704 Terry Ave, 622-9250
In his first museum survey, Moon Beam Caress, the Seattle-based artist demonstrates his flair for the strange and wondrous. Through May 22.
HENRY ART GALLERY
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280
The German artist's awe-inspiring Release. Through May 1.
Celebrity Skin displays one of Seattle's most provocative photographers' work from the '90s when she captured the grunge scene with Kurt Cobain, Nirvana, and their rabid fans. Through May 8.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100
BETWEEN PAST AND FUTURE: NEW PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO FROM CHINA
An exhibition devoted to new photography and video from China, which focuses on the political and social upheavals of the country and its culture. Through May 8.
Ben Beres, Zac Culler and John Sutton's latest work is a performance/installation titled three-day weekend. The piece incorporates a 14-foot trailer suspended 10 feet over viewers' heads with a transparent floor that reveals the performers inside. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218. Thurs-Sat, Feb 24-26, 7-11 pm.
Four Sacred Spaces is a new installation utilizing office cubicles, organic materials, video projections, and audio.
Opening reception Sat Feb 26, 4-7 pm. 911 Media Arts Center, 402 Ninth Ave N, 682-6552. Through April 2.
THEY STILL DRAW PICTURES
A collection of children's art in wartime, spanning from the Spanish Civil War to Kosovo. Opening reception Wed March 1, 4-6 pm. Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Building, Room 132, University of Washington, 685-1805. Through April 1.
JIL WEINSTOCK, SALLY CLEVELAND
Paintings and sculptures by Weinstock that address fashion and fetish, and new paintings by Cleveland. Opening reception Thurs Feb 24, 5-7 pm. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through April 2.
WORKING THE MERIDIANS
Final week. Curator Jeff Burgurt presents 18 artists from across the country. Soil Gallery, 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061. Through Feb 27.
Final week. The Hawaii-based artist displays his new digitally generated works on paper. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through Feb 26.
Final week. The acclaimed autistic savant's obsessive and compelling works on paper. Garde Rail Gallery, 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055. Through Feb 28.
Los Angles artist Kucera (not to be confused with gallery owner Greg Kucera) created a site-specific multimedia installation for the gallery's new exhibition space. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through April 2.
BLOW UP THE SPOT
Final week. A group exhibition of six emerging artists, VAIN, 2008 First Ave, 683-3809. Through Feb 26.
Final week. See Stranger Suggests, page 25. Six Japanese artists from the Kustom Kulture movement present their work. Roq la Rue, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through Feb 28.
Final week. Somnium is a solo exhibit of Dolphin-Kingsley's paintings, which draw on nature and tragic 1930s Chinese silent-film star Ruan Lingyu for a strangely fantastical feel. Bluebottle Art Gallery, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through Feb 27.
As the visual-arts portion of the Vs. Consolidation Series, Casey Keeler curates an exhibition that examines the relationship between the body and the built environment. Faeturing work by Alex Schweder, Sami Ben Larbi, Bruce Conkle, Fernando Mastrangelo, Michael O'Malley, Paul Davies, Ephraim Russell, Timea Tihanyi, Sofia Hulten, and Jack Daws. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218. Through April 3.
New work featuring busts depicting distinctive personalities from the fictional to the art historical. Platform Gallery, 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808. Through March 26.
Final week. A series of portraits of couples from the Seattle area titled Mates. Capitol Hill Art Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500. Through Feb 28.
Final week. A solo exhibition of new work. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 932-0297. Through Feb 28.
Final week. Epics of Wallingford features figurative sculptures that commemorate the artist's personal mythology of his neighborhood. Gallery 4Culture, 505 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580. Through Feb 25.
Lumen Alley is the latest solo exhibition by one of Seattle's finest painters. Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through March 12.
PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS WITH
See review, page 32. This group show features the work of 32 local, national, and international artists. The art, which is based around electricity, includes kinetic and interactive sculptures and light and video installations. CoCA, 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980. Through March 3.
Final week. Painting on Steel is a solo exhibition of minimalist, abstract compositions on steel. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, 587-6501. Through Feb 27.
Final week. 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
Final week. UW School of Art alumni, including Carol Bolt, Jaq Chartier, Brain Murphy, and Mary Ann Peters, exhibit their work. SAM Rental/Sales Gallery, 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101. Through Feb 26.
MONIQUE VAN GENDEREN
Nine new paintings and one wall installation by the Los Angeles artist Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through March 12.
Final week. New paintings by the Vancouver, BC artist. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through Feb 26.
JOSEPH PARK LECTURE
Park discusses his recent work and influences. Thurs Feb 24, 7 pm. Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.
BARBARA EARL THOMAS
A lecture and slide show by the Seattle-based painter and writer. Fri Feb 25, 7:30-9:30 pm. North Seattle Community College, 9600 College Way N, 527-3709.