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Makoto Fujimura

Tues, April 15 at 7:30 pm.

A lecture from the artist, as well as a screening of his documentary, Golden Sea. Free.

Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Ave W

Talk by Zaixin Hong, Super-Expert

Thurs, April 17 at 7 pm.

This University of Puget Sound professor promises to talk about late Japanese artist Teng Baiye, finger painting, and "New Norms in Modern Art." He's, like, THE go-to scholar for this subject, so this evening is an essential companion piece to the Mark Tobey and Teng Baiye: Seattle/Shanghai show currently on view. Free.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Ann Gardner

Mon–Sat. Through April 17.

Ann Gardner Ann Gardner: Silvery, gold, and bronze-colored sculpture or patterned prints on paper. The artists' commissioned public works can be seen across the country, and here in Seattle. Danza del Cerchio, for instance, is a large-scale mosaic mural installed at Pier 66. Free.

Winston Wachter Fine Art
203 Dexter Ave N

Jessica Craig-Martin

Mon–Sat. Through April 17.

Jessica Craig-Martin Jessica Craig-Martin: Craig-Martin's high-contrast photos are the savage leavings of society parties, cropped with morning-after cruelty. This photographer does gossip-page work for Vanity Fair and Vogue, as well as atmospheric, journalistic stuff, but her museum and gallery shows (this is her first at Winston Wächter) are closer to satire. The titles are bitingly funny, the pictures joyfully complicit. Every lush, patterned, vivid, glossy inch of her crowded party prints is as indulgently rende... more » Free.

Winston Wachter Fine Art
203 Dexter Ave N

Big Feeling Ahead: Photomedia BFA Show

Wed–Sat. Through April 18.

Big Feeling Ahead: Photomedia BFA Show: Degree-worthy photo-art. Show includes photography, as well as video installation pieces. Free.

Jacob Lawrence Gallery
Art Building, UW Campus

2014 Neddy at Cornish Call for Applications

Through April 20.

2014 Neddy at Cornish Call for Applications One of two $25,000 unrestricted awards given out by the foundation each year. All you need to do is "demonstrate commitment to and ongoing development of one’s artistic vision" and "demonstrate engagement with the world around them through their art practice, broadly understood." Then, bingo baby, ca$h money in the bank.

Agnes Martin: The New York-Taos Connection

Wed–Sun. Through April 20.

Agnes Martin: The New York-Taos Connection Agnes Martin: The New York-Taos Connection: This traveling exhibition of work by the influential pure-abstractionist covers the period between 1947 and 1957, a decade she spent in Taos between periods in New York.

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave

Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture

Through April 20.

Block by Block: Inventing Amazing Architecture: Lego versions of real buildings like the Space Needle. $15-$20.

James Minden, Carolyn Cole

Tues–Sat. Through April 20.

James Minden, Carolyn Cole: Married abstract artists! Cute! Free.

SAM Gallery
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave

Optic Nerve: The Art of Perception

Wed–Sun. Through April 20.

Optic Nerve: The Art of Perception: Op art takes advantage of the short circuits in the brain to make still images shiver and dance. A group show. $10.

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave

Create | City

Wed, April 23, 6–8:30 pm.

"There will be wearable art. There will be choreographed movement," explains Paul Kunihølm Pauper in his press release, "We are invited, and though invited, the hosts have no idea what we will do. But they needn't worry. We only wish to share beauty, peace and joy." Free.

City Hall
600 Fourth Ave

Dave Kennedy

Mon–Fri. Through April 24.

Dave Kennedy Dave Kennedy: In photo and video works, the artist meditates on appearances, and on the concept of the whole being larger than the sum of its parts. Free.

Gallery4Culture
101 Prefontaine Pl S

9 from L.A.

Thurs, Sat. Through April 25.

9 from L.A. 9 from L.A.: This winter, it's LA in Seattle at the Wright Space. Virginia Wright, in conjunction with the Getty Conservation Institute, has brought together works from her collections, Seattle Art Museum, and loans that include works by postwar LA artists including Larry Bell, Ed Ruscha, Robert Irwin, John McCracken, Peter Alexander, and De Wain Valentine. Highlighted is Valentine's Gray Column, which is exactly what it claims to be: 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide of gray polyester resin. It's li... more » Free.

