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PostGlamism: Glam Art in the 21st Century

Through Aug 1.

PostGlamism: Glam Art in the 21st Century PostGlamism: Glam Art in the 21st Century: Fourteen artists who speak the language of post-glam pop culture, including Dylan Neuwirth, Troy Gua, and Lauren Kalman. There's bling. Free.

CoCA Georgetown
5701 Sixth Ave S, Suite 258

Cascade: Installation by Ian McMahon

Mon–Fri. Through Aug 15.

Cascade: Installation by Ian McMahon Cascade: Installation by Ian McMahon: Two enormous theater curtains of cast plaster, extending "from floor to ceiling, stand poised facing each other." A staging of the dramatic nature of architecture that will come crashing to the floor at the end of the exhibition. Free.

Suyama Space
2324 Second Ave

JD Banke: Cool and Unusual Punishment

Mon–Fri. Through Aug 15.

JD Banke: Cool and Unusual Punishment JD Banke: Cool and Unusual Punishment: Acrylic wood-panel artwork that doesn't avoid dialoguing with meme-culture. Free.

Cornish Alumni Gallery
1000 Lenora St, 3rd Fl

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything

Mon–Sun. Through Sept 1.

Douglas Coupland: everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything 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.

Vancouver Art Gallery
750 Hornby St

Wild Times

Tues–Sun. Through Sept 14.

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.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Coastal Alchemy: Anna Skibska and Associates

Tues–Sat. Through Sept 28.

Coastal Alchemy: Anna Skibska and Associates Coastal Alchemy: Anna Skibska and Associates: Highlighting the contemporary artist who makes rooms full of glass webs. $12.

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock St

Occidental Park Summer Art Happenings

Through Sept 30.

Occidental Park Summer Art Happenings: The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture presents a series of installations and performances in the park from June through September, including Dylan Neuwirth's series of glowing neon tweets, Just Be Your Selfie, as well as another #selfie-themed installation called No I in Self by Martyr Sauce's Tariqa Waters. Also in the park, Sam Trout will tape designs on light poles, Annie Penta will create flower mandalas on first Thursdays, and various weekday afternoons... more » Free.

Occidental Park
S Main St & Occidental Ave S

Tory Franklin: Four Seasons

Mon–Sun. Through Dec 31.

Tory Franklin: Four Seasons Tory Franklin: Four Seasons: Each season is represented by a corresponding tale broken into scenes. The scenes rotate every two weeks in the storefront window. Free.

826 Seattle
8414 Greenwood Ave N

Spectacle: The Music Video

Mon–Sun. Through Jan 4.

Spectacle: The Music Video Spectacle: The Music Video: A full exhibit dedicated to the art of the music video, with more than 300 videos, artifacts, and interactive installations. $23.

Sol Lewitt

Mon–Sun. Through March 8.

Sol Lewitt Seven Cubes with Color Ink Washes Superimposed: Seven years after his death, Sol LeWitt's wall drawing owned by SAM has been resurrected in a temporary installation inside the pavilion at the sculpture park. LeWitt stipulated that wall drawings could be transferred to new locations as long as the proportions remained the same. But if the proportions were maintained, seven cubes would not fit on the pavilion wall, so the estate decided to stretch the visual translation of the word "cubes" by stre... more » Free.

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Ave

Sanctum

Mon–Sun. Through Nov 4.

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Sanctum Sanctum: For this installation, you don't need to go indoors. Six surveillance cameras capture you as you walk by the museum. If you get within 12 feet (as you are warned by signs), you'll be profiled—sensors will scan the "landmarks" of your face, as the artists Juan Pampin and James Coupe describe them, and you'll appear on the video screens in the windows. Text taken from volunteers' Facebook posts (anyone can sign up to donate their status updates) will appear as a story on your image. You'l... more » Free.

Henry Art Gallery
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St

Black Forest

Mon–Sun.

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Black Forest Black Forest is a site-specific installation located inside Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, covering more than an acre of forest with 80,000 pounds of biochar (carbon from farm hardwood trees that is strikingly black in appearance). It's the product of nearly two years of labor from Seattle-based land artist Hans Baumann. Presented by 4Culture. Directions to the trailhead at sitespecificarts.org/project/blackforest. It's also fading fast, becoming part of its environment. Free.

Red Town Trailhead
Cougar Mountain

 

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