GALLERY OPENINGS


THOMAS AGER, LISA SHEETS

(E)scapes Landscape Project is Ager's interdisciplinary exhibition featuring photographs, paintings, and digitally enhanced images that explore environmental issues within transilluminate lightbox images. Sheets' multimedia collages integrate pop culture images and religious art historical iconography. Opening reception Wed Sept 1, 5-8 pm. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through Oct 2.

STEVEN HEINO

In his second show at Davidson, Heino displays his richly textured paintings and a new Effigy, from his ongoing series of figure sculptures. Opening reception Thurs Aug 26, 5-7 pm. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through Oct 2.

INSTALLATION

Scion, a line of vehicles by Toyota, and the Rebel Organization are touring independent galleries with an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by a collective of urban artists. Opening reception Fri Aug 27, 6-10 pm. Roq la Rue Gallery, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through Sept 4.

MINK

An exhibition by the Chicago-based art and design team. Opening reception Thurs Aug 26, 7 pm. No Space, 534 Summit Ave E, 709-8780. Through Oct 15.

THE SCIENCE OF ART

Showcasing young artists from the Seattle Academy of Fine Art. The Triangle Art Gallery, Downtown Seattle YMCA, 909 Fourth Ave, 382-7899. Through Oct 18.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS


* 101 WAYS TO REMOVE A PRESIDENT FROM POWER

See review above. Vital 5 presents a group show featuring 50 artists addressing issues of power and resistance. Center on Contemporary Art, 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980. Through Sept 12.

SEAN ALBERT

Final week. Patterns(s) (un)randomized is a solo exhibition of 20 two- and three-dimensional glass works. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, second floor, 587-6501. Through Aug 29.

LAURA AMUSSEN

Final week. Three interrelated site-specific works that respond to the architecture of the gallery. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through Aug 28.

* ARTISTS COMING TOGETHER: THE 2004 ELECTION BENEFIT PRINT SERIES

Final week. Greg Kucera puts his money where his political beliefs are, raising contributions to America Coming Together to help remove George Bush and his Republican posse from office. The prints for sale include all new as-yet-untitled works by John Baldessari, Cecily Brown, Frank Gehry, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Elizabeth Murray, Robert Rauschenberg, Susan Rothenberg, Ed Ruscha, and a haunting piece by Richard Serra. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Aug 28.

* NEAL BASHOR

Final week. Multimedia works, including a claw-footed bathtub and watercolors inspired by the dams along the Columbia River Basin. 4Culture, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580. Through Aug 27.

* BEN BERES, DAVID HERBERT, JAMISON OGG, MATT SELLARS, DANIEL SMITH

This lively group show features text prints, video, sculpture, and collage on cedar shingles. 1506 Projects, 1506 E Olive Way, 329-5400. Through Sept 5.

* RICK BORG

The inaugural show for Garde Rail's new space, featuring fantastical paintings on found wood. Garde Rail Gallery, 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055. Through Sept 25.

* FORGOTTEN WORKS CHALLENGE 4

Fifty artists each completed 30 paintings in one month. Forgotten Works Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, 300 S Washington St, 547-8608. Through Sept 3.

DAVID FRENCH, KENNA MOSER

Final week. French's sculpture and Moser's paintings. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through Aug 28.

CHARLES GLAUBITZ

Final week. Narrative paintings that explore a creative mythology. Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through Aug 29.

LINDA HORSLEY AND JOHN MARTINOTTI

Final week. Horsley offers visceral oil paintings and Martinotti presents black-and-white photographs. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through Aug 28.

EMILY JOHNSON

Final week. Modern and futuristic works. Frank and Dunya Gallery, 3418 Fremont Ave N, 547-6760. Through Aug 31.

LIVE NUDE GOATS III

The collective of current and former SAM employees presents a showcase of work by emerging artists. Art Not Terminal, 2045 Westlake Ave, in the Subterranean Room, 233-0680. Through Sept 2.

KIM MAHAR

Final week. New works. Priceless Works, 619 N 35th St #100, 349-9943. Through Aug 29.

BRIAN McGUFFEY AND LEIF HOLLAND

Final week. Paintings by McGuffey and wall installations by Holland inspired by natural disasters and nature scenes. Square Room, 1316 E Pike St, 267-7120. Through Aug 26.

* MARK TAKAMICHI MILLER, JENNY HEISHMAN

Zion is a new series of seven paintings by Miller that utilizes found photography as its subject matter. In this case, a roll of film discovered in Zion Canyon National Park. Heishman's Soft Sport uses the themes of sports and her childhood-state of Florida (specifically golf courses and their artificiality) in her drawing, sculpture, and photography. Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through Sept 18.

* MARK NEWPORT

Final week. Newport's knit superhero suits are droll meditations on masculinity. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Aug 28.

* PRICELESS

Chris Pugmire curated this show around the idea of exchange; the artists exchange their work with each other or someone else instead of selling it. The contributing artists include Jean Smith of Mecca Normal, members of Huggy Bear, Tara Jane O'Neil, Rachel Carns of the Need, and Slim Moon of Kill Rock Stars. Counterfeit Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 861-7465. Through Sept 18.

* TIM RODA

Final week. Roda creates disturbing and intricate photographs featuring his wife and son. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Aug 28.

ERIC RUN, ANNE MATHERN, MEGAN SZCZECKO, ROBIN WINTERS, CHRIS ENGMAN, JASON WOOD, CHARLES McHALE

A group show of new work. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500. Through Oct 1

TRANSITION & TRANSFORMATION

A group show of 26 emerging artists. City Space, third floor, Bank of America Tower, 701 Fifth Ave, 749-9525. Through Oct 15.

TYRANNICAL NORM--AN ART EXHIBITION

Final week. Artists from Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle weigh in on the theme of "Misfits and Social Norms" using video, sculpture, painting, and mixed media. Mnemonic Gallery, 619 Western Ave, fourth floor, 447-8855. Through Aug 28.

EVENTS


CONSPIRACY THEORY

A politically driven art, music, and fashion event. Fri Aug 27, 8 pm-2 am, 21 and over, full bar. Join the Graylife mailing list at www.graylife.com or $5 at the door. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 351-2772.

KRISTINA HAGMAN

Presents her new body of work, Urban Arcadia. Live jazz by the Paul Kemmish Duo. Thurs Aug 26, 6-10 pm. The Nico Gallery, 619 Western Ave, second floor, 229-4593.

* HEART ATTACK ISLAND FILM TOUR

See Stranger Suggests, page 27. Portland-based artists Bill Daniel and Vanessa Renwick touring the Pacific Northwest with their experimental/documentary video work. Wed Sept 1, 8 pm, $7. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218.

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