It looks like a turtle--wait, no... it's totally Mount Rushmore. Bard presents cloud landscapes. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8 pm. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through June 28.
THERESA BATTY, CHRISTEL DILLBOHNER
Batty's luminous glass and pigment bricks, coupled with Dillbohner's encaustic paintings and sculptures. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-9 pm. Atelier 31, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through June 29.
"My radio, believe me, I like it loud/I'm the man with a box that can rock the crowd/Walkin' down the street, to the hardcore beat/While my JVC vibrates the concrete/I'm sorry if you can't understand/But I need a radio inside my hand/Don't mean to offend other citizens/But I kick my volume way past 10." (LL Cool J) Opening reception Thurs June 5, 5-10 pm. Vera Project, 1916 Fourth Ave, 956-8372. Through July 31.
Muted, geometric still lifes in pastel, charcoal, graphite, and gesso. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8 pm. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place, 443-3315. Through June 28.
Evocative, equine metal constructions. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Aug 2.
DALE CHIHULY, ETSUKO TASHIMA, LISA ZERKOWITZ
Glass, glass, and more glass. Glass every-fucking-where. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-9 pm. Bryan Ohno Gallery, 155 S Main St, 667-9572. Through June 28.
GARY CURTIS, STEVEN HEINO
The regular Davidson hodgepodge, this time with Heino's wood and metal effigies, Curtis' creepy glass busts of children, and some antique and contemporary prints. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8 pm. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through June 28.
The grand opening of Drew's new studio and gallery offering Ordinary Watercolors, which professes to "offer no new insights or add no importance to art." Count me in! Opening reception Thurs June 5, 5:30-9 pm. Kim Drew Gallery, 1311 Post Alley, 343-4101. Open run.
Works in oil operating under the collective title Toxic Beauty. Opening reception Sun June 8, 2-4 pm. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through June 29.
* GAS, CASH, OR GLASS
In keeping with rest of the whole fucking world, Roq la Rue presents a glass show in honor of Seattle's impending glass conference. Unlike the rest of the whole fucking world, Roq la Rue's glass show promises to avoid the trite, the clichéd, and the boring, and probably will. Opening reception Fri June 6, 6-10 pm. Roq la Rue Gallery, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through July 3.
CLINT AND SCOTT GRIFFIN
In the third and final installment of Garde Rail's great white curatorial series Blame Canada, the Toronto-based brothers Griffin present their photographic paintings and metal assemblages. Opening reception Fri June 6, 6-10 pm. Garde Rail Gallery, 4860 Rainier Ave S, 721-0107. Through July 26.
Manifestations of beauty and gender in Cambodia, from drag queens to brides. Opening reception Sat June 7, 7-11 pm. Bluebottle Art Gallery, 415 E Pine St, 325-1592. Through June 29.
JUDY HILL, SUZANNE STRYK
Self-portraits in glass and clay, and narrative acrylics on paper, respectively. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8 pm. Grover Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through June 29.
After setting ablaze a meticulously rendered wooden body, Hornor presents its remainders as well as the documents to prove it. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8:30 pm. King County Art Gallery, 506 Second Ave, Suite 200, 205-8592. Through June 27.
* CASEY KEELER
Keeler's paintings and new sculptures--little towers hand-dipped, like chocolates or candles--have this wet, gooey thing going on. You just want to lick them. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8 pm. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through July 5.
NANCY F. KIEFER, MARJORIE J. RUBIN
Kiefer's oil portraits, along with Rubin's earthy monotypes. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8 pm. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through June 28.
JAY MacDONELL, JAMES MINSON, BLANCHE TILDEN
In keeping with Vetri tradition, uniformly inspired glass and jewelry works for your coffee table and underwear drawer, respectively. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 5-8 pm. Vetri, 1404 First Ave, 667-9608. Through June 25.
ALEXANDER MAKENZIE, CAROLYN ZICK
The works of Makenzie and Zick's Di-visions are united by the artists' point of departure--narrative pieces inspired by short stories the artists have written. Opening reception Fri June 6, 5-7 pm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. Through July 30.
DANTE MARIONI, LIVIO SEGUSO, MARK ZIRPEL
Three solo exhibitions in glass. Oh, so much glass. William Traver Gallery, 110 Union St, second floor, 587-6501. Through June 29.
JULIE BRAGONIER MINNICK
Employing the personal politics of feminism, Minnick delivers Imagination, her latest. Opening reception Fri June 6, 6-10 pm. Pitcairn-Scott Gallery, 2207 Second Ave, 448-5380. Through June 30.
Skewed pinup illustrations of women and their, um, assets. Ace Studios Gallery, 619 Western Ave, 623-1288.
The title alone is worth the trip out to see O'Hara's latest photo exhibition, a catalog of images from the Pacific Northwest's national forests titled, simply, Inspiration. Pioneer Square, 313-A First Ave S, 903-1444. Through June 30.
More glass--this time from Australia. Let's cross our fingers we don't have ourselves another one of those earthquakes, shall we? Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8 pm. Foster/White Gallery, 1331 Fifth Ave, 583-0100. Through July 31.
KIRSTIN PETERSON, KELLY WILTERMOOD
Big balls populate Spheres: Introspection and Evolution, Wiltermood's exploration of perception and dichotomy in her bulbous structures. With Peterson's landscape photography. Post Alley Sculpture Garden, 1413 Post Alley, 382-1001. Through July 15.
Celebrated muralist and portraitist Robinson presents "images of liberation and freedom" that are somehow South Asian. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 5 pm. Gallery Mikhel, 109 First Ave S, 292-2000. Through June 30.
AMBER ANDERSON, STACY SCHONHARDT, STACY SCHWEIGLER
Abstract and dreamlike paintings. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8 pm. Gallery 124, 124 S Washington St, 748-9975. Through June 30.
