopes are things of the past. There he took photos and made sketches for the paintings of Hometown Boy. There’s nothing explicitly political here, yet the paintings read like a socioeconomic portrait of China’s old inland Rust Belt. These are somewhat sad, desultory scenes. Liu isn’t a political artist like Ai Weiwei. He works within the system but is certainly aware of its constraints and discontents, which surely swirl into Hometown Boy’s palette of oils. B.R.M. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St. (Volunteer Park), Seattle, 654-3100, $5-$7, Weds.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Through June 29.


Skyspace James Turrell’ Skyspace stands on two concrete pillars in the Henry’s erstwhile sculpture courtyard. On the exterior, thousands of LED fixtures under the structure’s frosted glass skin create slowly shifting colors, making the pavilion a spectacular piece of public art every night. Inside, the ellipse of sky seen through the chamber’s ceiling suddenly appears to be very, very close, a thin membrane bulging into the room. Wispy bits of cirrus clouds passing by appear to be features on the slowly rotating surface of a luminous, egg-shaped blue planet suspended just overhead. Emerging from the Skyspace, I find the night wind and the light in the clouds come to me through freshly awakened senses. A dreamy, happy feeling follows me home like the moon outside my car window. DAVID STOESZ Henry Art Gallery