Lectures and Events
Ballard Art Walk Various galleries and businesses open their doors for a fun, early-evening art walk in Ballard's retail core. 6-9 p.m. Along Ballard Ave. and N.W. Market St.
Love and Rockets "25 Years of Love & Rockets" celebrates the influential comic book epic by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, which helped launch the alternative comics genre. An exhibition of original artwork from the brothers opens with a Party: 5-8 p.m. Sat. Feb. 10. A discussion with Gilbert, Jaime, and editor Gary Groth follows at 11 a.m. Sun. Feb. 11. Fantagraphics Bookstore and Gallery, 1201 S. Vale St., 658-0110. Ends March 7.
Ruth Behar/Humberto Mayol In "Looking at the Jews of Cuba: A Photo Journey," Dr. Behar, professor of anthropology at the U of Michigan will present slides and discuss her collaboration with Cuban photographer Mayol. 4 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 8. University of Washington, Communications Building, Room 120.
Scholarships for Scholars This fundraiser for graduate students in the UW ceramics program is now in its seventh year. An auction, catered snacks, and music are included in the party at 6 p.m. Tues. Feb. 13. $15. Also: "MasterMinds" features abstract works from nine students and professors in the ceramics program. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 8. Kirkland Arts Center, 620 Market St., Kirkland, 425-822-7161. Ends March 3.
Ugo Serrano The Seattle Metal Guild presents a lecture from Hollywood armorer Serrano, whose work was featured in Planet of the Apes and Blade Trinity. 6:30 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 8. $5. Seattle Pacific University, Otto Miller Hall, Room 127, 3307 3rd Ave.
Benham Gallery "Give Us Your Best Shot," a series of on-the-move photographers, features work from artists like Jenny Riffle, whose portraits of friends and family are on display. 1216 First Ave., 622-2480. Ends Feb. 10.
CoCa Concurrently exhibiting work at Woodside/Braseth, Judith Miller takes on consumer marketing toward children with her sculptures in "Consuming Youth." Center on Contemporary Art, 410 Dexter Ave. N., 728-1980. Ends Feb. 11.
Crawl Space The gallery's first juried exhibition includes work from Mike Calway-Fagen (Tennessee), Justin Gibbens (Washington), Christoph Gielen (New York), Janet Lee (Washington), and Storm Tharp (Oregon). 504 E. Denny Way #1, 322-5752. Ends Feb 11.
Frye Museum The depiction of children in the 19th century is the unifying theme of a collection of paintings, primarily by New England artists from that era. Ends Feb. 4. Also: "Spectatorship & Desire: Lust, Loss, and Love" places beloved Frye collection paintings in a new context. Viewers were asked to record their feelings on the absence of certain permanent pieces, which are now displayed apart from their usual spots, with the public's funny, poignant comments posted nearby. 704 Terry Ave., 622-9250. Ends March 4.
G. Gibson Gallery Wintry, travel-inspired new paintings and drawings from Mark Thompson, and a portfolio of photos from Walker Evans. 300 S. Washington St., 587-4033. Ends Feb. 10.
Platform Gallery Multi-media Carlee Fernandez juxtaposes her image—through photographs, video, and sculpture—as a "dark reconciliation with her envy of 'man'." 114 Third Ave. S., 323-2808. Ends Feb. 10.
SAM Gallery: Art Sales and Rental 11 artists from the Soil collective, including Thom Heileson, Chris Engman, Etsuko Ichikawa, and Claire Johnson. Seattle Tower, 1220 Third Ave., 343-1101. Ends Feb. 28.
South Seattle Community College A juried show of local amateur and professional African American photographers. 6000 16th Ave. S.W., 764-5337. Ends Feb. 7.
22 Doors Portrait and floral paintings from Willow Heath. 405 15th Ave. E., 324-6406. Ends Feb. 11.
Winston Wächter In his abstract paintings, Michael Schultheis uses his background in mathematics to express analytical problems visually. 203 Dexter Ave. N., 652-5855. Ends Feb. 9.
911 Media Arts Center "Temple," a new sound and video installation from John Feodorov. Reception: 6 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 8. Followed by an artist talk at 7 p.m. Free. 911 Media Arts Center, 402 Ninth Ave. N., 682-6552. Ends March 7.
