500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218.
* FROZEN MOMENTS
Reviewed this issue. Opening reception Fri May 14, 8 pm-2 am, $7/free for members. Through June 27.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.
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.
THE WRIGHT EXHIBITION SPACE
407 Dexter Ave N, 264-8200.
THE FIGURE IN CONTEMPORARY ART
Thirty works from the Wrights' collection, including one of those newish Eric Fischls everyone's talking about. Through June 18.
INTERDEPENDANCE: THE ART OF THE COVENANT
An "interdimensional" art show. Opening reception Sat May 15, 8 pm. Gallery of the Senses, 1402 E Pike St, 568-0291. Through June 30.
New paintings and prints. Opening reception Sat May 15, 7-10 pm. Lucky Dog, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 523-JAVA. Through June 30.
* ELIZABETH JAMESON, MARY MOLYNEAUX
It's always worth seeing what Elizabeth Jameson's up to, in this case drawings of exaggerated and often impossible clothing in a softer vein than her previous (and rather creepy) works. With mixed-media paintings from Molyneaux. Opening reception Fri May 14, 5-7 pm. Ballard Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through June 1.
OLEKSIY KOVALENKO, OLEKSANDRA PRYVEDA
Work by two Ukrainian artists steeped in the crafts of their country. Opening reception Wed May 19, 5-7 pm. M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central Community College, Broadway Ave and Pine St, 344-4379. Through June 3.
Delicate and discomfiting. Opening reception Fri May 14, 7-10 pm. Bubba Mavis Gallery, 434 Yale Ave N, 285-5888. Ongoing.
CHRISTOPHE ROBERTS, MAIKOIYO ALLEY-BARNES
Roberts' mixed-media works, with "post-consumer figurative compositions" from Alley-Barnes. Opening reception Sat May 15, 7 pm. Auto Gallery of Seattle, 3025 First Ave, 448-1247. Through July 13.
JOCK STURGES, TOD GANGLER
Sturges is best known for his documentation of nudist families. Here, with natural (as opposed to naturist) photographer Gangler, he's in a show called The True Nature of Light. Opening reception Thurs May 13, 6-8 pm. Benham Gallery, 1222 First Ave, 622-2480. Through June 19.
SUPER-SIZED: THE BIG PRINT SHOW
This has nothing to do with McDonald's but everything to do with Chuck Close, Robert Gober, Ed Ruscha, and Kiki Smith. And others. Opens Fri May 14, 10:30 am-5:30 pm. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through June 12.
HENRY STINSON, ANDREW HARE
Stinson is expressionist and sculptural; Hare is scientific and precise. Two painters in a show called A Closer Look. Opening reception Sun May 16, 3-5 pm. The Runnings Family Gallery, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963 ext 107. Through June 12.
* KEITH TILFORD
Tilford draws gazillions of tiny symbols to make larger works--akin to those photo mosaic things you see everywhere, but infinitely more layered and creepy. His sculpture is made entirely of plastic snap ties. Opening reception Thurs May 13, 6-8 pm. James Harris Gallery, 309 A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through June 12.
* TWENTY BILLS
Twenty posters by twenty artists for twenty dollars each (the posters, not the artists). Opening reception Sat May 15, 7-10 pm. Garage Sale Gallery, 512 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, (360) 293-2407. Through June 15.
VOICES IN CLAY
The Center's resident ceramic artists. Opening reception Thurs May 13, 6-9 pm. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St, 425-822-7161. Through June 4.
AFTERMATH TO ZEITGEIST
Final Week. A little exchange program for emerging artists: Seattle artists are showing at the Portland gallery Zeitgeist, and 16 emerging Portland artists are showing here. Neat! Aftermath, 928 12th Ave, 709-9797. Through May 15.
What happens when humans and animals mate? Joe Bar, 810 E Roy St, 324-0407. Through May 31.
Kitsch meets comics. Trabant Chai Lounge, 1309 NE 45th St, 675-0668. Through May 31.
Oil paintings by the San Diego artist. The Nico Gallery, 619 Western Ave, second floor, 229-4593. Through May 29.
The human body, rendered in stone. Post Alley Sculpture Garden, 1413 Post Alley, 382-1001. Through May 31.
Circles imposed on squares, process paintings using nontraditional materials. Winston W...chter Fine Art, 403 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855. Through June 23.
ANNA DAEDALUS, RAE MAHAFFEY
Final Week. Daedalus' new works are digital tableaux with themes borrowed from fairy tales. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through May 15.
