Sunday, February 1, 2015

FEBRUARY Art Fix: Upcoming Events

If you need your art fix for the month of February (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss! Traditionally, this is the month for celebrating love, relationships, and all things beautiful, wondrous, and adorable. So go explore an art walk, and make friends with a piece of art. Converse with it, listen to what it tells you, become enraptured, become inspired, fall in love with it, take it home with you, and let it become part of your world forever.


Yvette Endrijautzki @ Krab Jab Studio
"The Divine & the Sacred" by Yvette Endrijautzki at Krab Jab Studio, closing reception. Friday, 6 February. Due to popular demand, we will have an intimate closing reception for Yvette Endrijautzki's show. We'll be open at 1 pm until 9 pm, with Ms Endrijautzki in attendance from 6 pm on. Show features the work of Yvette, as well as work by Drew Tucker, Joe Vollan, Elijah Evenson, and Tokyo Jesus.

"City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India at SAM. Bollywood movie culture, venerated politicians, religious traditions, and art historical icons all contribute to the myriad of influences in contemporary urban Indian culture. The artists in this exhibition pay tribute to this multitude even as they introduce elements of irony, introspection, and critique. Through their photography and sculpture, the artists negotiate diverse ideas and influences on contemporary Indian society—Hindu mythology, Bollywood movies, Indian and western art, and icons of everyday life in a global market economy. Many of the works are influenced as much by popular movie culture and the use of digital technology as by the conventions of religious ritual and street processions, traditional theater, and dance. Come see the colorful, contradictory, and complex India of today through the works of some of the country’s leading artists. Showing through 15 February 2015.


Nichole DeMent @ Bonfire
Chris Berens @ Roq la Rue
Jodu Waltier @ Shift
Aubry Andersen @ The Akarchy

The Pioneer Square Art Walk ~ Thursday, 5 February from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
AXIS Pioneer Square - "Gage 25/25" Kick off the year-long celebration of 25 years of Gage at "Gage 25/25," a party and exhibition opening at AXIS Gallery in Pioneer Square on the night of February 5th, 2015. Enjoy live music by DeeJay Whatsit?, plus special guests, a champagne toast, and a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT at 5:45pm that you won't want to miss! PLUS, celebrate the opening of the 25 Alumni Exhibition, featuring works from 25 celebrated alumni from ateliers at Gage.
Bonfire Gallery - Nichole DeMent. Presenting select pieces from the "Oracle" series by Nichole DeMent, large scale encaustic works. On view now through April 3. 
Roq la Rue - "Nethermoor" by Chris Berens. Chris Berens is a Dutch painter whose work features a fantastical mélange of exotic creatures and 18th century imagery in soft focus. Startling, photorealistic, and distorted; his narratives feature totem-like animals and childlike people floating through dreamy European cityscapes, or decrepit ships in stormy seas shimmering as if in a fevered dream. Building on classical glazing techniques that recall the work of Vermeer and Rembrandt, Berens constructs his compositions through painting on layers of emulsion, 1-3 inch pieces of plastic coating, and paper; resulting in an incredibly luminous and uniquely textured piece that flows seamlessly into a cohesive image. Each section has been been painted numerous times and layered over and over. This technique creates images with such depth that along with his technical perfection it creates the illusion of a digitally composed or manipulated image. However, once up close and in person, it is evident that these works are created and painted by hand with painstaking skill, time, and precision from beginning to end.
Shift - Jodi Waltier. “This show is about the process of discovery. It’s about ideas begetting new ideas. It’s about the flow from one experiment to the next. Do they relate? Do they overlap? Does it matter? What is it teaching me? It’s about trying to keep the practice of making art moving me somewhere. It’s about strengths and weaknesses, research and development, patience and failure and epiphany and doubt. It’s about never giving up. It’s about hope. It’s about being human.” - Jodi Waltier
SOIL - "Bed Bath & Between" Julie Alexander, Nicholas Nyland and Matthew Offenbacher proudly present paintings and sculptures by nine local and international artists in a hand-painted wallpaper environment. The artists in Bed Bath & Between conflate high modernism with sewing projects, easel painting with thrift store shopping, conceptual thinking with material exploration. By placing these works in and around highly patterned wall coverings, the curators are curious about certain basic figure/ground relationships. Is this all just decoration or do these relationships mean something? Bed Bath & Between explores human pattern building and the insistent dissolution and reforming of patterns. Each iteration in the process reflects the individual and their social group. The challenge of distinguishing a figure from a ground is a fundamental human challenge. Life is the emergence of a figure, a complex series of negotiations between a figure and a richly patterned ground, and a final dissolve back into the gestalt.
The AKArchy - New work by Aubry Kae Andersen
Trabant Coffee - "A Show of Hearts" The 2nd Annual heart themed ornament show! Featuring over a dozen local artists and laser cut hearts courtesy of Bellevue Fine Art!
Also check out new work at 4Culture, 57 Biscayne, Abmeyer + Wood, Angle Gallery, Art Xchange, The Belfry Oddities, Core Gallery, Davidson Galleries, Delicatus, Flatcolor Gallery, Foster/White Gallery, Gallery 110, Gallery IMA, goCstudio, Greg Kucera Gallery, Hall Spassov Gallery, James Harris Gallery, Linda Hodges Gallery, Method Gallery, Nord Alley & the Alley Network Project, Occidental Square Park, OK Gallery, Pioneer Square Saloon, The Piranha Shop, Platform Gallery, Punch Room 104 Gallery, SAM, SAM GalleryStonington Gallery, TK Artist Lofts, and more! Pioneer Square is the oldest art walk in the United States, and features over 50 galleries, studios, and other art spaces!

