305 Harrison St, Seattle Center, 441-1768.
JUMP TO JAPAN
Final week. Another exhibition on all-pervading Japanese pop culture--this time for kids. With lots of make-your-own-stuff activities. Through June 6.
500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218.
Six works about the permutations of memory. Through June 27.
HENRY ART GALLERY
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.
MASTER OF FINE ARTS 2004
See what the young smarty-pantses are up to. Through June 20. SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.
VAN GOGH TO MONDRIAN: MODERN ART FROM THE KRÖLLER-MÜLLER MUSEUM
Major works by major artists, courtesy of a Dutch collection. Through Sept 12.
3412 Fourth Ave S, 838-7444.
"The demonic form of possession suggested by Shirin Neshat's luminous work creates a context for the exhibition, an aura that is as inspired as it is sinister, a kind of encouragement to let yourself be taken over by what you're seeing... in all the show has the urgency of someone pressing on you a thing particularly loved. " (Emily Hall) Through Oct 9. GALLERY OPENINGS
Paintings of men, with wood objects amending the portraits. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 6-8 pm. Ace Studios Gallery, 619 Western Ave, 623-1288. Through June 26.
LORDAN BUNCH, MIKI LEE, BARBARA ROBERTSON, DAVID ROBERTS
Lots to look at here, but what's most promising are the 19th-century lithographs, by David Roberts, of Egypt and Jerusalem, usually tiny figures with ancient monuments soaring over them. Opening reception Wed June 2, 5:30-7 pm. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through June 26.
Carpi-Nelli calls himself a "neobeat painter," and paints a lot of jazz. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 6-8 pm. Last Supper Club, 124 S Washington St, 748-9975. Through June 30.
Mixed-media work. Opening reception Fri June 4, 6-9 pm. Frame Up Studios, 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657. Through June 29.
New works in Eye Candy Photography. Opening reception Sat June 5, 6-9 pm. S-n-M Underworld, 219 Broadway Ave E, second floor of the Alley building, 322-5541. Through June 30.
Work in the abstract expressionist vein. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 5-8 pm. Carpi/Nelli Gallery, 108 Occidental Ave, 621-1144. Through June 30.
MICHAEL DICKTER, MARIO RICCI
Dickter explores themes of flying, falling, floating; Ricci, in his first U.S. exhibition, shows challenging gauzy silhouettes. Opening reception Wed June 2, 6-8 pm. Atelier 31, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through June 27.
Fingerprints cast in bronze. Opens Thurs June 3. Delight Hamilton Gallery, 157 S Jackson St, 223-9446. Through July 31.
KATE ENDLE, RACHEL MAXI
Endle's collages, with Maxi's paintings of places at night, all artificial light and shadows. Opening reception Sat June 5, 6-9 pm. Artemis Gallery, 3107 South Day St, 323-0562. Through June 30.
Fagereng's realistic and slightly hysterical paintings put one in mind of manic shopping sprees. They're usually cool and sometimes kind of frightening. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 6-8 pm. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497. Through June 30.
LARRY FODOR, ANN MALLORY
Fodor's wax and oil paintings in Beneath the Surface; Mallory's sculptures based on organic forms. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 5-8 pm. Friesen Gallery, 1210 Second Ave, 628-9501. Through July 17.
New works in Natural Tendencies. Opening reception Fri June 4, 6-10 pm. Pitcairn Scott, 2207 Second Ave, 448-5380. Through June 26.
GALLERY ARTISTS EXHIBITION
A selection of work. Foster/White in Rainier Square, 1331 Fifth Ave, 583-0100. Through June 22.
SUSAN GANS, ELLEN WIXTED
Gans explores the frank ambiguity of mannequins and store display; Wixted's paintings look into the world of the office and the day job. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 6-8 pm. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through June 26.
RAJAA A. GHARBI
Layered mixed media in In Storms and Fresh Ink. Opening reception Sat June 5, 5-7 pm. Ghayya Gallery & Studios, 10224 Fischer Place NE, 624-9336. Through July 3.
GOLDMINE SHITHOUSE, WHAT IS ART/WHAT IS SOUND
A super-collaboration between two collaboratives; Goldmine is a New York-based set of artists exploring "violent themes," and WIA promotes visibility for emerging artists. Opening reception Fri June 4, 7-9 pm. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500. Through June 25.
JOHN AND ROBIN GURNAELIS
Thoughts on the theft of personal items, made concrete with cages and ladders. Opening reception Sat June 5, 7-11 pm. Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through June 27.
Paintings and drawings about language and communication. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 5:30-8 pm. Patricia Cameron Fine Art, 105 S Main St, Suite 204, 343-9647. Through June 25.
* GAYLEN HANSEN
See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 6-8 pm. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through July 31.
Works that combine photography and painting in a way that's actually quite layered (a frequent claim in press releases; rarely true); you can look deeply into a Hayes painting and there's always something to see. Opening reception Wed June 2, 5:30-7:30 pm. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through July 17.
Vessels that are not quite vessels. Opening reception Sun June 6, 2-4 pm. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through June 27.
