The artist will speak about his book War-Toys, a series of photos of toys paired with drawings of war by children in Israel and Palestine. Free.
Oh My Goth: A one-night exhibition of hiply hued photography by Lauren Max, rife with youthful fluorescence. May dabble in bubble gum demonology. Free.
A free creativity day for the whole family. Fifty models will be found throughout the space, just begging to be drawn and painted. Free.
Picture's Worth a Thousand Words: A group show of art inspired by the characters and landscapes of literature. With more than 40 artists reimagining the creations of authors from Edgar Allan Poe to Michael Crichton. The opening includes free Jameson's and free Rachel's Ginger Beer! Free.
A discussion on the subject of Lust, Performance, and the Artist's Gaze, from Anna Delacroix, Joanne della Penta, and Kathy Weissbourd, who are all psychoanalysts. Juicy. Free.
Animal Kingdom: A group show featuring funky pictures of all your favorite animals, especially in the work of Jesse Link, in a career he began while serving in Iraq and continued while helping rebuild New Orleans after the hurricane. Free.
Brian Lane: The Distance is Near: Color-fieldish-looking photos that make macro-perception of their subject their subject (a sampling was also exhibited recently at Rare Medium). Free.
Drawn from the Olympics: Installation by Stephen Nguyen and Wade Kavanaugh: Nguyen and Kavanaugh wrestle and twist sheets of paper into fully-immersive gallery installations. They are dramatic, arresting, and probably smell good. A few years ago, Kavanaugh created a sculptural remake of the Denny Regrade at Suyama, and talked about a previous insta... more » Free.
A multimedia, multi-artist installation centered around the theme of weather and water cycles. One of the pieces in the show, "Space Weather Listening Booth," is a 50-minute-long immersive performance that involves live musicians improvising along with an audio installation. It occurs on Dec 6 at 8 pm (to which audience members are encouraged to br... more » Free, $5 suggested for performance.
Correlate: Eric Eley, Debra Baxter, and Adam Ekberg, correlating. Eley works in installations that highlight the curvature of line through space, sometimes recalling the fragmented wire-sculpture aesthetic of a 3D graphing engine. Ekberg's photography is perhaps more cheerful, or at least more likely to include a pineapple or teacup. Baxter works w... more » Free.
Sofie Knijff: Translations: How should a fine artist picture a child? It's a question that's come up in every era. Knijff takes formally posed photographic portraits of children all over the world, offering her own answers. The children live in South Africa, India, Mali, and Brazil, among other places. Knijff lives in Amsterdam. Free.
Holly Andres: The Homecoming: Tableaux photography that portrays an eerie, heightened suburban reality. Trivia: Andres recently shot the feature on the health-nuttery of Mariel Hemingway and her Soloflex boyfriend for the New York Times Magazine. Free.
Heather Hart: Oracular Rooftops: Mixed media and gallery work by the artist whose outdoor installation, The Western Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, spent the summer embedded in a hillside at the Olympic Sculpture Park. Free.
Interstitial Theatre's Juried Show: The three hardworking curators of this cavernous building temporarily devoted to new media have chosen a group of space-based pieces (read: not just videos on monitors) for a big group exhibition. Free.
Russia Rising: Votes for Freedom: Thirty international artists created posters that call for democratic and human rights reforms in Russia. Free.
Tatiana Garmendia: The Garden of Joys: Intimate, delicate, and erotic mixed media drawings in two- and three-dimensional forms. Free.
Fay Jones: New paintings by the beloved longtime Seattle artist, this time inspired by the films of great French director Jean Renoir, whose works include The Rules of the Game and Grand Illusion. Free.
International Juried Exhibition: Almost two thousand submissions from around the world culled and organized by TAM curator Rock Hushka into a sensible, exhibitable, multimedia mass of art. This show always includes unexpected highlights; don't miss. Free.
Miles Cleveland Goodwin: Dreary, macabre paintings of bleak winter scenes. Free.
SML: A photography, sculpture, and painting group show co-curated with Julie Alexander (one of the participating artists) about how form generates art. Artists include: Claire Cowie, Nicholas Nyland, Serrah Russell, Francis Celentano, Stranger Genius Award winner Wynne Greenwood, and Colleen Hayward. Free.
Pars: A solo exhibition by prominent Seattle street artist Pars kicks off Flatcolor's new location. Free.
Hear ye, hear ye: This is 80-year-old Francine Seders's final show in her Phinney Ridge gallery, which has hosted great art and Sunday-afternoon openings for decades. Don't miss your last chance to meet the legendary Frenchwoman in person; she'll still be working remotely, but no longer will she just be available at her desk inside the old Seattle... more » Free.
Laura Castellanos: Borrowed Tribe: The artist whose graphically bold work in painting has appeared across the city goes 3D with a large exhibition of handmade dolls. Free.
Mary Iverson and Dane Youngren: Progress and Sacrifice: Iverson's post-apocalyptic shipping container paintings from her Sunk exhibition, paired with Youngren's large-scale ceramics. Free.
Julie Alexander: A member artist and sometimes curator of the gallery shows her own work. Free.