On the Walls

An opinionated guide to this week's gallery and museum shows.

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Lectures and Events

Pulp: Works on Paper Art Sale & Party Gallery 110 is selling 110 pieces of paper art for $110 each. Food, drink, music, and silhouette portraits are also promised at this fund-raiser. Party: 4-9 p.m. Sun. Aug. 27. Sale continues Sun.-Thurs., Aug. 27-31. Gallery 110, 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Free.

Steve Roden The sound artist performs improvisational electronic work for the opening night of his new show, followed by a Q&A with Associate Curator Sara Krajewski. 7 p.m. Thurs. Aug. 24. Henry Auditorium, Henry Art Gallery, UW campus, 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. $10 ($8 seniors/students).


Henry Art Gallery "day ring, night ring" are sound artist Steve Roden's two new installations that respond to the museum's permanent wonder room, Skyspace by James Turrell. Opens Aug. 25. Also: in "Threshold: Byron Kim 1990-2004," the Asian-American artist makes both striking and subtle observations about racial identification and the suppleness of memory in his misleadingly simple monochromatic panels. Also: Akio Takamori's "The Laughing Monks" combines the UW art professor's own ceramic work with pieces from the Henry's collection. Also: Maya Lin plays with blocks, shadows, wire, and perspective in "Systematic Landscapes," the visionary artist/architect's first museum show in eight years, including her models for the ongoing Confluence Project commemorating the journey of Lewis and Clark. Also: "Current: River Photography from the Monsen Collection" features the work of four photographers. 15th Avenue N.E. and N.E. 41st Street, 206-543-2280, www.henryart.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs. "Systematic" ends Sept. 3. "Current" and "Threshold" end Sept. 17. "Ring" ends Oct. 15. "Monks" ends Oct. 22.

Last Chance

Art Patch Gallery Photos by Elysha Rose Diaz in "Lines." 306 S. Washington St., Suite 102, 206-388-2373, www.sweatshopinc.com. By appointment only, Sun. Ends Aug. 24.

Bluebottle "Robots & Cupcakes" are deftly whimsical pen and watercolor pictures by artist Jessixa. 415 E. Pine St., 206-325-1592. 1-7 p.m. Tues.-Fri. Ends Aug. 27.

Catherine Person Gallery The gallery presents all its artists in its second annual group show, "At Once." 319 Third Ave. S., www.catherinepersongallery.com, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 25.

Corridor Gallery Dana Day's "Portraits of the Northwest" are created with pinhole photography. Tashiro- Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., 206-856-7037, www.tashirokaplan.com/corridor/. Noon-5 p.m. Fri. & Sat. Through August.

Davidson Contemporary "Works on Paper" offers an imaginative array of drawings, text, and collages by Dawn Cerny, Tim Cross, Marc Dombrosky, Kristen Ramirez, and Mary Simpson. Also: Dan Gualdoni's "aer Eire Series" are dreamy mixed-media landscapes inspired by a visit to Ireland. 310 S. Washington St., 206-624-7684, www.davidsongalleries.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. "Works" ends Aug. 26. "Eire" ends Sept. 2.

Fountainhead The influences of Persian motifs, Modigliani, and Klimt seep into the ornate stylings of the paintings by Toronto-born artist Karen Rieger in "Viennese Afternoon," while Northwest artist Michael Ferguson channels a simpler William Cumming in his cheery acrylic scenes. 625 W. McGraw St., 206-285-4467, www. fountainheadgallery.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Thurs.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Aug. 27.

Friesen Gallery "About Glass" presents optical cut crystal, sculpture, and blown glass by the gallery's roster of established and emerging artists, including William Morris, Kreg Kallenberger, Flo Perkins, and the debut of New Zealand artist Philip Aikten. 1200 Second Ave., 206-628-9501, www.friesengallery.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sat. Ends Aug. 26.

