MUSEUMS

FRYE ART MUSEUM
Final week. Spectatorship and Desire – Part 1: Lust. Through Jan 29. Architecture of Absence is the first North American retrospective for German photographer Candida Höfer, who studied under the industrial portraitists Bernd and Hilla Becher. Her institutional interiors are bereft of actual human beings but ripe with our systems and preoccupations. Through April 16. Also on display are Acting Out: Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore and Tracy + the Plastics 101. Through Feb 12. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.

HENRY ART GALLERY
Final week. Hershmanlandia: The Art and Films of Lynn Hershman Leeson. Through Jan 29. The Fates Await, inspired by the German expressionist film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and made by the artist Santiago Cucullu. Through March 12. Architect-artists Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo created 150 Works of Art, a graveyard-like yet oddly liberating procession of paintings and photographs from the museum’s permanent collection. Through Feb 26. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.

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MUSEUM OF NORTHWEST ART
The Cognitive Body, glass sculpture by Eric Franklin; Carl Morris, paintings; and new acquisitions. Through April 9. Author Barbara Johns and designer Anne Traver discuss their new book, Anne Gould Hauberg, Fired by Beauty, Sun Jan 29, 2 pm. 121 S First St, La Conner, 360-466-4446.

NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
Boundary Crossings: Temporal Dialogues in Finnish Landscape Photography, and Parallel Paths, which is hand embroidery, textile, and fiber art by mother and daughter artists Riitta-Liisa Haavisto and Anna-Riitta Haavisto. Through Feb 5. 3014 NW 67th St, 789-5707.

SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM
Seattle Art Museum downtown is closed for renovations until spring 2007, so the Volunteer Park museum is temporary headquarters. Highlights are the art-deco architecture, designed by Carl Gould in 1933, the snuffboxes in the spectacular side room overlooking the park, and Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat’s video installation, Tooba, a lyrical, 12-minute portrait of a menaced woman making a kind of escape. Tooba is through Oct 15. Followers of Chinese painting, check out the 900-year overview in The Orchid Pavilion Gathering: Chinese Painting from the University of Michigan Museum of Art and the small show of personal expressions by a living member of the Chinese literati tradition, Fragrance of the Past: Chinese Calligraphy and Painting by Ch’ung-ho Chang Frankel and Friends. Through April 2. 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park, 654-3100.

VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
Opening. Vancouver artist Brian Jungen—known best for adapting Nikes into the forms of Northwest Coast native masks—has his first comprehensive survey exhibition, including more than 40 drawings, sculptures and large-scale installations. Opens Jan 28. Through April 30. Also on view is another solo show by a BC artist, the painter Takao Tanabe, with more than 60 abstractions and minimalist landscapes. Through April 17. 750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC, 604-662-4700.

GALLERY OPENINGS

COLUMBIA CENTER GALLERY
Each of the 25 members of the Women Painters of Washington contributed works for Celebration II. Reception Thurs Feb 16, 4–6 pm. Through March 31. 701 Fifth Ave, third floor, 425-771-9019.

FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY
Variant/Glyphic/Negation/Redact is the imposing title of Denzil Hurley’s first show at the gallery. The rigorous abstractionist was born in Barbados in 1949, studied at Yale School of Art, has received fancy fellowships from Guggenheim and Pollock-Krasner, and has shown at SAM and the Henry. Reception Sun Jan 29, 2–4 pm. Through Feb 26. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.

GALLERY 110
Restating Empire is a group show juried by Deborah Paine. Opening reception Wed Feb 1, 6–8 pm. Through Feb 25. Also: Final week. Woodcut images by San Francisco–based Harry Clewans and oil paintings preoccupied with the freeways of Los Angeles by Midge Williams. Through Jan 28. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.

JOE BAR
Painter Cait Willis pays homage to the regulars at Joe Bar in a series of portraits called Visage. Opening reception Wed Feb 1, 6–9 pm. Through Feb 28. 810 E Roy St, 324-0407.

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM RENTAL/SALES GALLERY
Works by artists from the Cork Building, the 1723 First Avenue Building, and the First and Lander Building, including Arthur S. Aubry, Scott Fife, Gene Gentry McMahon, and Sally Schuh. Opening reception Thurs Jan 26, 5–7 pm. Through Feb 25. Also up: works by artists from the Pacini Lubel Gallery. Through Feb 25. 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101.

