Visual Arts Calendar

Lectures and Events

Golden Week Lectures Two talks in celebration of the Japanese spring holiday: UCLA scholar Donald McCallum discusses the Chinese and Korean roots of Japanese art, and artist Hirokazu Koasaka recalls growing up in a Buddhist temple. 3 p.m. Sun. May 2, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect Ave., free with admission, 206-625-8900.

Meet the Artists Four artists-in-residence discuss their recent work: Brian Goedde’s “Wack Emcee: A Theory of Rap,” Alie Wiegersma Smaalder’s oral history of the German occupation of the Netherlands, and Jason Plourde and Sean Weakland’s documentary on the life of a 93-year-old gay man. 7 p.m. Thurs. Apr. 29. Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, free, 206-634-0919.

Nordic Heritage Museum “Wergeland’s Legacy” collects photographs, documents, and other artifacts of pre-Holocaust Jewish culture in Norway. Also: a locally produced exhibit explores Norway’s resettlement of Jewish refugees after the war. Opens Thurs. Apr. 29. 104 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun.

Spring Ceramic Sale Buy pottery to support the public ceramic arts facility in Seward Park. Reception: ($8) 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri. Apr. 30. Sale: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. May 1-Sun. May 2. Seward Park Clay Studio, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd. S., 206-722-6342.


Black Lab “Pattern and Happenstance” is art collective Sublevel 3’s final show: a multimedia exploration of randomness, rhythm, order, language and chaos. Includes work by Eroyn Franklin, David Herbert, Jason Smith, Super Jew and Alice Tippit. Reception: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Sat. May 1. 4216 6th Ave., 206-778-6528. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Mon.

Bluebottle Big, superflat paintings of all creatures fast and slow by Seattle artist and frequent Rivet magazine contributor Kynan Antos. Reception: 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Sat. May 1. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

Francine Seders Seattle artist Lynda Rockwood’s abstract elliptical wall sculptures and other freestanding works utilize a variety of materials including cast bronze, sheet lead, marine fossils, and gypsum cement. Reception: 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sun. May 2. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.- Sat, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.

Museum of Glass To describe Marita Dingus as “prolific” is an understatement: Now on display are 60 glass faces Dingus created at a recent five-day residency at the Museum. Reception: (members only) 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Fri. Apr. 30. Artist lecture: 2 p.m. Sat. May 2. 1801 East Dock St. Tacoma, 253-396-1768. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.

Nico Oil paintings from San Diego’s Deron Cohen. Reception: 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Thurs. Apr. 29. 619 Western, Suite 22, 206-229-4593, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat.

Richard Hugo House Diem Chau, a Cornish alum and past winner of the Urban League’s Roger Shimomura Award, shows new paintings in “Stirring Smoke.” 1634 11th, 322-7030. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., Noon-5 p.m. Sat.

SOIL “Please Everyone” showcases a variety of emerging artists who live in that Northern utopia known as Canada. On offer: large canvases of interiors by Mark Neufeld, polystyrene objects by Kyle Beal, and sculpture by Megan Anderson. Reception: Noon-5 p.m. Sat. May 1. 1317 E. Pine St., 206-264-8061. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun.

Wing Luke Asian Museum The juried exhibit “Beyond Talk: Redrawing Race” attempts to break open the lockbox of dialogue on race with Ronald Hall’s rage-filled paintings, Wes Kim’s short films, and MalPina Chan’s monoprints of the immigrant experience, among others. Opens Fri. April 30. 407 Seventh S., 206-623-5124. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.

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Bluebottle “13 Lucid Eggs” is an offbeat group show on birth and fertility featuring work by Francesca Berrini, Erin Norlin, Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Sam Trout and others. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Thurs. Apr. 29.

CoCA Yes, the “Seattle Art Pack” exhibit is the notorious show sponsored by Lucky Strike cigarettes—the idea is for artists to create a work that fits inside a cigarette pack. 410 Dexter Avenue N., 206-728-1980. 2 p.m.-8 p.m. Tues.-Thurs., noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends Wed. May 5.

DavidsonAllan Packer’s “Sprue” paintings and sculptures. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sat. May 1.

Gallery 4 Culture Kristin Cross’s installation “Collective Memory” consists of door fragments compulsively organized and displayed. 506 Second Ave., Suite 200 (Smith Tower), 206-296-7580. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. Ends Fri. Apr. 30.

