HENRY ART GALLERY
15th Ave NE & NE 41st St, 543-2280.
* GENE(SIS): CONTEMPORARY ART EXPLORES HUMAN GENOMICS
Art and science and truth and not. Including work by Eduardo Kac, Critical Art Ensemble, Catherine Chalmers, Dario Robleto, Daniel Lee, and local artists Susan Robb and Jaq Chartier. Discussion with Wylie Burke, chair of the University of Washington Medical History and Ethics Department on Thurs July 25 at 7 pm. Through Aug 25.
NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
3014 NW 67th St, 789-5707.
Mural tiles inspired by Norwegian ancestry. Through Sept 8.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.
COROT TO PICASSO: EUROPEAN MASTER WORKS FROM THE SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
It's summer--time to haul out the Impressionists. Here, the horizon is opened a bit, with the inclusion of something modern, something pre-. Lecture Tues July 30, 7 pm. Through Sept 15.
FOLK ARTS OF MEXICO
Do you really need me to walk you through this one? Through April 27, 2003.
WING LUKE ASIAN MUSEUM
407 Seventh Ave S, 623-5124.
ASSEMBLAGE UNRAVELING: CONSTRUCTS OF A FILIPINO AMERICAN AESTHETIC
Work by the isangmahal arts kollective that searches for a new Filipino visual vernacular. Through Aug 18.
WRIGHT EXHIBITION SPACE
407 Dexter Ave N, 264-8200.
There is some great and seminal work here that you won't find at any local institution--Nicholas Nixon's The Brown Sisters series, a Jim Campbell LED sculpture, a Gary Hill installation with a strobe light and a lot of grunting. Open-ended run.
* SARAH BECK
See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Sat July 27, 2-4 pm. A private suburban home, 8530 NE 26th St, Clyde Hill, Bellevue, 650-6051. Fri-Sun July 26-28, 10 am-7 pm.
* LEO SAUL BERK, DONNABELLE CASIS
Surveying explores Berk's fascination with the timber industry in the form of his 100-foot veneer ribbon sculpture, which promises to literally envelop its viewers. Vague, flirtatious oil forms compose Casis' hanker. Opening reception Sat July 27, 6-8 pm. Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through Sept 7.
DIANA FAIRBANKS, KATHERINE CLARK, BONNIE WILKINS
Mixed media, oils, and mixed media, respectively. ArtsWest Gallery, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963. Through Aug 24.
* SARAH MORRIS
The goals of commerce as illustrated through an accumulation of shopping bags. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 1334 First Ave, suite 140, 654-3240. Through Sept 29.
Group show spotlighting works by Fred Birchman, Diann Knezovich, Juliana Heyne, Michael Howard, and Elizabeth Sandvig. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave, 782-0355. Through Aug 11.
ROBERT WEINGARTEN, SHARON SELIGMAN
Leave it to Benham Gallery to attempt a set of shows that subtly juxtapose two topics that couldn't be further removed from one another: landscape and breast cancer. Benham Gallery, 1216 First Ave, 622-2480. Through Aug 31.
Featuring "twisted" paintings. Note to self: The terms "twisted" and "tasteful" are never, ever synonymous. Aftermath Gallery, 928 12th Ave, 709-9797. Through Aug 12.
Glasswork in restrained colors. Vetri International Glass, 1404 First Ave, 667-9608. Through Aug 4.
AMBASSADORS OF COLOR
The first annual show spotlighting members of the ArtsWest Artists Association. Runnings Family Gallery, ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963 ext 107. Through July 27.
TODD BERNAVE, RICHARD CHAVEZ, MARC BOSWORTH, NORMAN RUETER, STEPHEN WESSENDORF
Group show of budding artists. D'Adamo/Woltz Gallery, 307 Occidental Ave S, 652-4414. Through July 31.
Sculptural work inspired by mid-century design. Velocity Art and Design, 2206 Queen Anne Ave N, #201, 781-9494. Through Aug 15.
Three Tons refers quite literally to the amount of material shaped by the artist into large, prickly sculptural landscapes. In this case, it's three tons of nails. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through Aug 16.
MARTIN BLANK, AXEL RUSSMEYER, HIROSHI YAMANO
Three visions of glass--classical nudes, complex beads, and fish. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, second floor, 587-6501. Through July 28.
New paintings. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson, 583-0497. Through Aug 7.
* CLAIRE COWIE
Everybody had better show up for Cowie's first solo show in a big old grown-up gallery. Stagings examines a house of miniatures, subjects transformed into ambiguous forms by way of wall-size watercolors, photogravures, and sculptures. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through Aug 3.
THE DAHN FAMILY
It's a family affair! Murphy's, 2940 SW Avalon Way, 937-6070. Open-ended run.
KATHERYN DARNER-BOOZE, WILLIAM F. BOOZE, CAROL BERGER HERSHMAN
New jewelry work. Columbia City Gallery, 4916 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843. Through Sept 20.
DAVID de VILLIER
Tranquil Sounds and Silent Drifts combines de Villier's theatrical works with acrylics, ceramics, and bronze sculpture. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through July 27.
