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Lectures and Events
Art Dialogue Suyama Space curator Beth Sellars will speak about the vision of Lead Pencil Studio. Created by architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo, Lead Pencil was inspired by the pair's three-month exhibition at Suyama Space. 7 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 20. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280.
Artists Against Injustice Author and cultural historian Susan Platt discusses the influence of Mexican muralists and African-American and female painters and sculptors in the U.S. since the 1930s. 7:30 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 20. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-6057.
Hurricane Benefit Seattle Art Dealers Association and many local galleries host a group benefit show at the Alibi Room. Proceeds from the art auction as well as partial food and drink revenue support three relief organizations dedicated to aiding artists in the New Orleans area: The NOLA Arts Fund, the Craftsmen Emergency Relief Fund, and the Preservation Hall Society. KEXP DJs Derek Mazzone and Greg Vande will spin. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Thurs. Oct 20. The Alibi Room, 85 Pike St. (#410), 206-322-9440.
Lecture and Book Signing Jason Fulford signs copies of Sunbird (2000) and Crushed (2003) at the Photographic Center Northwest, where the books' photographs currently appear on gallery walls for the first time. Fulford's photography has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Harper's, Newsweek, and Fortune. Slide-show lecture: 7 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 20. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21. Photographic Center Northwest, 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222.
Munich Modernism Dr. Heidi Tilgman of the UW Germanics Department talks about the "Jugendstil" German modernist movement and painter Franz Von Stuck's (1863–1928) contributions to the era, both artistically and politically. The lecture coincides with the exhibition "Spectatorship and Desire: Lust." 7 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 20. Frye Art Museum, 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.
Pilchuck on Display 250 works by Pilchuck Glass School–affiliated artists will be juried and exhibited for one night before entering private collections. Many artists will be in attendance to discuss their work. Exhibition: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 20. Westin Seattle (Grand Ballroom), 1900 Fifth Ave., 206-621-8422.
G. Gibson Serene, polished photographs of Japan by Michael Kenna. Also, Doug Keyes' dye coupler prints inspired by cities. Opens Oct. 20. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 26.
Jacob Lawrence Gallery Three UW alumni explore urban and natural environments through art: Margie Livingston's geometric bars of color address environmentalist concerns; Leo Saul Berk captures earth and sky digitally and traditionally; and Robert Yoder presents simultaneously lighthearted and dark collages of pop-culture images. Opens Oct. 25. UW campus, School of Art, 206-685-1805. Noon-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 19.
See Sound Lounge Antony De Gennaro has built an image labyrinth called "The Transit Lounge" by re-producing various sections of a single photograph. Hosted by the Arts Industry Forum, this event is intended to bring the arts community together. Reception: 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Wed. Oct. 19. 115 Blanchard Street, 206-374-3733. 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Tues.-Sat.; 5 p.m.-midnight Sun.
Wall Space Photographer Kevin Cruff explores man in nature—or at least in Magnolia. Opens Oct. 22. Pioneer Building, 600 First Ave. (Suite 322), 206-330-9137. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 22.
Henry Art Gallery Lead Pencil Studio's "Minus Space" is an installation that attempts to re-create the hillside lost in the 1997 expansion of the Henry, using a fine scrim of assorted materials. Also collected: an assortment of Lead Pencil designs, photographs, and drawings, a Borges-like architecture for a fictional, almost mythological past. UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. Ends Oct. 20.
Wall Space Ron Reeder's palladium prints from "Timeless Kyoto." Pioneer Building, 600 First Ave. (Suite 322), 206-330-9137. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 22.
Arthead "In Puget Flow" showcases the art and poetry of Ballard native Denny Palmason, highlighting his paintings and block prints. Palmason is the former owner of Acropolis Gallery in Ballard and served as director of Artinteralia, the Art Club, and the Meridian Gallery. Reception: 5-8 p.m. Oct. 22. 5411 Meridian Ave. N., 206-633-5544. Ends Nov. 12.
Art/Not Terminal New, huge, and very trippy photo collages of cars, skyscrapers, and seascapes by local artist John Schuh. Also: Featured artist Keene Crews explores surface control in "Pioneer Sunrise." 2045 Westlake Ave., 206-233-0680. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 3.
Artemis Gallery Preparing to close its doors permanently at the end of the month, Artemis Gallery's final show is an exploration of urban landscape through photography, assemblage, and oil on panel by veteran artist Rachel Maxi. 3107 S. Day St., 206-323-0562. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.
Baas Art Hand-printed collages based on cross-country road trips by local artist Wendy McMillan. 2703 E. Madison St., 206-324-4742. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.
