500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218.
* CHRISTIAN MARCLAY
Final Week. In conjunction with Marclay's mid-career retrospective at SAM (which is good but a little quiet), ConWorks presents Marclay's Guitar Drag, a video projection (and the harsh sounds) of a guitar pulled along behind a truck in Texas and being utterly destroyed, with the terrible echoes of a black man murdered in a similar fashion in 1998. (If you've seen the great documentary Two Towns of Jasper, you'll know what I'm talking about.) Through April 25.
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
Final Week. 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.
ONLY SKIN DEEP
The entwined issues of race and photography, as they explore each other, in a show organized by the International Center of Photography. Through June 13.
ART & DESIGN BFA EXHIBITION
Work by graduate students in art and design. There's always something that makes you glad you went. Opening reception Thurs April 22, 6-9 pm. Trick and Murray Building, 306 Westlake Ave, 726-5011. Through May 7.
BLUE EARTH ALLIANCE
BEA's spring photography exhibition, featuring some of the Alliance's ongoing projects, all dealing with endangered cultures and social issues. Opening reception Sat April 24, 7-9 pm. Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 800 Convention Place, 694-5805. Through June 24.
LAMBDA RHO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
New work, in all media, by the artists of Lambda Rho, who raise money for UW art students. Opening reception Sun April 25, noon-2 pm. The Runnings Family Gallery, ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963 ext 107. Through May 8.
MY LIFE WITHOUT WORDS
Art by teenagers. Opening reception Fri April 23, 6-8 pm. YMCA Triangle Art Gallery, 909 Fourth Ave, 382-7899. Through June 15.
* LORI NIX
Photographs of off-kilter dioramas--which the artist builds in her spare room--that have a sense about them of the animated Christmas special gone awry. Opens Thurs April 22. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through May 29.
* STUPID DEF DEATH
See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Sat April 24, 7-10 pm. Sal's Barbershop, 1520 E Olive Way. Through June 30.
JAMES W. SUTHERLAND
A show called The Birthday House. Opening reception Mon April 26, 6-8 pm. Cafe Flora, 2901 E Madison St, 325-9100. Through May 16.
13 LUCID EGGS
Bluebottle regulars tackle a springtime theme. Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through April 29.
JUAN ALONSO, MAR GORMAN
Final Week. Alonso's paintings are inspired by childhood memories of Cuba. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through April 25.
ANNUAL STUDENT ART EXHIBITION
Student work by students! South Seattle Community College Art Gallery, 6000 16th Ave SW, 764-5337. Through May 11.
ART IN THE MAKING
A collaborative exhibition/workshop that brings together artists and at-risk youth. Artists' Gallery of Seattle, 902 First Ave S, 340-0830. Through April 30.
Paintings in oil. Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave N, 783-2244. Through April 30.
Mixed-media paintings on Mylar. Patricia Cameron Fine Art, 105 S Main St #204, 343-9647. Through May 31.
With work by Devi Pellerin, Matt Kelly, Davis Limbach, Pars, and Chris Pugmire. Counterfeit, 1216 10th Ave, 861-7465. Through May 22.
Installations built from sections of wooden doors. Gallery4Culture, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580. Through April 30.
New paintings. Ballard Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through April 30.
CHAD E. DOWNARD
Final Week. Paintings on travel and perception. Vérité Coffee, 1101 34th Ave, 709-4497. Through April 25.
Abstract paintings in bold hues. Friesen Gallery, 1210 Second Ave, 628-9501. Through May 15.
ALAN FULLE, JUN KANEKO
Recent paintings and sculpture from Fulle and Kaneko, respectively. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, second floor, 587-6501. Through May 2.
LOIS GRAHAM, T. L. LANGE
Final Week. Monotypes from Graham and paintings by the late Lange. Foster/White Gallery at Pioneer Square, 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833. Through April 27.
Work by Virna Haffer, prominent local photographer, who died in 1974. Martin-Zambito Fine Art, 721 E Pike St, 726-9509. Through May 5.