Gallery 110 Pamela Mills’s still life and flower paintings are rich in color and have a subdued optimism, even though they’re intended as virtual altarpieces, while “Transcendence,” is a collection of semi-figurative pastels by MiRan. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Sat. May 1.

Grover/Thurston A solo show of new paintings and mixed media works by Seattle artist Fay Jones. 309 Occidental St., 206-223-0816. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Fri. Apr. 30.

Jeffrey Moose For a third year running, Moose displays Australian Aboriginal “dot” paintings (abstract dream maps of sacred places) from the Warlukurlangu Cooperative. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, second level, 206-467-6951. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Sat. May 1.

Joe Bar “Turnabout” features historical paintings with a satirical twist by Seattle’s Alice Tippet and Vancouver artist Bonni Reid. 810 E. Roy, 206-324-0407. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Fri. Apr. 30.

Linda Hodges Central Washington painter Cynthia Krieble’s landscapes of the arid Columbia Plateau and mountains of eastern China are composed with a Zen-like flurry of tiny, seemingly random series of brushstrokes. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sat. May 1.

Martin-Zambito Experimental and conventional images 20th-century Northwest photographer Virna Haffer. 721 E. Pike St., 206-726-9509. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat. Ends Wed. May 5.

Lisa Harris Royal Nebeker’s “Tvert Imot, Reflections in the Mirror of Ibsen,” paintings of contemporary life inspired by the Norwegian playwright. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Fri. Apr. 30.

Priceless Works Francesca Berrini’s mosaic-like maps and the allegorical installations of Mandy Greer. 619 N. 35th St., Suite 100, 206-349-9943. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Sun. May 2.

Roq La Rue Portland-based artist Mona Superhero uses colored duct tape to create wildly-colored hipster paintings. Yeah, it’s gimmicky, but we’ll forgive her because the work is so damn accomplished. Inspired by the psychedelic rock posters of the ’60s and ’70s, these pieces are sexy, brash, and surreal. 2316 Second Ave., 206-374-8977. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Sat. May 1.

Solomon Fine Art What appear at first to be minimalist abstract canvases in Paul Shakespear’s “Dwell” are actually the result of meticulous applications of paints and glosses. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Fri. Apr. 30.

Square Room Ceramics by two artists: David Traylor’s spiny, metallic-painted sculptures and Saya Moriyasu’s renderings of service industry workers. 1316 E. Pike, 206-267-7120, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Ends Tues. May 4.

Suyama Space Lead Pencil Studio, the experimental architecture team of Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo examines this gallery’s inherent structure with “Linear Plenum,” a site-specific installation made from hundreds of fine monofilaments. 2324 Second, 206-256-0809. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Fri. Apr. 30.

Viveza Etsuko Ichikawa’s “Funiki: Floating Feelings” is a collection of endearingly weird, wispy mixed-media constructions of paper, cotton, and doilies—all shielded from the cruelties of the art world by glass bells. 2604 Western Ave., 206-355-0070. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sat. May 1.

William Traver Ceramic sculpture (including some very big heads) by Jun Kaneko plus Alan Fulle’s shimmering, liquid “Light Dot” paintings. 110 Union St., second floor, 206-587-6501. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sun. May 2.

Winston Wächter The idealized landscapes of Vashon Island painter Victoria Adams seem to emerge directly from 17th century Holland evoking an imaginary space where world and nature are benign. Winston/Wachter Gallery, 403 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Fri. Apr. 30.

Zeitgeist Labyrinthine abstract paintings by NKO. 171 S. Jackson St., 206-583-0497. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Wed. May 5.


1506 Projects You can play the guessing game this week at “Pseudononymous,” a show of completely anonymous work at this new alternative space created by artists Sarah Bergmann, Dianna Molzan and Neal Bashor. 1506 E. Olive, 206-329-5400. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat-Sun.

Benham Just in time for spring, a group show of unusual flower photography by Omak’s Ken Smith, San Juans resident Fred James Housel, and Seattle’s Steven Meyers, who specializes in x-ray prints. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.

Bryan Ohno Rae Mahaffey’s candy-colored abstractions on wood panel and mystical, staged photographs by Anna Daedalus. 155 S. Main St., 206-667-9572. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

G. Gibson In Lori Nix’s wonderfully twisted staged tableaux photographs using cheap model railroad scenery, the uranium plant commands a lovely view of plastic deer, campers warm themselves by the light of a forest fir, and the bodies lie rotting in a wetland full of happy birds. 514 E. Pike St., 206-587-4033. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.