G. Gibson Gallery Photographer Iain Stewart's chromogenic prints explore the delineation of natural horizons in "58 degrees North," while Alicia Berger debuts with abstract dots and pegs forming encaustic canvases and a large installation made of 1,200 cast rubber pieces in "Chevaleresses." 300 S. Washington St., 206-587-4033, www.gibsongallery.com. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Both end Aug. 26.

Gallery 110 Liz Tran's bizarrely enchanting mixed-media paintings of boats in "High Seas." Also: Lois Pierris' color pix of local burlesque performances in "Colorized." 110 S. Washington St., 206-624-9336, www.gallery110.com. Ends Aug. 26.

Grover/Thurston Gallery The gallery presents a group show of its own artists. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 206-223-0816, www.groverthurston.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 26.

Howard House In the "New Sculpture Survey," eight artists present an array of approaches to sculpture and expression. Highlights include Sean Johnson's balancing ladder and two-legged table, which toy with gravity and personal-identity issues in compelling ways, and Diem Chau's finely whittled Crayola crayons. 604 Second Ave., 206-256-6399, www.howard house.net. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 26.

James Harris "Junctions" juxtaposes drawings by contemporary artists (such as Roy McMakin and Claire Cowie) and masters (Klee, Bonnard, and others). 309A Third Ave. S., 206-903-6220, www.jamesharrisgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Sat. Ends Aug. 25.

Jeffrey Moose Glass by Bob Mitchell and digital collages by Alyssa Hinton are some of the work on view by various artists in the gallery this month. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, 206-467-6951, www.jeffreymoose gallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., noon- 5 p.m. Sat. Through August.

911 Media Arts Center "Diagram of the Dynamics of the Physical Embodiment of Desire & Legible Nature: Fate Is an Afterthought," the two new video installations by New York artist Adam Chapman, are hopefully more accessible than their title. 911 Media Arts Center, 402 Ninth Ave. N., 206-682-6552, www.911media.org. Noon-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Aug. 29.

Patricia Cameron Cylindrical oil paintings of urban scapes and dwellers by Amanda Coleman in "Look Both Ways." 234 Dexter Ave. N., 206-343-9647, www. pcameronfineart.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Aug. 26.

Patricia Rovzar Gallery Rovzar inaugurates the Seattle branch of her Kirkland gallery—in the former Kimzey-Miller space across the street from the old SAM—with a sampling from her roster of artists. Official opening bash in the fall. 1225 Second Ave., 206-223-0273, www.rovzargallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ongoing.

Phinney Neighborhood Gallery Eye-catching odd-object sculptures by David Oudeis in "It's All About Me," and curious photos of slender edifices in Brian Allen's "Flat Buildings." 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-783-2244, www.phinneycenter.org. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. Ends Aug. 25.

SAM Day In "Women by Women," five women capture their own in watercolor, oil, bronze, and stone. 79 S. Main St., 206-382-7413. Noon-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Aug. 29.

Wall Space Photographer John Anderson celebrates Northwest landscapes in black and white in "The Genius of Place." 600 First Ave. #322, 206-749-9133, www. wallspaceseattle.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 26.

William Traver Sean Albert's rectangular glass forms, Jonathan Mossop's sand-carved glass work, and Ethan Stern's bulbous and patterned blown vessels share the space in Seattle, while Dale Chihuly and his own lead gaffers are featured in Tacoma. Seattle: 110 Union St. #200, 206-587-6501. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Tacoma: 1821 E. Dock. St., #100, 253-383-3685, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. www.travergallery.com. Seattle shows end Aug. 28; Tacoma shows end Sept. 10.

Woodside/Braseth "Summer Salon" presents work by many of the gallery's established artists, including Guy Anderson, Ginny Ruffner, and others. 2101 Ninth Ave., 206-622-7243. www.woodsidebrasethgallery.com, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Aug. 26.


