OPENINGS


OUT OF THE LAB

A group photography show in black and white. Opening reception Sat Sept 13, 7-11 pm. Black Lab Gallery, 4216 Sixth Ave NW, 706-7017. Through Oct 12.

* MARION PECK, CAMILLE ROSE GARCIA

Two popstresses--one familiar and one less so--exhibit their strange worlds of paint and peculiarity. Local artist Peck skips her work toward reportedly more playful territory, while Garcia illustrates the surreal world through layered assemblages. Opening reception Fri Sept 12, 6-10 pm. Roq la Rue Gallery, 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977. Through Oct 5.

RECYCLED ART SHOW

Your trash: made beautiful! Finally, an art show composed of recycled wares. RE Store, 1440 NW 52nd St, 297-9119. Through Sept 21.

STEPHEN SCHILDBACH

Schildbach opens up his diary on the canvas for a series of autobiographical abstractions. Opening reception Sat Sept 13, 6-9 pm. Victrola Coffee & Art, 411 15th Ave E, 325-6520. Through Sept 30.

JEFF SIMS

Postmodern, surreal, and minimal. Opening reception Sat Sept 13, 6-9 pm. Gulassa & Co., 10 Dravus St, 601-0261. Through Oct 6.

TRANSCODE, ETSUKO ICHIKAWA

The divergent works of Seattle-area mixed-media artists Kevin Wilson, Jessica Dodge, and Laurie LeClair are congregated under the vague guise of Transcode, "representational illustrations or 'codes' for human folly, disaster and obsession." Shows with Ichikawa's shadow installation Kokoro. Opening reception Thurs Sept 11, 6-9 pm. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St, 425-822-7161. Through Oct 5.

AMY ERIN UHLMANSIEK

Dramatic portraits of all breeds of life. Opening reception Fri Sept 12, 7-10 pm. Salon Dewi, 1213 Pine St, 381-DIVA. Through Sept 30.

CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS


* BILL AKERS

All right, vessels usually bore me to tears. But Akers' martini glasses and other cocktail paraphernalia are snakily beautiful and often funny as all get-out. Vetri, 1404 First Ave, 667-9608. Through Sept 24.

ANIMALITY

Les animaux se trouvent dans l'art. Avec la participation de Gaylen Hansen, Deborah Barrett, Roy de Forest, Robert Helm, et des autres. Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave S, 624-3034. Through Sept 27.

LITA BATHO, PETER ROUX

Batho's sculpture surprises with unexpected contrasts; with atmospheric painting by Roux. Ballard/Fetherston Gallery, 818 E Pike St, 322-9440. Through Sept 30.

GARY BERG, LUIS SANCHEZ

Berg contrasts cast concrete with burnt books; Sanchez explores urban signifiers, both deliberate and accidental. Atelier 31, 2500 First Ave, 448-5250. Through Sept 28.

CASEY CAHOY

Painting about pretty much everything. Joe Bar, 810 E Roy St, 324-0407. Through Sept 30.

MARK CALDERON

Sculpture in a strange contrast of form and material (a handkerchief in cast concrete), and drawings in ash and clay. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770. Through Sept 27.

RENEE COWAN, JULIA MAGID

New painting, new photography. Emergence Gallery, 1914 Fourth Ave, 292-4142. Through Oct 6.

MAYSEY CRADDOCK, FRED BIRCHMAN

Craddock's paintings of everyday objects have a creepy animated quality; Birchman makes airplanes out of every possible thing. Francine Seders Gallery, 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355. Through Sept 28.

PETER DE LORY

Triptychs and single photographs on the subject of Americans and their cars. Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315. Through Sept 27.

DETENTION

The PeeChee, an oft-ignored canvas of creative genius, finally gets its dues in Detention, curated by Nin Truong (Push). Goods, 1112 Pike St, 622-0459. Through Oct 24.

KAMALA DOLPHIN-KINGSLEY

Dolphin-Kingsley returns with yet another new show of her crowded creatures, this time at a fancy-pants piano store. Classical Grands and Galleries, 1900 Fourth Ave, 297-6717. Through Sept 30.

