"There will be wearable art. There will be choreographed movement," explains Paul Kunihølm Pauper in his press release, "We are invited, and though invited, the hosts have no idea what we will do. But they needn't worry. We only wish to share beauty, peace and joy." Free.
9 from L.A.: This winter, it's LA in Seattle at the Wright Space. Virginia Wright, in conjunction with the Getty Conservation Institute, has brought together works from her collections, Seattle Art Museum, and loans that include works by postwar LA artists including Larry Bell, Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, John McCracken, Peter Alexander, and De Wain Valentine. Highlighted is Valentine's Gray Column, which is exactly what it claims to be: 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide of gray polyester resin. It's li... more » Free.
Dr. Knafo, a psychoanalyst, gives a lecture on the importance of solitude to human creativity. Free.
A solo show from Allan Winkler, a man who can claim among his creations "sconces and lamps and finger puppets." Free.
Here: Troy Gua and Kellie Talbot present works that focus on American migration. Neon signs, billboards, and other ubiquitous symbols of American wanderlust become the subjects of hyperreal paintings from Talbot. Gua's work, never far from pop-culture influences, focuses on "images of Hollywood perfection." Free.
Laura Hamje, Anne Petty: The brushstrokes of both these painters evoke a similar texture. Wispy? Hamje, co-owner of Blindfold Gallery, is preoccupied with bridges and other girded structures. Petty favors human subjects, brightly lit, often facing away from the audience. (Whenever we've seen a Petty in recent months, it has made us stop. In a good way.) Free.
Meanderboard: Featuring video, photography, and drawing from local artist Allyce Wood and Danish artist Diana Lindbjerg. The title alludes to the Greek "meander" pattern (known for adorning the edge of many Greek restaurant menus), a point of reference for both artists. Free.
Ries Niemi, Sheila Klein: Niemi is a trickster and "industrial artist" whose functional metal art has been installed across the country as bus stops, fences, and the occasional large metal boot. His work in this show is softer, made of textiles. Klein also makes large installations, often with nylon. Free.
Thuy-Van Vu: Painted subjects appear precisely, surrounded by nothing but white space. She makes them very plain to see and very mysterious at the same time, representatives of worlds that have disappeared into fog. An open book in a glass case, remnants of a house, a dresser. The latest are all based on visits to museums, where dislocation is the name of the game. In some way, the Seattle artist’s work feels like it is always about the project of things (and maybe people, too) finding a home. Free.
A community workshop, lead by Anastacia Tolbert, Harold Taw, and Evan Peterson to create their own "Red Lineage" poetry, followed by a a recording of the poems, and finally by a performance of them by Daemond Arrindell, Shoko Zama, and Sadiqua Crutcher using different forms of dance and spoken word.
The event will include a live auction, three silent auctions, custom flasks by renowned artist, Piper O’Neill as well as hand-crafted martini glasses. $225 and up.
Barry Herem: Freestanding and hanging steel sculpture that draws its design influence from Native American traditions. Free.
Betty Sapp Ragan: Geometry Rising: Past works include black-and-white photo collages that operate within frames formed by classical architecture. This show takes as its subject the the effects that the insertion of new buildings have on communities. Free.
Camille Rose Garcia, Peter Ferguson: Garcia, an established pop gothic artist, depicts in her paintings characters like Alice (of Wonderland) and Snow White. Ferguson's paintings are rich, imaginative, warmly hued pop surrealist works that would not be out of place in a quality children's book. Free.
Hot Mess: Works in Encaustic by Four Artists: Maureen Hoffmann, Colleen Monette, Lori Steigers Newsom, and Marji Waller Thompson. Free.
Keunae Song, Sarah Fansler Lavin: Glass from Song and metal from Lavin. Free.