PAT HOOD, ENID SMITH BECKER
Hood's new mixed-media work, in Harmony of the Spheres; Becker's New Mythologies. Opening reception Fri June 4, 6-8 pm. Fountainhead Gallery, 624 W McGraw St, 285-4467. Through June 27.
THOMAS HURLEY III, MELODIE SMITH
Paintings. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 6-9 pm. VAIN, 2018 First Ave, 441-3441. Through June 30.
IDEAS IN FORM
An exhibition of architectural models. Opens Fri June 4. Rainier Square Atrium, 667-9184. Through June 20.
Abstract works in a combination of acrylic, cement, and metal. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 5-8:30 pm. D'Adamo/Woltz Gallery, 307 Occidental Ave S, 652-4414. Through June 29.
Paintings on copper in Tuscan Elements. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 6-8 pm. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, 443-3315. Through June 26.
* RICHARD MARQUIS, ERIC WOHL
See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Fri June 4, 6-9 pm. Priceless Works Gallery, 619 N 35th St, Suite 100, 349-9943. Through June 28.
Paintings of scenes from the artist's life, and the lives of others. Opening reception Sat June 5, 7-10 pm. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through June 30.
RAYMOND MORROW, TERRY HECKER
Morrow's nudes challenge received notions about beauty; Hecker's glazed pottery explores the divided self. Opening reception Fri June 4, 6-10 pm. Viveza Gallery, 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584. Through June 26.
* JASON MOUER, JIM KRAFT
Mouer makes amazing solid shapes out of paper, in some cases sanding down whole telephone books into smooth, ovoid objects. With Kraft's ceramics. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 6-8 pm. Foster/White Gallery in Pioneer Square, 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833. Through June 22.
JYUNG MEE PARK
A site-specific installation, called Loss and Gain, in which rocks cascade from the wall to the floor. Opens Mon June 7. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through Aug 27.
PORTRAITS OF PRIDE
Self-portraits by LGBT artists. Opening reception Sat June 5, 2-5 pm. LGBT Community Center Art Gallery, 1115 E Pike St, 323-2227. Through June 30.
New work in Progressive Transformations. Opening reception Fri June 4, 7-9 pm. Phinney Center Gallery, 6532 Phinney Ave N, 783-2244. Through June 30.
Fragments of contemporary culture assembled in mixed-media work. Opening reception Fri June 4, 6-9 pm. ToST, 513 N 36th St, 547-0240. Through June 30.
ANNE SIEMS, MOLLY HILL
Siems' nostalgic stories painted on panel; Hill's luminous figures. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 6-8 pm. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through June 26.
Archival photographs of the Seattle Public Library, with some new images by Lara Swimmer. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 4-6 pm. New Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave, eighth floor. Through Dec 31.
Wood relief paintings in Screams from the Subdivision. Opens Sat June 5. Hugo House Gallery, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. Through June 30.
Say what you like about glass, Lino's the master. New works in Passione e vetro. Opening reception Thurs June 3, 5-8 pm. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, second floor, 587-6501. Through June 27.
Normally I don't include jewelers in this calendar--what a can of worms!--but I'm such a big fan of Tavern's work that I'm making an exception. Hell, I'm leaving in a month. Sue me. Opening reception Sat June 5, 6-8 pm. Fancy, 1932 Second Ave, 443-4621. Through July 31.
Paintings about the emotional energies of animals. Opening reception Fri June 4, 6-9 pm. Frank and Dunya, 3418 Fremont Ave N, 547-6760. Through June 30.
KEVIN WILLIS, ALAN HURLEY, RYAN IVERSON, SPENCER MOODY, MAT BROOK
New paintings. Opening reception Thurs June 3. The Alibi Room, 85 Pike St #410, 623-3780. Through July 1.
STANISLAW ZOLADZ, VIATCHESLAV AND NATALIA TCHISTILINE
New landscapes. Opens Thurs June 3. Global Art Venue, 314 First Ave S, 264-8755. Through June 22.
Eighteen artists from Seattle and Canada make art based on those "Can you draw a chipmunk? You can be an artist!" tests. Kuhlman, 2419 First Ave, 441-1999. Through July 31.
JESSICA BALSAM, HOWARD BARLOW, TOM E. HALL
Installations in the Window Dressing series. F. W. Woolworth Building Window Exhibition Spaces, 955 Broadway, Tacoma, 715-4178. Through July 14.
Original work by the comics and rock-show poster artist. Glo's, 1621 E Olive Way, 782-0786. Through July 11.
Circles imposed on squares, process paintings using nontraditional materials. Winston W...chter Fine Art, 403 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855. Through June 23.
New work, with animals doing what animals do in a style that's part psychedelic, part fairy tale. Joe Bar, 810 E Roy St, 324-0407. Through June 30.
New paintings and prints. LuckyDog, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE, 523-JAVA. Through June 30.
Final week. Drawings of bodies in Life Drawings. Market Graphics, 1935 First Ave, 441-7732. Through June 4.
Final week. New work in Swans, Ponds, and Pools. Fancy, 1932 Second Ave, 443-4621. Through June 3.
JAMES LEE HANSEN
Monumental sculpture in bronze. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through June 19.
