Museums

recommended Frye Art Museum
Klompen: Trimpin's coin-operated Dutch clogs dancing in air. Through Jan 21. I Love My Time, I Don't Like My Time: the Viennese artist Erwin Wurm explores the heart of sculpture through funny, serious, provocative, and self-effacing performance, video, photography, and drawing. Through Jan 28. Spectatorship and Desire: Love restores the paintings that curator Robin Held removed from the walls, set beside visitor comments made in their absence. Through Mar 4. "Demon seed or sweet innocent?" That's the question about the children in the historical folk art portraits of Little Women, Little Men. Through Feb 4. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.

Henry Art Gallery
We Decided to Let Them Say "We Are Convinced" Twice. It Was More Convincing This Way: Raad's photographs of the 1982 siege of Beirut, taken when he was 15 and now reprinted from the degraded negatives, are certainly guilty of being distant and beautiful. Raad is making the radical proposition that these empty post-traumatic frames, with their winsome static, represent the way the world really looks. Through Feb 11. Floating Plaster/City Motion: the return (and expansion) of the terrific animated floor installation by Yuki Nakamura and Robert Campbell that premiered at 911 Media Arts in September. Through Dec 31. The Biographical Landscape: the groundbreaking photography of Stephen Shore, 1968-1993. Through Dec 31. 15th Ave NE at NE 41st St, 543-2280.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
Art deco sculpture from the collection, and drawings for a deco-designed space at the museum that didn't come to be. Through Jan 15. Iranian-born exile Shirin Neshat's Tooba is a 12-minute video installation of a woman on a dusty hill menaced by a band of men until she makes a sort of escape. Through Apr 8. Discovering Buddhist Art, Seeking the Sublime. Ongoing. Vik Muniz: Reflex, a retrospective of the Brazilian-born artist who arranges sculptural mosaics in unusual materials, photographs them, and then destroys them. Through Jan 15. 1400 E Prospect St (Volunteer Park), 654-3100.

Tacoma Art Museum
The Art of Eric Carle: originals by the artist known for the children's book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Through Jan 21. Symphonic Poem: Sculpture and flatwork by Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson conjures the lives of Africans and African-Americans. Through Jan 28. Trimpin's installation Conloninpurple: a five-octave, playable, room-sized instrument. Through Dec 31. 1701 Pacific Ave, 253-272-4258.

Continuing Exhibitions

4 Culture
The History of Television, 1974-2006: Tivon Rice reduces television to form and light. Through Dec 29. 101 Prefontaine Place S.

Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Surreal paintings by Rob Clarke, an artist who moonlights as a cremationist. Through Jan 4. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.

Bluebottle Gallery
New Works: robot drawings by R. Nicholas Kuszyk. Through Dec 30. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.

Catherine Person Gallery
Illumine: illuminated photographs by Seattle artist Yancy Wright. Through Dec 22. 319 Third Ave, 726-1836.

recommended Center on Contemporary Art
The 2006 CoCA Annual: the sleeper hit of the moment. Through Dec 30. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.

Davidson Contemporary
Camile Patha's new paintings using a variety of techniques and mediums, including oil, encaustic, airbrush, stencil, and fingerpainting. Through Dec 23. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.

recommended Davidson Galleries
German Expressionist Prints: Heckel, Beckmann, Muller, Pechstein, Kirchner, Feininger, Schmidt-Rottluff. Introductions 2006: five artists new to Davidson. Through Dec 23. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.

Experience Music Project
DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein is EMP's first foray into visual art, focusing on Paul Allen's private collection: "In its six years, EMP has been more of an overpriced tourist attraction than a home for the exchange of ideas about rock music, and rock is something we know Allen loves. How does he really feel about art, and what is his vision for showing it? This show doesn't answer those questions. Instead, it relies on celebrity. Even in rock, that only goes so far." (Jen Graves) Through Jan 1. 2901 Broad St, 770-2700.