Ballard Fetherston Colorful, current paintings, reminiscent of plant life, from Joe Shlichta. Reception: 5-7 p.m. Fri. Feb. 9. 818 E. Pike St., 322-9440. Ends March 3.
Catherine Person Gallery In "Snow White, Sterling Silver," contemporary sculpture by Haley Renee Bates, Teresa Illene Redden, and an installation by Mi Wu. Reception: 6-8 p.m. Thurs. Feb. 8. 319 Third Ave. S., 763-5565. Ends March 10.
Galactic Boutique Work on canvas, wood panel, metal and other mixed-media from Eric Osborne. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Sat. Feb. 10. 1213 Pine St., 749-9167. Ends Feb. 28.
Henry Art Gallery Bruce Nauman's spectacular works with neon in "Elusive Signs" opens with a party at 8 p.m. Fri. Feb. 9. Also: "Make Your Own Life: Artists In & Out of Cologne." Henry Art Gallery, 5th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 543-2280. Cologne ends April 22. Nauman ends May 6.
Jacob Lawrence Gallery "Time works + Digital video 2007," curated by Western Bridge director Eric Fredericksen, shows off innovative new media work from students in the school of Arts and DXarts. Wed. Feb. 7. School of Art, UW campus, 685-1805. Ends Feb. 22.
Jack Straw New Media Gallery SEE WIRE, FRIDAY.
OKOK Gallery A group drawing exhibition, "Free Parking." Reception: Sat. Feb. 10. 5107 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-6242. Ends March 8.
Phinney Center Gallery Veronique Le Merrre's oils show a surreal "Life on the Farm." Reception: 7-9 p.m. Fri. Feb. 9. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 783-2244. Ends Feb. 27.
Retail Therapy Gazelle Samizay's new photographic work examines the stereotyping of Asian women through 20th century film and the repetition of images. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Tues. Feb. 13. 905 E. Pike St., 324-4092. Ends March 10.
Roq la Rue Paintings and digital images from Ronald Kurniawan, Femke Hiemstra, and David Ho. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Fri. Feb. 9. 2312 Second Ave., 374-8977. Ends March 3.
Seattle Pacific University SPU assistant drawing/painting professor Christen Mattix shows recent work in "Blue Sky Paintings." Mon. Feb. 12. SPU Art Center Gallery, 3 W. Cremona St., 281-2079. Ends March 1.
Tacoma Art Museum SEE WIRE, SATURDAY.
20Twenty The "Big Bully" group show features artwork from Chris Crites (known for his colorful bag portraits) and 11 others, as they attempt to "overthrow old man winter." 5208 Ballard Ave. N.W., 706-0969. Ends March 8.
Verite Graffiti mosaics by Luke McGuff. Reception: 6-9 p.m. Sat. Feb. 10. 2052 N.W. Market St., 782-9557. Ends Feb. 28.
Wall of Sound B & W environmental photography from Rachael Jackson. Reception: 7-9 p.m. Fri. Feb. 9. 315 E. Pine St., 441-9880. Ends March 31.
WET Gallery Photographs from Fred Blackburn and illustrations by Anne Blackburn. Reception: 7-10 p.m. Fri. Feb. 9. Washington Ensemble Theatre, 608 19th Ave. E., 325-5105. Ends March 19.
Alibi Room Adria Garcia's self-portraits drawn on mirrors, in her first solo show, "Ancestors and Ghosts." 85 Pike St., 623-3180. Ends Feb. 28.
Art/Not Terminal Paintings from Don Farrell. 2045 Westlake Ave., 233-0680. Ends March 2.
ArtPatch Pratt instructors Kamla Kakaria, Paula Stokes, Cheryl Toh, and Rickie Wolfe show paintings, encaustics, and other media. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., Suite 102, 852-JERK. Ends Feb. 22.
ArtsWest Martha Carey's abstract oils, Billy Colby's woodblock prints and etchings, and oils from Lee Mohr all feature the artists responding to interior and exterior landscapes. 4711 California Ave. S.W., 938-0963. Ends Feb. 17.
Belle & Wissell "Beasts," an exhibit of "mythological menagerie." 6014 12th Ave. S., 322-7908. Ends Feb. 17.