DIONNE HAROUTUNIAN, JAY LAZERWITZ
Final week. A series of two- and three-dimensional works by Haroutunian, based on an ongoing relationship with a model named Tito; Lazerwitz's encaustic paintings explore connections between people and places and other people. Gallery 63 Eleven, 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238. Through June 9.
INTERDEPENDANCE: THE ART OF THE COVENANT
An "interdimensional" art show. Gallery of the Senses, 1402 E Pike St, 568-0291. Through June 30.
* KEN KELLY, CHRIS DOYLE
Kelly's great new paintings--big, goth, wallpapery, surgical--and stills from Wong Kar-wai films by cinematographer Doyle. Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through June 26.
OLEKSIY KOVALENKO, OLEKSANDRA PRYVEDA
Final week. Work by two Ukrainian artists steeped in the crafts of their country. M. Rosetta Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central Community College, Broadway Ave and Pine St, 344-4379. Through June 3.
Paintings inspired by Mexican community festivals. Baas Gallery, 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742. Through June 26.
Sculpture. Mr. Spot's Chai House, 5463 Leary Ave NW, 297-2424. Through July 5.
Delicate and discomfiting. Bubba Mavis Gallery, 434 Yale Ave N, 285-5888. Ongoing.
With work by Nolan Lee Hendrickson, Bree Nichols, Michael Getz, and Linda Nichols. Clientele, 1930 Second Ave, 850-2001. Through June 30.
* NOW WE ARE SIX
Final week. A lowbrow pop-surrealist birthday, with all your favorite artists. Roq la Rue, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through June 5.
JAMIE PFLUGHOEFT, SHAI STEINER
Pet photography and painted animal portraits. Retail Therapy, 905 E Pike St, 324-4092. Through June 30.
New work, in Spirits Keep Whistling Me Home. Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, Discovery Park, 285-4425. Through July 31.
Black-and-white portraits of Northwest artists. Key Tower, 700 Fifth Ave, third floor, 624-7005. Through June 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. City Space, third floor, Bank of America Tower, 701 Fifth Ave, 749-9525. Through July 23.
SEEING AND DOING
I love the bright language of this press release ("clean little training devices for messy situations"), but I don't know what it means.... I think it has something to do with spring cleaning. Crawl Space Gallery, 504 E Denny Way, 817-5328. Through June 15.
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. 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. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through June 12.
With work by Bellen Drake, Charles Miró-Quesada, Laurel Schultz, Luke Strosnider, and Kerry M. Zimmerman. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through June 15.
* TARA THOMAS
More Sloth paintings! We love these! Re-bar, 1114 Howell St, 233-9873. Through June 30.
* KEITH TILFORD
"Each of Tilford's works is a drawing not only of a subject (Tilford favors faces and mouths and books) but also of all these little elements that frenetically compose it. There is an appearance of randomness but a very distinct feeling of deliberation and control, as though the portraits and mouths and books had materialized not out of chaos, but out of something that only appears chaotic, like chaos theory." (Emily Hall) James Harris Gallery, 309 A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through June 12.
VOICES IN CLAY
Final week. The Center's resident ceramic artists. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St, 425-822-7161. Through June 4.
"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.
Ziegler's process has a refreshing nonchalance about it: She puts objects onto light-sensitive surfaces out in the sun, and then "develops" the print with a garden hose. Here are the results. Gallery Unpublished, Methodologie, 808 Howell St, 623-1044. Through July 29.
ART FOR THE ARC
Local artists come together to help people with disabilities. Thurs June 3 in conjunction with First Thursday Art Walk, Fri June 4, 4-9 pm, Sat June 5, noon-8 pm, Sun June 6, 1-4 pm with a Wrap-up Celebration. The Arc of King County, Northwest Work Lofts Building, the Commons Room, 3131 Western Ave, 364-6337. www.arcofkingcounty.org.
COLUMBIA CITY BEATWALK
Music and some art. Fri June 4, 7-11 pm. www.columbia-citybeatwalk.org, $5.
FRELARD ART WALK
Somewhere between Fremont and Ballard is FreLard. Sat June 5, noon-8 pm; for information go to frelardartwalk.com.
I HEART RUMMAGE
More crafts and trinkets and clothes and design and art than you can shake a stick at. Sun June 6, noon-4 pm. Crocodile, 2200 second Ave, 441-5611.
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-Sat June 3-5, 7-8 pm. On the Boards, 100 W Roy St, 217-9888. www.ontheboards.org, free.
MY LOVE IS BIGGER THAN YOUR LOVE
A panel discussion, subtitled "collecting art in a new century," full of pointy-heads, including yours truly. Wed June 9, 7 pm. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218, $3 suggested donation.
Here's a little party after Fremont's art walk, with bands, a silent auction, open studios, and lots of Fremontiness. Fri June 4 at 9 pm at M: Pulse Studios, 3516 Fremont Pl.
PAN O RAMA
An art party to benefit the dance/film project Crosspollination, featuring Susan Robb, Infernal Noise Brigade, and Collaborator. Sat June 5, 9 pm-4 am. JEM Studios, 6004 12th Ave S. Tickets available at the door only, $5-$15.