CoCA Various media are in play in "Robert Kantor: The Hope Series." Also: photos and sculpture by Christian French and mixed-media work by Mike Berg. 410 Dexter Ave. N., 206-728-1980, www.cocaseattle.org. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Sept. 3.

Crawl Space Anne Mathern focuses on "greatness" in her sound, video, and photo installation, "Trial & the Tribunal." Also: The drawings in "Piss President" are the result of artist Brad Biancardi's examination of the goings-on in this nation's capital. 504 E. Denny Way #1, 206-322-5752, www.crawlspacegallery.com. Noon-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. "Piss" ends Aug. 31, "Trial" ends Sept. 10.

D'Adamo/Woltz Vibrant symbolism imbues the oil canvases of Croatian artist Zivana Gojanovic. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 206-652-4414, www.dadamowoltz gallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 5.

Davidson Galleries "New Work by Gallery Artists" is a group show of local and international artists, while "The Published State: Part 2" in the Antique Prints Dept. features prints commissioned for French publications from the likes of Chagall, Kandinsky, and Giacometti. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 206-624-1324, www.davidsongalleries.com. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Both end Sept. 2.

Experience Music Project "DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein" pairs in unexpected ways 28 modern and classic paintings from Paul Allen's private collection, many not seen by the public in over 50 years. Some sample matches: Van Gogh and Ernst, Monet and DeKooning, Signac and Rothko. Curated by art historian and Impressionism expert Paul Hayes Tucker. EMP, 325 Fifth Ave. N. (Seattle Center), 206-770-2702, www.doubletakeexhibit.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $7-$8. Ends October.

Foster/White The seemingly ubiquitous Dale Chihuly has a solo show in F/W's new space, featuring, of course, glass (including new work, Black Cylinders) and paintings. 220 Third Ave. S., 206-622-2833, www.fosterwhite.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 2.

Francine Seders Gallery Normally Michael Howard paints pictures of recognizable buildings in muted oil tones. Suddenly he's splashing canvases with luminous acrylic colors, then slicing them into geometric fragments and stapling them back together. This certainly is "New Work." 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-782-0355, www.sedersgallery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon. and Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Tues., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 3.

Gallery IMA SEE BOX, THIS PAGE.Alan Corkery Hahn's playfulinteractions with found pages using ink and stitching. Also: Painter Victoria Tchetchet explores abstract textures. 123 S. Jackson St., 206-625-0055, www.galleryima.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 1.

Gallery4Culture Household ornamentation takes on a menacing life of its own as the gallery becomes the setting for hellishly garish decor, complete with flocked patterned wallpaper and portraits of insufferable characters in "Facade," Tory Franklin's amazingly elaborate paper drawings. 101 Prefontaine Place S., 206-296-7580, www.4culture.org. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. Ends Sept. 1.

Gallery63Eleven Ameen Dhillon's colorful oil paintings. 6311 24th Ave. N.W., 206-478-2238, www.gallery 63eleven.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 7.

Garde Rail The gallery celebrates its eighth anniversary with a show of vintage work by folk artists Howard Finster and Mose Tolliver. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 206-621-1055, www.garde-rail.com, 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Ends Aug. 31.

Greg Kucera The jazzy patterns and fine stitch work of rural Alabama's acclaimed "Gee's Bend Quilt Makers" in the gallery's first quilt exhibit. Also: "Patchwork: Affinities & Influences in Contemporary Art" follows the thread of the main exhibit through the multimedia work of other artists. 212 Third Ave. S., 206-624-0770, www.gregkucera.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 2.

Joe Bar New cloud-inspired oil paintings by Aaron Bagley in "Scapes II." 810 E. Roy St., 206-324-0407, www.joebar.org. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Ends Aug. 31.

Lawrimore Project "This Is Gallery," a sampler from Lawrimore's edgy collection of artists, including Lead Pencil Studio, Chris Jordan, SuttonBeresCuller, Cris Bruch, and others. Lawrimore Project, 831 Airport Way S., 206-501-1231, www.lawrimoreproject.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 30.

