510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, 425-519-0770.
* E.V. DAY: G-FORCE
Stealth panties! Liberated (according to the artist) from the low-rise, high-thong conundrum on women's backsides, they fly across BAM's lobby toward a tasteful target. Through June 1.
CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART
1420 11th Ave, 728-1980.
* CROSSROADS: NEW ART FROM THE NORTHWEST
"Crossroads is not so much about individual works as what curators call "conversations": what happens when you put one work of art next to another. The idea is that such comparisons call forth ideas and associations that the work alone does not, providing a kind of access to difficult art. Conversations often work very well; so well, in fact, that you're not aware of the hand behind the arrangement. But at Crossroads, the hand is everywhere apparent." (Emily Hall) Through April 30.
EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT
325 Fifth Ave N, 770-2700.
DISCO: A DECADE OF SATURDAY NIGHTS
A movement completely devoid of artistic relevance? Perhaps--but think of all that Danskin! Featuring one of those white Travolta suits, but (by reports) a conspicuous absence of white lines. Through May 26.
FRYE ART MUSEUM
704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.
TENG HIOK CHIU
A concise retrospective of Chinese American artist and Georgia O'Keeffe contemporary Chiu. Through May 11.
Jesus god, what is that SMELL?!?! Tempera?!?! Why the hell are they using eggs to paint with? Don't they know they don't have to do that? Through June 1.
HENRY ART GALLERY
15th Ave NE & NE 41st St, 543-2280.
The familiar pull of the sea, traced through the wares of the Monsen photography collection. Through May 11.
* BRIAN JUNGEN
Vancouver artist Jungen takes the dreary model of consumerism--from lawn furniture to tennis shoes--and reconfigures it into the exotic in his first stateside solo exhibition. Through May 25.
* JAMES TURRELL
New light installations, with models and drawings from his literally monumental Roden Crater--a volcano in Arizona he is resculpting in order to, in his words, "reshape the sky." Through Oct 5.
* GILLIAN WEARING
Wearing's 10-16 installation, a simple single-screen video projection, makes an eerie blend of audio collected from interviews with children in these formative years (10-16) and video images of adults performing their dialogue in lip-synch. Through May 4.
MUSEUM OF GLASS
1801 E Dock St, Tacoma, 253-284-4750.
A retrospective on the maquettes (three-dimensional sketches) of the late Bay Area sculptor. Through May 18.
That ever-popular subject of duality, in a show titled Glass Eats Light. Through June 22.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.
* JACOB LAWRENCE
In its only West Coast stop, the extensive traveling exhibition of Lawrence's career in narrative takes residence at SAM. Through May 4.
GEORGE WASHINGTON: A NATIONAL TREASURE
Pro or con? Through July 20.
TACOMA ART MUSEUM
1123 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.
In concordance with her late husband's Seattle Art Museum retrospective, Tacoma hosts Never Late for Heaven, a showcase of Seattleite Knight's six decades of work. Through May 4.CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS
* TIM BAVINGTON, LYNN WOODS TURNER
With an elaborate system of color wheels, tonal scale, and some math that's probably way over my head, Bavington maps the movements of sound--a visual record of a sonic moment in narrow stripe. With Turner's incredibly intricate idlings. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through April 26.
CHRISTOPHER J. BUENING, JOSHUA WEINTRAUB
Weintraub's works combine paint and pencil drawing, and seem to be composed of bits of things, most of which are variations on the unreadable: scribblings, erasings, the faint half-rendered image, the floating body part. With paintings by Buening. Seattle Central Community College Fine Arts Gallery, 801 E Pine St, fourth floor, 587-4162. Through May 1.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Pigment and its cost: The City of Seattle honors black artists with selections from its portable works collection, featuring the wares of Jacob Lawrence, Gwen Knight, Barbara Thomas, Almerphy Frank-Brown, and others. Key Tower Gallery, 700 Fifth Ave, third floor, 684-7171. Through May 9.
Questions of measure compose Blackwell's Transmutation, a mixed-media medley of concrete, latex, steel, string, and found objects. Sideshow Gallery, 421 Second Ave, 405-1777. Through April 27.
The powerful double-entendre of Clarkes' nationally recognized photo collection Heroines finds its way to PCN in the form of 30 portraits documenting the addicted women of Vancouver, BC's Downtown Eastside. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave, 720-7222. Through April 29.
A chance view at the works of freelance illustrators before the ruthless newspaper industry gets its hands on them: The artists of Seattle's finest newspaper, Tablet, present wares produced for publication. Bluebottle Art Gallery and Store, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through April 26.
* KAMALA DOLPHIN-KINGSLEY
Dolphin-Kingsley's intricately detailed creations inhabit gorgeous nouveau-style plant/animal kingdoms in charcoal, pen and ink, paint, and glitter. All City Coffee, 1205 S Vale St, 767-7146. Through April 30.
