Visual Arts

Linda Hodges Gallery in Pioneer Square. Photo courtesy Linda Hodges Gallery

Despite Construction, Pioneer Square’s Art Galleries Remain Strong

Long a hub for Seattle’s visual arts scene, the neighborhood gets an new space this spring with the opening of ARTS at King Street Station.

 

Patty Gone offers an artistic toast to Danielle Steel. Photo courtesy Mount Analogue

Patty Gone’s Queer Romance Novel Reflections

The artist’s upcoming residency at Mount Analogue explores the cultural impact of pulpy romantic fantasy.

 

Cherdonna Shinatra has a laugh during ‘<em>Ditch</em>.’ Photo by Jenny May Peterson

Clowning Around at the Frye with Cherdonna Shinatra’s ‘Ditch’

The colorful daily dance performance examines performative femininity and people-pleasing.

 

Appropriately, Tacoma Art Museum’s new Benaroya Wing gives a splash of glass 
                                to the building’s facade. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider

Tacoma Art Museum Opens New Benaroya Wing With Dazzling Glass

Stunning glass trees by Debora Moore highlight the addition’s initial offerings.

Appropriately, Tacoma Art Museum’s new Benaroya Wing gives a splash of glass 
                                to the building’s facade. Photo by Benjamin Benschneider
A wedding procession welcomes you to <em>Peacock in the Desert</em>. Photo by Natali Wiseman/Seattle Art Museum

The Royal Opulence of ‘Peacock in the Desert’

Seattle Art Museum’s showcase of Indian art might lack cultural depth, but it’s certainly a spectacle.

A wedding procession welcomes you to <em>Peacock in the Desert</em>. Photo by Natali Wiseman/Seattle Art Museum
From the collection of Robert E. Jackson

The Voyeurism of Polaroids: Personal, Private, Painterly

The collection of authorless snapshots at Bellevue Arts Museum raises questions about our relationship with instant photography.

From the collection of Robert E. Jackson
<em>That Bad Feeling</em> from Isvald Klingels’s <em>Growth</em> at Ghost Gallery. Courtesy Ghost Gallery

What’s Old Is New Again for Capitol Hill Art Walk

With reopening galleries joining the old stalwarts, neighborhood’s visual art scene is entering a fresh, thriving era.

<em>That Bad Feeling</em> from Isvald Klingels’s <em>Growth</em> at Ghost Gallery. Courtesy Ghost Gallery
Lauryn Youden’s ‘A place to retreat when I am sick (of you)’ as part of ‘Group Therapy.’ Photo Mark Woods.

Searching for Relief in the Frye’s ‘Group Therapy’

The new group exhibit finds artists tapping into themes of natural wellness and psychological self-care.

Lauryn Youden’s ‘A place to retreat when I am sick (of you)’ as part of ‘Group Therapy.’ Photo Mark Woods.
Walking Seattle Art Museum’s halls is just one of the options available on Museum Day. Photo by Natali Wiseman

Snag a Free Museum Day Ticket

Smithsonian Magazine ‘s September 22 celebration opens the doors to some of the region’s best cultural institutions.

Walking Seattle Art Museum’s halls is just one of the options available on Museum Day. Photo by Natali Wiseman
Trevor Paglen brings otherworldly creations like ‘Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite (Design 4; Build 4)’ to Seattle Art Fair. Photo courtesy Trevor Paglen/Altman Siegel

All’s Fair in Love and Art

The Seattle Art Fair stands out from its peers, but it’s still finding its footing in our tech-driven city.

Trevor Paglen brings otherworldly creations like ‘Prototype for a Nonfunctional Satellite (Design 4; Build 4)’ to Seattle Art Fair. Photo courtesy Trevor Paglen/Altman Siegel
Robert Colescott, <em>George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook</em>, 1975, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 108 in. Courtesy Seattle Art Museum, photo by Jean Paul Torno

Re-Presenting Black History in Art

Seattle museums look to foster a conversation with their spring visual art exhibits.

Robert Colescott, <em>George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page from an American History Textbook</em>, 1975, acrylic on canvas, 84 x 108 in. Courtesy Seattle Art Museum, photo by Jean Paul Torno

The Nascent Feminism of Doris Totten Chase

Changing Forms celebrates an artist who forged a new feminine poetics in early video art.

Liz Mputu Creates a Physical Testing Zone for Digital Spirituality

LVLZ Healing Center at Interstitial presents prismatic, pixelated, emoji-laden therapy pods.

A Waste Facility Is Paying Artists to Talk Trash

Recology CleanScapes’ resident artists explore the underworld of garbage.

Two Miles of Moving Pictures

Along the SoDo busway, muralists turn the blurring landscape into a blur of art.

‘No Hiding Place Down Here’ Explores Issues of Exposure, Privacy for Seattle’s Homeless

Tatiana Garmendia’s exhibition ponders the city’s complex relationship to those without shelter.

Ethnomusicology Legend Charles Duvelle Shows His Snapshots From Around the Globe

His recordings were included on Carl Sagan’s Golden Record, but this week his photos are in Seattle.

10 Years of Glam at SAM Remix

How a small side-program turned into one of the city’s most cosmopolitan events.

Storme Webber’s Stories of Survival

“Casino: A Palimpsest” shines light on a Pioneer Square history not often told.

Through Art, Books, and ‘Anti-Reality Hallucinations,’ X Y Z Is Building a New Seattle Scene

Four arts collectives formidable in their own right are joining forces in an exciting new space.