Linda Hodges Gallery Inoffensive oil paintings of horses by Brad Rude. 316 First Ave. S., 206-624-3034, www.lindahodgesgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Ends Sept. 2.

Lisa Harris Heavily inked figurative monotypes by John Lysak in "Myths and Melodramas." 1922 Pike Place, 206-443-3315, www.lisaharrisgallery.com. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 2.

Photographic Center Northwest "Resonance, the 11th Annual Photographic Competition Exhibition" showcases work by a variety of photographers. 900 12th Ave., 206-720-7222, www.pcnw.org. Noon-9:30 p.m. Mon., 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Aug. 30.

Punch Gallery Subversive collage artist Joanna Thomas amusingly embellishes 19th-century French engravings with a feminist twist in "Lion Devouring a Rabbit & Other Collages." Marilyn Monroe contemplates a large color hot dog while waiting for the ferry in Le Bac, while the sexist concept of a "fishwife" is illustrated literally and rendered ridiculous by an image of a woman with a tin of opened sardines on her lamenting brow. 119 Prefontaine Place S., 206-621-1945, www.punchgallery.org. Noon-5 p.m. Fri.-Sun. Ends Sept. 3.

SAM Gallery: Art Sales and Rental "Summer Introductions 2006" presents work by eight artists new to the gallery. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 206-343-1101, www.seattleartmuseum.org/artrentals. 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Ends Sept. 2.

Soil "Exploded View" features sculpture, drawing, and painting by five artists. Also: Chauney Peck explores nonscience in "How Does Grass Grow?" in the gallery's back space. 112 Third Ave. S., 206-264-8061, www.soil art.org. Noon-5 p.m. Thurs.-Sun. Ends Sept. 3.

Viveza Two recent Cornish Arts grads make their debuts. In "A Turn of the Crank: Sink into Script," Casey Curran creates ingenious little devices rendered in wire, rope, and balsa wood that are operated by a hand crank and inspired by classic old books. Also: Mattie Iverson's studies in textured abstract landscapes in "Soft Focus." 2604 Western Ave., 206-956-3584, www.viveza.com. Noon-5 p.m. Wed.-Sun. Ends Sept. 3.

West Edge Sculpture Invitational The work of 29 artists (some big names like Ann Morris, Phillip Levine, and Gerard Tsutakawa) adorn public space at the Harbor Steps and Benaroya Hall. 206-334-5040, www.westedgesculpture.com. Through Oct. 29.


Bellevue Arts Museum Garry Knox Bennett has created 52 wry and funky chairs in "Call Me Chairmaker." Also: Four fiber artists create maps of fabric and thread in "On Mapping: New Perspectives With a Common Thread." Also: Asian textiles inform the work of two American artists in "Wrapped in Color: Kimonos by Tim Harding, Jackets by Jon Eric Riis." Also: Work from 14 studios in "Studio Glass: Decorative and Functional Objects." 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770, www.bellevuearts.org. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat. (until 9 p.m. Thurs.), 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. "Mapping" ends Sept. 3. "Wrapped" ends Sept. 24. "Studio Glass" ends Oct. 1. "Chairmaker" ends Nov. 26.

Burke Museum The 22nd annual "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" exhibit presents 90 pictures from around the world, with local Art Wolfe as a judge and Alexei Calambokidis of Olympia as a youth entry. UW campus, N.E. 45th Street and 17th Avenue N.E., 206-543-5590, www.washington.edu/burkemuseum/. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily (until 8 p.m. Thurs.). Ends Sept. 4.

