CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART
408 Dexter Ave, 728-1980.

NEOQUEER

The annual exhibition of the Queer Caucus for Art. Through March 31.

CONSOLIDATED WORKS
500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218.

SONIC ABSORPTION

The disconnect between sound and vision, embodied. With work by artists from all over the country. Through April 4.

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

* ROY McMAKIN

I'm still not convinced that everything McMakin does is art, but the wall of refrigerators is worth the price of admission. Through May 10.

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.

* CHRISTIAN MARCLAY

This exhibition, which is mostly made up of Marclay's art objects--rather than his performance and audio work--also features Video Quartet, a 15-minute four-channel video that you should drop everything and run over to the museum and see immediately. Through April 25.

GALLERY OPENINGS


THOMAS L. ANDERSON

Mixed-media abstraction on metal surfaces. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 5-8 pm. Kimzey Miller Gallery, 1225 Second Ave, 682-2339. Through March 27.

ART OF WORLD WAR II

Including propaganda, art by soldiers, and antiwar material. Opens Thurs March 4. Martin-Zambito Fine Art, 721 E Pike St, 726-9509. Through April 7.

JAMEY BAUMGARDT

How the war in Iraq, and pretty much everything else, is sold to us, in Selling the War. Opening reception Fri March 5, 6-10 pm. Viveza Gallery, 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584. Through March 27.

GRETCHEN BENNETT, DEBRA BAXTER

Bennett is a master of finding and assembling; her show, a few years ago, of found scraps of paper that happen to look like dogs, was pretty stunning. With Baxter's new powder-puff clouds. Opening reception Sat March 6, 7-10 pm. SOIL Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through March 28.

RANDY BOLANDER

A new sculpture, called Afterlife 13, in the new sculpture garden. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 5-8 pm. Pioneer Square Sculpture Garden, 611 Second Ave. Through March 27.

JAMES JUSTIN BROWN

Architectural and figurative forms. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 5:30-8 pm. Delight Hamilton Gallery, 157 S Jackson St, 223-9446. Through March 31.

THOMAS BROWN, CHARI BREVIK-FAIRLY

Digital photographs by Brown; a memorial exhibit of Brevik-Fairly's photographs, courtesy of the African American Photographers Association. Opening reception Sat March 6, 7-10 pm. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through April 1.

TOM BURROWS

Large expanses of resin embedded with graphite and other materials. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. Foster/White Gallery in Pioneer Square, 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833. Through March 23.

LESLIE WILLIAMS CAIN, KEVIN FLETCHER

Chalk pastels, by Cain, of the Eastern Washington landscape, with Fletcher's industrial monotypes. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through March 27.

A COLLECTOR'S EYE

Works from the collection of Paul Brainerd. With prints by the masters of photography, such as Walker Evans, Berenice Abbott, and several local photographers. Opening reception Fri March 5, 6-8 pm. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through March 29.

CATHERINE COOK

Abstract paintings, slowly built. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. CDA Gallery, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, second floor, 296-8674. Through March 26.

PAT DE CARO

The imperfect memory of childhood, with masked heroic children, shifting layers, and unusual images paired. Opening reception Sun March 7, 2-4 pm. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through March 28.

TOM DeGROOT

Abstract painting on Tyvek. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 728-1966. Through March 31.

DREW DEMETER, SARAH KAVAGE, LIBBY PACE

Three artists on beauty, complexity, abstraction. Opening reception Fri March 5, 6-9 pm. Priceless Works Gallery, 619 N 35th St, 349-9943. Through March 29.

MILO DUKE, LOUISE BRITTON

Duke's uncommon still lifes, which take place among what seem to be charged world events; Britton's local landscapes. Opening reception Fri March 5, 6-8 pm. Fountainhead Gallery, 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467. Through March 27.

TOM FAWKES

Exceedingly, almost unbelievably, bright paintings of Renaissance gardens. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through March 27.

FELT: EXHIBITING TEXTURE

Work by Seattle and New York artists on... felt! Opening reception Wed March 3, 6-9 pm. Joe Bar, 810 E Roy St, 324-0407. Through March 31.

BLAINE FONTANA

In The Manifest Soup Transcripts, Chapters 1-9, Fontana meditates on his own existence and inspiration. Opening reception Sat March 6, 7-11 pm. Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through March 30.

CORRIE GREENING

Four interactive, site-specific works in Numerosity. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 8-10 pm. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0521. Through April 30.

