FRYE ART MUSEUM
“In (Robyn) O’Neil’s Bosch-like pencil drawings, all connection has been severed between the humans and the beasts, and it doesn’t look good for people… The guys are sketchy, morally and visually. They are, simply, lost, and they don’t know it.”(Jen Graves) Modern Nature is Amy Helfand’s loosely garden-based collages, rugs, and furniture upholstery. Through July 30. Painting, sculpture, and video preoccupied with unexplored territory: Sigrid Sandström’s Ginnungagap. Robert Yoder’s Sluice Gate: a hand-tufted wool rug with its own literal and figurative topography. Through Sept 10. And these are the final weeks to comment on the collection of paintings that have been removed from the walls before they return July 1, in curator Robin Held’s interactive exhibition experiment Lust, Loss, and Love. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.
HENRY ART GALLERY
Final Week. MFA Thesis Exhibition: Seattle’s newest artists leave the fold, showing their biggest ideas. Through June 18. Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes: “Richard Andrews, the Henry’s director, placed Lin in an esteemed tradition by inviting her to create this show, following the landmark exhibitions the Henry has commissioned from installation artists Ann Hamilton and James Turrell. Yet temporary, non-site-specific exhibitions are not Lin’s strength.” (Jen Graves) Through Sept 3. 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St, 543-2280.
NORDIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
Dream Time—Fairy Photo Challenges. Through July 30. 3014 NW 67th St, 789-5707.
SEATTLE ASIAN ART MUSEUM
Seattle Art Museum downtown is closed for renovations until spring 2007; SAAM is filling in. There’s studio glass, art deco sculpture, contemporary art (don’t miss Claude Zervas’s neon river, nooksack, and Jeffry Mitchell’s religious lampoon), paintings by Morris Graves and Mark Tobey, and photography by Johsel Namkung. Through Aug 6. Iranian-born Shirin Neshat’s video installation, Tooba, is a lyrical portrait of a menaced woman making a kind of escape. Through Oct 15. 1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park, 654-3100.
TACOMA ART MUSEUM
Twenty-five years of Akio Takamori’s renowned, large-scale ceramic sculptures, often subtly sexualized figures marrying Matissean and Japanese woodblock lines. Through Oct 8. Blake Haygood’s exploding machine, Barbara Earl Thomas’s obituary collage, and Dawn Cerny’s biblical sea of body parts are part of the 2006 Neddy Artist Fellowship survey. Through Aug 13. The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas explains itself. Through Sept 17. Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s unsung inspiration: Native American art and culture. Through Sept 4. 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, 253-272-4258.
VANCOUVER ART GALLERY
The most complete exhibition of Haida art ever assembled: Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art. Through Sept 17. The latest in prefab home design: Some Assembly Required. Through Sept 4. Arthur Erickson: Critical Works presents 12 major projects from 40 years of work. Through Sept 10. 50 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC, 604-662-4700.
WHATCOM MUSEUM OF HISTORY & ART
Contrasting Objectives: Fifteen Pacific Northwest Photographers includes Jim Breukelman of Vancouver, BC, Rebecca Cummins and Claude Zervas of Seattle, and Christopher Rauschenberg of Portland. Through Sept 10. 121 Prospect St, Bellingham, 360-676-6981.
WING LUKE MUSEUM
These Walls Can Speak: Untold Stories, featuring the historic Kong Yick, Higo, and Eastern Hotel buildings. Through Dec 10. 407 Seventh Ave S, 623-5124.
On Top of Life: paintings, prints, music by Eze Anamelechi. Reception Sun June 18, 7 pm. Through July 9. 5411 Meridian Ave N, 633-5544.
Fifth Annual Members’ Show. Reception Sun June 18, 3–5 pm. Through July 22. Final Week. Migration: work by Mollari Sederberg. Through June 18. 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339.
BALLARD FETHERSTON GALLERY
New Paintings by David Konigsberg. Reception Fri June 16, 5–7 pm. Through July 21. 818 E Pike St,322-9440.
BELLEVUE CITY HALL
Bellevue Arts Commission presents the Seventh Biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition. Reception Sat June 17, 6–8 pm. Through Oct 9. 110 Ave NE, 425-452-4852.
BISHOP HARVEY GALLERY
Work by Nancy Thompson and Lynn Scott. Reception Thurs June 15, 6–8 pm. Through July 1. 524 Main St, Edmonds, 550-4372.
