International female artists show up at the Museum of Glass for a five week residency. The lineup of visiting artists includes Indian artist Anjali Srinivasan, focusing on glass bangles, and Heike Brachlow, whose research into the medium led to her "producing her own glass colors by adding metal oxides to the glass batch during the melting process." Free with admission.
2014 Spirit of Flight Photography Exhibition: A juried exhibition open to all photographers, centered on the titular premise.
Danish Modern: Design for Living: Mid-century Danish furnishings. Featuring the works of Hans Wegner, whose most famous chair, "Round Chair," is so goddamn famous that in certain circles it's simply known as "The Chair." $6.
Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything: A survey of art from the Canadian novelist and visual artist who has flourished in the internet age. One piece, titled Slogans for the 21st Century, is a black text on a yellow background that reads, "I MISS MY PRE-INTERNET BRAIN." Another is a roomful of brightly colored, knolled readymades. The museum is also commissioning a site-specific piece called Gumhead, described as "a gum-based, crowd-sourced, publically interactive, s... more » $20.
Chihuly’s Irish Cylinders: Nigh-on-40-year-old pieces from the glass guy evoke traditional Irish iconography as well as James Joyce. $12.
Electro-dynamic Drawings: Andrew Deutsch, Stephen Vitiello: A suite of four videos generated using a process that derives video images from an audio track. The sonic composition was created by the artists. This is electro-dynamic drawing. Vitiello is one of the main commissioned artists for the redesigned Seattle waterfront, and it's rare to see his work here, so check it out. $10 suggested.
Ken Price: Inside/Outside: Price (1935-2012), the prominent LA ceramicist, was known as both a sculptor and a printmaker. One of the highlights of this show is Heat Wave, a series of 15 colorful, graphic-novel-ish prints depicting scenes from—and intended as companion pieces to—Bukowski poems. $10 suggested.
Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth Seeing: The pairing of Dijkstra’s video I See a Woman Crying (Weeping Woman) with Struth's jumbo photograph Louvre 2, Paris. $10 suggested.
With Hidden Noise: A new group show of sound art installations ranging from field recordings to works "made from traditional instruments" to computer-generated sonic compositions. Featuring the work of Taylor Deupree, Stephen Vitiello, Jennie C. Jones, Pauline Oliveros, and others. $10 suggested.
Modernism in the Pacific Northwest: The Mythic and The Mystical: SAM calls it "the first comprehensive overview of Pacific Northwest modernism that the museum has ever undertaken" of figures such as Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, and Guy Anderson. $19.50.
Can't Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film: Axes, chain saws, people with masks on, people with masks on made out of human skin. This collection of stuff from cinematic horror history is based on a selection of films curated by Roger Corman, John Landis, and Eli Roth. $23.
Wild Times: A series of happenings centered on the digital work being created by artist Susan Robb while she's hiking the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail this summer. The programs in this series will explore contemporary conceptions of "wildness" as well as Robb's work. Free.
Summer Field Studies: Located in the Henry lobby, this series includes special installations and pieces from Clyde Peterson, Tessa Hulls, Joanne Lepreore, and others.
Romson Bustillo: Patterned, layered works on paper that recall Southeast Asian form and line. Free.
Eva Isaksen: Mixed-media printmaking and collage from the Norwegian-born artist. Free.
Hear My Train a Comin': Hendrix Hits London: Hendrix would have been 70 this year, and this exhibit, like the museum in which it is housed, pays homage to the man. Specifically, his performance at London’s Saville Theatre on June 4, 1967, during which he did some guitar-smashing. $23.
Jenny Andersen: More than 50 sculptures and vessels by the Bainbridge ceramics artist. Free.
Max Grover: New paintings inspired by the Port Townsend artist's "collections of souvenirs, toys, statuettes, and ephemera," also included in the show. Free.
Curtis R. Barnes: The Unicorn Incorporated: A retrospective of the Seattle artist who co-created the Omowale Mural at Medgar Evers Pool—sorrowfully, since removed—as well as politically charged illustrations throughout the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Free.
Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff & George Bures Miller: A survey of these married Canadian collaborators, who've worked in video, audio, and new-media installation. Their immersive pieces have been seen in Canada and around the world since the early '90s. Free.
At Your Service: Works by 10 artists responding to the everyday object known as the plate. $10.
Frye Salon: The permanent collection as it was seen in the home of Charles and Emma Frye. Free.