BELLEVUE ART MUSEUM
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, 425-519-0770.
BREAD & PUPPET THEATER
"We've been over this. Nobody's looking for a puppeteer in today's wintry economic climate." Through Jan 5.
Opening. The asshole responsible for irrevocably ruining rock performance for all of eternity sets up shop at Bellevue Art Museum for the next two months in the form of Light Fantastic Residency. The loathsome multimedia light shows spawned by Ewing and his cohorts at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom in the 1960s helped to forever warp a global approach to the live execution of rock music--and to this day help to reawaken my generally dormant migraines at every single performance I attend. Through Nov 10.
*TRESPASSING: HOUSES X ARTISTS
Fantasy houses as built by artists, including David Reed, Jessica Stockholder, and Chris Burden. It's a big year for the architecture-as-art inquiry, and this entry looks smart, promising, and stylish. Through Jan 5.
500 Boren Ave N, 381-3218.
The obscure new term du jour, binocular parallax is that phenomenon that occurs when the position of an object changes depending on which eye you have open. Here, it's invoked in service of investigating the similarities and differences between art in Seattle and art in Vancouver, BC. Through Nov 23.
HENRY ART GALLERY
15th Ave NE & NE 41st St, 543-2280.
EXPERIMENTS IN ART AND TECHNOLOGY (E.A.T.)
Thirty-four years after its official inception, the Northwest chapter of Experiments in Art and Technology (or E.A.T.), a group that provided artists with access to a variety of cutting-edge electronics, reunites for a historical retrospective. Featured are works from E.A.T. chapters across the country, including Kisses Sweeter than Wine and other E.A.T. Ephemera, a series of documentary films on the original E.A.T. group (founded in New York by Billy Klüver, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Whitman, and others), as well as Hans Haacke: Wind Room, a collection of recently uncovered documents concerning a 1969 installation commissioned by the Henry. Stay tuned for October's addition of Rauschenberg's Test Stones and Booster. Through Dec 1.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.
COROT TO PICASSO: EUROPEAN MASTERWORKS FROM THE SMITH COLLEGE MUSEUM OF ART
Closing. It's summer--time to haul out the Impressionists. Here, the horizon is opened a bit, with the inclusion of something modern, something pre-. Extended through Sept 22.
See also events. Korean artist Suh understands the power of "a lot," understands how repetition gives a kind of dignity to modest things. He imbues his projects--a suit of armor made from thousands of dog tags, a floor held up by thousands of tiny figures, wallpaper made of thousands of faces cut out from his high-school yearbook--with political feeling as well. (Emily Hall) Split between the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum, the first American survey of Suh's work arrives in our city. Through Dec 1.
A prodigy of the camera by the age of six, Lartigue is responsible for many of the more familiar photographs of pre-WWI France, reproductions of which comprise much of the home décor of stepmothers across the nation. On display are a series of original and signed prints by the French master. G. Gibson Gallery, 122 S Jackson #200, 587-4033. Through Nov 2.
ONE YEAR LATER
Admit it, folks, we got off pretty easy. Sure, for the last several weeks we've brazened through red, white, and blue carnation bouquets, "remembrance cookies," and all manner of "United We Stand" and "God Bless America" commodities--but in terms of the inevitable artistic response to the events of September 11, we've come out relatively unscathed. So don't fault the Global Arts Coalition too much for their relatively harmless attempt to keep us all honest here--especially considering that the list of participants ain't half bad, including the likes of Deborah Lawrence, Lauren Atkinson, and John Feodorov. Opening reception Wed Sept 25, 5 pm-7 pm. Hunter Art Gallery, Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway Ave, 749-9064. Through Oct 15.
Local surrealist painters (including Rich Lehl, Marion Peck, and Jason Puccinelli, among others) and their "all-American perversities"! Vital 5 Productions, 2200 Westlake Ave, 254-0475. Through Sept 30.
*ANTHONY AUSGANG, YUMIKO KAYUKAWA
Call it what you like--lowbrow, pop surrealism, retro-comic-swank. This exhibit, with trippy comic-book-style paintings from Anthony Ausgang and Japanese fantasy girls from Yumiko Kayukawa, marks the first show in Anderson's big new gallery, a haven for cultural signs and eye candy alike. (Emily Hall) Roq la Rue, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through Sept 30.