CRAWL SPACE GALLERY
Grown Accustomed: considering the development of behavioral and psychological familiarity through seven new works in video. Reception Sat June 17, 6–9 pm. Through July 9.504 E Denny Way, #1, 322-5752.
ICEBOX CONTEMPORARY ART
Shouldn’t Throw Stones: multimedia installation by Donna Sue Stack. Reception Thurs June 15, 7–9 pm. Through July 14. 301A Puyallup Ave, Tacoma, 856-7114.
TRIANGLE ART GALLERY
In the gallery at the downtown Y: Urban Secrets, B&W photography by Youth in Focus artists. Reception Thurs June 15, 5:30–7 pm. Impressions: works from budding teenage artists. Through June 27. 909 Fourth Ave, 382-7899.
Solo show by Jackie Brooks. Reception Sun June 18, 12:30–2 pm. Through July 15. Harvard Ave and Seneca St, 325-6051.
Codex Specialis: Palimpsest resin paintings by Rebecca Woodhouse. Reception Fri June 16, 6–10 pm. Through July 16. 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.
New work by Derek Bourcier and Jesse Brown. Through July 5. 5208 Ballard Ave NW, 706-0969.
Landscapes for Phantom Limbs Pt. 1: new work by Wyndel Hunt. 420 Second Ave, 335-5083.
Artists represented by Grover/Thurston, including Faye Jones and Joe Max Emminger. Through July 4. 1009 First Ave,340-6678.
No Touching Ground presents Remnants: “a reminder to people that we have the power to change what is going on.” Through July 2. 85 Pike St, 623-3180.
ALL CITY COFFEE
Residual Ozmosis: illustrations by Augie Pagan. Through June 30. 125 Prefontaine Pl S,652-8331.
ART BOOKS AND PRESS
aEiOu: The Lost and Found Word. Mixed media by Berkeley Parks. Through June 30. 4703 Ballard Ave NW, 285-2665.
ART ON CENTER GALLERY
Mothers, Madams, and Myths:works by Blue Hesik, Gretchen Mottet, and Valentine Zimmer. Through June 28. 1604 Center St, Tacoma, 253-230-1673.
The Art of Natural Science. 420 N 35th St, 545-7459.
ARTISTS’ GALLERY OF SEATTLE
Grace:paintings by Grace A. Washington. Through June 30. 902 First Ave S, 340-0830.
ART/NOT TERMINAL GALLERY
Scapes. Oil paintings by Mark Eaton. Souls: B&W erotic and fine-art photography by John Tozzi. Through July 6. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.
Curated by Cynthia Moore and Mona Lang, Scenic Dope brings together the work of 25 visual artists who make their living in film, theater, and TV. Through July 2. 2856 NW Market St, 784-9987.
40/Love: music, art, fashion, tennis, animals. 910 E Pine St, 617-2161.
BLUEBOTTLE ART GALLERY
A Great Big Stillness: work by Justin B. Williams and Luke Ramsey. Through June 29. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.
Return to Sender: new paintings by Jill Simonsen and Ray Noland. Through July 1. 2316 Second Ave,374-8977.
Bolivia Project: Photographs by Michael Wang. Through June 30. 5404 22nd Ave NW, 297-2800.
Collages and drawings by Cynthia Winings. Through June 30. 3125 NW 85th St, 706-7580.
Dreamcake: B&W landscape photographs by Elysha Rose Diaz (the intern who slaves over this calendar!). Through July 1. 813 Fifth Ave,285-9662.
CAPITOL HILL ARTS CENTER
Imbue, new works by Dawn Samuelson. Through June 30. 1621 12th Ave, 388-0500.
CATHERINE PERSON GALLERY
Utopia:17 new mixed-media works by Deborah F. Lawrence, with support from the Creative Capital Foundation. Through June 30. 319 Third Ave S, 726-1836.
CENTER ON CONTEMPORARY ART
Painted photographs by Spanish film director Carlos Saura “Iberia.” Through June 20. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.
Owner Chad McMurray and curator Elizabeth Alto celebrate the gallery’s first birthday. Through June 30. 6004 12th Ave S #17, 767-0280.
COLUMBIA CITY GALLERY
Plugged In and Caffeinated: 17 artists exploring time. Through July 9. 4864 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843.
Transfiguration: mixed-media paintings by Eric Nez. Through July 1. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.
