FRYE ART MUSEUM
704 Terry Ave, 622-9250

ALAN MAGEE

See Stranger Suggests, page 21. A comprehensive traveling retrospective including nearly 100 paintings, prints, and sculptures spanning three decades of work.

MARK RYDEN

In a giant and welcome leap, the Frye exhibits one of pop surrealism's finest painters. With Wondertoonel, Ryden goes well beyond easy kitsch, drawing on a tradition of underground art that nods to everything from Bosch and Dali to Little Golden Books. He produces painstakingly painted canvases of big-eyed children in environments rat-packed with nutty and telling details. Through Feb 13.

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

AXEL LIEBER

The German artist's awe-inspiring Release. Through May 1.

WOW (THE WORK OF THE WORK)

Final week. Chief curator Elizabeth Brown organized this spectacular new show, which features the work of Kimsooja, Steve McQueen, Catherine Yass, James Turrell, Hannah Villiger, and Gary Hill. The connective tissue between all the disparate strands of the exhibit is the viewer's response, which can move from meditative to agitated and back again, and Brown's unerring eye for the way art works us. Through Feb 6.

TACOMA ART MUSEUM
1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.

MARSDEN HARTLEY

This retrospective exhibition of more than 50 works includes paintings and works on paper by the key member of America's first artistic avant-garde. Through May 1.

GALLERY OPENINGS


ABSTRACTION OBSTRUCTION: WORKING

THE MERIDIANS

Curator Jeff Burgurt presents 18 artists from across the country. Opening reception Thurs Feb 3, 6-8 pm. Soil Gallery, 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061. Through Feb 27.

GREGORY BLACKSTOCK

The acclaimed autistic savant's obsessive and compelling works on paper. Opening reception Thurs Feb 3, 6-8 pm. Garde Rail Gallery, 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055. Through Feb 28.

BLOW UP THE SPOT

A group exhibition of six emerging artists, the first of several planned collaborative events with Vain curated by Damion Hayes of Cut Kulture United. The show features works by Nhon Nguyen, George Estrada, Vittorio Costarelli, Zeta Brown, Drawd, and Victor Pantet. Opening reception Thurs Feb 3, 5-8 pm. Vain 2008 First Ave, 683-3809. Through Feb 26.

SQUIRE BROEL

New paintings by the Walla Walla artist. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through Feb 26.

BURNOUT NETWORK

Six Japanese artists from the Kustom Kulture movement present their work. Opening reception Fri Feb 4, 6-10 pm. Roq la Rue 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through Feb 28.

ELINOR CARUCCI

The internationally known photographer shows her intimate work. Opening reception Fri Feb 4, 6-8 pm. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through Feb 27.

ADEN CATALANI

Mixed-media paintings by the Portland artist. Opening reception Fri Feb 4, 5-9 pm. Pitcairn Scott, 2207 Second Ave, 448-5380. Through Feb 26.

DEAD GIRLS

See Stranger Suggests, page 21. Opening reception Fri Feb 4, 8-10 pm. Priceless Works, 619 N 35th St, #100, 349-9943.

BARBARA de PIRRO

Organics is paintings interpreted through acrylic, film, and plastic. Opening reception Fri Feb 4, 6-9 pm. Frank and Dunya Gallery, 3418 Fremont Ave N, 547-5760. Through Feb 28.

MARIANNE GOLDIN

A show of new works on paper titled Tusovka. Opening reception Thurs Feb 3, 7-10 pm. Gallery 1412, 1412 18th Ave, 322-1533. Through Feb 28.

GRAND OPENING

Works by gallery artists to open the gallery's new venue in the Tashiro-Kaplan arts complex. Opening reception Feb 3, 6-8 pm. G. Gibson Gallery, 300 S Washington St, 587-4033. Through March 19.

GROUPSHOW--NEW SCULPTURES

A group show of established gallery artists introducing new sculptures by metalist Penny Laine. Opening reception Thurs Feb 3, 5:30-8:30 pm. D'Adamo/Woltz Gallery, 307 Occidental Ave S, 652-4414.

GOLD SHOE GALLERY AND STUDIOS

An exhibition of nine artists in various mediums. Opening reception Feb 3, 6-10 pm. Gold Shoe Studios & Gallery, 619 Western Ave, fifth floor, 447-9667. Through Feb 28.

GROUP LANDSCAPE SHOW

New works by Northwest landscape painters Bill Brennan, David Marty, Erin McSavaney, and Ken Wallace. Kimzey Miller Gallery, 1225 Second Ave, 682-23339. Through Feb 24.

RACHEL JACKSON

An exhibition of black and white photography. The Electric Heavyland, 252 NE 45th St, 545-2800. Through Feb 20.

EDWARD MATLOCK

A series of portraits of couples from the Seattle area titled Mates. Opening reception Feb 3, 8-10 pm. Capitol Hill Art Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500. Through Feb 28.

ANGELENA McQUARTER

A solo exhibition of new work. Opening reception Fri Feb 4, 7-11 pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 932-0297. Through Feb 28.

