Part of a roundtable conversation series, this special entry, with special guest appearance from the former mayor, is centered around cities, and especially, "about what we can do to make Seattle a more vibrant city." Free.
Russell, a professor at Cornish, gives a talk on the subject of contemporary sculpture, specifically about the ways in which ideas of the utility affect the way we perceive and and interact with sculpture. Free.
Bodies: An international exhibition focusing on the human body, not just physically but also on the "experiential, political, historical, and emotional aspects." Juried by former Henry Art Gallery chief curator Liz Brown. Free.
Mountain: In which soft beauty radiates from new photo light-boxes (transparencies projected) by Stephen Hilyard. Perfectly formed conical formations, generated from photographs of actual lava flows in Iceland, but digitally manipulated to smooth, add symmetry, and generally render them as closer approximations of the Platonic ideal of a "mountain." Free.
A workshop on using appropriating and re-contextualizing found internet footage for use in video artwork, lead by Valera (AKA Tender Forever), a French-born multimedia artist currently based in Olympia. $8-$10.
More than 50 artists and artisans showcasing work in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, video, even bike-building. It's always fun to see what's going on in the former INS building. Go up to the top floor and find the safe where the piles of gold bars used to be kept. Free.
Dakota Gearhart: An installation with dangly foliage, video, and sculpture looks the way the luminescent walls of the inside of an oyster might look after firefighters came in and sprayed them with that foam they use to put out fires. Free.
Estate of Michael Dailey: Daily, who passed in 2009, was represented by Francine Seders Gallery, which has also left us. His estate is now represented by Greg Kucera Gallery, and this is a broad survey from 1964-2008 of both oils on canvas and acrylic paintings. Free.
Intimate Naked: A group show featuring several artists' intimate photographs of totally nude humans. Featuring work from Glenn Rudolph, Alexis Courtney and other anonymous. Free.
Justin Colt Beckman: An artist whose folksy installations, mixed media, and photography have involved woodsheds, shotguns, bears, beers, and all sorts of rural Americana with a smile on its face. Free.
Robert McCauley: Sensitive and sometimes comically painted portrayals of wild animals in relation to an ever-encroaching human presence. For instance, an elk surrounded by microphones, as if it's at a press conference. Free.
stereoTYPE: A show of text-based pieces that focus on the ways poetics, type, and typography interact with and inform our notions of racial identity. Participating artists include Barbara Earl Thomas, C. Davida Ingram, and Duriel E. Harris. Free.
Yuko Ishii, Carletta Carrington Wilson: Ishii's work takes the form of cabinet-like, wall-mounted objects that frame collages and photography. Wilson's show includes textile-based collages, as well as an interactive piece titled Chain Letter of Debtors, in which participants write letters to enslaved peoples throughout history. Free.
Doris Chase: Sculpture made between 1964 and 1974 by the legendary Northwest School artist who became a pioneer in video art. This is a mini-survey, with more than 20 sculptures plus a handful of paintings, videos, and photographs of the artist at work. You can touch and move some sculptures.Others are modular, with loose parts that balance on each other and can be shown in any formation. Free.
John McCormick, Mitchell Albala: Albala, who has hitherto confined himself to hazy shades of picturesque landscapes, has abruptly changed his focus to sharp depictions of horrific events of human history, like Hiroshima and 9/11. The result is unique and disarming, mushroom clouds basking in a soft pastoral glow of feathery brushstrokes. McCormick paints traditional landscapes of Northwest scenes. Albala will speak at the gallery on Tues March 11 at 6:30 pm. Free.
In This Place: A group show featuring works from five local, national, and international artists: Seattle's Kelda Martensen and Glenn Tramantano, New Jersey's Dahlia Elsayed, Maryland's Lauren F. Adams, and Arshin Agashteh, from Iran. Free.