Found Space: Inaugurating this contemporary gallery are photography, painting, and video by Kevin Haas, Ann Kellender, Ido Fluk, Matthew Keeney, and E. J. Hercyzk. Through July 7. 741 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, 253-444-2741.
Symphony of Landscape: work by Parvin. Through July 3. 307 Occidental Ave S,652-4414.
® DAVIDSON CONTEMPORARY
Cleave is the gallery’s first large-scale installation, by John Grade. Through June 24. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.
Recent paintings on paperby Robert Connell. Wood Engravings by Winslow Homer. Through July 1. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.
Pedal: Reloaded, the art and artifacts of bike messengers. Through July 31. 121 Prefontaine Pl S, 223-7709.
Final Week. One Dog Walking: mixed-media sculpture with experimental stop-motion animation by Sara Spink. The Imaged Word, and Other Works by Bryan Rainey. Through June 17. Evergreen State College, Olympia, 360-867-5125.
EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT
From the vaults of Paul Allen: DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein. 2901 Broad St, 770-2700.
Signs of Life: contemporary jewelry art and literature. 1420 Fifth Ave, 624-6768.
FLOATING LEAVES TEA
Photographs by Kiyoshi Toda. 2213 NW Market St #100,529-4268.
Gerard Tsutakawa presents new bronze sculpture: Chokoku. Through June 24. 220 Third Ave S, 622-2833.
Nancy Schutt: Dogs in Art and One Cat. Through June 25. 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467.
FRAME UP STUDIOS
Paintings by Debbie Bianchi. Through July 3. 3515 Fremont Ave N, 547-4657.
FRANCINE SEDERS GALLERY
Variable Terrain: paintings by Juliana Heyne. Color Constructions: paintings by Michelle Bolinger. Through July 9. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.
FRANK AND DUNYA
Works by Sarah Gascoigne and Leo Kundas. Through July 7. 3418 Fremont Ave N,547 6760.
FREMONT JEWELRY DESIGN
Oil paintings by Bryn Anderson. Through June 30. 3510 Fremont Pl. N, 547-5551.
Works from artists represented by Gallery DeNovo, a neighbor to Friesen’s original Sun Valley location, which turns 20 this year. 1200 Second Ave S,628-9501.
G. GIBSON GALLERY
Rabbit Starvation: new paintings and sculpture by Larry Calkins. Through July 8. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.
Living Room: the works of Kevin Brannaman. 1213 Pine St, 749-9167.
The Future Is Our Only Goat, abstractions by Dianna Molzan. Through June 30. 101 Prefontaine Pl S,296-7580.
Presenting new and selected work by Andrée B. Carter and Carole d’Inverno. Through July 1. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.
Bronze castings of Road Kills and Spill Kills by Pete Bevis. Through July 1. 154 N 35th St.
Off the Wall: Seattle sculptor Evan Blackwell. Through July 22. 1216 First Ave, 622-2480.
Fractal Utopia & The Yellow Sanctuary Room: recent paintings and installation by Cerj Lalonde. Through June 29. 123 S. Jackson St, 625-0055.
GARDE RAIL GALLERY
Vintage linoleum assemblage by Bill Miller, scorched metal and encaustic on wood by Scott Griffin. Through July 1. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.
James Nowak, Calvin Allison, and Jordan Hershman. Through June 30. 311 Occidental Ave S, 682-9939
GLOBAL ART VENUE
Paintings by Carrie Goller. Through Aug 3. 314 First Ave S, 264-8755.
Alaska: The Traveller Series, Caroline Planque’s series of lith prints. Through July 4. 105 S Main St. #100, 612-7655.
GOLD SHOE GALLERY
Eight artists in painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, and prints. Through July 31. 619 Western Ave, fifth floor, 447-9667.
GORDON WOODSIDE/JOHN BRASETH GALLERY
Paintings and prints by Kenneth Callahan. 2101 Ninth Ave, 622-7243.
THE GREAT NABOB
New figurative paintings by Erik Andrew. Through June 30. 819 Fifth Ave N,281-9850.
GREG KUCERA GALLERY
Michael Knutson: “The shapes are thick, wet, and brushy. Each is its own tiny expressionistic island. In groups, they form small, forever-mutating scenes, like what your eye might make out if everything was stacked on top of everything else in a furniture warehouse.”(Jen Graves) And Marcel Dzama’s abject works on paper, some made with root beer and with such titles as Untitled (Cowboys Shooting Bats). Through July 1. 212 Third Ave S, 624-0770.