Lis Wright Ivec @ Burien Arts Gallery
 The Burien (B-Town Beat) ~ Thursday, 5 February from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Burien Arts Gallery - "Icons & Masks" The art of Lis Wright Ivec and the photography of Daniel McManus
Check out new work at Burien Books, Burien Press, Elliott Bay Brewery, Glass Expressions, Maven Mercantile, Page 2 Books, Phoenix Tea, Skinperfect Aesthetics, Vino Bello, and more! 

The Bainbridge Island Art Walk ~ Friday, 6 February from 6-8pm. Selected shows:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts - "Shadows & Reflections" by Karin Schminke and "Elegant Clay" by Jason Russell
Eleven Winery - "Corvids & Key Holes" by Braden Duncan, a collection of mechanical wings and clockwork bees in watercolour
See new and exciting work at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Blackbird Bakery, the BPA, Danger, Fork & Spoon, Ginger, Harbour Public House, Island Gallery, Pegasus Coffee, Pauli Dennis Gallery, PrettyStick, Roby King Gallery, Sally Robinson Gallery, and more!

Mab Graves @ Tiny Dodo
The Fremont Art Walk ~ Friday, 6 February from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Fremont Jewelry Design - Stasia Burrington, art & Grace Matsumoto Wood, jewellery trunk show. Just in time for Valentine's... get your sweetie - or yourself, we're fans of that - something nice!
Portgage Bay Goods - Stasia Burrington Illustration
Tiny Dodo Gallery - "A Date with Blythe" by Mab Graves. Tiny Dodo Gallery, formerly known as Tiny Ninja Gallery @ Stoneway Cafe, is showcasing Pop Surrealtist Mab Graves from Indiannapolis, IN! Artist is known worldwide and has been a huge influence in the Blythe Community! This is a rare event and an honor to have Mab Graves' art and we hope to see you there! Mab Graves was discovered in a cabbage patch on a cool Summer night several years ago. The note pinned to her blanket said CHANGELING but her parents decided they would call her Mab instead. Later in life she would be diagnosed with “Terminal Artist,” a condition she lives with to this day. Mab paints in an old re-purposed tavern in Indianapolis, IN with her adoring partner (photographer Larry Endicott) their cat, and an ever growing collection of pink-haired Blythe dolls. There will be custom artists that will be donating dolls and doll fashion to help raise money for the Seattle's Children's Hospital, specifically to help children with Uncompensated Care. Blythe dolls will be auctioned off on our website. They will be displayed at the opening for a one time in person viewing!! 30 percent of Tiny Dodo Gallery's proceeds from the dolls will go towards the Seattle's Children's Hospital.  
Also check out new work at ArtFX Gallery, Asgard Tavern, Atlas Clothing, Bellefleur Lingerie, evo Timesinfinity Gallery, Frame Up Studios, Fremont Health Club, Gasworks Gallery, GiGi Retro Inspired Clothing, Hub and Bespoke, Johnson Architects, Makerhaus, Northwest Vision Studio, Pel'Meni Dumpling Tzar, Sanachi Massage, Saturn, Space, Starbucks Coffee, The Sweet Spot, and more! 