Columbia City Woodblock prints and paintings from Nigerian artist Eze Anamelechi; ruminations on shelter from photographer Tara McDermott, Stephanie Dickie, Mark Ditzler, and Hannah Voss in the main gallery. 4864 Rainier Ave. S., 760-9843. Ends March 11.
Convention Center "Coming of Age," a juried exhibit of contemporary quilt works. Galleria Level 2, 800 Convention Place, www.wsctc.com. Ends March 26.
Cornish College Gallery The work of 40+ interior design students, who've applied "spatial and visual elements to the places in which people live, work and play." 1000 Lenora St., 726-5011. Ends Feb. 15.
Corridor Mixed-media artist Betty Bastai invites you to write a love note and then scrap it, creating an "emotional dumpsite" to be used in a future piece. Corridor Gallery, Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 306 S. Washington St., 856-7037. Ends Feb. 24.
D'Adamo/Woltz An Emerging Student exhibition showcases students from Cornish, Pratt, SU, and SCCC. 307 Occidental Ave. S., 652-4414. Ends March 1.
Davidson Contemporary New paintings from Stephanie J. Frostad focus on the "literal and metaphorical meaning of a point of entry." Also: small sculptures from M.J. Anderson. 310 S. Washington St., 624-7684. Ends Feb. 24.
Davidson Galleries New monotypes and etchings from Jonelle Johnson. In the Antique Print Department, woodcuts from Jacques Hnizdovsky. 313 Occidental Ave. S., 624-6700. Ends Feb. 24.
Facere An exploration of contemporary jewelry materials from 12 artists. City Centre, 1420 5th Ave., 624-6768. Ends. Feb. 15.
Fancy + Pants Clare Bowers, aka clare cupcake, and her painterly collages. 1914 2nd Ave., 956-2945. Ends Feb 28.
Form/Space Atelier "Designated Landmarks," work from Paula Rebsom and Stephanie Robison. 1907 Second Ave., 448-2302. Ends Feb. 28.
Foster/White Gallery New work from Tom Burrows. 220 3rd Ave. S. #100, 622-2833. Ends Feb. 24.
Fountainhead H.H. Lyman, Jr.'s stoneware and porcelain; contemporary baskets from Hiroshi Oe Tom and Mary Alice Sterling. 625 McGraw St., 285-4467. Ends Feb. 25.
Frame Up Studios New paintings in acrylic and collage from Debbie Bianchi. 515 Fremont Ave. N, 547-4657. Ends Feb. 27.
Francine Seders Gallery New and old work from mixed-media artist Dina Barzel, who uses silver thread, wire, clay, and wood in "A Delicate Balance." 6701 Greenwood Ave. N., 782-0355. Ends Feb. 18.
Frank and Dunya New paintings from folk artist Cheri O'Brien. 3418 Fremont Ave. N., 547-6760. Ends March 2.
Gallery4Culture Ruth Marie Tomlinson's new installation, using deconstructed issues of the New York Times. 101 Prefontaine Place S., 296-7580. Ends Feb. 23.
Gallery IMA Gallery artists Emmanuel Ranny and James Brown show drawings, oils, and acrylics. 123 S. Jackson St., 625-0055. Ends Feb. 25.
Gallery 110 An exchange of works from Portland's Blackfish Gallery. 110 S. Washington St., 624-9336. Ends Feb. 24.
Garde Rail Collaborations in painting, collage, and stencil from married artists Tom D. and Melissa Duimstra. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 110 Third Ave. S., 621-1055. Ends Feb. 24.
Glasshouse Studio Hand-crafted goblets by over 50 glass artists. 311 Occidental Ave. S., 682-9939. Goblets end Jan. 31.
Greg Kucera Gallery Paintings, photographs, and works on paper from Jane Hammond. 212 Third Ave. S., 624-0770. Ends March 10.
Grover/Thurston Gallery A solo show of new paintings from Deborah Mersky. 309 Occidental Ave. S., 223-0816. Ends Feb. 24.
Hedreen Gallery "Charting Maps: The Topography of Contemporary Art" with Leo Saul Berk, Kristen Ramirez, and Brad Winchester. Seattle University, 901 12th Ave., 296-2244. Ends March 13.
Howard House Mary Henry's striking modernist paintings, spanning 1965-1992, are also being shown this month at Wright Exhibition Space. 604 Second Ave., 256-6399. Ends March 10.
Jeffrey Moose Paintings from Neil Andersson, Karen Schroeder, and Michele Soderstrom. 1333 Fifth Ave., Rainier Square, 467-6951. Ends March 3.
Joe Bar Steve Hanson's photographs of empty freeways. 810 E. Roy St., 324-0407. Ends Feb. 28.
Patricia Rovzar Gallery Bold interpretations of nature in Paul Brigham's recent paintings. 1225 Second Ave., 223-0273. Ends Feb. 28.
Punch Gallery Just in time for Valentine's Day, Justin Gibbens' watercolor drawings—inspired by scientific illustration—detail the conjugal and territorial goings-on of birds, bees, and lovebugs. Optical tricks abound, as a daddy long-legs crawls off a painting and onto the wall, and the painted-on shadows of mating birds bleed from a coffee-stained page. Gibbens' meticulously detailed images are both amusing and surprisingly sensual. 119 Prefontaine Pl. S., 621-1945. Ends Feb. 25.
Kittredge Gallery New mixed-media sculpture from Michael Johnson. Also: Recent paintings and drawings from local artist Karen Ganz. University of Puget Sound, N. 15th St. and N. Lawrence St., Tacoma, 253-879-2806. Ends Feb 15.
La Familia Gallery Screenprints and acrylics from Lucas Vindana. Tashiro-Kaplan Building, 117 Prefontaine Pl., 291-4608. Ends Feb. 28.
Linda Hodges Nancy Loughlin's debut exhibition of oils. 316 First Ave. S., 624-3034. Ends Feb. 24.
Lisa Harris New paintings from Michael Greenspan, and mezzotints from Anthony Dimichele. 1922 Pike Pl., 443-3315. Ends Feb. 24.
M. Rosetta Hunter Gallery Paint media, drawing, printmaking, and 3-D from Seattle Central's Fine Arts program. Seattle Central Community College, 1701 Broadway, 344-4397. Ends Feb. 23.
Patricia Cameron Dreamlike works on paper and sculpture of paper by Alla Goniodsky; and mixed media works on paper from Deborah Walker. 234 Dexter Ave. N., 343-9647. Ends Feb. 24.
Photographic Center Northwest Jonas Bendiksen's photographs show the "scattered enclaves, unrecognized mini-states, and other isolated communities that straddle the southern borderlands of the former USSR." 900 12th Ave., 720-7222. Ends Feb. 27.
Shift At first, the animals in Eugene Parnell's new sculptures seem familiar, but look closely and you'll see that they're ancient beings enacting bizarre, modern situations. A proto-crocodile chomps up some doll bodies in a muddy swamp; a monkey silently screams atop a stack of National Geographics. And Parnell gives each piece its own accompanying word: "Macho," considering what the monkey has in its hand, is right on the money. 306 S. Washington St., Ste. 105, 547-1215. Ends Feb. 28.
SOIL If it takes two to make a thing go right, Seattleite Samantha Scherer and Los Angeleno Thomas Muller demonstrate that principle in their new artistic collaboration, "L.A. Stories." The pen and watercolor drawings of a police station, a car filling up on gas, or a group of famous Hollywood faces look slight and simple at first, though you might notice the faint text of "WATER METER" or other city insignia rubbed onto the paper, which is Muller's telltale mark. He began relating his experiences in L.A. to Scherer over the phone, and she'd sketch her interpretations of such surreal comedy as witnessing Nicolas Cage buying cheap gas at ARCO, or standing behind Bishop Don "Magic" Juan at the post office. Muller's embossments from the streets and sidewalks of his city are the final touches, giving each piece a "literal imprint" that meets Scherer's figurative, charming images. 112 Third Ave. S., 264-8061. Ends Feb 25.
Some Space Gallery Prints, drawings, and paintings from Lorie Ransom. 625 1st Ave., 718-3104. Ends Feb. 23.
Suite 400 "re-Rendered," new work by Laura Ward in this unusual space. 1601 2nd. Ave. (above Nordstrom Rack), 624-3854. Ends March.