Ballard/Fetherston New work from New York painter Kathy Moss and Portland sculptor (and recent Neddy Award nominee) Lita Batho, who creates intricate works from welded steel wire. 818 E. Pike St., 206-322-9440. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.
BallardWorks Eric Todd explores iconic representations of death through watercolor. Alemendra Sandoval's black-and-white photographs illustrate the Day of the Dead. 2856 N.W. Market St., 206-784-9987. Noon-4 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 5.
Bluebottle Hipster cartoons and illustrations by Studio Rama, a collaboration among artists Jen Rarey, Jon K. Green, and Hella Song. 415 E. Pine St., 206- 325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Oct. 30.
Carolyn Staley Selections of intricate cut-paper Japanese stencils from the late Edo, Meiji (1868–1912), and Taisho (1912–1926) periods. 314 Occidental Ave., 206-621-1888. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 19.
Catherine Person Abstract-symbolic collages by local artist Laura Castellanos. 319 Third Ave. S., 206-726-1836. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 12.
Columbia City Gallery Guatemalan painter Abraham Batzin Navichoc's folk-style paintings of festivals and markets in his home country, all from a bird's-eye perspective, plus a group show by local artists William A. Herberholz, Karin Jaques, Shari Kaufman, and Lisa Lamoreaux. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 206-760-9843. Noon-7 p.m. Wed.-Sat.; 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 13.
Consolidated Works Continuing a yearlong celebration of works by local kinetic artist Trimpin, ConWorks opens an installation of the German-born artist's piece Sheng High, a musical creation employing 25 flutes played by a series of mechanically controlled suspended buckets. 500 Boren Ave. N., 206-860-5245, www.conworks.org. 4-8 p.m. Thurs.-Fri.; 1-8 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Nov. 27.
Cornish College Gallery This year's Cornish College faculty group show features work by instructors Gretchen Bennett, Su Job, Ron Lambert, David Nechak, and others. 100 Lenora St., 206-726-5011. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 31.
Crawl Space Diana Falchuck is an artist fascinated with decay and preservation. In "Zebra Skin Cake Knife," her latest exploration of the subject, Falchuck portrays similarities between decaying food and crumbling facades. 504 E. Denny Way (#1), 206-322-5752. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Nov. 13.
Davidson Contemporary Davidson Galleries celebrates the move of its contemporary painting and sculpture department to the Tashiro-Kaplan complex—its print gallery will remain at Occidental—with a solo show by Washington painter Susan Bennerstrom. "Within," the result of Bennerstrom's recent residency in Ireland, features spare, realist interiors of empty rooms. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29
Davidson Galleries A selection of woodblock prints from Japan's Sosaku Hanga movement of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, plus nature-inspired woodcuts by Nebraska artist Karen Kunc. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-7684. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.
Floating Leaves Tea Paintings inspired by Chinese calligraphy and oracle bone inscriptions by Meredith McPherson. 2213 N.W. Market St. (#100), 206-529-4268. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon- 8 p.m. Sun. (closed Tues.). Ends Nov. 4.
Foster/White Nearly abstract paintings of rural Eastern Washington landscapes by Allison Collins. Also, the Russian Constructivist sculptures of Louis Mueller and the Italian glass art of Benjamin Moore cultivate a streamlined geometry. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-622-2833. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon- 5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 29.
Frame Up Studios New paintings in encaustic by Nan Wonderly. 3515 Fremont Ave. N., 206-547-4657. 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily. Ends Nov. 1.
Francine Seders "Maintenance" is a solo show by Diann Knezovich, who has performed a series of digital variations on a single image of a tightly pruned shrub. Also: sleek, stark ceramic vessels by local sculptor Anne Hirondelle. 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.- Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 30.
G. Gibson Ruth Bernhart's sleek, elegant photographs of the human form are displayed in rotation to celebrate her 100th birthday. 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 26.
Gallery 110 "What the Water Told Me" offers linoleum block prints of bathers and flowing colors by Betsy Best-Spadaro. Also: satirical paintings on glass by Jessica Dodge. 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.
Gallery4Culture Inaugurating the King County art gallery's move to a more prominent home in the Tashiro-Kaplan building is this solo show of Seattle artist Linda Davidson's hundreds of small paintings collectively depicting a cloudy sky (see spotlight, this page) 101 Prefontaine Pl. S., 206-296-7580. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Oct. 28.
Gallery 63 Eleven Randi Starup's "Tree of Life" is the painter's first solo show. 6311 N.W. 24th St., 206-478-2238. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 9.
