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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

Opening. The first major museum exhibition of the dark, epic drawings of Robyn O’Neil, organized by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, comes to the Frye. Artist talk Sat April 29, 2 pm. Also new is Amy Helfand: Modern Nature, collages and textiles based on garden imagery that are the latest in curator Robin Held’s exhibition cycle exploring contemporary approaches to landscape. Both shows open Sat April 28, and run through July 30. Swallow Harder is a meaty, confrontational bunch of 47 contemporary works preoccupied with sex, death, and rock ’n’ roll loaned by Seattle collectors Ben and Eileen Krohn. See it. Through May 14. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.

recommended HENRY ART GALLERY

Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes is massive, site-specific, enter-able installations, plus smaller sculptures and drawings and a room dedicated to the Lewis and Clark Trail Confluence Project by the artist-architect best known for thinking up the Vietnam War Memorial in 1981. Through Sept 3. Roy Lichtenstein: Prints 1956–97 is a sprawling survey for the pop artist. Kelly Mark Thanks Everyone for Everything isa series of funny 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. Final week. 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

Final week. Vancouver artist Brian Jungen recontextualizes consumer objects, turning Nike Air Jordans into Northwest Coast native masks, TV trays into a social-minimalist monument documenting racism in the Canadian prison system, and plastic patio chairs into whale skeletons. His more than 40 drawings, sculptures, and large-scale installations are up at the VAG. Through April 30. 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

FUEL COFFEE

Work from the past year by Seattle photographer Leslie Duss. Reception Mon May 1. Through May 29. 610 19th Ave E,329-4700.

G. GIBSON GALLERY

Photographs by JoAnn Verburg and paintings by Marc Dennis. Reception and artist talk Sat April 29, 4–6 pm. Through May 27. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.

JOE BAR

Friends of Little Roy is photography by Erin L. Shafkind. Reception Wed May 3, 6–9 pm. Through May 31. Final week. Collages by Kate Endle starring the adorable Lil’ Red. Through April 30. 810 E Roy St,324-0407.

recommended SUYAMA SPACE

SHHH is a major installation by composer/sculptor Trimpin. Reception Fri April 28, 5-7 pm. The German-born artist will lecture at the gallery Sat April 29, noon. Through July 28. 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809.

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.

BAAS ART GALLERY & FRAMING

Final week. 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

Final week. 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

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

CATHERINE PERSON GALLERY

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

COLLINS PUB

Final week. Catherine Cook’s abstract-ish paintings hint at The Shape of Things. Through April 29. 526 Second Ave, 898-7090.

COLORGRAPHICS

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

CORRIDOR GALLERY

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

recommended CRAWL SPACE GALLERY

Personally Public is new public projects by 11 artists and artist teams that have been occurring since January and are now presented, reexamined, or expanded in the gallery in the form of video, photography, written and numerical “data,” and artifactual objects. The lineup of artists includes SuttonBeresCuller, Diana Falchuk, Sarah Kavage, Nicole Kistler, Ron Lambert, Vaughn Bell, and Peter Gaucys. Through May 14. 504 E Denny Way, #1, 322-5752.

D’ADAMO/WOLTZ GALLERY

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

DAVIDSON CONTEMPORARY

Final week. Allan Packer’s 64’’n14’ - 76’’w32’ AP is installation-based conceptual work exploring history, geography, and Inuit culture. Through April 29. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.

DAVIDSON GALLERIES

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

FAIRE GALLERY CAFE

New paintings by Aaron Bagley. Through May 12. 1351 E Olive Way,652-0781.

FLOATING LEAVES TEA

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

FOSTER/WHITE GALLERY

Final week. 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.

FOUNTAINHEAD GALLERY

Final week. Tranquil Journey is new paintings by Paul McCall. Through April 30. 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467.

FRAME UP STUDIOS

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

FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY

Final week. 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

Final week. 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.

recommended GALLERY 4CULTURE

Final week. Wait Until Spring, Brother is Mary Simpson’s striking, lonely etchings, and two absorbing stop-action Super 8 films made from her prints, with soundtracks from the singer/arranger Robin Holcomb and L.A. sound artist 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

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

GARDE RAIL GALLERY

TRiO is the tidy still lifes of Holly Ferrell, the celebrity portraits made of corrugated cardboard by Jesse Montes, and Greg Pelner’s slightly frenetic nudes and animals. Through May 13. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.

recommended GREG KUCERA GALLERY

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

recommended HALO

New Paintings by Rachel Maxi. Through July 22. 1919 Third Ave,256-0715.

recommended HOWARD HOUSE

Matthew Picton’s Volumetric Drawings, land forms in epoxy resin and rubber, and new abstract paintings by Donnabelle Casis in Hunch. Through May 13. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.

ICEBOX CONTEMPORARY ART

Surrender is a papier-mâché installation inspired by a vivid dream, by Chauney Peck. Through May 11. 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

Final week. 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.

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.

KIRKLAND PERFORMANCE CENTER

Final week. Photographs from Eva Sköld Westerlind’s Solitary Traveler Series. Through April 30. 350 Kirkland Ave,425-828-0422.

LINDA HODGES GALLERY

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

LISA HARRIS GALLERY

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

LOCAL COLOR

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

THE LUSTY LADY

Final week. The Lynch by Marc Samuelsson is “multilayered digital images incorporating Japanese pink prison films into the side of the glass building on Fourth and Blanchard.” Through April 30. 1315 First Ave,622-2120.

MITCHELLI’S GALLERY BAR

Final week. 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

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

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.

recommended PLATFORM GALLERY

Brooklyn artist William Powhida’s art talks shit, but for a reason. These are the animalistic hissings of an emerging artist fighting his position in the world. Alternatively, they’re narrative drawings that ooze charm. 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

Final week. 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.

ROQ LA RUE

Once Upon a Time is paintings and prints by Catalina Estrada. Also up: Ever After is a small group show with work by Gretchen Ryan, Moira Hahn, and Amy Crehore. Through May 6. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.

SALON ZAFFA

Final week. The Blindfold Series: A through Z is photography by Suzanne Ragan Lentz. Through April 29. 1550 N 34th St #110.

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.

SHIFT STUDIO

Final week. 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! Nice title. 512 Second Ave,666-9039.

SOIL ART GALLERY

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

THE SWEATSHOP

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

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

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

VAIN

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

VIVEZA GALLERY

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

WALL SPACE

Structure is portraits of nude men by Mark Vercammen. Through May 13. 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

Final week. A great pairing: Friese Undine’s punchy, political paintings read quickly, like expressionist graphics, and Merrill Wagner’s steel paintings, this time flirting with citrusy yellow, are uncompromising and rewarding. Through April 30. 110 Union St #200, 587-6501.

WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY TACOMA

Jay MacDonnell’s glasswork is The Garden. Also up: Soldier Factory is new work by veteran artist Charles Parriott. Through May 7. 1821 E Dock St,253-383-3685.

WINDOWS ART GALLERY

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

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

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

EVENTS

THIRD ANNUAL BIRDHOUSE AUCTION

More than 40 artists made birdhouses to be auctioned off in this benefit for Capitol Hill’s Stevens Elementary School. Sat April 29, 6–11 pm. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E.

ART TALK SERIES: GERHARD RICHTER

Su Job lectures about the work of Gerhard Richter at Seattle Academy of Fine Art, Fri April 28, 12:30–1:30 pm. 1501 10th Ave E, 526-2787.

 

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