Bestiary: paintings and cut paper works about animals by Julie Paschkis. Through July 1. Occidental Ave S, 223-0816.
New paintings by Rachel Maxi. Through July 22. 1919 Third Ave,256-0715.
As his last gesture before moving to New York, HH’s very wonderful Gary Owen put together Paper Trails: “We’re presented with cerebral, finely tuned abstraction (Victoria Haven and Marco Maggi); conceptual high jinks with political bite (Michael Arcega); spooky, homespun nature observation (Cat Clifford); a nod to pop and über-fame (Andy Warhol); detritus-strewn abjection (Franz West); slyly existential humor (Dan Webb); and menacing highbrow formalism (Nancy Rubins).” (Peter Gaucys) And: Three Painters: Kim Dorland, Alexander Kantrovsky, Chiara Minchio. Through July 1. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.
JACK STRAW NEW MEDIA GALLERY
Kichul Kim’s Rapport is the Korean sound sculptor’s first U.S. exhibition. Through June 23. 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919.
JAMES HARRIS GALLERY
Final Week. Claire Cowie’s About Strange Lands: “Art and the animal come together in a darkened wood, in a certain kind of half-light. A rhino is not a rhino, but a Rhinoscape.”(Jen Graves)Through June 17. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.
I Was Proud of My Crime: Thirteen new bag paintings by Chris Crites. Through June 30. 810 E Roy St,324-0407.
Naked Lady Wrestlers.619 Western Ave, fourth floor, 549-2184.
KIRKLAND ARTS CENTER
Clay? A national ceramic exhibition juried by UW profs Jamie Walker, Akio Takamori, and Doug Jeck. Through July 29. 620 Market St, Kirkland,425-889-2963.
Voyages and Discoveries: new Paintings by Mark R. Myers. Through June 21. 5320 Roosevelt Way NE, 522-2011.
Ceramic artist and Archie Bray Foundation artist-in-residence Deborah Schwartzkopf. Through June 24. 602–608 S Jackson St,381-3000.
LA FAMILIA GALLERY
Contained: mixed media by Aimee Mori. Through June 30. 117 Prefontaine Pl, 291-4608
LEE CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Painted On by 10 Seattle painters including Brian Murphy, Bradley Biancardi, and Francisco Guerrero. Through Aug 25. 901 Twelfth Ave,296-5360.
LINDA HODGES GALLERY
Encaustic paintings and charcoal drawings by Gillian Theobald. Paul Harcharik: new paintings. Through July 1. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.
LISA HARRIS GALLERY
New Encaustic Paintings by Thomas Workman. Through July 1. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.
New works by five artists. 1606 Pike Pl,728-1717.
Quilts: paintings by Tina Randolph. 306 Dexter Ave N, 728-6044.
MITCHELLI’S GALLERY BAR
Painter Cait Willis shows a series of acrylic on panel and canvas portraits. Through June 30. 84 Yesler Way, 623-3883.
NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION
Oils, watercolors, and photographs in Northwest National Parks: From Inspiration to Action. Through Sept 2. 313A First Ave S, 903-1444.
New paintings by Joe Vollan in this dancerie. 1516 Second Ave, 223-1333.
NORTHWEST CRAFTS CENTER GALLERY
New and selected artworks by Edd Cox are Temple Garden. Through July 14. 105 Harrison St,728-1555.
Maximum Warrior curated by Devon Varmega. 534 Summit Ave E, 425-753-2681.
OASIS ART GALLERY
Abstract sumi paintings by Mark Thomas, and work by 36 other artists. 3644 Wallingford Ave N, 547-5177.
PACINI LUBEL GALLERY
The Vessel: the work of Carol Gouthro and Nancy Selvin. Through July 1. 207 Second Ave S, 326-5555.
PATRICIA CAMERON GALLERY
Long After the Silence: drawings and installation by Linda Kane. Through July 15. 234 Dexter Ave N, 343-9647.
Final Week. Patte Loper’s Let Our Beauty Ease Your Grief: “Loper’s latest show invokes, as the title suggests, a quieter and far less absurd realm, a place somehow injured and lightly sedated. She inserts deer and fawns into film stills and photographs from art and architecture magazines, not as elements of domesticated cuteness but as introspective subjects. Her animals have grown lives of their own, and even she seems to understand their motivations only vaguely.”(Jen Graves)Through June 17. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.
