LIS WRIGHT IVEC
Pastel drawings of martyred saints. Opens Sun Feb 1. U-Frame It, 5601 20th Ave NW, 784-7565. Through Feb 28.
L. KELLY LYLES
Animal portraits and "slice of life" tableaux painted on discarded furniture. Opens Mon Feb 2. Kent Arts Commission Gallery, 220 Fourth Ave S, Kent, 253-856-5050. Through Feb 27.
Final week. Very, very weird: Allen photographs buildings so that they appear to be only faades, and insists it's just a matter of perspective and perception. AIA Seattle, 1911 First Ave, 448-4938. Through Jan 29.
Final week. The body as battlefield, decoration, sufferer, torturer, and last frontier: art about the body, juried by Gene Gentry McMahon. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through Jan 31.
Final week. Sculptural quilts, right on tiny little beds. CDA Gallery, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580. Through Jan 30.
Final week. Hundreds of clay skulls, and one bronze one, from the former official sculptor for the Hendrix family. (These things may or may not be unrelated.) Gallery of the Senses, 1402 E Pike St, 569-0291. Through Jan 30.
Final week. New still-life drawings and paintings. Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1533 Ninth Ave, 622-7243. Through Feb 2.
Final week. PCNW's annual show, juried this year by TAM's Patricia McDonnell. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through Jan 30.
* PEOPLE SKILZ
We were happily wrong--People Skilz is not one day only, is in fact up through mid-March. It's a show, curated by Yeti's Mike McGonigal, of work from 17 young artists from all over the country. With refreshments and a surprise musical guest. No Space, 534 Summit Ave, 709-8780. Through March 22.
DAVID PIRRIE, JUNKO YAMAMOTO
Final week. Pirrie's crashed automobile paintings (hello, John Chamberlain) and Yamamoto's airy abstractions of big ideas. Atelier 31 Gallery, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through Feb 1.
Final week. Possibly radical time-warp mindfuck with video set against animated photographs. The Joint Gallery, Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 322-3569. Through Jan 30.
STRATA, SALLY CLEVELAND
Final week. All manner of stripes (op, pop, and painterly) with local landscapes by Cleveland. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through Jan 31.
Final week. New photographs and painting. The Alibi Room, 85 E Pike St (at Post Alley), 623-3180. Through Feb 4.
Final week. "The best of the new work in YSA!!!, to my mind, is in video. There's Rob Zverina's 792 Short Films, and then there's a Peter Mundwiler work, with two videos running side by side: one is of a few minutes filmed in a cafe, and the other of every action in the first video carefully scripted and reenacted. It's hard, after leaving the gallery, not to see your every movement as deliberate, and something that might be noted down somewhere. " (Emily Hall) Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through Jan 31.
I HEART RUMMAGE
One day only. The artisans are back. Crafts, crafts, and more crafts! Sun Feb 1, noon-4 pm. Crocodile Cafe, 2200 Second Ave, 441-5611.
* MYSTERIO SIMPATICO
The really rather strange combination of Bill Frisell's music and Jim Woodring's drawings. Apparently Frisell is skipping the Grammys--he's nominated--to do this event. Wed-Sat Feb 4-7, 7:30 pm. Rendezvous, 2320 Second Ave, 441-5823. $15. Through Feb 8.
NERD ROCK FASHION SHOW A GO GO
One night only. Yet another fashion show, although this one seems to have a bit of life and nerve to it. The show, which includes something called "Celebrity Dates" with Three Imaginary Girls and Web Crowell (The Stranger's 2003 Film Genius), benefits Hometown Gravy, an arts education organization. Fri Jan 30, 8 pm. Rendezvous, 2322 Second Ave, 441-5823. $8-$10.
* SEATTLE EROTIC ART FESTIVAL
See Stranger Suggests. One weekend only. Fri-Sun Jan 30-Feb 1. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N. Go to www.seattleerotic.org for schedule of events and information about tickets.
WORLD ARTS AND MUSICIANS ALLIANCE CELEBRATION
One night only. With painting, photography, and music from--you guessed it--around the world. Fri Jan 30, 8:30-10:30 pm. Benham Gallery, 1216 First Ave, 853-5683. $10.