Garde Rail Folsky figurative sculptures in found scraps of wood and tin by Ohio artist Kevin Titzer. 4860 Rainier Ave. (Columbia City), 206-721-0107. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.

Gilda’s Club In “Life/After” 20 painters and sculptors, including Ursula Curran and Robert Hardgrave, explore life after a cancer diagnosis. 1400 Broadway, 206-709-1400. 9 a.m-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri.

Greg Kucera In “Last Call—New Photographs” director John Waters brings the same slapstick gruesomeness of his films to a show of photography and mixed-media . 212 Third Ave., 206-624-0770. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery Randy Moss’s interactive video and sound installation, “Dislocator,” promises to connect viewers “with the moment of their own conception.” 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

James Harris In Seattle photographer Glenn Rudolph’s world gothic teens camp in neglected parks, farmers struggle as suburbs sprawl in their midst, and off-grid idealists watch their dreams curdle. 309A Third Ave., 206-903-6220. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.

Kirkland Arts Center KAC’s biennial Faculty Exhibit displays works by more than 40 Arts Center instructors, including ceramics by Carol Gouthro and paintings by Michael Otterson. 620 Market St. 425-822-7161. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Photographic Center Northwest Twenty-six prints by one of Mexico’s most talented photographers, Graciela Iturbide. Her images, whether of transvestites in rural Mexico, or of religious pilgrims in India, have an otherworldly spirituality that’s firmly planted in the dust and grime of the real. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222. Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Sun.

Sal’s Barbershop In “Stupid Def Death” New Zealand graphic artist Iosefatu Sua ironically translates violence, racism, and hip-hop culture into the idiom of cheery commercial art. 1520 E. Olive Way, 206-860-7257.

Shoreline Community College Art Gallery Swirling firestorms of paint on paper by Seattle’s Barbara Earl Thomas. Building 1000, 16101 Greenwood N., 206-546-4101 ext. 4433. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

State Convention & Trade Center The Seattle-based non-profit Blue Earth Alliance stages its Spring Photography Exhibition, meant to draws attention to endangered environments and cultures. Included are Anna Mia Davidson’ images of contemporary Cuba, Rebecca Norris Webb’s shots of urban zoos, and Subhankar Banerjee’s famous photos of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.800 Convention Pl., 206-694-5000. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.


Burke Museum Photographs of southern Chile’s temperate rainforests by photographer-in-residence Mariana Matthews. UW campus, N. E. 45th St. and 17th Ave. N.E., 206-543-5590. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.).

Frye Art Museum “Here I Am! Passages in Portraiture” taps into the Frye’s collection of paintings by John Singleton Copley, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, and others. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.

Henry Art Gallery “Dance and Art in Dialogue, 1961-2001” chronicles Trisha Brown’s collaborations with visual artists, displaying pieces of sets, costumes, and artworks that emerged from or inspired her work. “A Door Meant as Adornment” offers a twenty-year retrospective of avant-garde Seattle furniture designer, architect, and artist Roy McMakin. UW campus, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.

Museum of Flight Artist Steve Maloney somehow acquired heaps box cutters, pocketknives, and other dangerous objects confiscated at airport security checkpoints and has incorporated them into installations, including a one large bulletproof plexiglass box affixed with a rusty chain and padlock. Also on display, John Dibbs’ aeronautical photography. 9404 East Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Museum of Glass Taking the medieval stained glass panel as her launching pad, Judith Schaechter creates sappy, violent, and just plain weird vignettes of early 21st century life. Her recurrent themes are road kill, bathrooms, naughty women, children, and other tragedies. And it’s all executed in absolutely gorgeous swirling, fractured bits of color. 1801 East Dock St. Tacoma, 253-396-1768. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.

Seattle Art Museum “Only Skin Deep,” an exhibit from New York’s International Center of Photography explores the art world’s own complicity in perpetuating, even creating, racial stereotypes over the last 150 years or so. More than 300 images have been placed into five thematic groupings that address issues of identity, hierarchy, assimilation, fetishization, and more. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.

Seattle Asian Art Museum “Larger than Life Heroes” presents Ukiyo-e and woodblock prints on the subject of sumo wrestling. Yup, big sweaty fat guys grappling with each other in loincloths. Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect Ave., 206-625-8900. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.

Tacoma Art Museum The theme of TAM’s latest Northwest Biennial is “Buildingwise” (guess it has something to do with the new building) and it promises 100 works by artists from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. In “Lewis and Clark Territory,” contemporary artists investigate themes of race and place in the West 200 years after the Corps of Discovery. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.