Garde Rail New mud-based works by Alabama outsider artist Jimmy Lee Sudduth, who's still painting, whooping, hollering, and joking at the ripe age of 95. 110 Third Ave. S., 206-621-1055. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 12.
Global Art Venue Soft, billowy landscapes by Liang Wei and patterned encaustic on glass work by Tim Chilina. 314 First Ave. S., 206-264-8755. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 3.
Greg Kucera Jeffrey Simmons' new abstract paintings glow like LEDs or flashing text on an antiquated computer screen. Also: minimal, weirdly comic vignettes of symbolic slapstick by L.A. artist Joe Biel. 212 Third Ave., 206-624-0770. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 12.
Grover/Thurston Sure, it's been done before, but we have a soft spot for Kenna Moser's romantic little collages combining botanical flower paintings, layers of beeswax, and antique letters. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Oct. 29.
Henry Art Gallery An exploration of our culture's symbolic communication, "Sign Language" features the photography of John Gutmann, Walker Evans, Aaron Siskind, and Weegee, among others. UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.- 8 p.m. Thurs. Ends Jan. 29.
Howard House Mark Takamichi Miller's large-scale paintings based on found snapshots and local artist Yuki Nakamura's tribute to her late brother, a series of 36 porcelain soccer balls. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 12.
InfoHazard Magical-realist paintings by Seva Rzhondkovsky and disturbing photo-collages by Michael Colello. 1716 E. Olive Way, 206-324-6630. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Nov. 1.
Jack Straw New Media Gallery Navigate a sonic neighborhood created by artist Tania Kupczak. With attention to aural and visual aspects, Kupczak's work is intended to pique curiosity about the human impulse to preserve what we don't understand. 4261 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-634-0919. 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 30.
James Harris Richard Rezac's second solo show at the gallery, composed of five minimalist sculptures using highly finished aluminum, cast polyurethane, and other materials, plus a series of preparatory sketches. 309A Third Ave., 206-903-6220. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Nov. 12.
Jeffrey Moose Spiritual dot paintings from the Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Association in Australia's Central Desert. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, second level, 206-467-6951. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 5.
Kirkland Arts Center Gallery "pARTners" is an exploration of local and nationally renowned artist couples. Talented pairings include Jacob Lawrence and Gwen Knight, Peter Millet and Sherri Markovitz, and Claire Cowie and Leo Berk. 620 Market St. (Kirkland), 425-822-7161. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 16.
Linda Hodges Realist paintings by California artist Chester Arnold and new paintings incorporating woodworking inlay by Pullman-based artist Robert Helm. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.
Lisa Harris Symbolic/spiritual landscapes in the tradition of Guy Anderson and other Northwest masters by Ed Kamuda. Also: sculpture by Jerry Wingren incorporating Northwest materials like stone and red cedar. 1922 Pike Pl., 206-443-3315. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 29.
Patricia Cameron Fine Art New abstract paintings and drawings by Cheryl Hahn incorporating natural materials such as tree bark and wasp nest fragments. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Oct. 29.
Platform Works by Jennifer McNeely depict the upkeep or repair characterizing women's lives. Cultural and emotional influences fuel a constant maintenance, which McNeely symbolizes through a textile woven with objects once possessed by women. 114 Third Ave. S., 206-323-2808. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends Nov. 19.
Richard Hugo House Gallery at Belltown This inaugural show for the new gallery space features poems by Frances McCue and paintings by her esteemed colleague and friend Mohammed Daoudi. This is Richard Hugo House's second gallery space—it will not replace the original. 2721 First Ave., 206-322-7030. 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Dec. 31.
Roq La Rue "Bad Moon Rising" is the inaugural show in the gallery's new location. Dark, playful, appropriately spooky works by 24 artists set the tone for Halloween. 2312 Second Ave., 206-374-8977. 2-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Nov. 4.
Seattle Academy of Fine Art A selection of relatively forgotten Northwest painters of the early 20th century, including John Davidson Butler, Roi Partridge, Louise Crow, and Lance Wood Hart. 1501 10th Ave. E. (Steele Gallery, third floor), 206-526-2787. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Lecture by curator David Martin: 7-8 p.m. Fri. Oct. 21. Ends Nov. 23.
Sev Shoon Arts Center Intaglio works by Lorie Ransom and Sara Lord Bugbee Rush. Ransom conceptualizes storytelling through upbeat and dark imagery, while Rush explores a variety of print media. 2862 N.W. Market St., 206-782-2415. Noon-4 p.m. Sat. Ends Nov. 5.
SOIL A retrospective show commemorating the gallery's 10-year presence in the Northwest features works by over 30 past or present SOIL artist members. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Oct. 30.
