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Lectures and Events
Art Auction Bid on over 300 works by Northwest artists to raise money for Pratt. Preview: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Fri. May 14. Auction: 5 p.m. Sat. May 15. Pratt Fine Arts Center, 1902 S. Main St., 206-328-2200.
Art of Resistance A two-day consciousness-raising event to promote and advance political-minded art. Workshops, performances, exhibits, etc. 10 a.m.-midnight Sat. May 15 and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun. May 16. Arts Brewery, 3100 Airport Way So., http://riseup.net/artofresistance.
Benham "The True Nature of Light" presents photographs by nudist specialist Jock Sturges and chronicler of the garden Tod Gangler. Reception: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. May 13. 1216 First Ave., 206-622-2480. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.
bryan ohno Monumental bronze sculptures from Washington state native son James Lee Hansen. Reception: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. May 13. 155 So. Main St., 206-667-9572. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat.
Greg Kucera "The BIG Print Show" offers large-scale prints from BIG names like Chuck Close, Ed Ruscha and Helen Frankenthaler. Opens Fri. May 14. 212 Third Ave., 206-624-0770. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
James Harris Fantastic-looking drawings from recent Cornish grad Keith Tilford, plus his sculpture made of plastic snap ties. Reception: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. May 13. 309A Third Ave., 206-903-6220. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Kirkland Arts Center KAC's resident ceramic artists show their stuff. Reception: 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. May 13. 620 Market St. 425-822-7161. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Winston Wachter New work from the sculptural, geometric California painter Kris Cox. Reception: 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Wed. May 12. 403 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
1506 Projects You can play the guessing game at "Pseudononymous," a show of completely anonymous work at this new alternative space created by artists Sarah Bergmann, Dianna Molzan and Neal Bashor. 1506 E. Olive, 206-329-5400. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat-Sun.
Aftermath Work by 16 rising artists in Portland's scene, curated by Jim Archer & Paul Fujita (the exhibit is an exchange with Seattle representative show curated by SAW's Dan Ayala). 728 12th Ave., 206-709-9797. Noon-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun.
Art/Not Terminal Sculpture by Charles Parrish and paintings by locals Patrick Donnelly, Jr. and Joel. A. Astley. 2045 Westlake, 206-233-0680, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
Atelier 31 Elegant photos of European cityscapes sans people by Michael Eastman, as well as Adele Sypesteyn' s mixed-media geometric abstractions incorporating handmade papers. 2500 First Ave., 206-448-5250. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Tues.; 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Aurafice Cafe Ian Goebel's paintings address, according to the artist, issues of "aesthetics, politics, tentacles and llamas." 513 Third, 206-786-1369.
Black Lab "Pattern and Happenstance" is art collective Sublevel 3's final show: a multimedia exploration of randomness, rhythm, order, language and chaos. Includes work by Eroyn Franklin, David Herbert, Jason Smith, Super Jew and Alice Tippit. 4216 6th Ave., 206-778-6528. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. –Mon.
Bluebottle Big, superflat paintings of all creatures fast and slow by Seattle artist and frequent Rivet magazine contributor Kynan Antos. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Bryan Ohno In her show of photographs, "60-Watt Fairy Tales," Anna Daedelus masterfully intertwines the realms of childhood and adulthood using light and shadow and a number of stuffed-animal costumes. 155 So. Main St., 206-667-9572, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends. Sat. May 15.
Crespinel Studios Controversial art and banned album covers collected by Peter Blecha. 2312 Second Ave., Noon-6 p.m. daily. Ends Sun. May 15.
D'Adamo/Woltz Sorta-mysterious paintings of imagined landscapes by Cary Henrie. 303/307 Occidental S., 206-652-4414. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
Davidson Seattle artist Susan Bennerstrom's oil pastels of interior and outdoor spaces have evolved into such refined studies of pattern, form and color that it's a stretch to call them realist. Like the 1930s precisionist paintings of Charles Sheeler and Georgia O'Keefe, Bennerstrom's art is clean and formalist, but never cold. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Forgotten Works Three photographers try their hand at primitive or pinhole cameras for unusual effects: Amy Bates uses a cheap Chinese camera called the Holga, Patrick Gergen shoots flowers as they combust, and David Chick builds and snaps shots with giant pinhole cameras, including one fashioned from a thrift shop suitcase. He calls it the "pinhole-aroid." I love saying that. 619 Western Ave., 206-343-7212. noon-3 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Francine Seders Seattle artist Lynda Rockwood's abstract elliptical wall sculptures and other free-standing works utilize a variety of materials including cast bronze, sheet lead, marine fossils, and gypsum cement. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.- Sat, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
Gallery 110 Chris Buening's mixed-media paintings, "The Mind's Last Great Trick" are peppered with elements of the surreal: Hearts, valves, veins and other visual tropes remind us we're just a bunch of overgrown infants with oral fixations. Also on display, Betsy Best-Spadara's lovely, patterned linocut abstract collages. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.