SEATTLE LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
Ink is new linoleum prints and larger woodcuts by Chris Rollins. Opening reception Thurs Feb 2, 6–9 pm. Through Feb 28. 1115 E Pike St, 323-5428.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS

ALEXIS HOTEL
Abstract paintings by Seattle artists Michael Schultheis, Quincy Anderson, and Sheryl Westergreen. Through April 4. 1007 First Ave, 340-6678.

ARTCORE STUDIOS
Jessica Geiger’s American Dystopia. Through Feb 16. 5501A Airport Way S, 767-2673.

ART/NOT TERMINAL GALLERY
Bill Butler’s Digital Nature is “a series of close-ups and macros of the popular Pacific madrona tree and endless variety of peeling bark presented in a ‘painterly way’ using digital techniques.” A show titled “The Power of Women,” by David Gorospe, is in the Subterranean Room. Through Feb 2. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.

ARTSWEST GALLERY
Extravagant Icons, a group show of acrylic mannequin scenes by Layne Cook, surreal paintings by Louise Britton, and ceramic pieces by Julie Lindell, among other works, is meant to complement the “sassy themes of the theater play As Bees in Honey Drown.” Through Feb 11. 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339.

BLUEBOTTLE GALLERY
Final week. The Accomplices is a solo exhibition of new works by Kathie Olivas, an artist based in Tampa, Florida. Through Jan 29. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.

CAFE FLORA
Final week. Nancy Peterfreund shows Field Work, color photographs of Central and Eastern Washington fields and a few cornfields in Mexico. Through Jan 31. 2901 E Madison St, 325-9100.

CAPITOL HILL ARTS CENTER
Final week. Pane in the Glass, by local artists. Each artist has taken an old windowpane transformed into a light box, and created a piece of art. Through Jan 27. 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500.

CATHERINE PERSON GALLERY
Final week. Although their chief preoccupation, the human in the landscape, seems banal, the best of Ron Lambert’s generous constructions—a pair of quiet photographic collage drawings and video projections of a bird, flesh, and water—modestly invite interaction, alternately generating a buzz of thought and a blank sort of calm. Through Jan 28. 319 Third Ave S, 726-1836.

CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART
Evidence: Photographs by Mateo Zapata Zachai is 20 black-and-white portraits of physical traces. Through Feb 5. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.

CHRISTOFF GALLERY
Final week. On display is new work by Frank Burk and Janet Fagan-Smith. Through Jan 30. 6004 12th Ave S #17, 767-0280.

COLORGRAPHICS
Paintings by Sharon Strauss and photographs by Anil Kapahi. Through April 29. 1421 S Dean St, 890-7882.

COLUMBIA CITY GALLERY
RetroCrush is nostalgic works by s.r. dickie, William A. Herberholz, and Kent Modglin. Caras de Cochabamba is self-portrait collages by young women of the indigenous Quechuan culture who live in a homeless shelter in Bolivia. Through March 12. 4864 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843.

CORNISH COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
Uzi Coozie pairs guns and crochet, by Brooklyn-based 1998 Cornish alum Heather Hart. Through Feb 17. 1000 Lenora St, Main Campus Center Gallery, 726-5011.

CORRIDOR GALLERY
Final week. Conditions contains recent work by Brian Quinn. Through Jan 28. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.

CRAWL SPACE GALLERY
Illusion, Disillusion by Shawn Patrick Landis makes big promises. According to the gallery, his “transforming sculptures and interactive air installation… alter perceptions of stability and reliability, deceiving the viewers into thinking they are normal objects. To experience illusion fall into disillusion is a potentially tragic evolution of belief.” Through Feb 12. 504 E Denny Way, #1, 322-5752.

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DAVIDSON CONTEMPORARY
Final week. New paintings by Russian artists Alexander Gorenstein and Shura Petrov. Through Jan 28. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.

DAVIDSON GALLERIES
Final week. Paper art by Japanese Seiko Tachibana (1964–) and etchings by British naturalists Mark Catesby (1683–1749) and George Edwards (1694-1773). Through Jan 28. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.

ECLECTIC GALLERIE OF FINE ART
Acrylic paints mixed with Washi paper collage on canvas by Susanne Werner. Through Feb 5. 307 N 73rd St, 789-4500.

