Openings & Events ZHA SAI She brings scenes from nature to

Openings & Events

ZHA SAI She brings scenes from nature to life through her intricate woodcuts in Reflections. Opens Tues., June 2. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave. S., 624-1324, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 27.


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Chiho Aoshima This is SAAM’s second exhibit by a contemporary young Japanese artist associated with Takashi Murakami. (The artist known as Mr. was the guy who recently filled a gallery with tsunami detritus.) Aoshima is a woman, however, who ought to provide a different perspective on the oppressive sexism of most anime. In addition to 30-plus drawings and two large “dreamscapes,” her show Rebirth of the World will include new animated work, Takaamanohara (or The Plain of High Heaven), dealing with Shinto deities. In her typically colorful paintings, ethereal kawaii sprites roam in enchanted glades where the colors are anything but natural. Long, undulating hair mixes into the undgrowth and vines, suggesting deeper connections to the planet. There are cityscapes, too, as in her 2005 animation City Glow, where the towers rise like wormy, human-faced figures. The corporeal, architectural, and natural realms blur together in her work. Aoshima is a syncretist whose diverse subjects grow from the same spiritual undercurrent. BRIAN MILLER Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E. Prospect St. (Volunteer Park), 654-3100, $5-$9. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed., Fri.-Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. Ends Oct. 4.

BFa photography exhibition Seattle U’s graduating students present their portfolios that they’ve spent the last year compiling. Of note is Akaila Ballard’s The F-Words: Fear, Femininity, and Feminism. Vachon Gallery, Seattle University campus, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends June 14.


Ilse Bing An early user of the 35mm Leica hand-held camera, the German Bing (1889-1998) is known as a pioneering woman in European photography. Ilse Bing: Modern Photographer is a selection of her images, spanning the 1920s through 1950s. Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E. (UW campus), 543-2280, $6-$10. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed., Sat., Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. Ends Oct. 11.

Fred Birchman and Carolyn Krieg Birchman focuses on architecture and landscape in Reclamation Projects. Krieg shows equine photographs in Horses.Prographica Gallery, 3419 E. Denny Way, 322-3851, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends June 20.

calligraphic abstraction A collection of 35 works in calligraphy spanning from Islamic to archaic Chinese to the contemporary writing system created by artist Xu Bing. Seattle Asian Art Museum, Ends Oct. 4.

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Pagans is a photo/video series that reimagines African deities. Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, 1203 Second Ave., 467-4927, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 13.


Imogen cunningham 17 photographs of Cornish, its students, and founder Nellie Cornish, taken in 1935 by the pioneering Northwest photographer. Cornish College of the Arts, 1000 Lenora St., 726-5151, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends June 30.


Road Trip is a collection of new paintings from Davidson, featuring skies, landscapes, and rainbows. Moriyasu’s exhibit, Parlor, uses a variety of media to consider what might be called the inner life of her own ceramics studio. Opens Fri., April 24. G. Gibson Gallery, 300 S. Washington St. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 587-4033, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends June 6.


Eloquent objects Although the tendency would be to view this selection of Southwestern art as a Georgia O’Keeffe show (with 22 of her paintings on view), the intent is to bring the New Mexico still-life tradition out of the desert and to our mossy climes. Thus another 40-odd works will represent her peers and heirs: Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Gustave Baumann, Eliseo Rodriguez, and a dozen more. Flowers, cow skulls, cacti, and the Painted Desert are surely represented here, but there’s a meditative way of seeing that’s equally important to the arid inspiration. The desert strips away everything excess (recall Peter O’Toole’s T.E. Lawrence saying he liked the desert because “It’s clean”), always a useful lesson for artists. This touring show is making its only West Coast stop in Tacoma. TAM has more works by O’Keeffe (1887–1986) in its permanent collection (some added with the recent Haub family bequest), though she’s the main draw here, and her influence extends far beyond Santa Fe. We’ll see that reach in a concurrently running companion show, The Still Life Tradition in the Northwest, featuring local names like Morris Graves, Norman Lundin, and Doris Chase. BRIAN MILLER Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave., (252) 272-4258, $14. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends June 7.

Emerge/Evolve 2014: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass This traveling group show from Portland’s Bullseye Glass Company gallery features about two dozen artists pushing the boundaries of their medium. Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., 425-519-0770, $5-$10. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sun. Ends June 14.