JEFF FISHER

"Toy" is such a judgmental term. Fisher's hybrid sculptures are a little bit Dr. Moreau, a little bit Santa Claus. Little Theatre, 608 19th Ave E, 675-2055. Through Sept 28.

JENNY HELLMAN, JOE BURMEISTER

A lonely bed with 85 folksy pillows by Hellman, with Burmeister's obsessively researched and constructed sampan harbor boat. Tom Landowski Gallery, 403 Cedar St, 380-2172. Through Oct 2.

RUTH HESSE

Abstract monotype prints. Baas Gallery, 2703 E Madison St, 324-4742. Through Sept 27.

* JAMES LAVADOUR

Really just the most gorgeous painting around. Lavadour takes everything I don't like--expressive landscape painting--and turns it into something I love. Grover/Thurston Gallery, 309 Occidental Ave S, 223-0816. Through Sept 27.

LENS STUDIES: CONTEMPORARY WORKS BY NORTHWEST PHOTOGRAPHERS

Exactly like the title says. Martin-Zambito Fine Art, 721 E Pike St, 726-9509. Through Oct 1.

MANFRED LINDENBERGER

Paintings influenced by the Northwest masters. Foster/ White Gallery Rainier Square, 1331 Fifth Ave, 583-0100. Through Sept 28.

PERRI LYNCH

Visual and audio field recordings from Seattle's survey stations. Jack Straw New Media Gallery, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919. Through Nov 26.

GRACE NIRSCHL, TOM GUFFEY

Paintings and photography in A Splash of Jazz, Life, and the Land. Artists' Gallery of Seattle, 902 First Ave S, 340-0830. Through Sept 30.

NOT OF THIS EARTH

Final week. Artists on the world beyond this one. Secluded Alley Works, 113 12th Ave, 839-0880. Through Sept 15.

* PROJECT 18

Final week. Site-specific sculpture investigating the why and where of Sand Point's Building 18. Check out Charles McHale's swirling cloud of feathers. In and around Building 18, Sand Point Magnuson Park, 522-9529. Through Sept 14.

CHRISTINE RUTKOWSKI, JENNIFER ZWICK

Rutkowski and Zwick are relatively recent grads from Cornish and the UW, respectively; Zwick's obsessive sculptures of bugs and Rutkowski's gum clumps populate The Art of Control. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave, 322-7030. Through Sept 30.

FRANCESCA SUNDSTEN

Sundsten's bizarro world includes a fleshy bikini-clad lady with a ram's head, and a pregnant, dreadlocked Medusa. Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-7684. Through Sept 27.

DAVID TRAYLOR, CINDY SMALL

Traylor's ceramic objects always seem to convey a kind of menace, not least because they look like heavy, headspliting bronze. With daydreamy paintings by Small. Gallery 110, 110 S Washington St, 624-9336. Through Sept 27.

* DAN WEBB

Insomnia Machine includes the kind of work Webb has been making for the past few years: meticulously carved and beautifully weird wood objects, such as a heroic bust melting into a puddle, as well as other counterintuitive pairings of form and material. What's new is the more time-based work, including a glass ball leisurely rolling down a curved track resting on a set of tall trestles. The track loops around the sculptures in the gallery, linking them together in a kind of crazy dream. Howard House, 2017 Second Ave, 256-6399. Through Oct 18.

* WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

Optimistic? Or oblivious? Eleven SOIL artists duke it out. With work by good, good artists who have left, or left and come back, or are leaving, or have been here all along, including Chris Grant, Jeff DeGolier, John Seal, and Perla Sitcov. SOIL Gallery, 1317 E Pine St, 264-8061. Through Sept 28.

EVENTS


FOTO REVU

This week only. Photographers get a shot at having their dreams crushed by folks they're not paying tuition to--with kind words by a slew of gallery owners (including folks from G. Gibson, Benham, and At.31) and art directors (including our own Joe Newton) from around the region. Seattle Art Museum, 100 University Ave, 720-7222. Sat-Sun Sept 13-14 at 9 am. See www.pcnw.org/ fotorevu.pdf for full details.