JESSALYN HAGGENJOS, NISHA KELEN
Haggenjos incorporates found and discarded objects (a fine difference) into Misshapen Life; Kelen's paintings are large and abstract. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through May 22.
Glass and mixed-media works that represent "floating feelings." Viveza Gallery, 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584. Through May 1.
New work. Forgotten Works, 619 Western Ave, fourth floor, 343-7212. Through April 30.
New paintings, featuring her recurring cast of characters, by the hugely popular artist. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through April 30.
MARGOT QUAN KNIGHT, RINEKE ENGWERDA
Photographs of dismembered bodies from Knight, a former photographer for the R&D arm of Benetton, and hyperrealist paintings from the Dutch painter Engwerda. Atelier 31 Gallery, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through May 2.
New landscapes. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through May 1.
Final Week. Paintings about the world's cities. The Nico Gallery, 619 Western Ave, second floor, 229-4593. Through April 24.
MEMBERS/VOLUNTEER VISUAL ART SHOWCASE
They got lots of talent down there. Vera Art Gallery, 1916 Fourth Ave, 956-8372. Through May 13.
THE NATURE OF DEVOTION
The idea of art as devotion, not to say devotional art. Panel discussion Sun April 25, 1 pm. Seattle Academy of Fine Art, Steele Gallery, 1501 10th Ave E, 526-2787. Through May 1.
Nebeker's new paintings take their cues from plays by Henrik Ibsen. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, 443-3315. Through April 30.
Sculpture and installation pieces about living on Beacon Hill--including tiny terrariums in gumball-machine prize bubbles, and a miniature bucolic waterfall in a trash can (which might be his best work ever). Zero Plus and James Graham, 1205 E Pike St #1d, 323-4009. Through May 1.
New oil paintings about the possibilities of order in chaos. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497. Through May 5.
NORTHWEST WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
Their 64th annual open exhibition. Opening reception later this month. Art Institute of Seattle, 2523 Elliott Ave, 800-275-2471. Through May 12.
A lot of really good artists, many of them represented by other galleries around town, making work under pseudonyms. I'd tell you who they are, but it's more fun not to. 1506 Projects, 1506 E Olive Way, 329-5400. Through May 30.
Final Week. Serendipity across the art world, curated by local artist I. H. Kuniyuki. M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, 344-4379. Through April 23.
* JODI ROCKWELL, TIMEA TIHANYI
Final Week. Structural and conceptual interpretations of the mattress, in a show entitled Fluid Exchange. SOIL, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through April 25.
New paintings from the Stranger illustrator and comics artist. Victrola Coffee & Art, 411 15th Ave E, 325-6520. Through April 30.
A video installation (plus two-dimensional work) on stepping back from the brink. Tollbooth Gallery, Broadway & 11th Ave, Tacoma, 253-572-0995. Through June 2.
NORMA JEAN STRAW, TIM "BLASE" ROUNDS
Color and black-and-white photographs of Some People. VAIN, 2018 First Ave, 441-3441. Through April 30.
BARBARA EARL THOMAS
New work. Shoreline Community College Gallery, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, 546-4101 ext 4433. Through May 15.
* JOHN WATERS, ENRIQUE MARTêNEZ CELAYA
New photos from the Baltimore master of schlock, plus new works on paper from the enigmatic Mart,nez Celaya. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through May 8.
A photography auction to benefit the programs of Youth in Focus. Fri April 23, 6 pm. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218.
URSEATTLE SILENT BENEFIT AUCTION
An auction to benefit URSeattle, an arts organization that battles homophobia. Thurs April 22, 7-10 pm. The Vesper Lounge, 212 Fifth Ave S, 223-0593.
WALLINGFORD THEN AND NOW
A slide lecture by historian Paul Dorpat. Tues April 27, 7-9 pm. Hamilton Middle School Auditorium, 1610 N 41st St, 622-6952, $12.
CARRIE MAE WEEMS
Weems plumbs history for images and bypassed cultural information about African Americans, and then reconfigures it as art. Whatever she has to say is probably a lot more interesting than Only Skin Deep, the exhibition under whose rubric she's been invited. Mon April 26, 7 pm. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St, 654-3100.