BELLEVUE ART MUSEUM
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, 425-519-0770.
* CARLOS MOLLURA: INFLATED INTERVENTIONS
Mollura's enormous inflated vinyl shapes have the power to change a space entirely. Here, see what Mollura crossed with Holl has produced. Through Aug 18.
CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART (CoCA)
1420 11th Ave, 728-1980.
2002 NORTHWEST ANNUAL
Curated by Linda Farris, with work by lots of talented people you've heard of, and haven't. Through July.
TACOMA ART MUSEUM
1123 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.
* BILL VIOLA: SOMETHING ABOVE, BEYOND, BELOW, BENEATH
Three works by the master of altering perception through video. Viola can slow time like no other artist I know. Through Sept 15.
WING LUKE ASIAN MUSEUM
407 Seventh Ave S, 623-5124.
ASSEMBLAGE UNRAVELING: CONSTRUCTS OF A FILIPINO AMERICAN AESTHETIC
Work by the isangmahal arts kollective that searches for a new Filipino visual vernacular. Through Aug 18.
WRIGHT EXHIBITION SPACE
407 Dexter Ave N, 264-8200.
Local collectors Bill and Ruth True have a generous definition of a self-portrait; in a way, it's anything looked at by the artist. There's some great and seminal work here that you won't find at any local institution. Open-ended run.
In Pending, sculpture made of unfired clay and found materials... and I'll bet it hangs. Opening reception Fri June 14, 7-11 pm. Secluded Alley Works, 113 12th Ave, 839-0880. Through June 27.
PETER ROUX, JANE BURNS
New work featuring dreamy landscapes and odd characters. Opening reception Fri June 14, 5-8 pm. Ballard Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through July 17.
* BLAIR WILSON
See Stranger Suggests. Opening reception Fri June 14, 6-10 pm. Roq La Rue, 2224 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through July 5.
New (and very large) paintings. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through June 29.
Three Tons refers quite literally to the amount of material shaped by the artist into large, prickly sculptural landscapes. In this case, it's three tons of nails. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through Aug 16.
ANN FERNALD BORWICK
Sculpture made from materials contributed by friends and neighbors. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through June 28.
New paintings. Victrola Coffee, 411 15th Ave E, 325-6520. Through June 29.
*CRITICS (*MEANS WE RECOMMEND IT)
Reviewed this issue. Vital 5 Productions, 2200 Westlake Ave, 254-0475. Through July 1.
TONY de los REYES
In his paintings, de los Reyes focuses on details from Baroque and Rococo decorative art; blown up and rendered in lavishly applied paint, they become abstract signifiers of desire. Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through July 20.
Design-influenced art by Shawn Wolfe, Evan Sult, Peter Lucas, and Daniel Kohn. Little Theatre Gallery, 608 19th Ave E, 675-2055. Through July 10.
Work by Kipling West, Laurel Anderson, Elizabeth Jameson, Robert Rini, Neil Bashor, Jan Haag, and Arleann Lourdes. Otis Café, 1005 Boren Ave, 342-9866. Through July 28.
Works on paper, including graphite and Wite-Out drawings. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through June 30.
Photographs of flower-patterned textiles, re-patterned with drawing and painting. The Rose Club, 3601 S McClellan St, 725-3654. Through June 30.
RYAN IVERSON, ALAN HURLEY, KEVIN WILLIS
Work by both Iverson and Willis has graced The Stranger's covers in the past; no doubt Hurley isn't far behind. Alibi Room, 85 Pike St, 623-3180. Through June 30.
* KUSTOM SHOE
The Kustom Purse concept is back in this snappy clothing store; this installment features a more time-honored fetish object. Kuhlman, 2419 First Ave, 441-1999. Through Aug 31.
MARC LAWRENCE, KEITH TABELLIONE
Two artists look at the signs, symbols, and clutter that surround us. Li'l Red Shack Gallery, 1028 First Ave S, 621-7807. Through June 30.
The anatomy of trees and topiary of the body, in drawings and sculpture. King County Art Gallery, 506 Second Ave, second floor, 296-7580. Through June 28.
* TIM MARSDEN, CLIFF VANCURA
Artists seem to love mining the work of Francisco Goya for insight into human oddness (cf. the Chapman brothers' Disasters of War); Marsden's take is through cartoon characters you might call whimsical if they weren't so damn dark. With paintings by Vancura, inspired by the shapes of the cranes in the Port of Seattle. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through June 29.
JOHN McQUEEN, RICHARD MARQUIS
Basket-woven sculptures by McQueen, and new glass objects--both crazy and everyday--by the wry and prolific Marquis. Elliott Brown Gallery, 215 Westlake Ave N, 340-8000. Through July 20.
MARK MUELLER, NANCY BLUM
Graphite drawings and rubbings from Mueller; exquisite pattern studies from Blum. Artist talk Thurs June 13, 7 pm. Esther Claypool Gallery, 617 Western Ave, 264-1586. Through June 29.
OUT OF THE FRAME
Nontraditional photography, mixing suggestively with other media. G. Gibson Gallery, 122 S Jackson St, Suite 200, 587-4033. Through June 15.
* AMY REUFFERT
Glass work based on Reuffert's obsession with some patterned bed sheets from the 1970s. Vetri, 1404 First Ave, 667-9608. Through June 16.
* MICHAEL SCHULTHEIS
Math and randomness and sneaky patterns. Still Life in Fremont Coffeehouse, 709 N 35th St, 547-9850. Through June 16.
Artistic and literary mediation on "seed." As in, "I went to that gallery, I done seed the art." SOIL Artist Cooperative, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through June 30.
Inexpensive graphic-designy art. Check out the innocent/generic orifice by Dan Paulus. Area 51, 401 E Pine St, 568-4782. Through July 31.
Photographic fables. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497. Through July 2.
* JOHN TAYLOR
Taylor's ships are phenomenal things: meticulously made from driftwood, bits of old machinery, and tiny obsessive touches such as rulers, lights, and stamps. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through July 27.
Still cleverly sampling from early American work, Tennis' new work features motifs from early American maps, architecture, and agriculture. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through June 29.
Text and images in Catastrophes of Gravity. Solomon Fine Art, 1215 First Ave, 297-1400. Through June 28.
New paintings. Toys in Babeland, 707 E Pike St, 328-2914. Through June 31.
Low-definition images in collages that illustrate the Watersian slant on life: strange, deadpan, patchworked, funny-sad-kitschy, gay. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through June 29.