510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, 425-519-0770.
BOUNCE/IN THROUGH THE OUT DOOR
That old joke about the Canadian invasion seems to be becoming a haunting reality. Bellevue Art Museum hosts two separate, regionally specific group shows by our peaceful neighbors to the north. Through Sept 14.
FASHION: THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH
"Through slides, videos, and a few actual garments, curator Ginger Gregg Duggan presents what she sees as references in the work of certain designers to performance art. That fashion shows and performance art (or fashion and art, for that matter) have arrived at a similar place is interesting enough, but this show is laid out like a thesis, and it feels like a thesis, with all the joy and insanity drained out. " (Emily Hall) Through Sept 2.
Commissioned in 1991 by New York's Metro Transportation Authority, Lichtenstein's now-complete giant mural for Times Square station is paid tribute a nation away. Through Sept 14.
CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART
1420 11th Ave, 728-1980.
PILCHUCK GLASS SCHOOL EXHIBITION
"Pilchuck artists manage to think around the school's infamous founder with the ugly-duckling quality of Stuart Keeler's stacked pile of wood pallets topped with a cast-glass pallet. A series of glass bells by Timothy Ringsmuth contain memento-mori-style hair sculptures, twisted into loosely botanical shapes, and Mark Zirpel's sculpture fills a set of rubber lungs inside a delicately notched glass container. " (Emily Hall) Through July 18.
HENRY ART GALLERY
15th Ave NE & NE 41st St, 543-2280.
* CLAIRE COWIE
Opening. Exhausted by the barrage of adoring fans at her private studio, Cowie takes it to the people with a residency at the Henry. This means you get the chance to watch her new work from conception to completion. Through Sept 28.
CROSSCURRENTS AT CENTURY'S END
Opening. Premiering its national tour in our little corner of America, the Crosscurrents exhibition milks the Neuberger Berman collection for a look at emerging and contemporary figures in photography and painting, including James Casebere, Vic Muniz, Mary Heilman, and Ingrid Calame, among others. Through Sept 21.
Opening. The claustrophobic works of Los Angeles' Knechtel, in a career retrospective entitled On Wanting to Grow Horns. Through Sept 21.
* JAMES TURRELL
Opening. Finally premiering the long-awaited skyspace addition to the Henry, Turrell continues his current exhibitions of 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.
MUSEUM OF GLASS
1801 E Dock St, Tacoma, 253-284-4750.
MY REALITY: CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE CULTURE OF JAPANESE ANIMATION
Anime-influenced art--the trend du jour from two years ago--continues to tour. With work by Takashi Murakami, Yoshitomo Nara, Mariko Mori, and many more. Through Sept 21.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM
100 University St, 654-3100.
INTERNATIONAL ABSTRACTION PART 1: MAKING PAINTING REAL
SAM explores the initial abstract explosion that took place after World War I, with works by Joseph Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Through Feb 2004.
PAINTED VISIONS FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN, PAST AND PRESENT
Two shows of yoked subject, including the 16th-century Indian masterpieces of Intimate Worlds and their contemporary counterparts in Conversations with Traditions: Nilima Sheikh and Shahzia Sikander. Through Sept 8.
* CHARLES LeDRAY
"LeDray flirts with a number of what could broadly be called themes: the miniature, the multiple, sewn objects, objects made from unusual materials. What it adds up to, while elusive, is a sense of being off-kilter, of proportions gone awry, of instability among familiar-seeming things. " (Emily Hall) Through July 27.
Sculptor Vruwink teases the palette with an array of 70 birthday cakes--one for every year of SAM's existence--each a specific reference to works in the museum's collection. Please don't lick the plaster. Through Aug 24.
Glass artist Singletary borrows liberally from traditional Native American design for his contemporary works. Through Nov 30.
GEORGE WASHINGTON: A NATIONAL TREASURE
Pro or con? Through July 20.
A 35-year retrospective on the photographic works of Bacon, a gentleman who you may (or may not--I certainly didn't) know as the Incomparable Jimmie Beee! Opening reception Sat July 12, 7-10 pm. Art/Not Terminal Gallery, 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680. Through Aug 7.
FRANCESCA BERRINI, ERICA HILARIO
Berrini's big, bright animal sculptures, with the photos (or rather, laminated photocopies of photos) of Hilario's Overheard. Hilario opening reception Thurs July 10, 6-8 pm. Post Alley Sculpture Garden, 1413 Post Alley, Outdoor Art Space, 1416 Post Alley. Through Aug 30.
MELINDA BRAATHEN, JASMINE CARVER, MARA POLIAK
In incoherence, the artists come together to unite elements of text, fashion, and multimedia paintings into multifaceted portraits. Opening reception Thurs July 10, 6-8 pm. Emergence Gallery, 1914 Fourth Ave, 292-4142. Through Aug 4.
Tarot, invisible inner realities, and the cosmos: Bruch breaks out the sage for a show of new works. Opening reception Sat July 12, 7-10 pm. Sev Shoon Arts Center, 5206 Ballard Ave NW, 782-2415.
The abstract landscapes of Carey's first solo exhibition. Opening reception Sat July 12 from 6-10 pm. Gallery 63 Eleven, 6311 24th Ave NW, 478-2238. Through Aug 6.
ARDEN CHARLES, WILLIAM HEWSON
Charles' mixed-media collage and watercolor, with Hewson's regional oil landscapes. Opening reception Fri July 11, 6-8 pm. The Fountainhead Gallery, 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467. Through Aug 2.
With a hodgepodge of vaguely Eastern themes (lotus-petal-shaped ceramics, translucent scroll illustrations, sage, etc.) Foss takes a stab at conceptual unity with Internment. Opening reception Thurs July 10, 7 pm-midnight. SAW Gallery, 113 12th Ave, 652-5867. Through July 31.
TOM E. HALL
Warp, much like Hall's previous Industrial Portrait Series, contains deft ink-and-gouache sketches of ignored civic and industrial areas. Opening reception Fri July 11, 5-9 pm. ToST, 513 N 36th St, 547-0240. Through Aug 31.
Oil and glaze Reflections--paintings of the Anchorage marshlands. Opening reception Thurs July 10, 5-8 pm. BAAS Art Gallery and Framing, 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742. Through Aug 16.
That can't be her real name, can it? Sculptor Rizzo abandons self-portraiture for more obtuse works with her debut solo exhibition. Opening reception Sun July 13, noon-7 pm. Artcore Studios, 5501 Airport Way S, 767-CORE. Through Aug 13.
* CLAUDE ZERVAS
The false light of fluorescence--more specifically, the fluorescent tubes in scanners--and how that light translates other lights, and becomes a landscape. Opening reception Thurs July 10, 6-8 pm. James Harris Gallery, 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220. Through Aug 14.
"BA BOOTY" SALE
One day only. A Georgetown rummage sale of fancy crafts, featuring the works of Marc Lawrence, Alan Hurley, and Jenny Heishman. All City Coffee, 1205 S Vale St, 767-7146. Sun July 13, 10 am-5 pm, free.
* SUMMER @ THE HENRY
See Stranger Suggests. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave NE & NE 41st St, 543-2280. Fri July 11, 7:30 pm-midnight, $20-$30.