OPENINGS


THESIS EXHIBITION

PCNW presents an exhibition for the graduating students of its wide-ranging certificate program, including the works of Reema Abu-Gheida, Paul Ford, Kim Hood, Shelli Hyrkas-Joo, and Michael Stadler. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through July 29.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS


AMBER ANDERSON, STACY SCHONHARDT, STACY SCHWEIGLER

Final week. Abstract and dreamlike paintings. Gallery 124, 124 S Washington St, 748-9975. Through June 30.

THE ARTIST INSIDE... ARCHITECTS AS FINE ARTISTS

Final week. The principals and designers of local architectural firms shake their sillies out with a gallery exhibition of fine art works--featuring the work of Wyn Bielaska, Ron van der Veen, Jon Rader, and Michael Machnic. Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave N, 783-2244. Through June 28.

THERESA BATTY, CHRISTEL DILLBOHNER

Final week. Batty's luminous glass and pigment bricks, coupled with Dillbohner's encaustic paintings and sculptures. Atelier 31, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through June 29.

* BOOMBOX

"My radio, believe me, I like it loud/I'm the man with a box that can rock the crowd/Walkin' down the street, to the hardcore beat/While my JVC vibrates the concrete/I'm sorry if you can't understand/But I need a radio inside my hand/Don't mean to offend other citizens/But I kick my volume way past 10. " (LL Cool J) Vera Project, 1916 Fourth Ave, 956-8372. Through July 31.

PHIL BORGES, DAVIS FREEMAN

The shoulders and heads of humanity, as brought to you by the Avedon-esque portraiture of Borges, and Freeman's critic-proof photographs of major contributors to the visual arts. Benham Gallery, 1216 First Ave, 622-2480. Through July 19.

JOEL BROCK

Final week. Muted, geometric still lifes in pastel, charcoal, graphite, and gesso. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315. Through June 28.

DEBORAH BUTTERFIELD

Evocative, equine metal constructions. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Aug 2.

NANCY CALLAN, JULIA RICKETTS

Final week. A collaborative show that finds both artists charting unfamiliar territory, Echoes forces glass artist Callan and painter Ricketts to abandon the comfort zone of color for monochromatics. Solomon Fine Art, 1215 First Ave, 297-1400. Through June 27.

KEITH CARTER

Atmospheric photographer Carter presents his latest set--a series titled Dancing Bear and Other Daydreams. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through July 26.

DALE CHIHULY, ETSUKO TASHIMA, LISA ZERKOWITZ

Final week. Glass, glass, and more glass. Glass every-fucking-where. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through June 28.

BARBARA DIENER, JAMIE FARAGE

Final week. Recent Seattle Central photo grads Diener and Farage bare their bodies (of work) for public judgment. Emergence Gallery, 1914 Fourth Ave, 292-4142. Through June 29.

* GAS, CASH, OR GLASS

Work that both flaunts and subverts the clichés of glass--partly by showing work that is very Roq-la-Rue-style, all made of glass: Glass flames, impossible glass high-heeled shoes, glass marshmallow Peeps. Roq la Rue, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through July 3.

GLASSWORKS FROM THE PORTABLE COLLECTION

Unfeasibly expensive glassware, with works by Jeff Crandall, Stephen Dale Edwards, and that pirate-looking guy, among others. Key Tower Gallery, 700 Fifth Ave, 684-7171. Through July 10.

G. LASS

Final week. Women and glass. Pound Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 323-0557. Through June 30.

CLINT AND SCOTT GRIFFIN

In the third and final installment of Garde Rail's great white curatorial series Blame Canada, the Toronto-based brothers Griffin present their photographic paintings and metal assemblages. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through July 26.

URSULA GULLOW

Final week. Gullow's familiar narratives, in a show (situated in a restaurant, no less) titled The Purge. Glo's, 1621 E Olive Way, 783-3426. Through June 29.

JIM HALL

Final week. Manifestations of beauty and gender in Cambodia, from drag queens to brides. Bluebottle Art Gallery, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through June 29.

* CANDIDA HÖFER

Reviewed this week. Winston Wächter Fine Art, 403 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855. Through July 9.

DAVE HORNOR

Final week. After setting ablaze a meticulously rendered wooden body, Hornor presents its remainders, as well as the documents to prove it. King County Art Gallery, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 205-8592. Through June 27.

INTERDIMENSIONAL ART MOVEMENT UNIFIED

Final week. I apologize for transcribing the above title. Featuring works by Alex and Allyson Grey, Robert Venosa, Mark Henson, etc. Gallery of the Senses, 1402 E Pike St, 866-874-8913. Through June 30.

NANCY F. KIEFER, MARJORIE J. RUBIN

Final week. Kiefer's oil portraits, along with Rubin's earthy monotypes. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through June 28.

JON MEYER

Final week. Experiments with Light represents local photographer Meyer's latest works in subtly altered reality. ToST, 513 N 36th St, 547-0240. Through June 30.

JULIE BRAGONIER MINNICK

Final week. Employing the personal politics of feminism, Minnick delivers Imagination, her latest. Pitcairn-Scott Gallery, 2207 Second Ave, 448-5380. Through June 30.

JOSHUA PETKER

Final week. With Roq la Rue's Kirsten Anderson at the curatorial helm, the Damsel Collective's new gallery presents pictures of ladies. La Sirena Gallery, 2222 Second Ave, Suite 100, 374-8669. Through June 30.

REX RAY

Final week. Abstract, organic, and stylish collages by San Francisco artist and designer Ray. Velocity Art & Design, 2206 Queen Anne Ave N, #201, 781-9494. Through June 30.

CHRIS ROBINSON

Final week. Celebrated muralist and portraitist Robinson presents "images of liberation and freedom" that are somehow south Asian. Gallery Mikhel, 109 First Ave S, 292-2000. Through June 30.

* STEVE RODEN

Reviewed this week. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through Aug 1. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through Aug 15.

* JOHN SEAL

Final week. See Stranger Suggests. Tom Landowski Gallery, 403 Cedar St, 380-2172. Through July 2.

THIS IS NOT ART GLASS

Final week. "Much of the work in This Is Not Art Glass refers to the ruts that glass finds itself in--precious container, decorative object--and posits an alternative kind of art, in which the fetish aura around the object is cleared away in favor of the object itself. It doesn't always work, but at least there are artists asking the right question, which in this case is not how glass, but why?" (Emily Hall) SOIL Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through June 29.

* UN©

Final week. Reviewed this issue. Black Lab Gallery, 4216 Sixth Ave NW, 706-7017. Through June 30.

PATRICK WILLIAMS, ANN BORWICK

Final week. Williams' lowbrow cartoon narratives on the topic of suburbia, with Borwick's snow globe sculptures. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through June 28.

BRYAN YECK

Final week. An examination of the less glamorous aspects of horticulture. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497. Through July 2.

EVENTS


SPAWNS OF INSOMNIA

This week only. The members of Cartoonists Northwest pledge the impossible (or at least the deeply irrational) with Spawns of Insomnia, a 24-hour cartooning marathon that proposes each of its participants finish an entire comic book in the span of a single day. Broadway Market, 401 Broadway E, 525-6257. Sat-Sun June 28-29, 5 pm-5 pm.

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE

One night only. A hit-and-run, four-hour art show at Secluded Alley Works as curated by Debi Boyette, and featuring such artists as Christian Gordy, Ashley Fox, and Dan Ayala. Secluded Alley Works, 113 12th Ave, 839-0880. Thurs June 26, 7-11 pm.

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