Haegue Yang: Anachronistic Layers of Dispersion: South Korean–born artist Haegue Yang grew up in an environment where you closed the blinds when company came over, just in case the government was watching. Now, she makes installations entirely out of artfully arranged, dangling Venetian blinds. They're swaying constellations of pretty surveillance. $10 suggested.
Ceci N’est Pas une Pipe: Northwest Flameworking on the Brink of Legalization: A survey of flameworking, that stepchild of glass art, on the occasion of marijuana’s coming-out party. Where else can you see a glass pipe shaped like a submachine gun? Free.
//SIGHTLINES: Five outstanding Seattle artists—Thuy-Van Vu, Iole Alessandrini, (Stranger Genius Award winner) Rodrigo Valenzuela, Whiting Tennis, and Allyce Wood—respond to the recent BUSTER SIMPSON // SURVEYOR exhibition at the Frye, focusing on the buildup of stuff. Rubble, garbage, pieces of things that no longer are what they were once made to... more » Free.
Third Annual Figurative Invitational: A group show in various 2D mediums focusing on interpretation of the human form. Faces too. Figures and faces. Free.
Gone to the Dogs: One million artists who like dogs do a thing. Free.
Discordia: Works of collage from Monica René Rochester and Deborah Faye Lawrence. Free.
A special, midnight-till-dawn art ritual, in association with Earth Pearl Collective. Guests must RSVP to attend. Free.
The Big Little Show: The show is big, the actual pieces in the show are small. An important time to state that physically small objects can still have infinite emotional resonance. Free.
Glow: Gallery artists show ceramics, jewelry, monotype prints, and ink wash paintings. Free.
Sitting for History: Exploring Self-Identity Through Portraiture: Portraits, portraits, portraits! All portraits, all the time. Portraits from the Northwest and around the world. $10.
Nightmare Inductions: Well, this sounds at least a little terrifying. First of all, the arts collective which created is called Noxious Sector, which sounds like a Gotham City street gang, and secondly, the artwork in the show consists of "brain wave entraining sound and video," of which some pieces are titled "Dreams of Falling" and "Dreams of Tee... more » Free.
Affiliate professor in UW's drama department talks about the plays of Strindberg and the paintings of Stuck, currently on display at the Frye. Cross-disciplinarytimes. Free.
Srivani Jade and Annette Solyst: Art to Art: Mixed-media works by Solyst, and the Indian raga music they inspired Jade to compose. Free.
Barrow Cabins: Eirik Johnson's (Sawdust Mountain) photographic essay on remote Alaskan hunting cabins built by the native Iñupiat. A portrait of the changing seasons, of the striking landscape, and of the distinct architecture of the buildings themselves. Also on display: new drawings by the evocative place-portraitist Mark Thompson, whose black-an... more » Free.
Machu Picchu After Dark: A tower of large speakers, about 12 feet high, by Peruvian-born artist William Cordova, commissioned by the museum to coincide with the Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon exhibition. $10 suggested.
Telling Tales: Narrative Works by Nate Steigenga, Cappy Thompson, and Anna Torma: Steigenga uses bedsheets and pillow covers as a medium for conveying charmed scenes of myth and fantasy; Thompson’s blown-glass urns depict Hindu gods with vibrant energy; and Torma’s work is a collage of textiles, patchwork, and doodling embroidery. $10.
War Baby/Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art is a traveling exhibition of 19 artists across the spans of their careers—some famous, some not—working in traditional media as well as video, installation, and "other approaches," considering everything from US wars in Asia to transracial adoption and, more generally, the racialization of humans. $12.95.
Hybrid: Three- or four-tone pop hybrids from Seattle artist Troy Gua. Oh look, it's Lady Gaga with a Dali mustache! Free.
A lecture from the artist whose black-and-white aerial photography has documented the layered, stripping away of vast sheaths of land around mining sites in the American Southwest. Free.
Earth Pearl Collective: Body image art from queer women of color. Free.
Illusion: Digitally rendered images that capture and represent a retro CG aesthetic. Free.
Members Exhibition: A showcase of work from the gallery's members. Free.
Jason Dodge's sculptures are stories. They are: what's left after 19 farm animals spend time in the galleries, pillows slept on only by ornithologists, pillows slept on only by acrobats, linens from a local hotel linen service changed weekly, and rolls of newsprint that will become actual pages of the Seattle Times during the run of the exhibition. $10 suggested.
Board of Directors Show: Works of all types, sizes, and media from past and present members of the board. Free.