"LxWxH Launch Party: Family Meal, A Curated Box Set" at Vermilion, Saturday, 7 February from 5.30-8pm. This is a very special, final edition of the LxWxH Curated Box Sets. Titled "Family Meal", this edition symbolizes the importance of this project as a community effort, pointing to its orginal inspiration via CSA boxes; and the notion that meals are valuable times of intimate gathering. As this project has always been about connecting people, it ties together two worlds that are meaningful to the founder Sharon Arnold; and presents beautiful imagery, rituals, and philosophy by participating artists Jason Stratton, Kate Lebo, and Kate Ryan. Sharon Arnold will also contribute to this box for the first time, two of her most popular recipes on letterpress by artist Lynda Sherman. Your art comes in a beautifully hand-crafted box made by Steve Leroux!  

If you find yourself in San Francisco this weekend, check out "The 3rd Annual PRISMA Collective Show" at Spoke Art, featuring Seattle artists Redd Walitzki, Casey Weldon, and more! Opening reception is Saturday, 7 February from 6-9pm. Spoke Art is proud to present the PRISMA Collective group show, debuting this February at Spoke Art Gallery. Following annual exhibitions in San Diego and Los Angeles, the PRISMA collective show embarks on its 3rd year tour, moving up the West Coast to land at our San Francisco gallery on February 7th. Consisting of many exhibiting artists who show with us regularly, this year’s PRISMA show is shaping up to be a dazzling display of fine art painting and illustration from an international roster.

The Port Townsend Art Walk ~ Saturday, 7 February from 5-8pm. Selected shows: 
Red Raven Gallery - "Love & Wonder" by Amy Weber. Amy Weber is a quiet local legend. Known world wide for her work she did for Magic the gathering cards at Wizards of the coast, she also has a massive fanbase in love with her whimsical robots and creatures of all varieties. It is no secret Amy Loves animals and they inhabit most of her works. Amy is working on several new pieces for this show so you do not want to miss out.
Also check out new work at Earthenworks Gallery, Forest Gems Gallery, Gallery 9, Max Grover Gallery, Northwind ArtsAlliance, Port Townsend Gallery, Simon Mace Gallery, Williams Gallery, and more! If you get hungry along the way, stop into Elevated Ice Cream, Nifty Fifty'sDiner, Water Street Creperie, or Cellar Door (the delicious brainchild of local food afficionados Dominic Svornich and Stephanie Hoch).

"Pop 3: The Final Countdown" at Ltd Gallery, Saturday, 7 February from 7-11pm. This will be our last art show as Ltd! Also our 3rd version of our very first show POP! way back in 2011. This show will have prints and originals from previous shows. We have represented over 300 artists, in over 34 shows. There will be a lot to see and we would love to party with you one last time! Please join us! Beer and wine bar, with drink specials via Raygun Lounge and the musical stylings of our very own DJ Hojo. Art purchased at this show will be available for pick up opening night and throughout February. Our last day open will be February 28th, 2015. Our website will remain open following our closure until our stock diminishes.