Suyama Space Local artist/architect Alex Scheweder shows a bungalow-sized vinyl bubble alluding to "architectonic" references like windows and doors, which expands and deflates in a choreographed sequence three times a day. 2324 Second Ave., 256-0809. Ends April 13.
Triangle Art Gallery Photographic works from Kentridge High School students in "Finding the Light." 909 4th Ave., 382-5003. Ends Feb. 28.
Vain New works from eight studio artists. 2018 1st Ave., 441-3441. Ends Feb. 28.
Viveza For his fourth showing at the gallery, Raymond Morrow's paintings are a study in the universal desires of love. 2604 Western Ave., 956-3584. Ends Feb. 18.
Western Bridge A forty foot, four-channel video installation, "Video Quartet" by Christian Marclay (shown at the Tate Modern) is the focal point of this new show. Kit Bashing features a selection of "interventions and appropriations" with work by Gretchen Bennett, Steven Brekelmans, Ryan Gander, Paul Morrison, Carsten Höller, Steve Roden, and Ben Rubin. Höller's Birds documents ten new species of cross-bred birds in photogravure. Venturing into the apartment bedroom (upstairs) you'll feel deliciously like a voyeur, enjoying Ben Rubin's 12-screen loop of dreams, "The Quiet Ticking of Dreams", which incorporates text from dream chat-rooms. Steve Rodin's sound installation possesses a decidedly space-based focus: exploring John Glen's orbit of the earth, using the noises of collected satellite transmissions. 3412 Fourth Ave. S., 838-7444. Ends May 5. ADRIANA GRANT
William Traver Alex Gabriel Bernstein and Joshua Weintraub. 110 Union St. 200, 587-6501. Ends Feb. 25.
Wright Exhibition Space Also at Howard House, Mary Henry shows selected modernist paintings from 1965 to 1992 in a new survey of her work. 407 Dexter Ave. N., 264-8200. Ends March 30.
Zeitgeist Dennis Kempe's Seattle-based, silver gelatin prints from the last two decades. 171 S. Jackson St., 583-0497. Ends Feb. 28.
Bellevue Arts Museum Chicago artist Barbara Cooper glues layers of wood veneer scraps to return the material to an organic form, creating life-size sculptural forests. Twelve of her pieces will be on display. Also: 20 works of wood art, from the collection of Jane and Arthur Mason. Also: the work of Northwest jewelry artist Ron Ho, and Mohamed Zakariya's elegant script work. 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue, 425-519-0770. Ron Ho and Zakariya end Feb. 18. Wood ends April. Cooper ends April 22.
Museum of Flight 50 working models based on Leonardo da Vinci's notes and sketches. 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 764-5700. Ends Feb 28.
Museum of Glass "Quantizing Effects: The Liminal Art of Jim Campbell" showcases 38 of the artist's interactive multi-media works. Also: "Transparently Built" explores the diverse architectural properties of glass though site-specific works. Also: "Contrasts: A Glass Primer" is designed as a compelling introduction to the medium of glass. 1801 E. Dock St., Tacoma, 253-284-4750. "Quantizing" ends June 3. Through 2007 and 2009.
Nordic Heritage Museum "Immigrants—Graphic Images from Funen Graphic Workshop" offers 80 Danish artists' takes on immigration. 3014 N.W. 67th St., 789-5707. Ends March 25.
Tacoma Art Museum 60 photographic portraits of iconic artist Frida Kahlo. Also: "Paul Strand Southwest" features some never-before-seen prints from the influential photographer's estate. His early-1930s images of the Southwestern landscape, including decayed ghost towns and adobe churches, are as striking as his portraiture. 1701 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-4258. Ends May 23. Kahlo ends June 10.
Whatcom Museum Handmade American Indian objects from the high plateau region of the Northwest interior, from the collection of the Maryhill Museum. 121 Prospect St., Bellingham, 360-676-6981. Ends June 9.
Wing Luke "How the Soy Sauce was Bottled: Uncommon Stories of Common Objects" features five Asian Pacific Americans' perspectives on photos and documents in the Museum's permanent collection. 407 Seventh Ave. S., 623-5124. Ends Nov.