CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART
1420 11th Ave, 728-1980.

* CROSSROADS: NEW ART FROM THE NORTHWEST

Despite the obligatory hollow title, Crossroads, as culled by Microsoft Collection curator Michel Klein, represents the works of some pretty able creators--namely, the likes of Claire Cowie, Casey Keeler, Gaylen Hansen, and more. Through April 30.

HENRY ART GALLERY
15th Ave NE & NE 41st St, 543-2280.

* JAMES TURRELL

The ground has been broken for Skyspace, Turrell's permanent installation at the Henry, but it won't be done until this summer. Until then, you can satisfy yourself with this exhibition of new light installations, with models and drawings from his literally monumental Roden Crater--a volcano in Arizona he is resculpting in order to, in his words, "reshape the sky." Through Oct 5.

* GILLIAN WEARING

Wearing's 10-16 installation, a simple single-screen video projection, makes an eerie blend of audio collected from interviews with children in these formative years (10-16) and video images of adults performing their dialogue in lip-synch. Through May 4.

OPENING EXHIBITIONS


LINCOLN CLARKES

The powerful double entendre of Clarkes' nationally recognized photo collection Heroines finds its way to the Photographic Center Northwest in the form of 30 portraits documenting the addicted women of Vancouver B.C.'s Downtown Eastside. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through April 29.

DOT GAIN

A chance view at the work of freelance illustrators before the ruthless newspaper industry gets its hands on it: The artists of Seattle's finest newspaper, Tablet, present wares produced for publication. Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through April 26.

DIANA FALCHUK

A work-in-progress, Falchuk's sculpture reflects our city's controversial public communicator, combining four telephone poles and a mess of torn paper--with "viewer participation encouraged." Post Alley Sculpture Garden, 1417 Post Alley, 286-9096. Through May 31.

* LISA LIEDGREN

Keeping time with wax (and wane), Liedgren's subtle timelines reflect epochs of importance, in the soft ticks of the lunar cycle. Opening reception Thurs March 27, 5:30-7:30 pm. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through April 26.

DOUGHLAS REMY, PETER OWEN

In a show entitled Yin and Yang (seriously), Remy contrasts his elaborate "assemblages" with Owen's yang, er... oils on canvas. Opening reception Tues March 30, 3-5 pm. Runnings Gallery, 4711 California Ave SW, Lobby of the ArtsWest Playhouse, 938-0963.

ADDE RUSSELL, THE BRA SHOW

Russell's three-dimensional works in mixed media fight for attention amongst the mammory mass of Emily Duffy, Angela Anderson, and Lisa Sheets' strapped and padded works in the medium of Brassiere. Opening reception Wed April 2, 5:30-8 pm. Atelier 31, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through April 27.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS


ANATOMICALLY CORRECT

Final week. Members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators exhibit works that are primarily meant as meticulously crafted representations of the biological world, but what are at root revelations of classic beauty. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St, 425-822-7161. Through April 4.

GWENDOLYN ATWOOD

Final week. New bright-and-shiny nudes falling under the title Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe (Luncheon on the Grass). Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through April 3.

ANDREA BURDEN

Final week. Ethereal works in oil. Gallery Mikhel, 109 First Ave S, 292-2000. Through March 28.

LEIV FAGERENG

Final week. The pop culture blender collages Fagereng's works in oil--a jumble of youth, politics, and America in a series entitled My Delicious Demons. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 728-1966. Through April 2.

* MORRIS GRAVES, ALICE WHEELER

Final week. The specter of Northwest Mystics (or "The Family," as I like to call them) continues its ironfisted reign of terror over Seattle well after their deaths, with another major exhibition of Graves' paintings and drawings. Also featuring three documentary suites by longtime Stranger photographer Wheeler on her most famous subject, Kurt Cobain. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through March 29.

* JON HADDOCK

The banalities of life and politics, rendered in the heroic narrative of Marvel Comics. Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through April 5.

JENNIFER HARRISON

Final week. In the first in its Blame Canada series, Garde Rail presents the paintings of self-taught (and apparently sane) "outsider" Canuck Harrison. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through March 29.

ILLUSTRIOUS

Final week. Featuring commercial artists Tim Silbaugh, Chuck Demorat, Tony Kieme, and The Stranger's own Joe Newton getting their personal expression on. Roq la Rue Gallery, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through March 29.

INTRODUCTIONS 2003

Meet nine artists new to the gallery, including Katy Stone, Brian Murphy, Shane Carpenter, Julia Haack, Pam Keeley, Margie Livingston, Lance Morrison, Stephen O'Donnell, and Cathy Woo. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 1334 First Ave, 654-3240. Through April 12.

ISMS

Final week. A doctrine of... something. The Isms show--in correlation with Ladyfest Seattle--explores the motivating passions of women. Featuring such artists as Amy Stevens, Dhrista Donner, and Tomiko Jones. Artist reception Thurs March 27, 6-10 pm. Pound Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 323-0557. Through March 31.

STEVE JONES

Final week. Paying tribute to its beloved patron, Cafe Allegro hosts a brief exhibit for Jones, a recently deceased travel photographer. Cafe Allegro, 4214 University Way NE, 633-3030. Through March 31.

* KLAVIER NONETTE

An installation of nine antique toy pianos souped up with electromechanics and programmed with compositions commissioned specifically for the exhibition. Bring a quarter for their jukebox-coaxed mechanisms, and immerse yourself in clang. Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through April 27.

KAZUO KADONAGA

Installations of materials--wood, paper, bamboo, and glass--that embrace natural process as an intrinsic element of structure. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through April 11.

STEPHEN McCLELLAND, DAVID FRENCH

Final week. In his first Seattle show in five years, McClelland presents a series of small gouache and oil paintings, along with French's wood-and-paint sculptures. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through March 29.

NAME THAT PRONOUN!

Final week. Um, "it"? Joon Miette's take on gender identity, with the help of such notables as Nikki McClure (swoon), Storme Webber, Bootsy Holler, Irit Reinheimer, and JT Bunnell. Artist reception Thurs March 27, 6-8:30 pm. Aftermath Gallery, 928 12th Ave, 709-9797. Through March 31.

NEW MEMBER SHOW

Final week. The recent inductees have been through their hazing ceremonies, and are now welcomed with open walls. With works by Stefano Catalani, Jana Brevick, Helen Curtis, Claire Johnson, and Jodi Rockwell. Soil Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through March 30.

ASHLEY THORNER

Final week. Pliable plastic pods, rooted in queries of efficiency and science fiction. King County Art Gallery, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, second floor, 296-7580. Through March 29.

* WOMEN WHO ROCK PHOTOGRAPHY

Final week. With works by Alice Wheeler, Bootsy Holler, Robin Laananen, and Victoria Renard, among many others. Artist reception Sat March 29, 6-8 pm. Vera Project, 1916 Fourth Ave, 956-VERA. Through March 31.

EVENTS


* GIRLIE FUN SHOW

One night only. What appears to be a beacon of light in the otherwise underwhelming festivities of Ladyfest Seattle, the Girlie Fun Show is a one-night-only explosion of over 50 female artists (including Ellen Forney, Elizabeth Jameson, Joon Miette, and Kipling West, among others), designers, and performers, all celebrating the cervix-equipped. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 860-5245. Fri March 28, 7 pm-1 am. $10.

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