Gallery 4 Culture "The Art of Maritime Modeling" aims to remind us of the city's disappearing boat history. A flotilla of ship models will invade the gallery; some are the work of trained artists, while others were fashioned by hobbyists and the self-taught. On the list is the extraordinary John Taylor, whose previous shows of weatherbeaten old rustbuckets at Garde Rail have been superb. 506 Second Ave., Suite 200 (Smith Tower), 206-296-7580. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri.
G. Gibson Lori Nix's wonderfully twisted staged tableaux photographs depict understated tragedies (car crashes and such) using cheap model railroad scenery and dramatic lighting. 514 E. Pike St., 206-587-4033. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.
Garde Rail Folsky figurative sculptures in found scraps of wood and tin by Ohio artist Kevin Titzer. 4860 Rainier Ave. (Columbia City), 206-721-0107. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat.
Global Art Venue The second annual show of Korean glass art by Jong Pil Pyun, Sang Min Lee and others. 314 First S., 206-264-8755. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.; Noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Grover/Thurston Seattleite Gary Nisbet's collage/paintings draw upon symbols from everyday life: birds, flowers, etc. 309 Occidental St., 206-223-0816. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Jack Straw New Media Randy Moss's interactive video and sound installation, "Dislocator," promises to connect viewers "with the moment of their own conception." 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
Jeffrey Moose Good goddess, a bunch art on the feminine within by UW textile professor Lou Cabeen, Lummi Island sculptor Ann Morris and others. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, second level, 206-467-6951. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat.
LGBT Community Center Semi-abstract watercolors and sculpture of Pacific Northwest nature by Shawn Marie Johnson. 1115 E. Pike St. 206-323-5428. Noon- 9 p.m.
Linda Hodges In "Accepting Nature," Seattle sculptor Deloss Webber encases found stones in rattan basketry influenced by traditional Native American and Japanese designs. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Lisa Harris There's a heavy dose of nostalgia and cuteness in the recent paintings of Lois Silver, but there's no denying she has a genuinely adept sense of color and composition. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.
Martin-Zambito Recent work by Danny Pierce, who's been painting realist, vigorous everyday scenes of New York City since he was an instructor at Hunter College in the 1950s. 721 E. Pike St., 206-726-9509. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tue.-Sat.
Phinney Center The group show "The Garden: Nature's Edge" is the centerpiece of the Greenwood-Phinney Neighborhood Artwalk. 6532 Phinney Ave., 206-783-2244. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat.
Photographic Center Northwest Twenty-six prints by one of Mexico's most talented photographers, Graciela Iturbide. Her images, whether of transvestites in rural Mexico, or of religious pilgrims in India, have an otherworldly spirituality that's firmly planted in the dust and grime of the real. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222. Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon.; 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Sun.
Pitcairn Scott Dari Stolzoff's abstract paintings combine foggy, atmospheric effects and hard-edged fields of color. 2207 Second Ave., 206-448-5380. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Priceless Works "The Human Factor," a multi-media solo show by Jennifer Elek that attempts to skewer conspicuous consumption through painting, glass, neon, and ceramics. 619 N. 35th St., Suite 100, 206-349-9943. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sun.
Richard Hugo House Diem Chau, a Cornish alumnus and past winner of the Urban League's Roger Shimomura Award, shows new paintings in "Stirring Smoke." 1634 11th, 322-7030. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., Noon-5 p.m. Sat.
Roq La Rue "Now We are Six" celebrates six years of wonderfully lowbrow, creepy, and oddball art at the Roq. Curator/owner Kirsten Anderson has invited Roq's motley corps of artists to pick one of their favorite pieces. The lineup includes Scott Musgrove, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Joe Vollan, and Kipling West. 2316 Second Ave., 206-374-8977. 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun.
Sal's Barbershop In "Stupid Def Death" New Zealand graphic artist Iosefatu Sua ironically translates violence, racism, and hip-hop culture into the idiom of cheery commercial art. 1520 E. Olive Way, 206-860-7257.
SOIL "Please Everyone" showcases a variety of emerging artists who live north of the 49th parallel (in that utopia known as Canada). On offer: large canvases of interiors by Mark Neufeld, polystyrene objects by Kyle Beal, and sculpture by Megan Anderson. 1317 E. Pine St., 206-264-8061. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun.