Tisha Turner @ Kismet

The Capitol Hill Art Walk ~ Thursday, 12 February from 5-9pm. Selected shows:
Ghost Gallery - "Echoes" by Jason Lajeunesse. "'Echoes' is a collection of paintings that have been inspired by my decision to pursue a life lived in sobriety. It also chronicles my exploration with painting as an expressive medium. Creative thinking and painting has become a renewed form of catharsis for me. Here in this space, I have spent a great deal of time trying to better understand and accept my personal history, while at the same time exploring the medium as an extension of a constant inner dialogue. In the months leading up to the exhibit, the work has undergone a sort of de-evolution. The paintings have simplified in the material application and visual content, taking greater abstract shape, while subsequently becoming more personal and contemplative. I have been finding restraint in my approach, and a fondness for the bare materials and negative space." - Jason Lajeunesse 
In-Arts Collective - "The Heartbreak Science Fair" This is a heartbreak themed scientifically concocted art show! Witness science through visual art, performance art, scientific installations, culinary arts, sounds, and so many other mediums! It is a potluck of science fair projects that may either blow your mind, or blow something up! Opening reception: Thursday, 12 February, and encore reception on Valentines Day, 5-10pm both days!
Kismet Salon - Tisha Turner. The art is inspired by an upcoming comic the artist is developing based on a magical circus performer, Francois Noir Battilion. It takes place in the 1930's, Bordeux France. The characters are a mix of animal and human and eerily haunting.
Ltd Gallery - "Pop 3: The Final Countdown" (encore)
Mercury - "Transmission" Featured artist: Michelle Bergin. Featured vendor: Jonquil & Black! Featured bellydance: Raqs Nocturna & Betty Fish! Every month we bring you the best in Shoegaze, post-punk, post-rock and psych music with your hosts DJ Kantrip with guest DJ Foxworth. You do not have to be a member for this night, and you do not need a member to sign you in. It is open to the public. No dress code. Free for members before 9.30pm, $5 for non-members. Starts at 9pm and goes til 2am.
True Love Gallery - "Power Scribbles: Simply Sophisticated Illustrations" This month, we’re harnessing the power of the scribble. You can call it a doodle, a picture, a sketch, an illustration. No matter how you describe it, you’ll delight in the simple, bold, illustrative works presented by seven local artists. Featured Artists: Andrew Lamb Schultz, Battershell, Dasha Medvedeva, Harlen Munsö, Keri Scherbring, SailorHank & Scarlet Luartes.
Also check out new work at Americana, Apocalypse Tattoo, Bauhaus, Cafe Pettirosso, Caffe Vita, Capitol Cider, Cloud Gallery, Cupcake Royale, Front Seat Gallery, High 5 Pie, Joe Bar Laughing Buddha, Online Cafe, Paris Eastside, PCNWPoco Wine + Spirits, Retrofit Home, SAAM, Saints Gallery, STart Wall Project, SugarPill,
Vermillion, and more!

The West Seattle Art Walk ~ Thursday, 12 February from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Twilight Gallery - "A Vintage Valentine's Day Party" (opens Friday) Marieke and The Go Get 'Em Boys will be rockin' the joint! There will also be spiked punch by DYNAMITE COCKTAILS, polaroid photo booth, and Vintage pop-up shops from Lekkerlife Clothing and Urban Chemist! Music starts at 8pm. Drink tickets will be sold and you can trade them in for a nip. Bring your ID's.
Also check out new work at Arts West, Click! Design That Fits, The Heartland Cafe, Hotwire Coffee, Shadowland, Skylark Cafe, Shoofly Pie, West 5, Wild Rose's, Windermere, and more!