LUKE BLACKSTONE, BILL WHIPPLE
Each with a distinct take on action (in the most literal sense) as a means of expression, Blackstone and Whipple unite their varied mess of mechanics. Esther Claypool Gallery, 617 Western Ave, 264-1586. Through Sept 28.
Motor sees space constructed in paint and color as a form of sculpture--both posing under the illusion of depth. King County Art Gallery, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 296-7580. Through Sept 27.
Chadsey's voyeuristic illustrations, with lens focused keenly on moments of trivial intimacy in the lives of his (typically male) subjects, are painstaking depictions of sordid, secret moments in "jocular freedom." James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through Sept 28.
Closing. Artists such as Blake Haygood, Rachel Maxi, Shawn Wolfe, and Tara Morgan explore the ostensible nature of our culture's great motivator. Pound Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 323-0557. Through Sept 22.
In Silver Falls (a play on Hawaii's wondrous plummeting attraction), Darby's latest three-dimensional molded paintings explore a more subdued palette--a shower of scissors and silverware that jumps from its canvas. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through Sept 28.
TOM De GROOT
Organic abstractions contrast with a manmade canvas of Tyvek, a construction material used for insulation. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson, 583-0497. Through Oct 2.
Closing. Contextual snapshots inspired by narrative whimsy, featuring a mix of media by the likes of Gloria Gonzales Garcia, Tyson Grumm, Rob Jones, and others. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 1334 First Ave, 654-3240. Through Sept 21.
FLATCHESTEDMAMA, BURGANDY VISCOSI
Celebrate denim with Flatchestedmama's Jean: the Other Raw Canvas. Also featuring Viscosi's Beyond Reason series. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through Oct 3.
SOIL pays tribute to our most inalienable of rights, with featured works by Jim Blanchard, David Rauschenberg, Clare Twomey, Jack Daws, Kiki MacInnis, Charles Krafft, Robert The, and many others. SOIL Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through Sept 29.
Sarah Hutt's mother met Jack LaLane once. And she often read encyclopedias. She also had a habit of reading the inscriptions on the undersides of fine chinaware. Learn more about Sarah Hutt's mother with My Mother's Legacy, a 1,000-line poem inscribed on the base of 1,000 simple wooden bowls. Elliott Bay Café, 101 S Main St, 682-6664. Through Oct 31.
Local artist Hutter's works in floral still life, inspired in part by a recent trip to Italy. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, 443-3315. Through Sept 28.
Fashion and commercial design couple with clean Pop sensibility to guide Antosart's arresting works, bold reflections of a particular soft spot of mine--women's apparel of the mid '60s. Damsel Collective, 2222 Second Ave S, Suite 100, 374-8669.
Celebrated (if only in his own mind) local filmmaker Karl Krogstad (The Last Ride, Great Uncle Jimmy) displays a collection of new paintings and ceramics. Gallery 63 Eleven, 6311 24th NW, 478-2238. Through Oct 11.
Local Guggenheim recipient Miksys presents Paper Heart, a two-pronged solo exhibition of documentary photographs culled from his heartrending Bingo series and his more recent Lithuania works. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through Sept 29.
The goals of commerce, as illustrated through an accumulation of shopping bags. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 1334 First Ave, Suite 140, 654-3240. Through Sept 29.
THE NEW AGE OF WONDERLUST
Robots. Lots of robots. Area 51, 401 E Pine St, 568-4782. Through Sept 30.
Oden's coffee drawings--coffee-powder paste applied with twisted tissue paper--were done during a 28-day stay in solitary confinement. They are something. With acrylic color paintings. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through Sept 28.
MATTHEW PARKER, SPENCER SASS
New paintings. Nation Gallery, 1921 Fifth Ave, 374-9492. Through Oct 6.
The continuing tradition in which artists are challenged to create art in response to a single word. With work by Robert Adams, John Armstrong, Martha Carey, Matt Everett, Arleann Lourdes, Lorna Nakell, and Kipling West. Kaleidoscope Gallery, 157 Yesler Way, second floor, 292-4800. Through Sept 30.