Wright Exhibition Space
407 Dexter Ave N

Robert Campbell, Preston Wadley

Wed–Sat. Through April 25.

Robert Campbell, Preston Wadley Robert Campbell, Preston Wadley: Two faculty members display new works, both returning from sabbaticals. Welcome back, fellas. Video and photo. Free.

Danielle Knafo

Fri, April 25 at 7 pm.

Dr. Knafo, a psychoanalyst, gives a lecture on the importance of solitude to human creativity. Free.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Allan Winkler

Tues–Fri. Through April 25.

A solo show from Allan Winkler, a man who can claim among his creations "sconces and lamps and finger puppets." Free.

Pottery Northwest
226 First Ave N

Here

Wed–Fri. Through April 25.

Here Here: Troy Gua and Kellie Talbot present works that focus on American migration. Neon signs, billboards, and other ubiquitous symbols of American wanderlust become the subjects of hyperreal paintings from Talbot. Gua's work, never far from pop-culture influences, focuses on "images of Hollywood perfection." Free.

Bherd Studios
312 N 85th St

Camille Patha

Tues–Sat. Through April 26.

Camille Patha Camille Patha: Undeniably colorful abstractions from Patha, a Northwest artist with decades of work. Free.

Davidson Galleries
313 Occidental Ave S

Debra Baxter

Wed–Sat. Through April 26.

Debra Baxter Debra Baxter: Big, alabaster pillows after Dürer, and more new sculpture. Free.

Platform Gallery
114 Third Ave S

Gayle Bard, Timea Tihanyi

Tues–Sat. Through April 26.

Gayle Bard, Timea Tihanyi Gayle Bard, Timea Tihanyi: Paintings from Bard, little architectural sculptures from Tihanyi. Free.

Linda Hodges Gallery
316 First Ave S

Laura Hamje, Anne Petty

Wed–Sat. Through April 26.

Laura Hamje, Anne Petty Laura Hamje, Anne Petty: The brushstrokes of both these painters evoke a similar texture. Wispy? Hamje, co-owner of Blindfold Gallery, is preoccupied with bridges and other girded structures. Petty favors human subjects, brightly lit, often facing away from the audience. (Whenever we've seen a Petty in recent months, it has made us stop. In a good way.) Free.

Prographica
3419 E Denny Way

Meanderboard

Thurs–Sat. Through April 26.

Meanderboard Meanderboard: Featuring video, photography, and drawing from local artist Allyce Wood and Danish artist Diana Lindbjerg. The title alludes to the Greek "meander" pattern (known for adorning the edge of many Greek restaurant menus), a point of reference for both artists. Free.

SOIL
112 Third Ave S

Ries Niemi, Sheila Klein

Thurs–Sat. Through April 26.

Ries Niemi, Sheila Klein Ries Niemi, Sheila Klein: Niemi is a trickster and "industrial artist" whose functional metal art has been installed across the country as bus stops, fences, and the occasional large metal boot. His work in this show is softer, made of textiles. Klein also makes large installations, often with nylon. Free.

Punch Gallery
119 Prefontaine Pl S

Saul Becker

Fri–Sun. Through April 26.

Saul Becker Saul Becker: Recent depictions of natural formations, based on the artist's recent residencies in the Catskill Mountains and aboard an ice-class schooner in the Arctic Circle. Free.

Prole Drift
523 South Main St

Thuy-Van Vu

Wed–Sat. Through April 26.

Thuy-Van Vu Thuy-Van Vu: Painted subjects appear precisely, surrounded by nothing but white space. She makes them very plain to see and very mysterious at the same time, representatives of worlds that have disappeared into fog. An open book in a glass case, remnants of a house, a dresser. The latest are all based on visits to museums, where dislocation is the name of the game. In some way, the Seattle artist’s work feels like it is always about the project of things (and maybe people, too) finding a home. Free.

G. Gibson Gallery
300 S Washington St

 

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