EMERGING STUDENT ARTISTS

A group show featuring work by students from Pratt, Cornish, and SAFA. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 5-9 pm. D'Adamo/Woltz Gallery, 307 Occidental Ave S, 652-4414. Through March 30.

CHRISTOPHER HARRIS

Pinhole-camera photographs, taken from a single vantage point, of a Puget Sound inlet. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315. Through March 27.

* FAY JONES

See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through April 30.

TODD KARAM, JAMIE GRAY, JAMES DRURY

Karam's mixed-media paintings; Gray's botanical abstractions; Drury's funny little line drawings. Opening reception Sat March 6, 6-9 pm. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through March 31.

LAURIE LeCLAIR, SUSAN SEUBERT

LeClair's paintings incorporate a sense of impending doom into the experience of looking at them; Seubert's tiny tintypes feature domestic objects. Opening reception Wed March 3, 5:30-8 pm. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through April 17.

JULIE LINDELL, MIDGE WILLIAMS

Lindell focuses on the "cross your fingers" gesture of good luck; Williams draws the Alaskan Way Viaduct, over and over again. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through March 27.

ART LOUIE

He's been painting for over 60 years. Celebrate! Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. Gallery 124 at the Last Supper Club, 124 S Washington St, 748-9975. Through March 31.

ALDEN MASON, JAMES MATTEI, MANFRED LINDENBERGER, MERRILEE MOORE, JOHN de WIT

A group exhibition called Light/Color/Motion. Opens Thurs March 4. Foster/White Gallery in Rainier Square, 1331 Fifth Ave, 583-0100. Through April 20.

NANCY MEE

New sculptures in metal and glass. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 5:30-8:30 pm. Woodside/Braseth Gallery, 1533 Ninth Ave, 622-7243. Through March 25.

BILLY MILLER

Figurative oil paintings, inspired by Schiele and Cortazar. Opening reception Sat March 6, 7-9 pm. Seattle LGBT Community Center, 1115 E Pike St, 323-5428. Through March 31.

DORIS MOSLER

Monotype collages, with abstraction and nature. Opening reception Fri March 5, 6-9 pm. Frame Up Studios, 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657. Through March 31.

NANCY PETERFREUND

Color photographs of the industrial/residential neighborhood along the Duwamish. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. Globe Gallery, 105 S Main St, 612-7655. Through March 30.

GENE PIZZUTO

Landscape and figures--everything! Reception Wed March 3, 5-8 pm. Baas Art Gallery, 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742. Through March 31.

DAVID ULYSSES PORTNOW, VICTOR HAYDEN, ANNA KATZER, ERIC TODD

Portnow's palindromes and weird nursery rhymes; with excerpts from a new graphic novel by Hayden, who is a former Captain Beefheart member. Todd's work is up for one night only. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 5-10 pm. Forgotten Works Gallery, 619 Western Ave, fourth floor, 343-7212. Through March 28.

A. J. POWER

Paintings based on the artist's experience as an aid worker in Africa. Opening reception Sat March 6, 7-10 pm. Victrola Coffee & Art, 411 15th Ave E, 325-6520. Through April 1.

ANDREA PROCTOR

Humorous new paintings in acrylic. Opening reception Wed March 3, 4:30-7 pm. Fourth Floor Gallery, Highline Community College, S 240th St and Pacific Highway S, 878-3710. Through March 31.

ADDE RUSSELL, BRIAN CHAPMAN

Russell's paintings feature various creatures entangled in a meandering red threadlike line; Chapman's figures are falling, diving, jumping through the air. Opening reception Wed March 3, 6-8 pm. Atelier 31, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through March 28.

MARC SAMUELSSON

New paintings in The Brutality of the Morning. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 8-10 pm. Satellite Lounge, 1118 E Pike St, 324-4019. Through April 1.

SAW GROUP SHOW

Featuring Ellen Forney, Dan Ayala, Weylin McGraw, Eileen Mullin, Stan Mastalerz, Skye MacNeill, Amanda Breck, Kinoko, and R. Gail Wick. Also, SAW's third birthday! With music and raffle and silent auction. Opening reception Friday March 5, 7-12 pm. Secluded Alley Works, 113 12th Ave, 839-0880. Through March 21.

* ROGER SHIMOMURA

See Stranger Suggests. Opens Thurs March 4. Artist talk Sat March 6 at noon. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through March 27.

LUCIO SICURCAIV

Paintings made while the artist was undergoing the rather toxic treatment for hepatitis C. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-8 pm. ERAC Galleria, 2119 Second Ave, 461-6923. Through April 1.