Large-format Polaroids of a monkey. I have no idea what this is about. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8 pm. Megan Mary Olander, 222 First Ave S, 623-6660. Through June 30.
THIS IS NOT ART GLASS
Twelve artists take a brave anti-trinket stand on glass. Opening reception Sat June 7, 7-10 pm. SOIL Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through June 29.
The People vs. Copyright Law: the challenges of trying to cheekily rip shit off, as explored by ©FLATCHESTEDMAMA, Bootsy Holler, Zac Corum, dk pan, Randy Wood, Austin Plann Curley, and countless others from Seattle and beyond--including three winners from the Adbusters ABTV contest. Curated by Joon Miette. Opening reception Fri June 6, 7-11 pm. Black Lab Gallery, 4216 Sixth Ave NW, 706-7017. Through June 30.
BARBARA VAN DYKE SHUMAN
Pastels of Eastern Washington that resemble the rolling expanse of Africa. Baas Art Gallery and Framing, 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742. Through July 5.
A VISIT TO STEPHEN'S HOUSE
Inspired by a foreboding home in Beacon Hill, a bevy of artists (including the likes of Ursula Gullow, Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, Heinrich Toh, and Charles Holzhey) reflect upon the macabre oddities that make the building special. Opening reception Fri June 6 at 7 pm. Secluded Alley Works, 113 12th Ave. Through June 22.
New paintings. Noc Noc Gallery, 1516 Second Ave, 223-1333.
KAMILLA K. WHITE
With Raven Lunatic White explores the titular dark-feathered flocks. Opening reception Sat June 7, 7-10 pm. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through July 7.
Lowbrow cartoon narratives on the topic of suburbia. Opening reception Sat June 7, 6-9 pm. Artemis Gallery, 3107 S Day St, 323-0562. Through June 28.
An examination of the less glamorous aspects of horticulture. Opening reception Thurs June 5, 6-8 pm. Zeitgeist, 171 S Jackson St. Through July 2.CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS
30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Final week. A whole mess of Seattle-area artists celebrate Seattle's most frankly monikered gallery. Also featuring Cara Jaye's window installation. Seattle Art Museum Rental/Sales Gallery, 1334 First Ave, 654-3240. Through June 7.
PHIL BORGES, DAVIS FREEMAN
The shoulders and heads of humanity, as brought to you by the Avedonesque portraiture of Borges, and Freeman's critic-proof photographs of major contributors to the visual arts. Benham Gallery, 1216 First Ave, 622-2480. Through July 19.
Paintings in oil, wood, and wax. G. Gibson Gallery, 514 E Pike St, 587-4033. Through June 14.
NANCY CALLAN, JULIA RICKETTS
A collaborative show that finds both artists charting unfamiliar territory, Echoes forces glass artist Callan and painter Ricketts to abandon the comfort zone of color for monochromatics. Solomon Fine Art, 1215 First Ave, 297-1400. Through June 27.
Final week. "For Unrooted, Garza has swapped his former improvised process for its opposite... the work is his most painterly to date." (David Schmader) Ballard/Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through June 7.
Gullow's familiar narratives, in a show (situated in a restaurant, no less) titled The Purge. Glo's, 1621 E Olive Way, 783-3426. Through June 29.
Wood panel installation that purports to explore the unique vision of ostriches. Post Alley Sculpture Garden, 1417 Post Alley, 382-1001. Through July 15.
* CANDIDA HÖFER
Influential German photographer Höfer illuminates public interiors with large-scale portraits of communal spaces. Winston Wächter Fine Art, 403 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855. Through July 9.
SEAN MICHAEL HURLEY
Final week. Surprisingly tender narratives populate Imperfect Mythologies. SCCC Fine Arts Gallery, 801 E Pine St, fourth floor, 587-4162. Through June 5.
INTERDIMENSIONAL ART MOVEMENT UNIFIED
I apologize for transcribing the above title. Featuring works by Alex and Allyson Grey, Robert Venosa, Mark Henson, etc. Gallery of the Senses, 1402 E Pike St, 866-874-8913. Through June 30.
Final week. "New and nude" works by professional courtroom artist Malinowski. Gallery 63 Eleven, 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238. Through June 11.
Experiments with Light represents local photographer Meyer's latest works in subtly altered reality. ToST, 513 N 36th St, 547-0240. Through June 30.
* JOSEPH PARK
"Animals have entirely replaced the humans in Joe Park's universe; pretty, glossy pop scenarios that never quite lose their unstable edge." (Emily Hall) Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through July 12.
With Roq la Rue's Kirsten Anderson at the curatorial helm, the Damsel Collective's new gallery presents pictures of ladies. La Sirena Gallery, 2222 Second Ave, Suite 100, 374-8669. Through June 31.
* STEVE RODEN
Celebrated sound artist and sculptor Roden delivers works in each medium through the summer: a mathematically intricate installation at Suyama Space titled The Surface of the Moon, and a sound installation at Jack Straw titled Chamber Music. Suyama Space, 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809. Through Aug 1. Jack Straw Productions, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through Aug 15.
SHIRLEY BARGER TRAVIS
Final week. Abstract paintings with "a distinct Asian influence." Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through June 5.
Trolli, author of Seattle Gay News' comic parody of this very paper, is finally awarded the recognition he deserves with an exhibition of his pop-star illustrations. Little Theatre, 610 19th Ave E, 329-2629. Through July 13.
See Stranger Suggests. Luscious, 321 S Jackson St, 622-4252. Thurs June 5, 6 pm.
One night only. Visual and performance hodgepodge featuring Jayne Singer, Tamara Paris and Matt Fontaine, Cara Bell, and more. Vain, 2018 First Ave, 441-3441. Sat June 7, 8 pm-midnight.