Bellevue Art Museum
Call Me Chairmaker: work by Garry Knox Bennett. Through Nov 26. 510 Bellevue Way NE, 425-519-0745.

recommendedFrye Art Museum
Klompen: sound sculptor Trimpin makes 120 Dutch clogs dance in the air. Through Jan 21, 2007. The Chicago recluse Henry Darger painted a whole world that wasn't discovered until his death: "His life's work needs no followers; his life's work had no audience. And yet here we are in the gallery looking at Darger's paintings. Why? Not because they are beautiful, or edifying. The paintings themselves do nothing for us. We are here because of the sheer scale of Darger's obsession. The number of girls, clouds, and flowers is too great for the mind to grasp all at once. It is a 'magnification to the point of nothingness,' to borrow a line from Borges." (Charles Mudede) Through Oct 29. Spectatorship and Desire: Love restores the paintings that curator Robin Held removed from the walls, set beside visitor comments made in their absence. Through Mar 4, 2007. 704 Terry Ave, 622-9250.

recommendedHenry Art Gallery
day ring, night ring: Steve Roden's pair of sound art compositions were created in response to James Turrell's Skyspace. Through Oct 15. Threshold: the painter Byron Kim "pairs the indeterminacy of monochrome painting with specific titles that reference small, playful, everyday moments" (Graves). Through Sept 17. The Laughing Monks: ceramicist Akio Takamori mines the Henry's collection and mingles it with his own figures. Through Oct 22. 15th Ave NE at NE 41st St, 543-2280.

Museum of Glass
Fresh! Contemporary Takes on Nature and Allegory. Through Dec 31. Kickin It with Joyce J Scott. Through Oct 22. Transparently Built: exploring the diverse architectural properties of glass. Sept 16-May 27. 1801 Dock St, 253-284-4732.

Museum of History and Industry
100 Years of American Photography from the National Archives. Through Dec 17. 2700 24th Ave E, 324-1126.

Museum of Northwest Art
All in the Painted View: six artists including Anne Appleby and Margie Livingston survey the landscape, from realism to expressionism to total abstraction. A tribute to the sculptor Italo Scanga (1932-2001). Through Oct 8. 121 S First Street, 360-466-4446.

recommendedSeattle 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. Iranian-born Shirin Neshat's video installation, Tooba, is a lyrical portrait of a menaced woman making a kind of escape. Picnics, Rhythms and Vacations is a new installation by sound artist and sculptor Trimpin. Using slide projectors stacked from floor to ceiling and filled with hundreds of found slides collected from flea markets around the world, Trimpin created a percussive sound composition, accompanied by images thrown on the gallery's walls, floor and ceiling. Through Oct 15. 1400 E Prospect St (Volunteer Park), 654-3100.

recommendedTacoma Art Museum
Twenty-five years of Akio Takamori's renowned, large-scale ceramic sculptures marrying Matissean and Japanese woodblock lines. Through Oct 8. The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas. Through Sept 17. Symphonic Poem: Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson features about 90 works that offer a commentary on the lives, history, and spirituality of Africans in Africa as well as African-Americans in her native Columbus, Ohio. Sept 16-Jan 28. 1701 Pacific Ave, 253-272-4258.

Vancouver Art Gallery
Raven Travelling: Two Centuries of Haida Art. Through Sept 17. 750 Hornby St, 604-662-4719.

Whatcom Museum of History and Art
Rodin: In His Own Words. Through Dec 10. 121 Prospect St, 360-676-6981.

Wing Luke Asian Museum
Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani, curated by Roger Shimomura. Through Sept 17. 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.

Gallery Openings

recommendedBLVD Gallery
!Come Me! new works by street artist and all-around bad-boy David Choe. Sept 15-Oct 6. 2316 Second Ave, 374-8977.

recommendedCrawl Space Gallery
Wyndel Hunt's home study in enforced obscurity in June now finds a public outlet in Landscapes for Phantom Limbs: RG Region CS2, a video and drawing installation. Sept 16-Oct 15. 504 E Denny Way, #1, 322-5752.

Icebox Contemporary Art
The Justin Show: a multi-media presentation by Justin Gorman. Reception Thurs Sept 21, 7-9 pm. Sept 18. 301A Puyallup Ave, 856-7114.

Jack Straw New Media Gallery
Huldre: an interactive sound installation by S. Lyn Goeringer. Reception Fri Sept 15, 7 pm. Sept 15-Oct 27. 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, 634-0919.

Kirkland Arts Center
The Other Side of the Grassy Knoll: four views of the natural world in sculpture. Reception Thurs Sept 14, 6-9 pm. Sept 14-Oct 7. 620 Market St, 425-822-7161.