Vera Pashkevich @ ULS
"Wonder Women" @ Warlock Labs
The Art Up Phinneywood Art Walk ~ Friday, 12 February from 6-10pm. Selected shows:
Echo Echo Gallery - "Initiation Rites" featuring the Echo Echo crew and our brand new members, Brandy Tomlin & Rhodora Jacob! The power was out last art walk, so we're trying this once more with feeling, and light!
HappyTime Apocalypse - "The Day the Music Died" It's time for the Greenwood ArtWalk again and this time we have a theme: Dead Rockstars!! We're paying tribute/grievances to the musicians who have given their lives to bring us the music we love and/or hate. Come hang out with the HappyTime crew and share your favorite dead rockstar stories while appreciating art of all genres. We also have a couple guest artists this month who we're SUPER excited to have hanging on our walls.
Push/Pull - "The Art of the Intruder" INTRUDER is a free, quarterly, co-op, comics newspaper that started in March of 2012 consisting of 16+ Seattle based, darkly comedic cartoonists. We'll be showing the original art from INTRUDER, including original work from the February release of issue 14.
Urban Light Studios - Vera Pashkevich, solo exhibit. Vera’s work echoes a sense of childlike wonderment in a series of nighttime portraits lit by LEDs. Assembling large installations on location, she portrays the effects of modernity and light pollution by transforming otherwise untouched landscapes into meticulously composed sets. Often influenced by magical realist literature, her primary interest is encouraging the viewer to ask questions. In her smaller works, she explores alternative processing/printing through experimental portraiture. Closing reception for Elle Hanley's solo exhibit.
Warlock Labs - "Wonder Women Art Show" An exhibition of women, both super and wonderful, and ready to rock! Come see art by Rhodora Jacob, David Lasky, Scott Faulkner, Jason Zayas, and a host of others at Warlock Labs this coming Friday the 13th as part of Greenwood Art Walk.
Also check out new and exciting work at Avanti Art & Design, Chocolatti, Gainsbourg, Home Suite Home, Naked City Brewery, Quadrapus, School of Rock, The Space is Ours, Two Bird Tattooand more!

The Belltown Art Walk ~ Friday, 13 February from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Also check out brand new work at A/NT Gallery, Bikes + Art, City Hostel Seattle, Crocodile Cafe, Essentia, Form/Space Atelier, Michelle Dirkse Interior Design, Patricia Cameron Gallery, Pintxo & The Upstairs, Rudy's Barber Shop, Sassafras, Seattle Ink & Oil, Stylus Salon, and more!

Stasia Burrington @ Monster
 The Ballard Art Walk ~ Saturday, 14 February from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Monster Art & Clothing - Stasia Burrington Illustration. Her colorful creations are sure to brighten your day, and put love in the air. Get your sweetie an original piece of art, and meet the artist in person! Enjoy snacks, music and good cheer. About the artist: Stasia (Kato) Burrington was born in Texas, grew up in Montana and now lives and works in Seattle with her favorite man and two cats. She is a full time artist/illustrator. Her passions lie in the arts – in all forms, experimental cooking, camping, theology and science fiction, fat nerdy science books, coffee and ice cream.
Check out new work at Annie's Art &Frame, Art & Soul, Ballard Metal Arts, Ballard Works, The BalMar, Blowing Sands Glass Studio, Building C Studios, Cupcake Royal, Filthy Rich, Full Tilt, Habitude, Herb's House, Kiss Cafe, Liberte Skin Wellness, Miro Tea, Nightingale Gallery, Savour, Spark Studio, the Sunset Tavern, Venue and more!