Solomon Fine Art In Claire Lieberman's "Naturally Artificial," the artist creates paintings inspired by camouflage designs and executed in fluorescent colors, as well as surprising juxtapositions of materials in sculpture (including alabaster and red Jell-O). 1215 First Ave., 206-297-1400. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Oct. 28.
Stonington Gallery Colorful paper, beads, and buttons characterize fun collages by Thomas Stream. 119 S. Jackson St., 206-405-4040. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 31.
Suyama Space Christine Waller builds three- dimensional abstract planes of light and form out of thousands of fine-gauge wires. 2324 Second Ave., 206-256-0809. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Dec. 9.
Two Bells Tavern New paintings by longtime art-scene figure Rolon Bert Garner, a visual-arts curator in the early days of Bumbershoot. 2313 Fourth Ave., 206-441-3050. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. Ends Dec. 6.
Viveza Francesca Berrini constructs maps of imaginary places she longs to visit. 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Nov. 13.
Western Bridge "Crash, Pause, Rewind" explores disaster imagery generated by pop culture and the media. Includes works by Richard Barnes, E.V. Day, Tacita Dean, Christoph Draeger, John Haddock, Timothy Hutchings, Chris Larson, Euan Macdonald, and Robert Lazzarini. 3412 Fourth Ave. S. 206-838-7444. Noon-6 p.m. Thurs.-Sat. Ends March 4.
William Traver Gallery Masami Koda's "Beneath" explores man's relationship to nature through sculptures combining bronze, glass, copper, wood, and silver. Also: Preston Singletary's "From the Pit of the Canoe People" fuses modern elements with Native American artistic tradition. 110 Union St., 206-587-6501. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. noon-5 p.m. Ends Oct. 30.
Winston Wächter Pigment-tinted glass, steel, and concrete by Ann Gardner. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 206-652-5855. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.
Woodside/Braseth A collection of works by that pugnacious and durable Northwest painter William Cumming, who got his start in the WPA years of the Depression and continues to create colorful, figurative works. 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Oct. 29.
Zeitgeist "A Soldier's View: A Pictorial Reflection of the War in Iraq" offers an unvarnished photographic look at the war through the eyes of a young soldier from Olympia named Jeff de la Cruz. A portion of the proceeds from this show will raise money for the family of a murdered Iraqi interpreter. 171 S. Jackson St., 206-583-0497. 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Nov. 2.
Bellevue Arts Museum "Two Hands, Twenty Years, and a Billion Beads" is a survey of David Chatt's intricately beaded sculpture and assorted jewelry, by turns goofy and satirical. Also, Fiberart International features textile works by 44 artists from around the world. 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.). 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 1.
Burke Museum Subhankar Banerjee's magnificent photos of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are the result of a two-year expedition among caribou and tundra. Savor these images before ExxonMobil and BP bring their "low-impact" drilling apparatus to ANWR. UW campus, Northeast 45th Street and 17th Avenue Northeast, 206-543-5590. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.). Ends Dec. 31.
Frye Art Museum Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore were pioneering gender-benders in the freewheeling art world of 1920s Paris. These photographs from the two female photographers explore complex notions of sexuality and identity. Also:"William Cumming: The Image of Consequence" offers an authoritative retrospective of the 88-year-old Northwest painter's long career. Curated by local art critic Matthew Kangas, the show follows the evolution of Cumming's work from reform-minded realism to a more formal fusion of representation and abstraction. 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. William Cumming ends Jan. 1; Cahun & Moore ends Feb. 12.
Henry Art Gallery "150 Works of Art" is the intentionally generic title of this project undertaken by chief curator Elizabeth Brown and Lead Pencil Studios architects Annie Han and Daniel Mihalyo. Showcasing an eclectic selection from the gallery's permanent collection, the show allows viewers to establish their own connections between a variety of photographs, paintings, and video pieces from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. UW campus, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-543-2280. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. Ends Feb. 26.
Seattle Art Museum "Africa in America" is a varied and complex exploration of slavery, displacement, and ethnic culture as portrayed in African-American art of the late 20th century, including work by James W. Washington Jr., Kara Walker, Ellen Gallagher, Oliver Jackson, and Marita Dingus. 100 University St., 206-654-3100. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun.; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. Ends Dec. 11.
Tacoma Art Museum "The Romantic Visions of Michael Brophy" offers 25 paintings of quintessentially Northwest images executed over the past 10 years by the Portland-based artist. Also: "Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design" displays the 20th-century photojournalist's early work, focusing on formalist studies, industrial sites, and machinery. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Every third Thursday free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Jan. 15.