Correlate: Seven artists correlating, including Eric Eley, Debra Baxter, and Adam Ekberg. 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 o... 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pretty Litter: Simple, vacation-colored, almost-tropical detritus with a sorry future. These acrylics on paper by Seattle artist JD Banke are accompanied by a story that begins "There's a town where all the homes are mobile homes..." Presented by SEASON. Free.
Dawn Cerny: Boys, Jokes and Things: Small, largely nonrepresentational multimedia sculptures by the always-fascinating Seattle-based artist. Free.
Frequency: A performative collaboration between two artists. In the gallery space, one artist, Devon Hale, will broadcast 40 hours of her ideas over the radio, while for 7 days a second artist, Julia Heineccius, will binge-watch TED talks while "knotting continuous strands of pearls." Free.
Lamps Meninas: Always wry Seattle artist Jenny Zwick this time offers an interpretation of Velazquez's classic painting Las Meninas using entirely light fixtures for the characters. It's happening in the spot where Chutney's used to be, which is now part of the Storefronts Seattle program. Free.
Cristin Ford: Planar Visions: Folded-paper sculptures that evoke topography using a gradient of tones and the geometry of interlocking creases. Free.
Krysta Sa: Cancer Mouth: A jumbo-sized photo essay capturing travels from Ohio to Yakima, focusing on the wild and wacky people met by the artist along the way. Not so much rolling landscapes as pictures of drunk people making out. Free.
Sam Birchman: Large-scale oil paintings. Don't miss the one with a fat man, sitting on a telephone pole with what appears to be a baguette thrust into, and drawing blood from, the heaping fat rolls of his bare back. Free.
Camera Nipponica: Photographs from Japan, 1880–1930: This small exhibition includes a shelf of incredible, teeny, handcolored glass-lantern slides taken between 1880 and 1930 in Japan. They glow bright. $10 suggested.
Cooper: Artifacts, FBI files, a mock-up of a 727, and other stuff concerning the Northwest’s most enigmatic hijacker, D.B. Cooper, who overtook a plane in 1971, got the ransom money, then parachuted out and was never seen again. It's the only unsolved hijacking in American history. $9.50.
David Hartt: Stray Light: The photographer David Hartt got inside the iconic 1971 headquarters of Johnson Publishing in Chicago—the launching pad for Jet and Ebony magazines—right before the building was sold. The photographs, pictures, and sculptures he created are deadpan memorial documents of a specific time of pride and purpose. $10 suggested.
Jason Hirata: Optium LH-3m: In keeping with the Frye's blending of contemporary with historical works, Seattle artist Jason Hirata comes into the galleries to present "new sculptural manifestations of his camera support modification videos installed in an optimized white environment." Free.
Proceed With Caution: A show from Christa Assad which adopts the vocabulary of modern terror and warfare: "gas masks, drones, rocket-propelled grenades," to make a humanitarian appeal. Free.