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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

Animals

Thurs–Sat. Through Aug 2.

Animals Animals: It's a group show of art that has animals in it. A sculpture of two otter heads by Thorly James is amusingly titled Madonna and Youth, a painting of a goat by Stacey Neumiller is called Haute Goature, and then there's the quite literally titled Dried Slug Collection from Gina Coffman. Free.

ArtsWest
4711 California Ave SW

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

AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair

Wed–Sun. Through Sept 8.

AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair AFROS: A Celebration of Natural Hair: A traveling exhibit of contemporary hair photography by Michael July. $5-$7.

Northwest African American Museum
2300 S Massachusetts 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

Matika Wilbur's Project 562

Wed–Sun. Through Oct 5.

Matika Wilbur's Project 562 Matika Wilbur's Project 562: The first full museum exhibition of the artist's ambitious project to photograph every Native American tribe, for the betterment of the lives of coming generations. With hand-colored photos and audio recordings. "I had no idea there were so many cool Indians," Wilbur's niece told her when she saw the portraits, including her own. This is the antidote to poverty-porn pictures. $10.

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture

Wed–Sun. Through Oct 19.

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture: Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park is an honest-to-goodness art deco palace, and this summer, it's hosting more than 200 deco objects made in Japan during the interwar years—paintings, ceramics, kimonos, housewares, you name it. Deco has been enduringly popular in the US (think Miami), but for decades, nobody anywhere in the world wanted to touch Japanese deco from this period, since behind its majestic geometric patterns and streamlined forms lurks t... more » $7 suggested.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park

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

Nature and Pattern in Japanese Design

Wed–Sun. Through April 19.

Nature and Pattern in Japanese Design: Examples in painting, porcelain, and textiles, of design elements that have spanned generations of shifting styles.

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Ave

Visual Vertigo

Wed–Sun. Through July 6.

Visual Vertigo: Twelve canvases by Australian aboriginal artists that shimmer with an almost overwhelming density of pattern.

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First 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

James Turrell's "skyspace" Light Reign

Wed–Sun.

James Turrell's "skyspace" Light Reign Light Reign, James Turrell’s “skyspace," is on always-and-forever display at the Henry, but it's always and forever changing. It’s an outdoor room with an opening in the ceiling so you can sit and watch the sky go by. $10 suggested.

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

Blitz

Second Thurs, 6–9 pm.

The monthly art walk on Capitol Hill! New paintings by Ryan Weatherly at Blindfold, a program of experimental animation at the Northwest Film Forum, and Grant Rehnberg has created "a scale reproduction of his grandfather's childhood home" at Fred Wildlife Refuge. Plus much more, including artwalking humans to look at. Free.

Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill

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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