Outline: new multimedia works by Peter Foucault. Through June 22. 323 N 105th St, A-2, 363-2997.
Between Payback and the Pirate Ship: the mixed-media paintings of Lucas Martin. Through July 2. 119 Prefontaine Pl S, 964-2443.
Canadian artist Carmen Tomé. 7012 Woodlawn Ave NE, 527-1908.
RHINO STUDIOS & GALLERY
Of Dreams and Shadows: paintings by Ricco diStefano. Through June 24. 58 Front St N, Issaquah, 425-392-5040.
ROQ LA RUE
Fresh Meat: a group show of new talent ranging from contemporary figurative to retro illusion. Through July 1. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.
New work by San Francisco artist Huck Gee. Through June 30. 1930 Second Ave, 728-8008.
SEATTLE MUNICIPAL TOWER GALLERY
Sculptural Form and the Figure: Northwest Artists’ Interpretation of the Human Figure. Through June 30. 700 Fifth Ave, third floor, 684-7306.
SEATTLE ART MUSEUM RENTAL/SALES GALLERY
Referencing Nature: Lanny DeVuono’s nostalgic bird’s-eye view of communism, Victoria Haven’s cutout land forms, Jason Wood’s rebuilt woods, Michael Brophy’s heroic “nature” paintings, Steven Miller’s performance photographs from the wilds of Eastern Washington, and Maya Kabat’s delicious and knifey abstractions are the highlights. Through July 8. 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101.
SEV SHOON ARTS CENTER
New prints by Catherine Stack and Mimi Williams. Through July 1. 2862 NW Market St, 782-2415.
Coupled: collaborative multimedia work by Andrew Kaufman and Donna Stack. Through July 1. 306 S Washington St #105, 962-0201.
SMITH TOWER GALLERY
Work by Sam Wallis. 512 Second Ave,666-9039.
SOIL ART GALLERY
Hardline Organics Part Two—a tale of absurd optimism, by Jenny Heishman, Etsuko Ichikawa, Craig Miller, Saya Moriyasu, and Yuki Nakamura (see review). Through July 1. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8061.
SOLOMON FINE ART
Fathom: Paintings by Paul Shakespear. Through June 30. 1215 First Ave, 297-1400.
Life-size nudes made out of legos by David Winkler. Through July 31. 1907 Second Ave, 910-8029
Take Your Pick: sterling silver and guitar picks by Amy Pfaffman. 1316 E Pike St, 267-7120.
To See a World in a Grain of Sand: micro-mosaic jewelry by Courtney Lipson. Through June 30. 119 S Jackson St, 405-4040.
SHHH, a major installation by German-born composer/sculptor Trimpin, is a rotating, hand-formed sphere orbiting on an 18-foot-diameter metal ring, producing a layering of sound caused from the changing velocity of rotations when a viewer is in close proximity to the piece. Whiz-bang! Through July 28. 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809.
Stencil art by Lou Samson. Through June 30. 513 N 36th St, Space E, 568-7419.
Pretty: photographs by Georgie Hockett. Through June 30. 2018 First Ave, 441-3441.
VETRI INTERNATIONAL GLASS
Framework: sculptures by glass artist Benjamin Cobb. Through June 25. 1404 First Ave, 667-9608.
Final Week. New Works by multiple artists. Through June 17. 600 First Ave, Ste 322, 330-9137.
“It isn’t that the group show of painting, video, photography, and installation at Western Bridge this spring doesn’t have serious concerns… But Boys and Flowers—organized by Western Bridge director Eric Fredericksen, whose style is marked by intelligent levity—sticks with the play of its title. The show is more of a fat, supple peony than a tightly wound, prickly rose.” (Jen Graves) Through Aug 12. 3412 Fourth Ave S, 838-7444.
WILLIAM TRAVER GALLERY
Glass master Lino Tagliapietra’s Il Mito della Fenice. Through July 2. 110 Union St #200, 587-6501.
WINSTON WÄCHTER FINE ART
Paintings: by Peter Waite. Through July 28. 203 Dexter Ave N, 652-5855.
New work by Keven Furiya. Through July 5. 171 S Jackson St,583-0497.
GAGE ACADEMY OF ART
Fourteenth Annual Student Exhibition & Academy Awards. Fri June 16, 6–9 pm. 1501 10th Ave, 323-GAGE.