Abmeyer + Wood Fine Art, 1210 Second Avenue, opens from 5-8pm with Crystal Morey’s “ ENTANGLED WONDERS.” Morey’s work explores humanity’s connection to nature. Drawing inspiration from Egyptian, Greek, and Roman deities and Native American creation stories, Morey fuses the two to create her unique theriocephalic hybrids. Shown: Sierra Nevada Red Fox.
ArtXchange Gallery, presents Lauren Iida’s debut solo exhibition, “How to Trap a Memory.” Intricate paper cutaway works create an intimate portrait of the artist, utilizing a visual language of metaphorical objects traversing a decade living between the United States and Cambodia. Her new collection illustrates how stories and memories accumulate in the corners of our mind and ultimately become a structure we carry with us. Show at the right: Death and Abundance.
Davidson Galleries, 313 Occidental Avenue, opens with John Grade’s “North” This exhibition celebrates the return of “Middle Fork” from the Davos World Economic Forum in Switzerland for installation at Seattle Art Museum. After which it will continue to travel to other venues and each time it will grow further until it reaches the complete length and span of the original tree, 140 feet long.
This March, Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., welcomes a new series of work by Canadian artist, Sheri Bakes. Celestial Navigation continues the artist’s study of light and movement, while representing a departure in subject matter.
“Material Memories,” a special two-person exhibition featuring Kim Henigman Bruce and Naoko Morisawa, opens from 6-8:30pm at Frederick Holmes and Company, 309 Occidental Avenue S.. The exhibition explores personal and cultural memory, metaphor, and mission, through work created in simple, ancient materials – beeswax (Kim Henigman Bruce) and wood or paper (Naoko Morisawa) – made relevant to a contemporary era. Shown at the left: Kim Bruce Henigman, Justice.
In concurrence with the 2017 National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts conference, Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson Street, presents a simultaneous special exhibition featuring a number of ceramicists.
Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, opens from 6-8pm with “Kent Lovelace, Birds and Wanderings.” Lovelace presents a new body of oil paintings on copper with imagery central to his artistic identity: local landscapes, European vistas, and bird species native to the region. Lovelace will talk about this new body of work and give a demonstration of his painting technique Saturday, March 18 at noon. Shown at the right: Bird Study 1.
Juan Alonso Studio, 306 S. Washington, opens from 5-8p on First Thursday with guest artist Romson Regarde Bustillo. Locally, his work is represented in the collections of the City of Seattle, the City of Tacoma, Washington State Art Commission, ArtColl Trust, ACRS, and the Wing Luke Asian Museum.
Patti Bowman’s "Forever" opens from 6-8pm at the Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S. “Forever,” builds on previous studies of a world in motion. This time she tackles ocean waves and water. The layering effect of the encaustic medium simulates water depth.
“HUSH.ed,” opening from 5-8pm at the Pilchuck Gallery, 240 2nd Avenue South, features a group of talented artists whose work challenges conventional perceptions of sculptural glass. While exploring themes of technology, materiality and duality, HUSH.ed quietly demands a moment of reflection in an otherwise busy world.
Prographica Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing Robert Pruitt in "Planetary Survey: New Drawings" on First Thursday, March 2 from 6-8pm. The show features works on paper- a combination of charcoal, conté and pastel on hand-dyed or coffee-toned paper- in a variety of sizes. The signature portraits blend elements of science fiction and technology with traditional African patterns and ceremonial sculptures. Shown at the left: Untitled.
“See Four From Portland,” opens at the SAM Gallery, in downtown Seattle from 6-7:30pm. See what’s coming out of Portland’s thriving art scene. Celebrate with four SAM Gallery artists from our Pacific Northwest neighbor city as they show recent artwork.
Opening from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, is a solo exhibition featuring works by young Inupiaq/Yup’ik artist Drew Michael. Michael is making artwork that draws on his heritage, his queer identity, his interests in chakra and indigenous healing, and his religious upbringing. These stunning sculptures can be seen as stand-ins for his emotions, and their solidity, serenity and spirituality are evidence of a young man yearning for a place, for security, and for love.
Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, presents “The Gathering” by Marita Dingus. In this exhibition, Marita Dingus commemorates how humans continue to call upon the spirit world for help and guidance in conducting their affairs, especially in times of elevated threat and uncertainty. This show is inspired by Marita’s love of the nkondi sculptures of the Kongo people, which were used as spiritual enforcers of conflict resolutions. Also showing is “The Artificial Horizon, an exhibition of ceramic and mixed media sculptures by Trey Hill. Shown at the left: by Marita Dingus.
Seattle artist Liz Tran debuts her new abstract mixed media series, JaWbReAkEr, at ZINC contemporary, 119 Prefontained Pl S. Painstakingly layered, tooth breaking yet mouth-watering, Tran’s paintings and installation pieces show that the journey to truth can be both painful and sweet. The artist will be present at the opening reception on Thursday, March 2 from 5-8pm, in conjunction with Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk. Shown: Gumball Cloudscape.