"Brittany to Cascadia" @ Krab Jab
The Georgetown Art Attack ~ Saturday 14 February from 6-9pm. Selected shows: 
Eight and Sand - "Psychic Hearts" by Jenny Dayton. This month will feature the new works of local artist Jenny Dayton Please join us for conversation and refreshments during the reception. All are welcome. Opening reception Saturday Feb 14 2015, Running through Mar 6 2015. The show will be posted online as well.
Interstitial - "Kendra Exposed" by Cindy Hinant. Kendra Exposed, a solo exhibition by New York based artist Cindy Hinant investigates female celebrity in contemporary pop culture. This exhibition confronts high-circulation media images with contemporary feminism by appropriating recordings and images of Kim Kardashian, Kendra Wilkinson, and Paris Hilton. In reworking sex tapes and paparazzi photos, the artist imposes a color field coding to each celebrity. The reception of the original media slows down, and in relieving it of its franticness, Hinant manages to subtly reveal a circular game of discipline and transgression, where it is unclear if these celebrities fall prey to, or take advantage of a media culture that is exploitative of women. The focal point in this work is this ambiguity. Kendra Exposed offers a strident critique of how we are taught to think about sex, consumption, and victimization.
Georgetown Arts & Cultural Centre - "Midnight and the Kitties are Sleeping?" by Dan Mahon 
Georgetown Liquor Company - Beautifully beaded Mardi Gras masks by Diane McFee and pop culture stencil art on records by Manticore Stencil Art (Dave Ryan)
Krab Jab Studio - "Brittany to Cascadia" Nearly two years in the making, we are excited to bring the work of Breton artists Alice Dufeu, Bastien Lecouffe Deharme, David Thiérrée, Olivier Villoingt, Virginie Ropars and Yoann Lossel to the Pacific Northwest! Tucked up in the northwest corner of France, Brittany is the ancient home of the Celts, with its wooded inland and windy coasts much like our home here. Thick with history and myth, its no wonder it has been the home to some of the most talented and aesthetic artists France has to offer today. Originally gracing our walls during our 2013 FAERIE show, these artists have quickly become favorites to our visitors, so it was natural to set up this exchange we've named "Brittany to Cascadia". As a special treat, Bastien, David, Virginie and Yoann will be travelling to Seattle to attend the opening! They will be speaking about their work during the Artist's Talk at 7:30 pm - come early, there is standing room only! Musical guest is Vox Vespertinus. This opening is free to the public - perfect way to treat your sweetheart!
The Alice - "USEd" The first exhibition at the newly formed contemporary art space The Alice, located in the Seattle neighborhood of Georgetown. The first exhibition features 9 artists that create work which appears to have been previously used, worn, or utilized. These works expose the process of making, look as though they have had experiences, and are openly secondhand or nostalgic. The pieces in USEd appear to have been used by the artist, use us viewers and exists as monuments to former experiences and journeys.
Also check out new work at 9lb Hammer, Artcore Tattoo, Belle & Whissel, Fantagraphics Bookstore, Georgetown Atelier Georgetown Trailer Park Mall, Smarty Pants, Totally Blown Glassworks, Two Tartes Cafe, Wax Expressions, and more!

The Queen Anne Uptown Art Walk ~ Wednesday, 18 February from 5-7.30pm. Selected shows:
Check out new work at Bombsheller Art Labs, Caffe Ladro, Liberty Tattoo Parlour, Mercer Street Books, Mud Bay, Peridot Boutique, Teatro Zinzanni, Tin Lizzie Lounge, Toulouse Petit, The Vera Project, and more!

"Making Space"
"Making Space" at North Seattle College Art Gallery, Wednesday, 18 February. Making Space, curated by artist Glenn Tramantano, is an exhibition investigating contemporary constructions of place, surface, and form. Whether through collision, disruption, expansion, or imagination, these artists’ approaches to space reveal a desire to alter perceptions, make new worlds, or uncover truths about existing ones.

The Edmonds Art Walk ~ Thursday, 19 February from 5-8pm. Selected shows:
Otherworlds - The macabre and beautiful art of Larkin
Cheesemongers is right next door if you find yourself in need of something delicious, and you can check out new work at ARTspot, Arts Now, C'est La Vie, The Papery, Red Petal Cakes, Stunningly Strange Gallery, and more than 30 other Edmonds art spaces!

The University District Art Walk ~ Friday, 20 February from 6-9pm. Selected shows:
Gargoyles Statuary - TBA
Also see new work at 7 Market & Cafe, BC Surf + Sport, Cafe Allegro, Cafe Solstice, Chaco Canyon Cafe, Daisy Sky Studio, Herkimer Coffee, Lucid Gallery, Moksha, Trabant Coffee & Chai, University Business Center, Zoka Coffee, and more! 

"Exterminator City 3" at the Greenwood Collective, Saturday, 21 February from 3pm til late! We're back and bigger than ever! 26 local indie and underground comic artists and illustrators in one place! Free and open to the public! Intruder Comics issue 14 release party to begin at 6pm!


Mughal Painting @ SAAM
This month the SAAM is featuring:"Live On: Mr's Japanese Neo-Pop." The devastating disaster of the March 11, 2011 tsunami and the nuclear accident afterwards were both a shock and inspiration for Japanese Neo-Pop artist Mr. In response, he composed a massive installation made of hundreds of everyday objects from Japanese life. It’s the central work in this exhibition, presented here with a series of new paintings and other work. A reminder of the debris that blanketed the Tohoku area in the aftermath of 3.11 tsunami and earthquake, the installation embodies the post-disaster fear and frustration of the Japanese people since the catastrophic events. Showing through 5 April 2015.
"Mughal Painting: Power & Piety." Works of art produced in India under the Mughals (1526–1857), a dynasty of Turko-Mongol origin whose emperors created the most expansive, dominant, and wealthy Islamic empire in the history of the subcontinent. Showing through 21 June 2015.

"City Dwellers" @ SAM
This month the SAM is featuring:
"City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India." Bollywood movie culture, venerated politicians, religious traditions, and art historical icons all contribute to the myriad of influences in contemporary urban Indian culture. The artists in this exhibition pay tribute to this multitude even as they introduce elements of irony, introspection, and critique. Through their photography and sculpture, the artists negotiate diverse ideas and influences on contemporary Indian society—Hindu mythology, Bollywood movies, Indian and western art, and icons of everyday life in a global market economy. Many of the works are influenced as much by popular movie culture and the use of digital technology as by the conventions of religious ritual and street processions, traditional theater, and dance. Come see the colorful, contradictory, and complex India of today through the works of some of the country’s leading artists. Showing through 15 February 2015.

"The Common Sense" @ Henry
"Sanctum" @ Henry
The Henry Art Gallery is currently featuring: "The Common Sense" by Ann Hamilton. Images of animals specimens; bestiaries and children’s ABC primers; fur, feather, and gut garments are stitched together with sound, voice, printed texts, and the movement of air in a building newly opened to light. Time is also a material of the exhibition. Over the six-month duration of the common S E N S E, the project will shift with some elements depleting and others accumulating. Periodically, the galleries will be animated by reading and singing. Showing through 26 April 2015.
"Sanctum" by Juan Pampin & James Coupe. An interactive art installation, Sanctum employs surveillance systems to generate cinematic narratives with social media content that matches the demographic profile of passers-by. Sanctum seeks to investigate the narrative potential of social media while raising important and provocative questions about the conflicting imperatives emerging in our culture as we promote and embrace ever-more-intrusive electronic media, while still cherishing traditional notions of privacy. Showing through 4 November 2015.

Jessika Kenney @ Frye
This fall the Frye Art Museum is featuring:  "Anchor Zero" by Jessika Kenney. Opening reception Friday, 9 January at 7.30pm. Vocalist and composer Jessika Kenney creates an ephemeral site-specific video installation that will fill the galleries with voice and video projections.
The Frye also hosts an art lecture series every Thursday night. 

With this much going on, you couldn't possibly complain that there's nothing to do in Seattle!

Support your local art scene! Cheers.

~ BCDuncan