PETER MUNDWILER

Epics of Wallingford features figurative sculptures that commemorate the artist's personal mythology of his neighborhood. Opening reception Thurs Feb 3, 6-8 pm. Gallery 4Culture, 505 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580. Through Feb 25.

GIORA PROSKUROWSKI

A solo exhibit of multimedia works. Opening reception Fri Feb 4, 6-9 pm. ToST, 513 36th St, 547-0420. Through Feb 28.

KEVIN QUINN

Painting on Steel is a solo exhibition of minimalist, abstract compositions on steel. Opening reception Thurs Feb 3, 5-8 pm. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, 587-6501.

TONY SCHERMAN

A solo exhibition of new paintings. Opening reception Thurs Feb 3, 6-8 pm. Winston Wachter Fine Art, 203 Dexter Ave N. 652-5855. Through March 12.

BEN SHARPE

Bridge Shadows is a solo exhibition. Opening reception Sat Feb 5, 7-10 pm. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through March 3.

MICHAEL SPAFFORD

One Greek, One Trojan (the Iliad Series) depicts war through paintings, drawings, and a series of woodblock prints. Opening reception Sun Feb 6, 2-4 pm. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through Feb 27.

KAREN YURKOVICH

New paintings by the Vancouver, BC artist. Opening reception Thurs Feb 3, 6-8 pm, Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through Feb 26.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS


TOM BALDWIN

The Hawaii-based artist displays his new digitally generated works on paper. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through Feb 26.

FRANCIS CELENTANO

In his first solo exhibition at the gallery, Celentano presents his paintings and sculptures. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through Feb 26.

HADLEY+ MAXWELL

Final week. The Vancouver-based conceptual artists gave curators and collectors a questionnaire and used the answers as the basis for The Decor Project. Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through Feb 5.

KAMALA DOLPHIN-KINGSLEY

Somnium is a solo exhibit of Dolphin-Kingsley's paintings, which draw on nature and tragic 1930's Chinese silent-film star Ruan Lingyu for a strangely fantastical feel. Opening reception Sat Feb 5, 7-10 pm. Bluebottle Art Gallery, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through Feb 27.

ROGER FELDMAN

The sculptor presents a site-specific installation entitled Rock. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through April 22.

BLAKE HAYGOOD

Buck Fever features works on paper and large panels. Platform Gallery, 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808. Through Feb 12.

MINT AND SERF

Morning Haze by New York-based graffiti writers and visual artists Mint and Serf of 1134nyc is an exhibition composed of an installation that fills the walls, ceiling, and floor of the gallery. OlivoDoce Art Space, 1203 E Olive St, 240-2787. Through Feb 20.

PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH

ELECTRICITY

This group show features the diverse work of 32 local, national, and international artists. The art, which is all based around electricity, includes kinetic and interactive sculptures and light and video installations. CoCA, 410 Dexter Ave N,728-1980. Through March 3.

KRISTEN T. RAMIREZ

Ramirez' solo exhibition, Irrational Exuberance, draws on political traditions in printmaking, modern packaging design, contemporary installation art, and crude street graphics. Crawl Space Gallery, 504 E Denny #1, 322-5752. Through Feb 13.

KATY STONE

Paintings on Mylar is an installation by the Seattle artist that mixes drawing, painting, and sculpture, with surprising results. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Feb 26.

UW MFA ALUMNI INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION

The UW School of Art alumni including Carol Bolt, Jaq Chartier (who will be signing copies of her new book, Testing), Brain Murphy, and Mary Ann Peters exhibit their work. SAM Rental/Sales Gallery, 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101. Through Feb 26.

EVENTS


ARTIST TRUST ANNUAL AUCTION OPENING PARTY

A night of performance and music with special guest (and Stranger 2004 Genius Award-winner for theater) Sarah Rudinoff, with surprise guests. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 860-5245. Thurs Feb 3, 7-10 pm, $10 requested donation.

ARTIST TRUST PREVIEW LECTURES

An informal curator walk-through of the auction exhibition moderated by Deborah Paine of Deborah Paine Fine Art Services with surprise guest curators. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 860-5245. Sat Feb 5, 4 pm & 5 pm, free.

MARSDEN HARTLEY: AMERICAN MODERN

Chief Curator Patricia McDonnell, a leading Marsden Hartley specialist, leads viewers on an in-depth gallery tour of the exhibition. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Tue Feb 8, 1 pm, museum admission.

ROBERT HORTON AND KATHLEEN MURPHY

Film critics Horton and Murphy present what is certain to be a discursive and compelling discussion on skin and flesh in the art of Philip Pearlstein, whose exhibition An Economy of Specific Bodies and Particular Objects is currently showing, and in the films of Bernardo Bertolucci, Catherine Breillat, Luis Bunuel, David Cronenberg, and Alfred Hitchcock. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250. Sun Feb 6, 2 pm, free.

I HEART RUMMAGE

The monthly arts and crafts sale. Crocodile Cafe, 2200 Second Ave, Sun Feb 6, 12-4 pm, free.

KATY STONE ARTIST TALK

The artist leads an informal talk about her current exhibition featuring a large-scale site-specific installation. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave, 624-0770. Sat Feb 5, noon, free.

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