Solomon Fine Art The group show "Yarns" plays on both senses of the word: The works here incorporate some sort of tales or threads. Included will be work by eight artists, including Jenny Hellmann's embroidery and Dave Hughes Gothic text in Plexiglass. 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
State Convention & Trade Center The Seattle-based non-profit Blue Earth Alliance stages its Spring Photography Exhibition, meant to draws attention to endangered environments and cultures. Included are Anna Mia Davidson' images of contemporary Cuba, Rebecca Norris Webb's unblinking shots of urban zoos, and Subhankar Banerjee's famous photos of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.800 Convention Pl., 206-694-5000. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.
Viveza Heinrich Toh's solo show, "More Fish Balls for Dinner" includes various mixed media sculptures; Marilyn Jones' accompanying show of abstract paintings is entitled, "Sugar Daddys and Taffy Pulls." 2604 Western Ave., 206-355-0070. Noon-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
William Traver Katja Fritzsche's glass-and metal sculptures evoke stylized deer and other ungulates, while Richard Royal's glass sculptures twist and seethe like crystal flames. 110 Union St., second floor, 206-587-6501. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Zeitgeist Photographer PIPI's off-kilter snapshots, taken with a Russian Lomo camera. Music provided by Alan Freed & Daniel Michael Viox. 171 S. Jackson St., 206-583-0497. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
Burke Museum Photographs of southern Chile's temperate rainforests by Burke Museum photographer-in-residence Mariana Matthews. UW campus, N. E. 45th St. and 17th Ave. N.E., 206-543-5590. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.).
Frye Art Museum Colorado's Scott Fraser is a master of the superreal still life, and instead of the usual peaches or wine bottles he paints things symbolic in his life, like goldfish crackers and Styrofoam cups. Also: "Here I Am! Passages in Portraiture" taps into the Frye's collection of paintings by John Singleton Copley, John Singer Sargent, Thomas Eakins, and others. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.
Henry Art Gallery In concert with the opening of the new Western Bridge space in SODO, which will showcase work collected by William and Ruth True, the Henry will also exhibit some of the Trues' stuff, from portraits to videos. UW campus, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.
Museum of Flight Artist Steve Maloney somehow acquired heaps box cutters, pocketknives, and other dangerous objects confiscated at airport security checkpoints and has incorporated them into installations, including a one large bulletproof plexiglass box affixed with a rusty chain and padlock. Also on display, the aeronautical photography of renowned John Dibbs. 9404 East Marginal Way S., 206-764-5700, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
Museum of Glass Taking the medieval stained glass panel as her launching pad, Judith Schaechter creates sappy, violent, and just plain weird vignettes of early 21st century life. Her recurrent themes are road kill, bathrooms, naughty women, children, and other tragedies. And it's all executed in absolutely gorgeous swirling, fractured bits of color. Also on display, 60 glass faces created by Marita Dingus during a recent 5-day residency at the Museum and a retrospective of Italo Scanga, a buddy of Chihuly's who was a frequent guest artist at the Pilchuck School until his death in 2001. 1801 East Dock St. Tacoma, 253-396-1768. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Nordic Heritage Museum In "Tvert Imot" ("Just the Opposite") Scandinavian-American painter Royal Nebeker's figurative paintings spin off themes from the works of playwright Henrik Ibsen. 104 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun.
Seattle Art Museum "Only Skin Deep," an exhibit from New York's International Center of Photography explores the art world's own complicity in perpetuating, even creating, racial stereotypes over the last 150 years or so. More than 300 images have been placed into five thematic groupings that address issues of identity, hierarchy, assimilation, fetishization, and more. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.
Seattle Asian Art Museum "Larger than Life Heroes" presents Ukiyo-e and woodblock prints on the subject of sumo wrestling. Yup, big sweaty fat guys grappling with each other in loincloths. Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect Ave., 206-625-8900. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs.
Tacoma Art Museum The theme of TAM's latest Northwest Biennial is "Buildingwise" (guess it has something to do with the new building) and it presents 100 works by artists from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. In "Lewis and Clark Territory," contemporary artists Ann Appleby, Michael Brophy and others investigate themes of race and place in the West 200 years after the Corps of Discovery. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Every third Thursday free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs.; 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun.
Wing Luke Asian Museum The juried exhibit "Beyond Talk: Redrawing Race" attempts to break open the lockbox of dialogue on race with Ronald Hall's rage-filled paintings, Wes Kim's short films, and MalPina Chan's monoprints of the immigrant experience, among others. 407 Seventh S., 206-623-5124. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun.