.Center On Contemporary Art 2017 Member’s Show, curated by Deborah Paine, Curator and Collections Manager, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. The exhibit runs April 6-29. The opening reception is this Thursday, April 6 from 6-9 pm, in the CoCA gallery at 114 3rd Ave S. Shown at the left: Under the Umbrella by Malayka Gormally.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., introduces David Burdeny along with new work by Chase Langford in their April exhibit, “Parallels and Meridians.” On view through April 22, the exhibit opens on First Thursday in a reception from 6-8pm.
Gallery IMA, 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm with “Echoes + Traces,” featuring paintings from two visually contrasting artists, Danila Rumold and Lori Swartz, artists connected by a fundamental interest in the layering of shapes, colors, lines, and textures, in effort to explore mental and physical sensations of being present.
Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 3rd. Avenue S., invites all to a reception with the Joe Rudko and Daniel Carrillo, April 6 from 6-8pm. Saturday, April 8, at noon the gallery sponsors a “Saturday After” artist’s walk-through. This is the first one-person exhibition by Seattle artist, Joe Rudko. A photographer by training, the artist now primarily works with found photographs. For this exhibition, Carrillo uses older daguerreotype technique, focusing not on his artist contemporaries, but on the tools and ephemera found in artists’ studios.
Harris Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue, presents “Color Meditations,” an exhibition of abstract paintings by Seattle artist Charles Emerson. Emerson embraces color and process as the foundation of his artworks, which range from atmospheric compositions reminiscent of landscapes to non-representational color fields. An artist’s reception for Charles Emerson’s first solo show at Harris Harvey Gallery will be held First Thursday, April 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Since his Seattle debut in 2016 at Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., painter Wendelin Wohlgemuth has shown in New York, Los Angeles, Spain, and Sweden. His new body of work is inspired by photographic imagery, which he translates in paint and then adds abstract marks, thus reinforcing his view that we “see photographs in the same way we view ourselves: as virtual objects.” The opening reception is from 6-8pm.
The Lynn Hanson Gallery, 312 S. Washingston, opens from 5-8pm with “Elements,” featuring work by Whitney Buckingham-Beechie.
Prographica/KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., is showing the work of Robert Pruitt in a show titled “Planetary Survey.” 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. With this body of work Pruitt is particularly interested in the historic notion of "black escape," a desire to be free from the literal and psychological constraints on the formation of black identity reaching back to slavery.
Opening from 6-8pm at the Stonington Gallery, 125 S. Jackson Street, is “Salal: A Tradition of Berry Baskets & Barry Herem - New Works.” Presented is an exhibition of berry baskets in glass by Preston Singletary (Tlingit), and traditional woven berry baskets by artists including Isabel Rorick (Haida), Lisa Telford (Haida), and Deborah Head (Tlingit). The Northwest boasts over thirty edible berries in its ecosystem, so it follows that indigenous peoples have made berry-picking a central seasonal activity for millennia. April is the first blush and bud of the salmonberries and Indian plum, and marks the time when the tribes make preparations for gathering.
The Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, opens from 5-8pm with “Surface, Portraits by David Beckley. Surface presents David Beckley’s re-examination of the photographic portrait and its (in)ability to effectively convey identity. Also showing is Susan Christensen’s “Climb!,” a new series of pastel abstract drawings, united by the image of a ladder. Shown at the right: Bend the Truth by Susan Cchristensen.
“Pieces of Stories”, featuring the work of Hibiki Miyazaki & Melinda Tidwell, debuts at ZINC contemporary, 119 Prefontaine Pl S., opens April 6 from 5-8pm. Both artists combine pieces of text and imagery together to create new narratives in their proximity.