Seattle artist Nicholas Nyland has been introduced before in single pieces here and there. For his first major solo show, he invades the midcentury modern architecture of the brand-new OHGE Ltd. gallery (in the front of the Lawrimore Project building) with an alternative world of exuberant blobbiness and rainbow-colored geometry in a palette of cheerful to gaudy (stopping just short of painful). In addition to being a painter who plays multiple techniques against one another like accomplices to make them talk, Nyland humbly pinches clay and folds paper. He is a materialist of a high order. (OHGE Ltd., 831 Airport Way S, 261-2315. 10 am–5:30 pm, free.)