Wednesday, October 31, 2007

First Thursday - November 1, 2007

ArtXchange Gallery – Opening reception for “Unpredictable Arrivals,” a new solo exhibition by Vashon artist Donald Cole. Paintings that draw inspiration from the diverse languages of India as well as the time-weathered surfaces one finds in old cities around the world. Show runs from November 1 – December 29.

"Rudra," Donald Cole, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 50"

Corridor Gallery - “Gloria,” a multi-media Installation by Rebecca DeVere, celebrating the departed souls of women who were "everyday saints". Known locally for her mosaic tile work, DeVere will fill the space with shrines constructed of that material, as well as memory flags, and ghost paintings. On view through December 1.

D'adamo/Woltz Gallery – Contemporary sculpture by physicist turned artist Paul Vexler. On view through December 4.

Foster/White – Continuing in Pioneer Square, paintings by Allison Collins, through November 24.

G. Gibson Gallery - "Garden of Earthly Delights," Hyper-real paintings of a strange world of animal & botanical life by New York artist Marc Dennis. "Optical Allusions," works by Beverly Rayner exploring the implications of personal observation and public surveillance.

Marc Dennis, "Velasquez's Budgies," 2007, oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches

Gallery4Culture – “Quiet Riot,” new paintings by Seattle artist Garret Keith. November 1 – November 30.

Gallery 110 - “Iconoclasts,” an exhibition of collages by Lisa Sheets, artwork exploring Sheets’ subconscious ongoing communication about relationships, culture, and her own life. “Personal Stories” is a group show by four artists, Betsy Best-Spadaro, Christopher Buening, Amy Huddleston, and Liz Tran, whose work tends toward introspection. In the Loft Space: “Mark Callen: Beyond Etla.” Through November 24.

Gallery I|M|A – “STAND: Artist Designed Rugs,” curated by Layne Goldsmith. Featuring the work of Steve Badanes, Phillip Baldwin, Betz Bernhard, Linda Beaumont, Koren Christofides, Alan Corkery Hahn, Jessica Drummond, Zia Gipson, Layne Goldsmith, Gale McCall, Rachel Meginnes, Ries Niemi, Jay Tracy, Sara Ullman, Jean Whitsavage, Daniella Wolff, Rickie Wolfe, and Robert Yoder. Through December 2.
Robert Yoder, "Sluice Gate," hand tied wool, edition of 5, 96.5 x 96.5 inches

Gallery OK - "Think Inside The Box" 2nd Annual Event.

La Familia
– work by designer/textile artist “Chrissy Wai-Ching,” expressed through fiber art, photography, and clothing. Also featuring music by rock band ‘Strange Jerome.’

Lisa Harris Gallery – “Elevation: Israel, Palestine, and Washington State,” paintings by Kathryn Altus and new paintings by Seattle abstractionist Catherine Cook. November 1 through December 1.

Kathryn Altus, "Elevation, 1349 Feet Below Sea Level (The Dead Sea)" 2007, water based oil on canvas

Patricia Rovzar Gallery – Oil on panel by “Rick Monzon,” showing through December 3.

Platform Gallery – “A Spectral Glimpse” continues through December 1.

Punch Gallery
– “Vertical Hold,” an international video and sound exhibition that highlights the experimental and resolutely unique. Artists include Justin Colt Beckman (Thorp, WA), Brian Bress (Los Angeles, CA), Andrew Kaufman (Ellensburg, WA), Luciana Lamothe (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Adriane Little (Kalamazoo MI), Stefanos Pavlakis (Edinburgh, Scotland), and James Sham (Richmond, VA). Through November 25.

Shift Collaborative Studio – Shift “New Members Exhibition,” introducing the work of five new members. Terra Fine, Jessie Lyle, Claire Mack, Christen Mattix, and John Sloan will be presenting works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, and sculpture.

SOIL – “Sensoria,” featuring Iole Alessandrini, Thom Heileson, Wyndel Hunt, Ed Mannery, and Ben McAllister. Sensoria presents two new immersive installations, each integrating light and sound to transform the gallery space, concentrating on the visitor's sensory perceptions within the specific physicality of a new environment. In the backspace, paintings by Claire Johnson: a dozen small donuts and a couple of big ones. Through November 30.

Iole Alessandrini, Ed Mannery, and Ben McAllisterm, "Hidden Spaces," Laser, sound, video

Some Space Gallery
– “Outside the Moment of Relay,” new prints by Paul Holt exploring the visual references of cell towers. Through November 30.

Paul Holt, "Tower with strips," linocut, 2007

Vetri International Glass – “Gathered Forms, Natural Vessels,” flameworked glass by Glenn Lyons. In this series, Lyons explores the allure of nature through his use of organic forms and rich, autumnal colors. Lyons is the featured artist for the month of November.

William Traver Gallery
– Encaustic paintings exploring the experience of consciousness and construct of reality by “Jef Gunn,” and metal sculpture by “Lynn Whitford.” Through December 2.

Jef Gunn, "Tiger Gate," 2006, encaustic, ink rubbing, gold leaf, on wood panel, canvas, plaster

At the museum:

The Seattle Art Museum celebrates the Day of the Dead from 5:30 to 9 pm with live music, art making, specialized tours and more. Check here for a schedule of events. SAM is FREE on First Thursdays.

And elsewhere:

Visit the Cherry Street Cafe @1212 1st ave., just a few doors down from SAM. "Four Unredundant Paintings: by Kenneth Marulis will be available for your critique.

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