Group show

New Works will be on display in the main gallery, featuring art from Saundra Fleming, Karen Graber, and Joanne Bohannon. The guest gallery will host Migration, where artists ask viewers to consider the fraught topic. Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 760-9843, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends July 5.

Tyson grumm Twenty new works in The Nemesis of Prose combine surreal paintings and poetry.

Patricia Rovzar, 1225 Second Ave., 223-0273, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sun. Ends June 1.

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In The Mind’s Eye is a collection of photographs created by compositing several found images into a new context. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., 624-0770, 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends June 27.

robert Hardgrave Cullom Gallery collaborates with the host venue to present Die Kopie, a collection of large-scale collaged and toner-transfer work. Studio E Gallery, 609 S. Brandon St., 762-3322, Hours by appointment. Ends June 6.


Henry Hornstein He presents black-and-white photos taken at horse tracks around the coutry, with images dating back to the early ’70s, in Racing Days. (NR)

Photo Center NW, 900 12th Ave., 720-7222, Noon-9 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends June 13.

KAC Artists’ Exhibition Hall Spassov Gallery owners Amy Spassov and Erik Hall serve as jury for this year’s exhibit, which features 35 pieces from local artists. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., (425-822-7161, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends June 20.

Shirley Klinghoffer The artist revisits her work dealing with a woman’s vulnerability during cancer treatment, which she began in the ’90s in CRT Revisited. Museum of Glass (Tacoma), 1801 Dock St., 284-2130, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Noon-5 p.m. Sun. $5-$15. Ends Oct. 11.

Fulgencio Lazo Her dreamlike paintings feature images drawn from her birthplace of Oaxaca, Mexico. Baas Framing Studio, 2703 E. Madison St., 324-4742, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends June 20.

Lennon Nine artists (including Tim Bruckner, James Shoop, Kristine Pool, and May Pang) create celebrate the music and legacy of the legendary Beatle. Krab Jab Studio, 5628 Airport Way S., 715-8593, 1-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends June 6.


Made Personal Serrah Russell, Joe Rudko, and Colleen RJC Bratton used found materials to create and reference history. The Alice, 6007 12th Ave. S., Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends June 6.

ethan murrow Jurassic is a show about the overwhelming vastness of the Northwest landscape. Winston Wachter Fine Art, 203 Dexter Ave., 652-5855, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends June 27.

The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest This group show runs concurrently with Jana Brevick: This Infinity Fits in My Hand, which showcases her jewelry design. Bellevue Arts Museum. Ends Aug. 16.

Erin O’Keefe In Natural Disasters, she presents a collection of still-life photographs. Platform Gallery, 114 Third Ave. S. (Tashiro Kaplan Building), 323-2808, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends June 27.

The portrait reframed This group show features portraiture by Anita Nowacka, Davis Freeman, Jay Defehr, and others. Stacya Silverman Gallery, 614 W. McGraw St., 270-9465, Hours by appointment. Ends June 15.

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection Over 200 pins and other jewelry items are displayed from the collection of the former U.S. Secretary of State. Bellevue Arts Museum. Ends June 7.

Willem de Rooij For Bouquet XI, the Dutch artist collaborated with a local florist to create works centered around Middle Eastern flowers. Henry Art Gallery, 4100 15th Ave. N.E., 543-2280, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wed., Sat.-Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.-Fri. Ends Aug. 16.

Saving the Environment: Sustainable Art A diverse group of artists takess throwaway items and creates recycled art. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Thurs., April 23. Schack Art Center (Everett), 2921 Hoyt Ave., (425) 259-5050, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends May 30.

Structural Reinforcement A group show featuring studio artists Caitlin Brookins, David L. Friend, Laura Craft, Dara Solliday, and Sonya Stockton. Shoreline City Hall Art Gallery, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends July 24.

Akio takamori His sculptures piece together a narrative through psychological spaces in The Beginning of Everything. James Harris Gallery, 604 Second Ave., 903-6220, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends June 27.

Jen till Studies in Light and Space is a collection of paintings that meditate on the way light hits the Earth. The Island Gallery, 400 Winslow Way E. (Bainbridge Island), 780-9500. See for hours. Ends June 28.

Diana Velasco Her two photo series, Portraits and Family Album, recognize the daily lives of Danish relatives, their identity, and personal histories. Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 N.W. 67th St., 789-5707, $6-$8. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends June 28.