Openings & Events
Rachel Denny Denny has made a name for herself by crafting those big taxidermy animal heads you see hunters hanging on the wall, only there’s a twist—instead of making them out of animals, she uses materials like matches, yarn, and sequins. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Ave S., 622-2833, fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Dec. 24.
Holiday Group Exhibition The annual group show has a First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Gallery I|M|A, 123 S. Jackson St., 625-0055, galleryima.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 31.
Holiday Show and Sale Resident artists present their ceramics for sale for the holiday season. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Sat., Dec. 6. Pottery Northwest, 226 First Ave. N., 285-4421, potterynorthwest.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends Dec. 20.
Cathy McClure Her new exhibition Revisionism imagines a future overrun with creepy mechanical plush toys. In one piece, she wires12 robotic Mickey Mouse dolls together to move in unison. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Method Gallery, 106 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 223-8505, methodgallery.com, Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Jan. 3.
Making and Breaking In this multidisciplinary group show, Seattle artists confronted with our hyper-developing city respond to such so-called progress by considering the decay of what came before it. A show is called a meditation on “growth, destruction, and change.” First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave. S. 624-3034, lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Jan. 3.
THE MOMENTUM OF BEAUTY This group show from Margie Livingston, Kim Miller, Shaw Osha, Jo-ey Tang, and Kathleen Eamon examines the meaning and manifestation of beauty. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. SOIL Gallery, 112 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 264-8061, soilart.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thu.-Sun. Ends Dec. 27.
Seattle Icons This group show collects photos and paintings of famous Seattle landmarks like Discovery Park, the Pioneer Square Pergola, and Lake Union. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, lisaharrisgallery.com, 443-3315. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Dec. 28.
Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman Going under the alias “Stallman,” the Seattle duo created sculpture inspired by cellular biology. 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 Dec. 31.
The Toy Gallery members created work themed around the idea of “the toy” and its importance in play and imagination. First Thursday opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Gallery 110, 110 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 624-9336, gallery110.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Dec. 27.
Carmi Weingrod and Ken Barnes Weingrod will show her drawings created during a recent residency in Turkey, while Barnes shows his stone sculptures. First Thursday opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Shift Gallery, 312 S. Washington St. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), shiftgallery.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Ends Dec. 20.
Pop Departures Mostly sourced from SAM’s own collection, this exhibit isn’t purely devoted to Pop Art—meaning Warhol, Lichtenstein, Oldenburg, and company, who so thoroughly disrupted the art scene of the 1960s. The grabby images are up front, mixing roadside iconography (Ed Ruscha), Hollywood faces (Warhol), comic-book panels (Lichtenstein), and even familiar plates of diner food (Oldenburg’s sculptures, which haven’t aged well). They still have the power of their simple graphic clarity, their appropriation of the commercial lexicon of advertising, signage, and celebrity. Further in, we detect a growing sense of irony and criticism as we proceed through later examples of borrowed imagery, including Richard Prince’s cigarette-ad cowboys and Barbara Kruger’s framing of Warhol’s own iconic face. BRIAN MILLER Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave., 654-3121, seattleartmuseum.org. $12–$19. Weds.-Sun.
Ends Jan. 11.