Works by 26 national printmakers, including Weldon Butler, Squeak Carnwarth, Kara Walker, and Darren Waterston. Key Tower Gallery, 700 Fifth Ave, third floor, 684-7312. Through Oct 25.
New sculpture built in and around Sand Point's Building 18 by Romson Bustillo, Eddie Hill, Angelena McQuarter, Hahn Rossman, and Katy Stone. Stone's impromptu riffs on signs, windows, and gaps in the brick building are especially winning. Sand Point Magnuson Park, Building 18, 522-9529. Through Sept 28.
CHRISTOPHER REILLY, MICHELLE HAGLUND
New paintings. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through Sept 28.
REVISITING SEPTEMBER 11, 19
Though we're still a little miffed that they beat us to the punch with the idea, Lisa Hutton and Mark Polishook have fashioned what could prove to be a fairly solid concept: weaving together a collage of radio broadcasts from September 11 of last year, and connecting those sounds to images of 29 years prior, speaking, presumably, to some historical universality. Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through Nov 29.
Delicate, elegant panels of wax, oils, and pigment on birch. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through Sept 28.
100,000 computer-authored paintings in constant rotation for four straight days, a large-format printer standing 10 feet overhead, and a drape of some of said paintings dangling to the floor. Such are the elements of Golem (100,000 Paintings), just one element of Salavon's first solo exhibition in our fair city. Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through Oct 9.
Midi-sequenced toy pianos and interactive musique concrète devices populate this sound-art exhibition, with works by Ann Hamilton, Max Keen, Christopher DeLaurenti, and more. Fisher Gallery, Cornish College of the Arts, 710 E Roy St, 726-5142. Through Sept 28.
*STATES OF THE UNION: BEFORE AND AFTER
Surprisingly earnest among the current deluge of 9/11 anniversary exhibitions, this exhibition is something of a celebration of America's many faces--from mystique to critique. Featuring the work of Andres Serrano, John Haddock, Sue Coe, Bill Owens, and the Starn Twins, along with locals like Ross Palmer Beecher, Jack Daws, and Katy Stone. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Sept 28.
*MARK SULLO, CURTIS TAYLOR
99 Polaroid portraits of fair Aurora, one of the city's last beacons of beauty and enchantment, comprise Mark Sullo's striking Aurora Files--11 miles of the route that connects Mexico and Canada with The Greatest Country in the Whole Goddamn World™. Vodvil, 1408 18th Ave, 329-9198. Through Sept 29.
JANE WALLIS, LIN McJUNKIN
Watercolors and glass mosaics. Artists' reception Sun Sept 22, 3 pm-5 pm. Runnings Family Gallery, ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0963 ext. 107. Through Oct 12.
Figurative mixed media that evokes the work of Ralph Steadman. Weintraub's dull, earthy cast cradles his creatures in an invitingly pallid glow. Crocodile, 2200 Second Ave, 448-2114. Through Sept 30.
The surreal surroundings of White's effortless oil scenes juxtapose the fantastic with the mundane in vibrant, clean color. Victrola, 411 15th Ave E, 325-6520. Through Sept 30.
Cornish alum Yamamoto's warm, otherworldly compositions prematurely strained to an almost aged gravity. Li'l Red Shack Gallery, 1028 First Ave S, 856-6555.
*CONTEMPORARY ART DOUBLE SHOT
One night only. Split between two locations, the genuinely impressive spectacle that is the current Do-Ho Suh exhibition can make for quite an undertaking for most spectators. Luckily the collectively good people at SAM and SAAM have seen fit to assist us with this rather inconvenient arrangement, throwing in a party to boot! Included are live performances, food, and most important, a free shuttle between the two locations. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University St, 654-3100, and Seattle Asian Art Museum, Volunteer Park, 1400 East Prospect Street, 654-3255. $10. Fri Sept 20, 7 pm-midnight.
One night only. Mecca Normal poetess/frontwoman Smith exhibits over 25 years of self-portraits in correlation with the band's upcoming performance at CoCA. Center on Contemporary Art, 1420 11th Ave, 728-1980. $5. Fri Sept 20 at 9 pm.