Frye Art Museum The idiosyncratic pencil and watercolor pictures and manuscripts by the self-taught recluse Henry Darger (1892-1973) illuminate an imaginary world at war whose heroes are young girls. Also: "Klompen" is the latest kinetic sculptural installation from sound artist Trimpin: nearly 100 wooden clogs hanging from the ceiling connected to a computer. Also: Local artist Robert Yoder has created an abstract seascape rug out of hand-tufted wool in "Sluice Gate," and in "Ginnungagap," Sigrid Sandström explores the land between ice and fire in Norse mythology in dramatic abstract paintings and video. 704 Terry Ave., 206-622-9250, www.fryemuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Ginnungagap" and "Sluice" end Sept. 10. Darger ends Oct. 29. "Klompen" ends Jan. 21, 2007.

Kirkland Arts Center "On the Edge" presents nicely unconventional painting and ceramics by KAC faculty Cable Griffith, Jason Huff, Lauren Laughlin, and Michael Ottersen, curated by Victor Sandblom. A highlight is Huff's sanguine 4-foot ceramic self-portrait in catsuit surrounded by kitties in Portrait of the Artist with Louies. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., Kirkland, 425-822-7161, www.kirklandartscenter.org. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. second Thursdays. (Closed Sept. 1-4.) Ends Sept. 9.

Museum of Glass In "Absence Adorned," Karen LaMonte presents slightly creepy life-size glass casts of empty dresses. Museum of Glass, 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750, www.museumofglass.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (until 8 p.m. every third Thurs.), noon-5 p.m. Sun. Ends Sept. 4.

Museum of History & Industry "Picturing the Century" features 100 years of photos of both historical and cultural fascination from the National Archives in D.C. 2700 24th Ave. E, 206-324-1126, www.seattlehistory.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $5-$7. Ends Dec. 17.

Nordic Heritage Museum Evocative wintry landscapes in "The Promise of Happiness: Paintings by Mark Thompson." 3014 N.W. 67th St., 206-789-5707, www.nordicmuseum.org. $4-$6. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues.-Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun. Ends Oct. 8.

Seattle Art Museum Closed for expansion until spring 2007; the waterfront sculpture park opens fall 2006. See Web site for details. 100 University St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org.

Seattle Asian Art Museum Sound artist/sculptor Trimpin's latest work, "Picnics, Rhythms and Vacations," involves hundreds of random slides found at flea markets projected on the gallery walls accompanied by a percussive composition. Also: In "Discovering Buddhist Art—Seeking the Sublime," nearly 100 works represent the influence of Buddhism on Asian art and culture. The wonderful array of antique snuff bottles is a highlight. Also: Tooba, a powerful, haunting allegorical video by Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat about a woman who merges with a tree. Also: "A Northwest Summer: Six Exhibitions—One Celebration" includes studio glass art from the Jon and Mary Shirley collection; art deco sculpture from SAM's early days; and "Night Sounds," 14 significant interconnected works by Mark Tobey and Morris Graves. Volunteer Park, 1400 E. Prospect St., 206-654-3100, www.seattleartmuseum.org. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thurs. "Tooba," "Picnics," and "Northwest Summer" end Oct. 15; "Buddha" is ongoing.

Tacoma Art Museum "The Essence of Line: French Drawings from Ingres to Degas" offers Daumier's wry caricatures, Ingres' delicate pencil portraits, and Degas' pastel dancers, among other 19th-century French drawings and watercolors. Also: "Between Clouds of Memory: The Ceramic Art of Akio Takamori." Also: "Roy Lichtenstein: American Indian Encounters." 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258, www.tacomaartmuseum.org. $6.50-$7.50. Every third Thursday free and open until 8 p.m. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m. Sun. "Lichtenstein" ends Sept. 4. "Essence" ends Sept. 17. "Between Clouds" ends Oct. 8.

Wing Luke Work by 86-year-old Japanese-American artist Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani. Also: "These Walls Can Speak: Untold Stories From Three Historic Buildings" celebrates the Kong Yick Buildings, Higo, and the Eastern Hotel through history, testimony, and artifacts. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 206-623-5124, www.wingluke.org. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Mirikitani ends Sept. 17. "Walls" ends Dec. 10.

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