Kobo at Higo
Hiroshi Ogawa fires his pottery with bio-diesel. Reception Sat Sept 16, 6 pm. Sept 16-Oct 7. 604 S Jackson, 755-8900.

recommendedRoq La Rue
A group show inspired by all things tiki: Tiki Art Now! Reception Fri Sept 15, 6-9 pm. Sept 15-Oct 9. 2312 Second Ave, 374-8977.

SAM Gallery Art Sales and Rental
Structures: a group show dealing with patterns of organization in the built environment, in consciousness and in other systems. Sept 14-Oct 14. 1220 Third Ave, 343-1101.

recommendedSuyama Space
All Things Long To Persist In Their Being: an installation by Ben Butler. Reception Fri Sept 15, 5-7 pm. Sept 15-Dec 8. 2324 Second Ave, 256-0809.

recommendedWoodside/Braseth Gallery
Cityscapes & Panoramas: highly detailed, plein-air paintings of Seattle by Michael Stasinos. Reception Thurs Sept 14. Sept 14-30. 2101 Ninth Ave, 622-7243.

Continuing Exhibitions

I Dont Shut Up I Grow Up: paintings and drawings by Willow Robin and August Heffner. Through Oct 10. 5208 Ballard Ave NW, 706-0969.

911 Media Arts Center
New Works Laboratory: traditional-media artists Carrie Bodle and Margie Livingston are paired with digital artists; the lo-hi chimeras are on display. Through Oct 27. 402 Ninth Ave N, 682-6552.

Alchemy Gallery
The Pink and Blue Paintings: new work by Julie Alexander. Through Sept 30. 619 Western Ave, second floor.

Alibi Room
New work by 2H. Through Sept 30. 85 Pike St, 625-9647 (office).

The Art Institute of Seattle Gallery
Annual student show. Through Sept 30. 2323 Elliot Ave, 448-0900.

Art Patch Gallery
Voces Comunitaria: a photo/voice exhibit. Through Sept 27. 306 S Washington St, Ste 102, 388-2373.

Arthead Gallery
En Plein Air: paintings produced around Greenlake and the greater NW. Through Sept 23. 5411 Meridian Ave N, 633-5544.

Artists' Gallery of Seattle
Work by Charlie Barr. Through Oct 5. 902 First Ave S, 340-0830.

Art/Not Terminal Gallery
Creation is Not An ISM: Art of An Intelligent Design by Phil Fagerholm. Through Oct 5. 2045 Westlake Ave, 233-0680.

Combined Elements by collage artists Karen Graber and Angela Wales Rockett. Through Sept 23. 4711 California Ave SW, 938-0339.

ArtWorks Gallery
Tech-Style: The Art of Living in A Material World. Through Sept 30. 619 Western Ave, fourth floor.

Textures of Contemporary Vietnam: work in lacquer by Khanh Bui & Phong. Through Sept 30. 512 First Ave S, 839-0377.

Avalon Glassworks Gallery
Fused glass jewelry by Crystal Ouzillou. Through Sept 29. 2914 SW Avalon Way, 937-6369.

Ballard Fetherston Gallery
New Works on Paper: Melinda Hannigan. Reception Sat Sept 15, 5-7 pm. Through Oct 7. 818 E Pike St, 322-9440.

Bellevue City Hall
The Seventh Biennial Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition. Through Oct 9. 1111 110 Ave NE, 425-452-4852.

Belltown Lofts
Photography by Andrew Vornbrock and Derrick Jefferies. Through Oct 7. 66 Bell St, 427-7480.

Benham Gallery
Curves Ahead: three photographers and the beauty of the curved line. Through Sept 30. 1216 First Ave, 622-2480.

Blank Design
Waiting for BodhiDharma is installation artist Christian French's amusing tribute to the Western notions of Zen Buddhism, complete with sports trophies engraved with Zen-like sayings. Through Sept 30. 1601 Second Ave, 624-3827.

Bluebottle Gallery
Count the Birdies by Matthew Porter. Through Sept 28. 415 E Pine St, 325-1592.

Burien Arts Gallery
Selected prints by Pressworks. Through Sept 23. 421 SW 146th St, 938-7663.

Caffe Ladro
From the Sketchbook: Grist for the Mill by Karin Bolstad. Through Sept 30. Portraiture by Joey Bates. Through Oct 31. 435 15th Ave E, 282-1549.

Caffe Vita
Photographic portraits by Davis Freeman. Through Oct 31. 1005 E Pike St, 709-4440.

Catherine Person Gallery
Between is works on paper by Juan Carlos Castellanos. Through Sept 30. 319 Third Ave, 726-1836.

