ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S., is showing “SKIN: Sculptural Encaustic” by Deborah Kapoor at a reception from 5-8pm. On view through August 11, the show combines encaustic (wax) with ephemeral materials including satsuma peels, cow tongues, pomegranate shells, and dryer sheets. Kapoor’s sculptural works and installations address fragility, growth and transience. Shown at the left: Divine Mother.
The Ethnic Heritage Art Gallery, in the Seattle Municipal Tower on the third floor at 700 Fifth Avenue, opens with two receptions at 11:30am-1pm and 4:30-7pm for “PORTRAITS,” featuring works by eight Seattle-area artists of Central American, South American, and Caribbean heritage: Alfredo Arreguin, Blanca Santander, Fulgenzio Lazo, Gloria Ruiz, Jose Orantes, Rene Julio, Tatiana Garmendia, and Tomas Oliva.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., is showing the sculpture of Will Robinson in “Shape, Texture, Touch,” through August 31. Robinson’s sculpture can be found in private collections throughout the Unites States, Canada and Asia. It is also included in the corporate and public collections of TRUMP Entertainment, COPT, Swedish Medical Center, the cities of Bremerton and Yakima. One of his pieces is shown at the right.
Gallery 110, 110 3rd. Avenue S., presents new work by 16 gallery artists. The artwork represents the depth and breadth of collective vision, inviting the viewer to contemplate representations of the feelings, stories, and experiences of the 16 individuals expressed in a variety of medium. The opening reception is on First Thursday from 6-8pm, and a reception for the artists is August 4 from 5-8pm.
Opening from 6-8pm at Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, is a group exhibition featuring Harold Hoy plus four additional artists. The show continues through September 1. Shown at the left: Balloon Dog by Harold Hoy.
On view at the Hanson Scott Gallery, 121 Prefontaine Place, is a group show featuring artists who have chosen one or more pieces to represent their individual artistic perspective. Introducing Donna Wallace, mixed media painter and Zia Gibson, fiber artist and Stacie Flor, metal jewelry artist. The First Thursday reception is from 5-8pm. Shown at the right: Patricia Baldwin Seggebrush, Encaustic Paper Series.
Over 35 children, adults and elders huddled over paper squares in July to pay tribute to the people and places that shaped them. Those individual creations are now part of a sculpture on display at IDEA Odyssey Gallery, 666 S. Jackson Street, through August 30,, 2012. The reception is from 5 to 8 p.m.
“Photographic Wanderings: Christopher Harris, Sherry Karver, Peter de Lory and David W. Simpson,” opens from 6-8pm at the Lisa Harris Gallery, 1922 Pike Place. Each artist has explored subject matter, destinations, photographic techniques and/or alternative approaches that convey notions of “wandering.” Shown at the left by Sherry Karver.
M.I.A. Gallery, 1203 A-Second Avenue, is showing “OCCUPY M.I.A,” an exhibition dedicated to the engaging photographers of Seattle, through September 1. The artists will attend the reception from 6-8pm. The show relates to and explores Seattle social activism which has shaped the city.
Paper Hammer Gallery, 1400 Second Avenue, opens from 5-7pm with “Bouquet: found or forgotten,” an exhibition of new bodies of work by artists Hannah Russell, Yael Nov and Serrah Russell. Each artist has grown a collection of work, allowing their collected gems of found imagery to decay and flourish as they alter, transform, preserve and salvage have also invited an artist whose work speaks to their own practice to join the exhibition and participate along side their own work. Shown at the right: Nonetheless.
Patricia Rovzar Gallery, 1225 Second Avenue, presents “Bill Braun trompe l’ oeil paintings” from August 2 – August 31. A reception for the artist will be held from 6- 8: PM in conjunction with Seattle’s First Thursday Art Walk. The exhibition features 15 new works that illustrate the playful and intellectual nature of trompe l’oeil painting—the artistic ability to depict an object so exactly that it appears real. Braun’s He has had numerous one man shows including California, Colorado, Nevada and in his home state of Washington and has been collected by corporations, as well as the private sector. Shown at the left: Cornflowers and Daisy.
On display at the Pratt Gallery, 306 S. Washington, is “Art Bridge Exhibition: Rebecca Chernow and Emma Levitt,” featuring work by Pratt Fine Arts Center’s 2011-2012 Art Bridge Fellowship recipients. Running through September 1, the exhibition includes sculptural works in glass and mixed media by Rebecca Chernow and printmaking by Emma Levitt.
“Scissor Lift,” a collection of mixed media works by Curtis Erlinger, opens at the Punch Gallery, 119 Prefontaine Place S., in a reception from 5-8pm . Using a spectacle of images from prior sources – sliced film reel fragments, discarded negatives, retrieved Xeroxes – Erlinger resurrects the forgotten dead through a process of translation, however impossible the attempt may be. The show runs through September 1.
“Wax, Paper, Scissors,” new works by Daya Bonnie Astor and Patrice Donohue, opens at the Shift Collaborative Studio, 306 S. Washington, in a reception from 5-9pm.
“Looking for Coolidges,” a new show featuring twenty new paintings from Seattle artist Amy Pleasant, opens at the Shoreline City Hall Gallery, 17500 Midvale Avenue N. in Shoreline. The work is inspired by photos from an aunt and uncle span a time period from the mid 1930′s to the 1970′s; from the couple’s childhood through the birth of their first grandchild when the collection inexplicably ends. Also showing are paintings by Paul Lewing, who has created work recalling the wonderful times he’s spent with his wife, his friends, in the mountains, on the trails, or at the beach. Shown at the right by Amy Pleasant.
Stonington Gallery 119 S. Jackson Street opens “Journeys – Travels in the Natural and Spirit Worlds,” in a reception from 6-8pm. On view through August 31, the group exhibition tackles the subject of travel in the summer, whether it’s the migration of salmon or humans in cars or canoes seeking adventure and freedom. Artists Duane Pasco, Joan Tenenbaum, Hib Sabin, Rick Bartow, Ann Morris, Thomas Stream, Bill Holm, Ray Dudley, Mary Snowden and others are represented in a range of styles and media. Shown at the left: Bill Holm, First Sail.