Fancy+Pants
The pop stylings of Portland's Trish Grantham. Through Dec 31. 1914 Second Ave.

recommended Fantagraphic Bookstore and Gallery
30 Years of Misfit Lit: Bagge, Burns, Clowes, Crumb, Ware, and more. Through Jan 4. 1201 S. Vale Street, 658-0110.

Form/Space Atelier
Folk Populi: retablos by the sons of Alfredo Vilchis Roque, photographs of Mexican urban life by Sedora DeBondthe, and Wall of The People/Will of the People: 131 artworks displayed in the manner of Greg Lundgren's Hideout wall. Ongoing. 1907 Second Ave, 448-2302.

recommended Francine Seders Gallery
Bitter Love: Gail Grinnell's acrylic drawings overlay and intertwine with the concise notations printed on dressmaking patterns. Through Dec 24. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.

G. Gibson Gallery
15 + 1/2 : anniversary show by gallery artists including Michael Brophy, Larry Calkins, Maija Fiebig, Bill Jacobson, and Richard Misrach. Through Dec 23. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.

Gallery 110
Brighter: a juried show of gallery artists' best work from 2006. Through Dec 30. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.

Garde Rail Gallery
New Ships, New Works: John Taylor's interpretive models of ships as well as depictions of Jonah, the whale, and Noah's ark, in found objects. Through Jan 27. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.

recommended Greg Kucera Gallery
Etchings by Robert Motherwell working with master printer Catherine Mosley, and an ecstatic architectural installation upstairs, by Seattle-based Scott Trimble in his Kucera debut. Through Dec 23. 212 Third Ave 2, 624-0770.

Grover/Thurston Gallery
Flower: John Randall Nelson combines painting, drawing, and text. Through Dec 22. 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816.

recommended Howard House
Never Always: the amazements of conceptual carver Dan Webb. Through Jan 13, 2007. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.

recommended James Harris Gallery
Actual: Roy McMakin's digitally layered photographs of domestic objects restore the objects to sculpture. Through Dec 22. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.

Lawrimore Project
Are We There Yet?: four black viewing boxes showing video of car trips with audio from one side of a conversation between two people meeting for the first time, by Sami Ben Larbi, plus prints based on the rides. Through Dec 30. 831 Airport Way S, 501-1231.

OKOK
Sincere Intentions: animal protagonists surrounded by graphite renderings of thoughts, memories and text, by Tra Selhtrow. Through Jan 14. 5107 Ballard Ave NW.

recommended Platform Gallery
King Wave: killer waves and cemeteries by Stephen Hilyard. Through Dec 30. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.

Punch Gallery
Riddled: sculptural work by Howard Barlow. Through Dec 31. 119 Prefontaine Pl S.

Support The Stranger

Roq La Rue
Soletta: aerial views of apocalypse, by Jean Pierre Roy. The Calling: anthropomorphic creatures caught in disturbing acts, by MaDora Frey. Through Feb 2. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.

recommended Seattle artREsource
Greg Kucera and Larry Yocom venture into affordable resales from local collectors, with works ranging from Warhol's Wayne Gretzky to Mandy Greer's rag-doll imagery. Ongoing. 625 First Ave.

recommended Soil Art Gallery
Malfunction: Sentimental Ghost is Missing (see review). Through Dec 31. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8601.

Viveza Gallery
Terraform: Francesca Berrini tears apart maps and collages the scraps. Through Dec 24. 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.

Zeitgeist
New Work by Eugene Parnell: a wall installation called Yield, and a museum-scale diorama entitled Life In The Seas, Part I: The Cambrian. Through Jan 3. 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497.

Events

The Nomadic Project
Kristin Abraham and Alfonso Llamas decided they'd had enough of an America divided by war and politics. Living out of a car, they spent a week touring each state, in which Abraham made a painting, which was then carried to the next state and displayed by a participating gallery. From December 21-31, the project (www.thenomadicproject.com) will be complete when one gallery from each state displays a single painting. The Kirsten Gallery, 5320 Roosevelt Way NE, 522-2011.