Center on Contemporary Art
The Hope Series is sculpture and installation by Idaho artist Robert Kantor, including one work built around a WWII-era 500-pound bomb. Through Oct 8. 410 Dexter Ave N, 728-1980.

Columbia Center Gallery
Celebration IV, by the Women Painters of Washington. Through Oct 27. 701 Fifth Ave, Third Floor, 262-5400.

Columbia City Gallery
Drawing in the New Year: six Jewish artists reflect on their heritage. Through Nov 5. 4864 Rainier Ave S, 760-9843.

Corridor Gallery
Oil on paper by James Cicatko. Through Sept 30. Works on Paper: Oil paintings by James Cicatko. Through Sept 26. 306 S Washington St, 856-7037.

Critical Line
Keeping Score: Joanne Kim's photographs, reams of hand-written credit-card statements by Kate Bingaman, and sound helmets by Anna Huff (AKA Anna Oxygen, who appeared in Stranger writer Charles Mudede's film Police Beat). Through Oct 1. 741 St Helens Ave, 253-444-2741.

D'Adamo/Woltz Gallery
Paintings by Gregory Deane. Through Oct 2. 307 Occidental Ave S, 652-4414.

Dandelion Botanical
Movement serves as a metaphor in oil paintings by Jenny Zoe Casey. Through Sept 30. 5424 Ballard Ave NW, Ste 103.

recommendedDavidson Contemporary
In his series The Silent Flow of Daily Life, Xiaoze Xie painstakingly recreates recreations of events: he paints detailed portraits of stacks of newspapers. Protruding tendrils, bright colors, and deep orifices embellish Ying-Yueh Chuang's sculptural installations. Through Sept 30. 310 S Washington St, 624-7684.

Davidson Galleries
The Cowboy Series by Francisco Toldedo, Continuum by Peter Milton, and Ralph Pearson's etchings in the Antique Print Department. Through Sept 30. 313 Occidental Ave S, 624-1324.

Design Commission Gallery
For The Chicks: A Henhouse Gala. A Cornish screen printing group show. Through Sept 22. 119 Prefontaine Pl S.

Experience Music Project
"In its six years, EMP has been more of an overpriced tourist attraction than a home for the exchange of ideas about rock music, and rock is something we know Allen loves. How does he really feel about art, and what is his vision for showing it? This show doesn't answer those questions. Instead, it relies on celebrity. Even in rock, that only goes so far." (Graves) Through Sept 24. 2901 Broad St, 770-2700.

Faire Gallery Cafe
Drawings and paintings by Julia Gfröre. Through Sept 28. 1351 E Olive Way, 652-0781.

Fenomena Art Gallery
Twilight: paintings by Nha Vuu. Through Sept 30. 200 Roy St, #104, 399-5301.

Foster/White Gallery
some sweet day by Darlene Cole and Awaken by James Waterman. Through Sept 30. 220 Third Ave S, 622-2833.

Fountainhead Gallery
Beyond Boundaries: paintings by Anne John and Rhythm and Silence: The Ambient Series by Sheila Evans. Through Oct 1. 625 W McGraw St, 285-4467.

recommendedFrancine Seders Gallery
Three installations: A Round the House by Kathryn Glowen, ARTiFACTS by Mar Goman, and The Home Place by Yvonne Puffer. Through Oct 1. 6701 Greenwood Ave N, 782-0355.

Frank and Dunya
New paintings by Alexander Maltsev. Through Sept 30. 3418 Fremont Ave N, 547-6760.

recommendedG. Gibson Gallery
Katrina-Land: Photographs of the hurricane's devastation. Work by Chris Jordan, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Wyatt Gallery and more. Through Sept 30. 300 S Washington St, 587-4033.

Gage Academy of Art
A group show, Symbolism, curated by Claudia Freund. Through Sept 30. 1501 10th Ave East, 323-4243.

Gallery 110
Places Overlooked/Autochthonous Paintings by Thomas Ager. Veiled Targets/Buoys/Filled Vessels: ceramics, fiber, and video by David Traylor. Through Sept 30. Thomas Ager works within those Places Overlooked and David Traylor shows Veiled Targets, Buoys, and Filled Vessels. Through Sept 30. 110 S Washington St, 624-9336.

Gallery 1412
Live Nude Goats IV: an eclectic showcase of work by 14 artists. Reception Thurs Sept 21, 7-11 pm. Through Sept 30. 1412 18th Ave E, 956-8372.

Gallery 4Culture
Archipelago by Tim Cross. Through Sept 28. 101 Prefontaine Pl S, 296-7580.