4CULTURE
Final week. Everywhere/Nowhere is an installation that combines postcards, broadsides, etched mirrors, and sculptures by Kristen T. Ramirez. Through Jan 27. 101 Prefontaine Pl S, 296-7580.

FACERE JEWELRY ART GALLERY
200 Rings: just what it sounds like. Curated by Velvet da Vinci. Seriously. Through Feb 15. 1420 Fifth Ave #108, 624-6768.

FOSTER/WHITE GALLERY
Final week. Vaguely totemic sculpture by Sandra Zeiset Richardson and vaguely cartoonish painting by James Martin. Through Jan 28. 123 S Jackson St, 622-2833.

FRANK AND DUNYA
Final week. Wonderland, new work by Natasha Villone, a painter whose native town is Orel, Russia. Through Jan 31. 3418 Fremont Ave N, 547 6760.

FREMONT COFFEE CO
Final week. This Is Dedicated to the One I Like, inspired by the Cult of Youth project. Through Jan 30. 459 N 36th St, 313-7727.

G. GIBSON GALLERY
Maija Fiebig, a young Seattle artist whose influences list includes Odilon Redon, Katy Stone, and Henry Darger, made oil paintings on boards she calls Moss. Collective Memory-Routes and Areas is Doug Keyes’s latest multiple-exposure, information-packed photographs. Through Feb 25. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.

GALLERY 63 ELEVEN
Something Borrowed is new sculpture and painting by Molly Norris Curtis. Through Feb 8. 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238.

GARDE RAIL GALLERY
The folk imagination of Dale Gottlieb transforms rugs into “narrative story rugs.” Through Feb 11. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.

GREG KUCERA GALLERY
Devious black-and-white family photographs by Tim Roda and drawings by Peter Millett. Through Feb 11. 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770.

HOWARD HOUSE
New paintings by local artist Mark Danielson begin with modern, midcentury houses. Through Feb 11. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.

HUGO HOUSE GALLERY
Final week. The de Chirico Overlap is a series of paintings by Mohammed Daoudi and poems by Frances McCue about a Muslim Berber (a member of an ethnic group indigenous to Northwest Africa) who loves the empty-courtyard surrealist Giorgio de Chirico. Through Jan 30. 2721 First Ave, 322-7030.

ICEBOX CONTEMPORARY ART
Wild Boys is new images by Steven Miller, including Proof of Homosexuality in Nature, a photographic installation of a forest landscape inhabited by fornicating men dressed in rabbit outfits. (This new Tacoma gallery is curated by Seattle fugitives Tracey Fugami and Eugene Parnell.) Through Feb 10. 301A Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 856-7114.

INFOHAZARD
The Monstrous and the Misunderstood, by Jessica Geiger and K. Amarak Waters. Through Feb 3. 1716 E Olive Way, 324-6630.

JACK STRAW NEW MEDIA GALLERY
Archival Investigations is the latest installment in the Northwest Trimpinfest this year and next. Trimpin is a sound artist whose varied creations are playful and rigorous, sometimes in equal doses. That’s the case in this rarely seen early work. Through Feb 24. 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 547-2503.

JAMES HARRIS GALLERY
Works on Paper is Mary Ann Peter’s first solo show in five years. The gallery describes her watercolors as fluid, organic and atmospheric. Through Feb 11. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.

KITTREDGE GALLERY
Seattle ceramist Yuki Nakamura’s installation of 36 hanging, fragile porcelain soccer balls in various states of inflation, seen at Howard House this fall, are at the University of Puget Sound gallery (curated by Esther Luttikhuizen, formerly of Esther Claypool Gallery). The forms commemorate Nakamura’s brother, who died at age 36 in their rural Japanese hometown. Also on display: graphite drawings and white, unglazed formal stoneware by Anne Hirondelle. Through Feb 24. 1500 N Warner, Tacoma, 253-879-3701.

LIPSTICK TRACES
Final week. The art of Le Merde. Through Jan 31. 303 E Pine St, 329-2813.

LINDA HODGES GALLERY
Final week. Moment Frame is Christopher Martin Hoff’s first solo show ever. His paintings document carefully observed moments. Through Jan 28. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.

