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Wed, April 23, 6–8:30 pm.

"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.

City Hall
600 Fourth Ave

Dave Kennedy

Mon–Fri. Through April 24.

Dave Kennedy Dave Kennedy: In photo and video works, the artist meditates on appearances, and on the concept of the whole being larger than the sum of its parts. Free.

Gallery4Culture
101 Prefontaine Pl S

9 from L.A.

Thurs, Sat. Through April 25.

9 from L.A. 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.

Wright Exhibition Space
407 Dexter Ave N

Robert Campbell, Preston Wadley

Wed–Sat. Through April 25.

Robert Campbell, Preston Wadley Robert Campbell, Preston Wadley: Two faculty members display new works, both returning from sabbaticals. Welcome back, fellas. Video and photo. Free.

Danielle Knafo

Fri, April 25 at 7 pm.

Dr. Knafo, a psychoanalyst, gives a lecture on the importance of solitude to human creativity. Free.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Allan Winkler

Tues–Fri. Through April 25.

A solo show from Allan Winkler, a man who can claim among his creations "sconces and lamps and finger puppets." Free.

Pottery Northwest
226 First Ave N

Here

Wed–Fri. Through April 25.

Here 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.

Bherd Studios
312 N 85th St

Camille Patha

Tues–Sat. Through April 26.

Camille Patha Camille Patha: Undeniably colorful abstractions from Patha, a Northwest artist with decades of work. Free.

Davidson Galleries
313 Occidental Ave S

Debra Baxter

Wed–Sat. Through April 26.

Debra Baxter Debra Baxter: Big, alabaster pillows after Dürer, and more new sculpture. Free.

Platform Gallery
114 Third Ave S

Gayle Bard, Timea Tihanyi

Tues–Sat. Through April 26.

Gayle Bard, Timea Tihanyi Gayle Bard, Timea Tihanyi: Paintings from Bard, little architectural sculptures from Tihanyi. Free.

Linda Hodges Gallery
316 First Ave S

Laura Hamje, Anne Petty

Wed–Sat. Through April 26.

Laura Hamje, Anne Petty 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.

Prographica
3419 E Denny Way

Meanderboard

Thurs–Sat. Through April 26.

Meanderboard 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.

SOIL
112 Third Ave S

Ries Niemi, Sheila Klein

Thurs–Sat. Through April 26.

Ries Niemi, Sheila Klein 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.

Punch Gallery
119 Prefontaine Pl S

Saul Becker

Fri–Sun. Through April 26.

Saul Becker Saul Becker: Recent depictions of natural formations, based on the artist's recent residencies in the Catskill Mountains and aboard an ice-class schooner in the Arctic Circle. Free.

Prole Drift
523 South Main St

Thuy-Van Vu

Wed–Sat. Through April 26.

Thuy-Van Vu 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.

G. Gibson Gallery
300 S Washington St

Esther Ervin

Sat, April 26 at 2 pm.

Esther Ervin A talk from the artist concurrent with her sculpture exhibition at Form/Space Atelier.

Form/Space Atelier
2407 First Ave

Red Lineage Community Workshop

Sat, April 26, 2–5 pm.

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.

Northwest African American Museum
2300 S Massachusetts St

Pratt 32nd Annual Fine Art Auction

Sat, April 26, 5–10 pm.

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

Mon–Sun. Through April 26.

Barry Herem: Freestanding and hanging steel sculpture that draws its design influence from Native American traditions. Free.

Stonington Gallery
125 S Jackson St

Betty Sapp Ragan

Wed–Sat. Through April 26.

Betty Sapp Ragan 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.

Gallery 110
110 Third Ave S

Camille Rose Garcia, Peter Ferguson

Wed–Sat. Through April 26.

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.

Roq La Rue
532 First Ave S

Eric Adrian Lee

Tues–Sat. Through April 26.

Eric Adrian Lee Eric Adrian Lee: Dense, non-representational painting and mixed media that looks like painting. These pieces are often heavy and dark, and make use of color sparingly. Free.

Gallery IMA
123 S Jackson St

Hot Mess: Works in Encaustic by Four Artists

Wed–Sun. Through April 26.

Hot Mess: Works in Encaustic by Four Artists: Maureen Hoffmann, Colleen Monette, Lori Steigers Newsom, and Marji Waller Thompson. Free.

Burien Arts Gallery
826 SW 152nd St

Keunae Song, Sarah Fansler Lavin

Wed–Sat. Through April 26.

Keunae Song, Sarah Fansler Lavin: Glass from Song and metal from Lavin. Free.

CORE
117 Prefontaine Place S

Larry Pentz

Tues–Sat. Through April 26.

Larry Pentz Larry Pentz: Freestanding and wall-mounted metal sculpture with industrial design influences. Free.

Gallery IMA
123 S Jackson St

 

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