Gallery IMA
Inner Conversions: the works of Dale Witherow and Joon Hahn. Through Oct 1. 123 S Jackson St, 625-0055.

Garde Rail Gallery
Sculpture by Kevin Titzer, paintings by Casey McGlynn. Through Sept 30. 110 Third Ave S, 621-1055.

Globe Gallery
National Geographic photographer William Thompson's Landscapes of the Western Mind. Through Oct 3. 105 S Main St #100, 612-7655.

recommendedGreg Kucera Gallery
Chris Engman alters the world to make photographs; this is the Seattle artist's first solo show at Greg Kucera. Print Focus: recent digital editions by Mark Newport. Through Sept 30. 212 Third Ave 2, 624-0770.

Harbor Steps
West Edge Sculpture Invitational: works by 29 Seattle-area sculptors at Harbor Steps and on the stairs outside Benaroya Hall. Through Oct 29. First Avenue and University Street.

recommendedHoward House
Private Moments is the first Howard House show for large-scale figurative sculptor Will Ryman, who happens to be the son of the abstract painters Robert Ryman and Merrill Wagner. Also showing are a series of paintings titled God, Sex, The Great Outdoors by Matthew Offenbacher. Thurs Sept 14, 6-8 pm Through Oct 14. Private Moments: large scale sculptures by Will Ryman. Reception Thurs Sept 14, 6-8 pm. Through Oct 14. 604 Second Ave, 256-6399.

recommendedJames Harris Gallery
Patrick Holderfield's sculptural installation Pilgrim (see review). Through Sept 30. 309A Third Ave S, 903-6220.

Joe Bar
Coin Toss: A Study of Birds and Bees by Allison Agostinelli and Natalie Oswald. Through Sept 30. 810 E Roy St, 324-0407.

La Familia Gallery
The Individual: a group show. Through Sept 30. 117 Prefontaine Pl S.

recommendedLee Center for the Arts
Eric Eley was responsible for the outstanding shipwreckish installation that magnetized the back corner of Platform this summer; now he shows Intricate Matter, another site-specific sculptural installation (see review). Through Oct 27. 901 12th Ave, 296-5360.

Linda Hodges Gallery
Trees: An Interpretation, a group show. Through Sept 30. 316 First Ave S, 624-3034.

Lisa Harris Gallery
Cloudscapes and Nocturnes: recent paintings by Mitchell Albala. Through Sept 30. 1922 Pike Pl, 443-3315.

Local Color
A group show of painting, photography and collage. Through Sept 30. 1606 Pike Pl, 728-1717.

Mitchelli's Gallery Bar
Dress Up by Sandy Lew-Hailer. Through Sept 30. 84 Yesler Way, 623-3883.

Ink and watercolor by Jen Corace. Through Oct 11. 5107 Ballard Ave NW.

Ouch My Eye Studios
CUI BONO? is a group show. Through Oct 9. 1022 First Ave S, 381-8457.

Patricia Cameron Gallery
Lost in the Woods mixed media and pastel works on paper by Sam Chapman. Oil paintings by Dave McGranaghan. Through Oct 14. 234 Dexter Ave N, 343-9647.

Phinney Center Gallery
My Utopia: paintings by Crista Matteson. Through Sept 29. 6532 Phinney Ave N, 783-2244.

Photographic Center Northwest
The Glass Between Us: color photography by Rebecca Norris Webb. The artist lectures at the gallery Fri, Sept 15, at 7 pm. Through Sept 29. 900 12th Ave, 720-7222.

recommendedPlatform Gallery
Blindsight: new color-drunk abstractions by Jaq Chartier (see review). Through Oct 7. 114 Third Ave S, 323-2808.

Punch Gallery
Flux and Form by Michael Sherwin. Through Oct 1. 119 Prefontaine Pl S.

New lighted boxes by Joe Walker. Through Sept 30. 1114 Howell St, 233-9873.

Seattle Piano Gallery
Color Dreams is paintings by Lana Lisitsa. Through Sept 30. 2230 Eight Ave, 282-7101.

Shift Studio
Menu: Garth Amundson and Pierre Gour on the perceptions and politics o' food. Through Sept 30. 306 S Washington St, Ste 105.

Soil Art Gallery
Tinker Tailor Jeweler Spy: by Jana Brevick. In the Backspace: Four Stages of Snow by Sara Osebold. Through Oct 1. 112 Third Ave S, 264-8601.

Stonington Gallery
An exhibition in three parts: Classically Northern (formline works), Thomas Stream:A Retrospective (gouache painting), and Bering Spirit (Alaskan artists). Through Sept 30. 119 S Jackson St, 405-4040.

