FRYE ART MUSEUM
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.
A comprehensive traveling retrospective including nearly 100 paintings, prints, and sculptures spanning three decades of work. Through April 3.
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.
New paintings titled Wake, which are based on the concept of the Irish mourning tradition. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497. Through April 6.
Jeremy Davies, AKA Beef, presents a series of new paintings. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-9 pm. Artworks, 1914 Fourth Ave, 720-7222. Through March 25.
ROBIN CAMERON AND NIALL McCLELLAND
The Vancouver, BC collaborative duo present new work, which uses typography and illustration. Opening reception Fri March 4, 7-10 pm. Goods, 1112 Pike St, 622-0459. Through April 16.
Large-scale photographs of roadside memorials in America. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 5-9 pm. Shift Gallery, 306 S Washington #105, 962-0201. Through March 31.
Work billed as "erotic surrealism," which uses religious iconography, American soap opera, crime comics, and fetish imagery. Opening reception Fri March 4, 6-10 pm. The Crespinel Studio, 2312 Second Ave, 427-1987. Through March 12.
EXISTENTIAL COLORING CONTEST
There is no prize in this contest, but doesn't that seem appropriate for existential coloring? There will also be artwork by Jason Witte, Mark Eaton, Kris Hoglund, and many others. Opening reception Sat March 5, 7-10 pm. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through April 3.
Robert Lyons, a photographer who divides his time between Seattle and Berlin, curated the first American exhibition of Lux, a Berlin-based photo bureau. Opening reception Sat March 5, 5-7 pm. PCNW, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through April 13.
Contemporary miniature paintings. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 5-8 pm. Davidson Gallery, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through April 2.
Paintings from 2003-2005 is the Northwest painter's first solo exhibition at Greg Kucera. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through April 2.
Remembrance is a collection of new paintings. Kinzey Miller Gallery, 1225 Second Ave, 682-2339. Through March 31.
Ink drawings of bicycles on mylar. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 Main St, 667-9572. Through April 9.
Color photographs. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. Globe Gallery, 105 S Main St #100, 612-7655. Through April 5.
Black-and-white oil paintings. Opening reception Fri March 5, 5-9pm. Pitcairn Scott Gallery, 2207 Second Ave, 448-5380. Through March 31.
A show of new paintings titled Cigar Boxes. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through April 2.
Photographs of children and people on the fringes of society. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. Studio 2602, 2602 Third Ave, 604-4207. Through March 31.
MAJOR ARCANA: THE ART OF THE TAROT
Twenty-two artists were assigned a card from the tarot to execute or approximate in their chosen medium. Opening reception Sat March 5, 6-10 pm. Wingnut Galleries, 1205 E Pike St, 328-2978. Through April 10.
TV Party features paintings of '60s and '70s pop icons in unfamiliar settings and situations. Opening reception Sat March 5, 7-10 pm. Bluebottle Art Gallery, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through March 31.
Mixed-media assemblages. Opening reception Sun March 6, 2-4 pm. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N. 782-0355. Through April 3.
Shifting is an exhibition of dot paintings, which use random number tables as a guide. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. Gallery 4Culture, 506 Second Ave, 296-7580. Through March 25.
BENTON PEUGH, DOROTHY RISSMAN
New paintings. Opening reception Fri March 4, 5-7 pm. Ballard Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through March 30.
New paintings. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through March 31.
New paintings. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. Foster/White Gallery, 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833. Through March 26.
New sculptures titled Delights and Dangers. Opening reception March 3, 6-8 pm. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S. Through April 2.
A group show of 14 artists with work that emphasizes the salient details of aesthetics. Featuring work by Whiting Tennis, Jesse Paul Miller, Patrick Holderfield, and Linda Peschong. Opening reception Fri March 4, 7-10 pm. Priceless Works Gallery, 619 N 35th St, 349-9943. Through April 10.
New watercolors, oil paintings, and sculptures. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through April 2.
New work titled One Dozen Oysters. Opening reception Sat March 5, 7-10 pm. SOIL Gallery, 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061. Through March 26.