SETH DICKERMAN, STEVEN MEYERS, PEGGY WASHBURN
Landscapes. Flowers. Kids. Photography's only worthy subjects. Benham Gallery, 1216 First Ave, 622-2480. Through July 27.
OUT on the Streets documents in photography the exploitation of Seattle's queer street youth. Seattle Counseling Services for Sexual Minorities, 112 Broadway Ave E, 323-1768. Through July 31.
DISPLAY USE ONLY
Works in metal by over 30 artists from across the country, exploring craftwork's diminished focus on the functional. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St, Kirkland, 425-889-2963. Through Aug 2.
EASTSIDE PAINTERS: GROUP SHOW
Flowers and landscapes... with a twist! Just kidding. No twist. Miner Gallery, 346 15th Ave E, 568-1604. Through July 31.
FORGOTTEN WORKS CHALLENGE
Here's an interesting idea: What do you get when you give artists 30 days to complete 30 individual pieces, each to be sold for $30? Give up? Yeah, I don't really know either. Forgotten Works Gallery, 619 Western Ave, fourth floor, 343-7212. Through July 27.
GRAHAM FRACHA, BRAD CAPLIS
Fracha sketches images of interior design elements with oil on wood and canvas. Caplis works with acrylics to create impressions of images through large dots. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through July 31.
With Out In the Cold, Matthew Shepard Foundation photographer Alex Gibson documents (exploits?) the plight of queer street youth for charity. Benham Gallery, 1216 First Ave, 622-2480. Through July 26.
With work by Kipling West, Laurel Anderson, Elizabeth Jameson, Robert Rini, Neil Bashor, Jan Haag, and Arleann Lourdes. Otis Café, 1005 Boren Ave, 342-9866. Through July 28.
New paintings inspired by topographical characteristics. Still Life on the Ave, 1405 NE 50th, 624-2263. Through Sept 4.
An outdoor sculpture called Farmaceutical. Post Alley Sculpture Garden, 1417 Post Alley. Through Aug 10.
JOHN L. HARTER, MEERAN
Harter's cartoon-influenced acrylics, Meeran's emotional charcoals and pastels. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington, 624-9336. Through July 27.
A show about nothing? God, that sounds familiar. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through Aug 8.
IN THE GARDEN
It's a good month for flower art. Here's more. Winston Wächter Fine Art, 403 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855. Through Aug 16.
The very first exhibition at this brand-spankin'-new gallery featuring works by Miles Conrad, Cory Peeke, Manuel Tapia, and Brian Watson. Seattle LGBT Community Center Art Gallery, 1115 E Pike St, 323-5428. Through July 31.
"IT'S JUST LIKE THE MOVIES": THE SEQUEL
Independence Day brings another look at the direct artistic response to 9/11. Artists on exhibit include Gary Berg, Erica Enders, Keith Tabellione, and Alan Rushing, and others. Li'l Red Shack Gallery, 1028 First Ave S, 856-6555. Through Aug 11.
* ELIZABETH JAMESON
The pieces of attire in Jameson's drawings are laced, bound, padded, and insulated enough to protect the most fashionable member of the bomb squad. Ballard Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through Aug 31.
AARON JASINSKI, RACHAEL PEACOCK
Jasinski paints in a style reminiscent of contemporary children's literature illustration. Peacock works in mixed media on canvas. Aurafice Café, 616 & 612 E Pine St, 860-9977. Through July 31.
Poured paintings. King County Art Gallery, 506 Second Ave, suite 200, 296-7580. Through July 28.
Japan features new photographic work from, well, Japan. G. Gibson Gallery, 122 S Jackson, #200, 587-4033. Through Aug 17.
* KREEPY KRAFTS
Works by the Iron Maiden fan in you Arts and Crafts class. Don't miss the Victorian memento mori made of human hair. Also featuring new paintings by Sean Miller. Roq la Rue, 2224 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through Aug 2.
CAROLYN KRIEG, LAUREN GROSSMAN
Krieg's work combines original and found photographs, hand and digital manipulation, and darkroom trickery to produce strikingly rich chromogenic images. Grossman's sculptures contrast mechanics and religious metaphor. Esther Claypool Gallery, 617 Western Ave, 264-1586. Through July 27.
YUKI KUNIYUKI JR. AND I. H. KUNIYUKI
Photographic grab bag acting as a dialogue between two long-lost relatives. M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, 344-4379. Through Aug 16.
* KUSTOM SHOE
The Kustom Purse concept is back in this snappy clothing store; this installment features a more time-honored fetish object. Kuhlman, 2419 First Ave, 441-1999. Through Aug 31.
DANIEL LEON, JESSE BROWN
A new gallery, featuring the work of teenagers. Comes with the usual talk about youth outreach through art; here, though, they're showing it as art, and not as therapy. Emergence Gallery, 1914 Fourth Ave, 292-4142. Through Aug 4.
Two words: tree crotches. What are you waiting for? Two Bells, 2313 Fourth Ave, 441-3050. Through Aug 31.
Playful wood constructions. Solomon Fine Art, 1215 First Ave, 297-1400. Through July 26.
