MUSEUMS

BURKE MUSEUM

Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread presents nearly 100 examples of the women-only art form of Maori weaving. Through May 29. NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE, 543-5590.

recommended FRYE ART MUSEUM

Longtime fans of this formerly conservative museum will gulp upon seeing Swallow Harder, a meaty, confrontational bunch of 47 contemporary works preoccupied with sex, death, and rock ’n’ roll loaned by Seattle collectors Ben and Eileen Krohn. Through May 14. Final week. Architecture ofAbsence, the first North American retrospective for German photographer Candida Höfer, is actually packed with presence. Through April 16. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.

recommended HENRY ART GALLERY

Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956–97 is a sprawling survey for the pop artist. Also up: Kelly Mark Thanks Everyone for Everything, a funny series of videos updating the performance and video tropes of the ’60s and ’70s. Through May 7. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.

NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM

Dream Time—Fairy Photo Challenges takes on Hans Christian Andersen tales. Through July 30. 3014 NW 67th St, 789-5707.

SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM

Since Seattle Art Museum downtown is closed for renovations until spring 2007, the Volunteer Park venue is filling in. The highlights: Carl Gould’s 1933 art-deco architecture, snuffboxes, and Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat’s video installation, Tooba, a lyrical, 12-minute portrait of a menaced woman making a kind of escape. Tooba is through Oct 15. 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park, 654-3100.

recommended TACOMA ART MUSEUM

The Great American Thing: Modern Art and National Identity, 1915–1935 has some standout pieces, including paintings by Charles Demuth, Duchamp’s In Advance of the Broken Arm, and irresistibly lovable commercial objects from the period. Through May 21. Also up: Contemporary Photography and the Garden—Deceits and Fantasies, including Gregory Crewdson, Sally Mann, and Catherine Opie. Through April 30. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY

Vancouver artist Brian Jungen—known best for adapting Nike Air Jordans into the forms of Northwest Coast native masks—has his first comprehensive survey, with more than 40 drawings, sculptures, and large-scale installations. Through April 30. Final week. Also on view is the career-long trajectory of BC painter Takao Tanabe, whose de Kooningesque expressionist beginnings developed into color-field prairies and illusionist landscapes. Through April 17. 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC, 604-662-4700.

WHATCOM MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART

Contrasting Objectives: Fifteen Pacific Northwest Photographers includes Jim Breukelman of Vancouver, BC, Rebecca Cummins, and Claude Zervas of Seattle, and Christopher Rauschenberg of Portland. Through Sept 10. 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, 360-676-6981.

OPENINGS

FAIRE GALLERY CAFE

New paintings by Aaron Bagley. Reception Fri April 14, 7–10 pm. Through May 12. 1351 E Olive Way, 652-0781.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS

20twenty

A Far Out Trip Through a Hard Rock Tunnel is silk-screen posters by Nat Damm. Through May 10. 5208 Ballard Ave NW, 706-0969.

ALEXIS HOTEL

A showing of artists represented by Grover/Thurston, including Faye Jones and Joe Max Emminger. Through July 4. 1009 First Ave,340-6678.

ART/NOT TERMINAL GALLERY

17th Annual Functional Art Show and selections from the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. Through May 4.2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.

ART PATCH GALLERY

My Dear & Unfortunate Successor is new mixed media by Kenichi Yamaguchi. Through April 21. 306 S Washington St, Ste 102, 388-2373.

BAAS ART GALLERY & FRAMING

A Feast for the Eye, paintings by Jo Gershman. Through April 29. 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742.

BENHAM GALLERY

Side by Side is a comparative history of the works of R. Mac Holbert and Graham Nash. Through May 27. 1216 First Ave, 622-2480.

BLUEBOTTLE GALLERY

Touchy Feely: visions drunk on comics, graffiti, and the grotesque by Ryan Bubnis. Through April 30. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.

CARMACAZZI DUB PLATES

Emerging locals. Through April 30. 1423 10th Ave,329-1958.

CATHERINE PERSON GALLERY

New sculpture by Norie Sato, Etsuko Ichikawa, and Nori Morimoto. Through April 29. 319 Third Ave S, 726-1836.

recommended CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART

Secret Handshakes is the collaborations between UW art students and artists like Ellen Ziegler, Blake Haygood, and Todd Simeone. Through April 23. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.

COLLINS PUB

Catherine Cook’s The Shape of Things. Through April 29. 526 Second Ave, 898-7090.

COLORGRAPHICS

Paintings by Sharon Strauss, photographs by Anil Kapahi. Through April 29. 1421 S Dean St, 890-7882.

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS

Final week. What design students are up to. Through April 14. 1000 Lenora St, Main Campus Center Gallery, 726-5011.

CORRIDOR GALLERY

Wyatt Landis paints Fool’s Gold. Through April 29. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.