The strange case of Jean Poulet-France and Jean Poulet-Poland: an "archival exhibition." Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St, 728-1966. Through April 30.
A visually impaired photographer (and no, that isn't a punch line), Dugdale uses large-format cameras and archaic processes to craft eerily timeless, otherworldly images. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through April 26.
BRUCE FLEMING, MATT MILLER
The Heirs of Sarah Bell, the title of this show, is also the name of a Seattle plat--an area that apparently merits seven months of photographic exploration. Secluded Alley Works, 113 12th Ave, 839-0880. Through April 24.
FUNCTIONAL ART SHOW
The bizarre, the adapted, the functional. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through May 1.
* MANDY GREER
More animals, more darkness, more--if you can imagine it--delightful memento mori. King County Art Gallery, 506 Second Ave, second floor, 296-7580. Through April 25.
Takes all kinds, I guess. Takes all kinds. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through April 26.
People and landscapes--in short, crowds. Coffee Animals Cafe, 550 12th Ave, 726-9600. Through April 30.
Simple narratives in the abstract, combining representational sketches of the familiar with elusive forms and etched text. Baas Art Gallery and Framing, 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742. Through May 17.
YUMIKO KAYUKAWA, JOHN JOHN JESSE
The Kayukawa fantasy factory churns out 16 new frigid forms of the feminine in her aggressively cute style. With Jesse's troubled pinups. Roq la Rue Gallery, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through May 2.
* KLAVIER NONETTE
An installation of nine antique toy pianos souped up with electromechanics and programmed with compositions commissioned specifically for the exhibition. Bring a quarter for their jukebox-coaxed mechanisms, and immerse yourself in clang. Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through April 27.
* LISA LIEDGREN
Keeping time with wax (and wane), Liedgren's subtle timelines reflect epochs of importance, in the soft ticks of the lunar cycle. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through April 26.
MELISSA McCUTCHEON, SUE POPE
Local artists Pope and McCutcheon take on environments in oil. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through April 30.
The second in Garde Rail's great white curatorial series Blame Canada, Toronto-based "outsider" artist McGlynn presents her wood and canvas assemblages. Inside. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through May 31.
Works that are "photographic in nature." Zerene Salon, 5140 Ballard Ave NW, 297-6385.
The natural world, fragmented by New York (wow!) painter Moss. Ballard/Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through May 3.
Meticulously worn works on rice paper in the Japanese tradition of urushi. Murata crafts warm and delicate florals. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through April 26.
Winston Wächter opens its walls to a whole mess of rock photos, offering a welcome dose of the 20th century. Winston Wächter Fine Art, 403 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855. Through May 6.
* YUKI NAKAMURA, CLAUDE ZERVAS
Reviewed this issue. Soil Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through April 26.
Garbage--but, you know, as art or something. With works by christ2000™, Jesse Paul Miller, and Sarah Morris, among others. This could be pretty good. North Seattle Community College Art Gallery, 9600 College Way N, 528-4557. Through May 2.
Rummage co-curator Parker presents his solo debut, a series of his polished, design-informed paintings. Alibi Room, 85 Pike St, 623-3180. Through April 30.
PHOTOCLOSET MEMBERS ANNUAL EXHIBITION
The eighth annual exhibition by Pound's darkroom members. Pound Gallery, 1216 10th Ave, 323-0557. Through April 27.
Beasts of majesty in monotype: Reithaar presents her Elephant Prints series. Sev Shoon Arts Center, 5200 Ballard Ave NW, 782-2415. Through May 5.
Designy, abstract squigglies in charcoal. Little Theatre Gallery, 610 19th Ave E, 329-2629. Through May 25.
ADDE RUSSELL, THE BRA SHOW
Russell's three-dimensional works in mixed media fight for attention among the mammary mass of strapped and padded works in the oft-ignored medium of brassiere. Atelier 31, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through April 27.
SELENE SANTUCCI, BEN SHAHN, MARK MEYER
The regular Davidson hodgepodge, this time with Santucci's Mental Make Up (in oil on canvas), Shahn's lithographs, and Meyer's mixed-media works on paper. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7984. Through April 26.
With a welcome return to the Rental/Sales Gallery, Stone provides topics of frivolous conversation in a window display entitled Weather. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 1334 First Ave, 748-9282. Through April 27.
BARBARA EARL THOMAS, LYNDA K. ROCKWOOD
Thomas' tempera and silver leaf, with Rockwood's hydrostone, fossil, and ash. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through April 27.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON COLLABORATIVE BFA EXHIBITION
Give the poor kids some respect, would ya? Featuring works by Jennifer Zwick and Dan Dean. Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, 685-1805. Through April 26.
* ROBERT YODER
Fragmented mosaics of tiled bits of magazine, and strict, formalist assemblages of LEGO blocks. These small, tight, controlled gestures grow louder the longer you look at them, as if rocketing through an echo chamber. Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through May 23.