Suite 100 Gallery
Paintings by Ethan Jack Harrington. Through Sept 22. 2222 Second Ave, ste 100.

Tacoma Contemporary-Woolworth Windows
The Human Condition is sculpture by Jessica Geiger. Through Oct 28. 11th and Commerce (downtown Tacoma).

Tacoma Public Library
ConCreativity: curated by Lynn Di Nino, 27 Puget Sound artists create in concrete. Reception Wed Sept 13, 6 pm. Through Nov 4. 1102 Tacoma Ave S.

Tollbooth Gallery (Tacoma)
Dreams of Failure is video art by Ido Fluk. Through Sept 30. Broadway and 11th Street, 253-444-2741.

University House at Wallingford
Visually Speaking: MFA and BFA student work. Through Oct 13. 4400 Stone Way N, 447-1181.

Graffiti Mosaics: new work by Luke McGruff. Through Sept 15. Bi Bim Pop: new work by Junichi Tsuneoka. Through Sept 30. 2018 First Ave, 441-3441.

Vetri International Glass
New work by Nancy Klimley. Through Sept 24. 1404 First Ave, 667-9608.

Viveza Gallery
Coming of Age marks the gallery's fifth birthday and features emerging artists. Reception Fri Sept 15, 6-10 pm. Through Oct 1. 2604 Western Ave, 956-3584.

recommendedWall Of Sound
A Small Pool of Time: A conglomeration of Jesse Paul Miller's spontaneous and compulsive small sketches, collages, drawings burned on driftwood, and action-painting takeoffs made on spinning records. Through Sept 30. 315 E Pine St.

Wall Space
Eastern Time: photographs by Carolina Kroon. Reception Thurs Sept 21, 5-8 pm. Through Sept 30. 600 First Ave #322, 330-9137.

Washington State Convention & Trade Center
A group show from the instructors of Gage Academy of Art. Through Oct 2. 800 Convention Place, 694-5000.

recommendedWet Gallery
Contagion, a multimedia sculptural installation, showcases nine artists exploring themes of science, transmission and decay. Through Sept 25. 608 19th Ave E (at Mercer).

William Traver Gallery
Three shows with great names: Woolgathering by Nancy Callan, Translucent Truths by Shea Bajaj, and Camellia by Layla Walter. Through Oct 1. 110 Union St. #200, 587-6501.

Wright Exhibition Space
An exhibition of poetry as visual art, organized by Wave Books. Through Nov 15. 407 Dexter Ave N, 264-8200.

Landscapes by Pauline Smith. Through Oct 4. 171 S Jackson St, 583-0497.


Burlesque Photography
Jerry Johnson's shots of the ladies. See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St. Tues, Sept 19, 8 pm.

recommended Dinner Theater
Presented as an art history lecture in the year 2537, Dinner Theater is a performance meditation on the history of food and flavor as an art medium (through performance, video, live music, a series of tastings, and a full meal). On The Boards, 100 W Roy St, 217-9888. $62 (dinner included). Sat-Sun Sept 16-17 & Fri-Sun Sept 22-24, 7 pm. Sept 16-25.

Gala Party and Silent Auction for the West Edge Sculpture Invitational 2006
Alexis Hotel, 1009 First Ave, 340-6678. Fri, Sept 15, 6-9 pm.

Here Today
Temporary public installations, including work by Diane Kurzyna. Olympia, Olympia. Through Sept 15.

Just Art, Annual Art Auction and Cocktail Party
A benefit for Seattle Men's and Women's choruses. Jonas Jensen Fremont Studios, 155 N 35th. Fri, Sept 15, 6-10 pm.

recommended Maryhill Double
Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, the Seattle artist-architects chosen as this year's Stranger Visual Art Geniuses, made this wild and powerful landscape intervention at the Washington-Oregon border: "Maryhill Double is a replica of the three-story, monolithic Maryhill Museum of Art, but instead of Maryhill's steel-reinforced concrete, the Double is made of scaffolding open to the scouring winds. In place of walls is a glistening skin, made of translucent blue construction netting. Behind it, across the gorge, is Maryhill, now looking terribly small, the way the Double does when you're at Maryhill. Actually, they enclose an interior space of the same size. They're mirror images, one stony and built for the ages, the other ethereal and shivering in the wind. The Double, as incorporeal as Hill's ashes buried under his replica of Stonehenge a mile from the museum, is a visible reminder of the rowdy, invisible spirit waiting at the museum to be discovered." (Graves) Sept 10, 17, 24 and Oct 1st. Across Columbia River Gorge from Maryhill Museum of Art, one mile away, near Goldendale, Wa. Through Oct 1.