LISA HARRIS GALLERY
Final week. Mostly Italy is paintings of Italian hill towns by local artist Wendy Thon. Through Jan 28. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.

PHOTOGRAPHIC CENTER NORTHWEST
San Francisco–based artist Todd Hido shows Unfinished Narratives, which according to PCNW, portrays “the most mundane scenes with a menacing air of expectancy.” Through Feb 27. 900 12th Ave, 720-7222.

PIONEER SQUARE SALOON
Final week. The paintings and sketches of talented hiphop head Michael Hall (AKA Specs One) are up in this bar. Through Jan 30. 77 Yesler Way, 628-6444.

PLATFORM GALLERY
In Build: Conceptual, three mediums (sculpture, photography, drawing) are employed by three artists (Lucas Kelly, Sebastian Lemm, and Will Yackulik) to examine the substance of architectural space. Through Feb 11. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.

ROQ LA RUE
Final week. Scion Installation Exhibit, meaning a group show sponsored by Scion, meaning Scion gave polyurethane toy cars to artists to decorate, and said cars will wind up after a national tour on sale for charity in New York, features the artists David Choe, Crash, Jeremy Fish, Blaine Fontana, Mike Giant, Kenton Parker, Dr. Revolt, Coro, Daim, Ricky Powell, Rammellzee, Rostarr, Seak, Kofie, Mad and Dez Einswell. Through Jan 28. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.

SOIL ART GALLERY
Final week. Psychogeographies is interactive environmental installations, including a greenhouse for your head, by Vaughn Bell and Ron Lambert. Through Jan 29. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061.

SOUTH SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE ART GALLERY
Paintings by Alfredo Arreguin and Gordon Wood. Through Feb 8. 6000 16th Ave SW, 764-5337.

SUYAMA SPACE
Dis-place in Time is a massive opaque fiberglass box by John O’Brien with curlicue handrails splashing out from its top, intended to represent memory, and sandwiched between two pedestals of fine, monogrammed jewelry. Unfortunately, the metaphor is both heavy-handed and inscrutable without the artist’s testimony, and the structure’s appearance flirts unpleasantly with whimsy. Through April 7. 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809.

TOLLBOOTH GALLERY
Painter Chris Sharp takes over the public-television-kiosk-cum-contemporary-art-space Tollbooth Gallery in Tacoma to create a video and paper work called Downtown. Through Feb 9. Broadway and 11th St, Tacoma, 253-572-0995.

TOST
Final week. Allegorical collages by Monica René Rochester are on display at this gallery. Through Jan 30. 513 N 36th St, Space E, 568-7419.

20Twenty
Band Aids + Barbiturates by Mark Kirkpatrick, the artist behind Seattle-based studio Invicid. Through Feb 9 5009 20th Ave NW, 706-0969.

VENUS CAFE
A Seattle artist calling himself Siege has created paintings he calls “industrial figurative.” Through Feb 28. 609 Eastlake E, 526-0549.

VÉRITÉ COFFEE AND CUPCAKE ROYALE
2052 NW Market St, 782-9557.

WESTERN BRIDGE
In Crash. Pause. Rewind. 12 artists and groups look at “the disaster imagery generated by Hollywood and the news media alike as contemporary equivalents to the Romantic attraction to ruins.” Through March 4. 3412 Fourth Ave S, 838-7444.

WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY
Final week. Tom DeGroot’s abstract paintings on corrugated cardboard join the annual Pilchuck Glass School exhibition. Through Jan 29. 110 Union St #200, 587-6501.

WINSTON WÄCHTER FINE ART
Self-portraitist Brian Murphy breaks into full-bodied, large-scale work with new watercolors 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide. Also on view are Susan Dory’s abstractions. Through Feb 24. 203 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855.

WOODSIDE/BRASETH GALLERY
Final week. Pleasant-looking landscape paintings by Paul Havas. Through Jan 28. 2101 Ninth Ave, 622-7243.

EVENTS

CONGREGATION BETH SHALOM
Artist/educator Rainer Waldman Adkins will lead a workshop in understanding the Torah through visual art, titled Torah from the Eyes: Deepening Understanding of Jewish Text Through Artistic Midrash. Sun Jan 29, 3–6 pm, 6800 35th Ave NE, 467-2617, $26–$36, preregistration required.