D’ADAMO/WOLTZ GALLERY

Exteriors/Interiors is landscapes by Mary Carlton and psychological paintings by Robert Keller. Through May 2. 307 Occidental Ave S,652-4414.

DAVIDSON CONTEMPORARY

Allan Packer’s 64’’n14’ - 76’’w32’ AP is conceptual work exploring Inuit culture. Through April 29. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.

DAVIDSON GALLERIES

Nature, Myth, Society: contemporary Finnish woodcuts. Through April 29. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.

FLOATING LEAVES TEA

Infusions is June Sekiguchi’s painted constructions. Through May 12. 2213 NW Market St #100,529-4268.

FOSTER/WHITE GALLERY

The first show in the gallery’s new location is ceramic artist Jim Kraft’s Things Made. Through April 29. 300 S Main St, 622-2833.

FRAME UP STUDIOS

Human Landscapes by Karin Jaques. Through May 2. 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657.

FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY

Caryn Friedlander’s Tributaries and Olivia Britt’s Dissections: Transpose and Fuse. Through April 30. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.

FRANK AND DUNYA

Christopher Cook’s surrealist color-pencil drawings. Through May 4. 3418 Fremont Ave N,547 6760.

FRIESEN GALLERY

Alignment is more than 30 small-scale works representing the gallery’s stable, including Jane Rosen and Pegan Brooke. Through April 29. 1200 Second Ave S,628-9501.

G. GIBSON GALLERY

Final week. Photographs by Bill Jacobson. Through April 15. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.

GALLERY 4CULTURE

Wait Until Spring, Brother is etchings and drawings by Mary Simpson, with film and sound works by Robin Holcomb and Steve Roden. Through April 28. 101 Prefontaine Pl S,296-7580.

GALLERY 63 ELEVEN

The prints of Alex Lorance. Through May 10. 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238.

GALLERY 110

Mixed media by Stefanie Denz, Joan Kimura’s paintings. Through April 29. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.

GARDE RAIL GALLERY

TRiO is Holly Ferrell, Jesse Montes, and Greg Pelner. Through May 13. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.

recommended GREG KUCERA GALLERY

Cuban artist Enrique Martinez Celaya’s Splinter. Return explores the relationship between figure and landscape in media including tar, blood, oil, wax, and bronze. Also up: clean, precise prints by James Siena. Through May 13. 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770.

recommended HOWARD HOUSE

Matthew Picton’s Volumetric Drawings, bright land forms in epoxy resin and rubber, and the abstract exuberance of painter Donnabelle Casis’s Hunch. Through May 13. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.

ICEBOX CONTEMPORARY ART

Final week. Half-Empty is a multimedia installation of lights, sounds, containers, and water by Andrew Kaufman. Through April 13. 301A Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 856-7114.

ICON COFFEE

New work by Guatemalan artist Diego Isaías Hernández. Through May 31. 4301 Fremont Ave N,632-3535.

JACK STRAW NEW MEDIA GALLERY

Fences-Borders by sound artist Richard Lerman. Through April 28. 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919.

JAMES HARRIS GALLERY

Laura Letinsky’s dignified photographic still-lifes are Somewhere, Somewhere. Through May 6. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.

JOE BAR

Collages by Kate Endle starring the adorable L’il Red. Through April 30. 810 E Roy St,324-0407.

recommended KIMZEY MILLER GALLERY

Finaléis the starkly titled closing exhibition for this 30-year-old Seattle staple location. On rotation are works by the gallery’s stable of artists. Through May 26. 1225 Second Ave, 682-2339.

KITTREDGE GALLERY

Cris Bruch’s twist on the illuminated manuscript is texts poked in trash-can lids that are laid on the floor and lit from below in How Did I Get Here?Between the Lines is delicate studies of slippery language by Sally Schuh. Through April 20. 1500 N Warner St, Tacoma, 253-879-3701.

LINDA HODGES GALLERY

New paintings by NW veteran Gaylen Hansen. Through May 27. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.

LISA HARRIS GALLERY

Lois Silver’s figurative, vaguely noir oils. Through April 30. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.

LOCAL COLOR

New work by Moon Lee, Kelly Rae Cunningham, Adrianna Lobo Dalo, and Eric Beauzay. Through April 30. 1606 Pike Place,728-1717.

MITCHELLI’S GALLERY BAR

Pratt instructor Bruce Bott’s paintings and etchings. Through April 30. 84 Yesler Way, 623-3883.

MUSADESIGN

Historical African sculpture and contemporary paintings by Seth Ely are Counterpoints: Metaphors of Expression. Through June 2. 2617 Fifth Ave S,425-246-8464.

OUCH MY EYE

The first show for this venue since combining with JAG Design. 1022 First Ave S,293-7132.

PACINI LUBEL GALLERY

Politically inspired ceramic sculpture by Margaret Ford. Through April 29. 207 Second Ave S, 326-5555.

PATRICIA CAMERON GALLERY

Connect/Disconnect questions collaborative process. Through April 22. 234 Dexter Ave N, 343-9647.

PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER NORTHWEST

Portraits from Private Spaces are aristocratic images, made with long exposures and carefully composed backgrounds that reveal Jessica Todd Harper’s love for the Old Masters. Through May 15. 900 12th Ave, 720-7222.

PLASTIC PASSION

Final week. Heartfelt: super-cute plush toys at a toy store. Through April 14. 121 N 85thSt,782-8655.

recommended PLATFORM GALLERY

William Powhida’s art talks shit, but for a reason. This is his first solo show at Platform. Through May 6. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.

PORTALIS

Recent works by Deane Benninghoven. Through June 2. 5205 Ballard Ave NW,783-2007.

PUNCH GALLERY

This new gallery opens, fittingly, with the stable roundup Round One. Through April 30. 119 Prefontaine Pl S.

RICHARD HUGO HOUSE

Memory: Capturing Our Fleeting Existence is “introversion boxes” by Lisa Mei Ling Fong. Through May 28. 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030.

SAM DAY STUDIO

Work by late outdoor photographer Carl Skoog. Through May 30. 79 S Main St,714-6586.

SEAN STATTON SALON

Oil paintings by Tove PisaRelle. Through May 31. 900 Madison St,292-1181.

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM RENTAL/SALES GALLERY

Final week. Introductions is eight artists new to the gallery: Tori Ellison, Scott Foldesi, Claire Johnson, Irene Mahler, Inez Storer, Heinrich Toh, Marie Watt, Malei Young. Through April 15. 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101.

SHIFT STUDIO

Collaborations between Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour. Through April 29. 306 S Washington St #105, 962-0201.

SMITH TOWER GALLERY

Paul Gasoi: Flower Detective and the Case of the Royal Jelly! Sounds great. 512 Second Ave,666-9039.

SOIL ART GALLERY

PRESTO! Singular Work, Varied Compositions (exclamation points are in) will change each week in April. Through April 30. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061.

THE SWEATSHOP

Photography by Evan Gilman. Through April 30. 1510 E Olive Way,324-3662.

SWEATSHOP INC.

Beyond the Cave of Treasures (why keep going?): recent tempera and gold paintings by Nathan DiPietro. Through April 21. 1202 E Pine St, Ste B, 388-2373.

recommended TOLLBOOTH GALLERY

Copyright—We Have the Right to Copy… Or Do We? is a print and video installation depicting the ladies of the Danish collective Femmes Regionales in their copy workshop as they re-create well-known designs in paper models and listen to cover tunes. Through May 5. Broadway and 11th St, Tacoma, 253-572-0995.

TOST

Rachael Jackson’s Natural Color Photography. Through May 2. 513 N 36th St, Space E, 568-7419.

VAIN

Malibu Idol is new paintings by Nolan Lee Henderickson. Through April 30. 2018 First Ave, 441-3441.

VÉRITÉ COFFEE AND CUPCAKE ROYALE

Final week. Small-scale street photography by Paulette McKay. Through April 13. 2052 NW Market St, 782-9557.

VIVEZA GALLERY

New mixed-media work by Eric Olson. Through April 30. 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.

WALL SPACE

Structure, Mark Vercammen. Through May 12. 600 First Ave, Suite 322, 330-9137.

recommended WESTERN BRIDGE

Boys and Flowers: what a title. It’s an ambitious group show with a great lineup—a commissioned installation by Jeffry Mitchell that’s a tomb for a soon-to-be-closed Seattle bathhouse; Kutlug Ataman’s four-channel projected video installation Four Seasons of Veronica Read; English artist Paul Morrison’s Seattle debut with a mural flirting with various types of landscape imagery that covers the main gallery’s walls; an architectural model for the Seattle firm Universal Nonlinear Design’s proposal to raise a section of Denny Park to its pre-Regrade height; and a 14-foot assembled photographic panorama by Vancouver’s Scott McFarland. Through Aug 12. 3412 Fourth Ave S, 838-7444.

recommended WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY

A great pairing: Friese Undine’s punchy, politically engaged paintings read quickly, like expressionist graphics, and Merrill Wagner’s steel paintings are uncompromising and rewarding. Through April 30. 110 Union St #200, 587-6501.

WINDOWS ART GALLERY

In The Babel Series, Don Jones explores language and interpretation. Through April 30. 4131 Woodland Park Ave N, 425-806-8044.

WINSTON WÄCHTER FINE ART

Final week. Spring Highlights: painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography by nine artists including Julie Speidel and Michael Schultheis. Through April 13.203 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855.

WRIGHT EXHIBITION SPACE

Works on paper (mostly abstracts) and photographs (including a few Diane Arbus notables) commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the collecting collective the Washington Art Consortium. Through May 5.407 Dexter Ave N, 264-8200.

ZEITGEIST

Floaters is new encaustic work by Joan Engelmeyer. Through May 3. 171 S Jackson St,583-0497.