SHAWN NORDFORS, JAMES MATTEI
Two Cornish grads show off their wares, with Nordfors' dioramas built inside of wooden heads and Mattei's graffiti art for the gallery set. Foster/White Gallery, 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833. Through July 28.
Precise papercut portraits. Nation Gallery, 1921 Fifth Ave, 374-9492. Through Aug 11.
Juried by Michael Kenna (here plugging his current exhibition at G. Gibson), the Seventh Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition features 80 images that best illustrate the titular umbrella concept. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through Aug 30.
Aesthetics and genetics. Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through Aug 23.
Paintings exposing the criminally overlooked charm of Paris. Pitcairn Scott Gallery, 2207 Second Ave, 448-5380. Through July 30.
Kitschy portraits of kitschy celebrities. Artcore Studios, 5501A Airport Way S, 767-2673. Through Aug 16.
SOIL asks the question you thought you knew the answer to: "What does 'round' mean?" Featuring the work of Jana Brevick, Stefan Knorr, Mark Lawrence, Evan Blackwell, and Jack Daws. SOIL Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through July 31.
Inexpensive graphic-designy art. Check out the innocent/generic orifice by Dan Paulus. Area 51, 401 E Pine St, 568-4782. Through July 31.
Subtle botanical abstractions. Still Life in Fremont Coffeehouse, 709 N 35th St, 547-9850. Through Aug 4.
* KELLY STATON
In conjunction with the upcoming Childish Film Festival, the Little Theatre presents this series of paintings, entitled The Secret Life of Nancy Drew. Maybe we'll finally get the real dirt on what was going on with Ned Nickerson when Nancy wasn't getting her lame ass caught in all those hidden staircases. Little Theatre Gallery, 609 19th Ave E, 343-9653. Through Aug 24.
TIM SULLIVAN & LAUREN STEINHARDT
Collaborative installation exploring, among other things, repressed human nature. Commencement Art Gallery, 902 Commerce St, Tacoma, 253-591-5341.
Cast glass and ceramic sculptures comprise the flowery works of Cornucopia. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through Aug 3.
* JOHN TAYLOR
Taylor's ships are phenomenal things: meticulously made from driftwood, bits of old machinery, and tiny obsessive touches such as rulers, lights, and stamps. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through July 27.
Two major collections of Tobey's work are represented in this "important exhibition." Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1533 Ninth Ave, 622-7243. Through Aug 1.
Twenty Years of Making is a survey of Tremblay's career in mixed-media and installation. Sacred Circle Gallery of American Indian Art, Daybreak Star, Discovery Park, 285-4425. Through July 28.
New paintings and sculptures. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through Aug 16.
Landscapes focusing on, you know, nature and beauty and shit. Global Art Venue, 314 First Ave S, 322-6498. Through July 30.
* ALICE WHEELER
Hooray, the people are back in Wheeler's photographs. In All About Evil, she focuses on Seattle's underground cultures and personal image alteration in their various forms. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through July 27.
LESLIE WILLIAMS CAIN, MARLENE BAUER, ROBERT CONNELL
Works inspired by varying features of the Northwest landscape in chalk pastels, acrylic paintings, and ink, respectively. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through July 27.
SOIL member exhibits recent romps in illustration, painting, and comics. Victrola Coffee, 411 15th Ave E, 325-6520. Through July 31.
In Drawings Pleasant & Unpleasant, Woodring takes a break from the outlandish color of his brilliant comics work with a collection of complex charcoal drawings. Elliott Bay Café, 101 S Main St, 682-6664. Through Aug 31.
A window installation about regenerative female energy. Also featuring One Off, a rotating show focusing on the monotype. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 1334 First Ave, 654-3240. Through July 29.
Brettell, an Impressionism scholar and author of Painting Quickly in France, discusses the current Corot to Picasso exhibition through the looking glass of Monet's Seine at Bougival (1869). Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St, 654-3100. Tues July 30 at 7 pm.
ALOK HSU KWANG-HAN
Another master of Chinese calligraphic art visits the Asian Art Museum, this time in the form of Kwang-han, discussing his Zen-based, Western-inspired paintings. Seattle Asian Art Museum, 1400 E Prospect St, 654-3100, Sat July 27, noon-2 pm.
FIRST ANNUAL A.F.A. AUCTION
The Pound Gallery celebrates their inaugural auction, benefiting themselves, and the Alliance for Fostering Arts. The Pound Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 323-0557, Sat July 27, 6-10 pm.
A children's book installation about Andrea Yates, a film in French about a suicidal metal duck, a landscape with an interactive vanishing point, and much more all combine for the Shunpike Arts Collective's latest low-fidelity event. Gallery Fresh Goods, 211 1/2 First Ave, 297-3064, Thurs July 25, 8 pm. Suggested donation $3.
"WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH HALF?"
One-night, two-location, half-inch (get it?) video art extravaganza. Tacoma Art Museum, 1123 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258, Thurs July 25 at 6:30 pm, and Commencement Art Gallery, 902 Commerce, Tacoma, 253-591-5341, Thurs July 25 at 8 pm.