Every second Thursday, rain or shine, the streets of Capitol Hill are filled with tipsy art lovers checking out galleries and special events for Capitol Hill Art Walk. On our Capitol Hill Art Walk calendar, you'll find a bunch of great options for the September 13 edition. Below, we've compiled our critics' picks—the things you shouldn't miss. Follow the links for more details and images, and, if you can't make it out to Art Walk, check out our complete visual art calendar for even more events.
Ben Zamora: I Remember / The Hollow Features of What Remains
Zamora has contructed a maze out of "dozens of suspended fluorescent tubes organized in a labyrinth-like pattern" and clicking on and off, a visualization of the shifting of "memory, time, and perception."
Benjamin Hunt: Mood Flowers
Cornish student Benjamin Hunt paints opulent still lifes that dispense with traditional depth and modeling in favor of a surreal tapestry-like, patterned aesthetic.
Katrina Haffner: New Work
Arts journalist and artist Haffner will show work reflecting on the cycles of life and death in nature, often employing black backgrounds and photorealistic creatures.
Monyee Chau's vitreographs (glass prints) were made at the Pilchuck Glass School earlier this year. Chau's take on an abstract approach to autobiographical subjects looks intriguing.
You may have seen Gowdy's high-contrast photographs of protests and political events in the pages of the Stranger: He always has the power to concentrate a stark, sometimes frightening individuality in his subjects, who range from well-known politicians to far-right protestors to gay pride marchers. Gowdy will be revealing new work and selling old Obama prints, among other things.
Ares, a Seattle resident who was born in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, paints intimate abstracts in a jumble of saturated, fruity colors.
Owen Connell: [Some Order From Disorder]
Independent local studio artist Connell, who's been working in the neighborhood for 30 years, will hang his striking, kinetic abstracts at this other Capitol Hill institution.
Wild World of Wrestling
Artists pay tribute to the extravagant realm of pro wrestling. See work by John Black, Ryan Berkley, Jesse Danger Dyer, Enntrails, Rhodora Jacob, Nick Gucker, Henry, Heather Lambert, Khalil Justice Linane, George Long, Angelita Martinez, Jason Middelton, Cody Shipman, Dusty Winter, and Eli Wolff.
True Love Art Gallery & Tattoo