SHAUN SURETHING

New paintings in acrylic and spray paint, plus two floors of artist studios open on First Thursday. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-9 pm. VAIN Beauty World, 2018 First Ave, 441-3441. Through March 31.

EDDIE RAY WALKER

Paintings combining Asian calligraphy, abstract expressionism, and European impressionism. Goodness! Opening reception Thurs March 4, 6-10 pm. Artists' Gallery of Seattle, 902 First Ave S, 340-0830. Through March 31.

WARLUKURLANGU ARTIST COOPERATIVE

Can you say that? Work by Australian aboriginal artists. Opening reception Fri March 5, 6-8:30 pm. Jeffrey Moose Gallery, 1333 Fifth Ave, second level, 467-6951. Through March 31.

ROGER WHEELER

Paintings, sculpture, and masks in 40 Years in Fremont: Mythic Totems, Spirit Worlds. Opening reception Fri March 5, 6-10 pm. Gallery 154, 154 N 35th St, 634-1569. Through March 28.

YAUGER WILLIAMS

Digital work about digital work: representations of a single pixel. Opening reception Thurs March 4, 5-8 pm. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, second floor, 587-6501. Through March 28.

YOUTH IN FOCUS

Anniversary show of Youth in Focus students. Opening reception Fri March 5, 5:30-7 pm. Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave N, 783-2244. Through March 27.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS


* CLAIRE COWIE

Unstable, multiple-horizoned landscapes, made of the artist's prints and drawings. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through March 27.

* BILL DANIEL

Daniel, who documents different kinds of subculture in unexpected ways, here presents Seadrift, Texas--a video/living room installation about a fishing town's clash with a plastics plant--in Tollbooth's tiny little video gallery space. Tollbooth Gallery, 11th St and Broadway Ave, Tacoma, 253-572-0995. Through April 10.

BEN DARBY

A life-sized panda bear cut apart and painted with different and meticulous scenes of China. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through March 27.

ELLEN GARVENS, GERRI ONDRIZEK

The hidden parts of bodies--DNA and unimaginable prosthetics. Solomon Fine Art, 1215 First Ave, 297-1400. Through March 19.

CARL HASSE

Hooray, Bubba-Mavis is back! The first show at the new incarnation of this strange little gallery is Hasse's pixilated information maps. Bubba-Mavis, 434 Yale Ave N, 285-5888. Through March 12.

JESSIXA

Comics-based prints, with lots of cartoon hot dogs. Bean & Bagel, 1410 NE 40th St, 547-5649. Through March 18.

DAVID KONIGSBERG

Final week. Paintings about escape and flight. Ballard Fether-ston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through March 5.

LEGACY

Final week. Some of Seattle's African-American artists: Edward Hill, Angelina McQuarter, Mark Atlas, Carol Williams, and others. M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway Ave, 344-4379. Through March 5.

DAMON MINAEY, ANGEL 179, BILLYE MERRILL, BYC CREW, PARS

New work. Trabant Chai Lounge, 1309 NE 45th St, 675-0668. Through March 20.

ANDI PIHL

Some really rather strange photographs, created in a pitch-black room using odd light sources. 2112, 2114 Eighth Ave W, 634-1144. Through March 25.

MELISSA SANBORN, CHRISTOPHER NELSON

Final week. Sanborn's mixed-media works are influenced by dreams and fantasy; Nelson explores still lifes. Emergence Gallery, 1914 Fourth Ave, 292-4142. Through March 5.

EVENTS


LO-FI

CHAC promises that this will be a multimedia extravaganza. Featuring the Bad Things, Christina Nation, and Tommy Shane. Thurs March 4 at 10 pm. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0521 , $5.

I HEART RUMMAGE

Your favorite crafty artisans are back. Sun March 7, noon-4 pm. Crocodile Cafe, 2200 Second Ave, 448-2114. For more information: www.iheartrummage.com.

STYLE: THE LETTER REVOLUTION

This is "style" as in "style writing" as in graffiti. Apparently every inch of the venue is a possible canvas. See what happens. Sat March 6 at 9 pm. Old Rainier Brewery, 3100 Airport Way S, 442-0262. Tickets available at the door only, $20.

MICHAEL SWENEY LECTURE

The director of contemporary art at Davidson Galleries (and former director of the Charles Cowles Gallery in New York) talks about moving cross-country in a free lecture. Friday March 5, 6-8 pm at Microsoft's Palouse Room/Cafe 34 (directions: www.microsoft.com/mscorp/artcollection).

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