Ferris' inspired and odd heraldry--royal eggs, imperious baby chicks--in Wonder World. Two Bells Tavern, 2313 Fourth Ave, 441-3050. Through June 2.
Drawings of bodies in Life Drawings. Market Graphics, 1935 First Ave, 441-7732. Through June 4.
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.
On her trip to West Africa last year, Holler felt the heaviness of time, and photographed its manifestation everywhere she could. The Alibi Room, 85 Pike St, 623-3180. Through May 31.
Intaglio prints. Kent Arts Commission Gallery, Kent City Hall, fourth floor, 220 Fourth Ave S, 253-856-5050. Through May 27.
MEMBERS/VOLUNTEER VISUAL ART SHOWCASE
Final Week. They got lots of talent. Vera Art Gallery, 1916 Fourth Ave, 956-8372. Through May 13.
JUAN VEGAS MIRANDA, SEGUNDO RAMON "SEKIN" TUME RUMICHE
Final Week. Abstract oil paintings by two Peruvian artists. Collabo Art & Design, 5 Lake St, Kirkland, 425-827-3504. Through May 13.
* LORI NIX
"Nix's scenes are photographed to seem more or less full-scale, and are populated with tiny model-railroad figures and houses and also with things that are artist-made, but part of their charm is that they're not particularly invested in fooling you. For all the intimations of doom, the images are insouciant, happily counterfeit, and this doesn't make them one bit less effective. They have the glancing impenetrable unreality of film stills; think Blue Velvet. " (Emily Hall) G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through May 29.
Nisbet has shifted his focus from chairs to the whole realm of domestic objects, here used as elements of pattern and a kind of gentle abstraction. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through May 29.
"World photography." Ballard U-Frame-It Gallery, 5601 20th Ave NW, 784-7565. Through May 31.
Nine Canadian artists, doing what Canadian artists do. SOIL Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through May 30.
LYNDA K. ROCKWOOD, PAUL MORAN
Sculpture and drawing by Rockwood; paintings by Moran. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave, 782-0355. Through May 30.
Here's the last Seattle Collects curated by Beth Sellars, who has managed the City of Seattle's portable art collection since the beginning of time. I mean, for five years. And she's done a great job. Opens Mon May 17. Reception later this month. City Space, third floor, Bank of America Tower, 701 Fifth Ave, 749-9525. Through July 23.
Scenes of life and jazz. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315. Through May 29.
* STUPID DEF DEATH
Images from the Fat Boys' album covers. Sal's Barbershop, 1520 E Olive Way. Through June 30.
JAMES W. SUTHERLAND
Final Week. A show called The Birthday House. Cafe Flora, 2901 E Madison St, 325-9100. Through May 16.
With work by Bellen Drake, Charles Miró-Quesada, Laurel Schultz, Luke Strosnider, and Kerry M. Zimmerman. Reception later this month. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through June 15.
BARBARA EARL THOMAS
Final Week. New work. Shoreline Community College Gallery, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, 546-4101 ext 4433. Through May 15.
* TARA THOMAS
More Sloth paintings! We love these! Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873. Through June 30.
Statuettes formed from found debris. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through May 29.
Baskets woven around stones. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave, 624-3034. Through May 29.
"Yarn" can refer to both tale and thread; here is a group show incorporating both. Solomon Fine Art, 1215 First Ave, 297-1400. Through June 11.
THE ART OF RESISTANCE POLITICAL ART FESTIVAL
Two days of workshops, discussions, performance, and exhibition around the various issues proposed by political art (including, one hopes, whether or not it can be, let alone do, any good). Fri May 14 and Sat May 15. Most events (see Theater Calendar for more listings) take place at the Arts Brewery, 3100 Airport Way S (others are at CHAC). For more information: www.artofresistance-seattle.net, $30 registration fee for the entire festival.
A nine-channel video installation, assembled by artist John Bain in the lobby of On the Boards, that tracks and edits the movements of theater patrons. Thurs-Sun May 13-16, 7-8 pm. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, 217-9888, free.
Metalsmith demonstrations. Sat-Sun May 15-16, 10 am-6 pm. Danaca Design, 5619 University Way NE, 524-0916, free
WHAT'S UP: SKYSCRAPERS
Everything about skyscrapers, courtesy of the Seattle Architectural Foundation. Tour begins at 10 am, Sat May 15. Rainier Square Atrium, 1333 Fifth Ave, Suite 300, 667-9184, $12.
One of China's renowned public artists talks about his work. Lecture Mon May 17, 7 pm. Kane Hall, Room 220, University of Washington, 543-9901, free.