Gritty in Pink features 10 new display panels. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 7-9 pm. Lipstick Traces, 303 E Pine St, 329-2813. Through March 31.
Ships made from found objects. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. Garde Rail Gallery, 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055. Through March 26.
Paintings in a show titled Critical Mass. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. Benham Galleries, 1216 First Ave, 622-2480. Through April 2.
A collection of paintings by the Capitol Hill Watercolor Society featuring new work by 10 artists. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 8-10 pm. Capitol Hill Arts Center, 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500. Through April 1.
Modern Artifacts is a solo exhibition of jewelry which traces a personal narrative. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 6-8 pm. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, second floor. 587-6501.
YOUR EGYPTIAN JETS
New work and installations by Brandon Graham, Davis Linder, and Corey Lewis. Opening reception Thurs March 3, 5-8 pm. VAIN, 2018 First Ave, 683-3809. Through April 3.
NINA ZINGALE AND GINA RYMARCSUK
A collaborative installation titled knock-off. Opening reception Sat March 5, 7-10 pm. SOIL Gallery, 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061. Through March 26.
ALFREDO ARREGUIN, PHIL ROACH
Arreguin's large-scale oil paintings and Roach's recent sculptures. Kittredge Art Gallery, 1500 N Warner Street, Tacoma, 253-879-3501. Through March 11.
The New York composer presents his phantom string quartet and installation. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through March 25.
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. Featuring work by Alex Schweder, Michael O'Malley, Bruce Conkle, Fernando Mastrangelo, Ephraim Russell, Timea Tihanyi, Sofia Hulten, Paul Davies, Sami Ben Larbi, and Jack Daws. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218. $7, Free for members.
The sculptor presents a site-specific installation entitled Rock. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through April 22.
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.
Works by gallery artists to open the gallery's new venue in the Tashiro Kaplan arts complex. G. Gibson Gallery, 300 S Washington St, 587-4033. Through March 19.
KIM DAVID HALL
A show of new work by the sculptor titled Biospace Particulates. Gulassa Gallery, 10 Dravus Street, 283-1810. Through March 4.
HELLO CENTRAL, GIVE ME HEAVEN, HELLO CENTRAL, GIVE ME NO MAN'S LAND
A collaborative work on the nature of propaganda, which incorporates audio-visual collage from Rob Ellis and Fionn Meade and etchings by Mary Simpson. Tollbooth Gallery, 1118 Commerce St, Tacoma, 253-572-0995. Through March 19.
Lumen Alley is the latest solo exhibition by one of Seattle's finest painters. Howard House, 604 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through March 12.
Shifting is painted panels. Gallery 4Culture, 506 Second Ave, 296-7580. Through March 25.
New paintings. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St., 323-0562. Through March 31.
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.
THE PLANE TRUTH
This group show explores the idea of painting as object in the work of Michael Kessler, Andrew Trosper Deroux, and Gretchen Wachs. Friesen Gallery, 1210 Second Ave, 628-9501. Through March 12.
New work of mixed media. Velocity, 2118 Second Ave, 781-9494. Through March 10.
A solo exhibition of new paintings. Winston Wachter Fine Art, 203 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855. Through March 12.
Bridge Shadows is a solo exhibition. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through March 3.
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.
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.
JIL WEINSTOCK, SALLY CLEVELAND
Paintings and sculptures by Weinstock which address fashion and fetish and new paintings by Cleveland. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through April 2
See Stranger suggests on page 19. Consolidated Works, 500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218. Fri March 4, 7-11 pm.
Robert Lyons, who curated the first American exhibition of Lux, a Berlin-based photo bureau will lecture on the movement and the show. Sun March 6, 2 pm, free. Western Bridge, 3412 Fourth Ave S, 720-7222.
ZOO PROJECT: ART THROUGH COHABITATION
A three-day event that is billed as "neither an installation nor an exhibition, but an environment." Artists will live and work together for three days experimenting with a variety of media and methods. Fri March 4-Sun March 6, 9 am-9 pm. Sand Point Naval Base, Building 30.