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Recent Acquisitions: Jeffry Mitchell

Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA

Describing himself as a “gay folk artist,” Jeffry Mitchell (b. 1958, Seattle; lives and works in Olympia, Washington) rejects the irony and elitism often associated with the art world.

Free

Lauren Halsey

Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA

Highly attuned to growing gentrification in her neighborhood of South Central Los Angeles, Lauren Halsey, who studied architecture and art, celebrates Black culture, making space for representations of the people and places around her as a method of creative resistance.

Free

More Than Human: Exploring Seattle’s Changing Landscape

Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA

Inspired by current exhibitions Human Nature, Animal Culture: Selections from the Frye Art Museum Collection and Boren Banner Series: Sadie Wechsler, this panel will bring together voices from the arts, sciences, history, and the Duwamish Tribe.

Free

Studio Tutto: Seed Spires

Theodore Payne Gallery 10459 Tuxford Street, Sun Valley, CA

The work layers abstracted imagery of LA’s urban hardscapes and lifeless landscaping with textured and diverse native habitats.

Free

Donna Huanca: MAGMA SLIT

Henry Art Gallery 15th Ave NE &, NE 41st St, Seattle, WA

Huanca’s installations encompass painting, sculpture, and live performance, and are characteristically created for, and integrated with, the specific architectural spaces in which they are presented.

Free

ektor garcia: matéria prima

Henry Art Gallery 15th Ave NE &, NE 41st St, Seattle, WA

Pieces are often reconfigured; textiles are made and unmade—undoing the knots as important as reknotting, reweaving to generate new points of connection and relation.

Free

Wendy Red Star: American Progress

Anderson Collection at Stanford University

Wendy Red Star: American Progress presents work by the artist, Wendy Red Star, who was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana. Red Star’s work is informed by her cultural heritage and engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance.

Free

Where the Waters Come Together

Center for Native Arts and Cultures 800 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR

Native artists across the country have been responding to social and environmental issues that affect them and their communities.

Free

A History of Photography salon-style lecture series at The Image Flow

The Image Flow 328 Sir Francis Drake, San Anselmo, CA

Photographer and art historian Jeffrey Martz returns to The Image Flow, presenting the origins of photography and the trajectory of this new technology from the early 1800s to early 1900s. From the first chemical experiments of the 1830s to the digital works of today, photography has fundamentally shaped our modern world. Join photographer and veteran teacher Jeffrey Martz as we learn the varied, complex story behind history’s most consequential revolution in communication.

$125

Candice Lin: Seeping, Rotting, Resting, Weeping

BAMPFA 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

Drawing from years of material research, Lin has created a new body of work that is grounded in the uncanny sense of isolation yet collective experience that has marked our lives during these pandemic years.

Free

Joey Veltkamp: SPIRIT!

Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA

Veltkamp’s work is heavily influenced by the sublime natural beauty of the Puget Sound and the quirky places and people who, like the artist himself, joyfully call this region home.

$15

Patte Loper: Laboratory for Other Worlds

Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA

Laboratory for Other Worlds is a multimedia landscape that uses animation, sound, and everyday objects to create a hand-woven, immersive environment.

$15

A Sieve for Infinity

/ 1150 25th St, Building B, San Francisco, CA

The artists selected for the exhibition test materials and technology, both
traditional and modern, incorporating handcrafted and industrial production.

Free

A Decade of Acquisitions of Works on Paper – Part II

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

This second presentation in the Hammer Museum’s new works on paper gallery highlights acquisitions of the last decade as well as important promised gifts.

Free

Molly Vaughan: Safety in Numbers

MadArt 325 Westlake Ave N, #101, Seattle, WA

Safety in Numbers is an iterative performance and installation by Seattle-based artist Molly Vaughan. Hair…

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Storm Tharp: In This Garden

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART 925 NW Flanders, Portland, OR

PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is pleased to present, In This Garden, an exhibition of new paintings by Storm Tharp.

Grown from the desire to create monumental, improvisational works, these new paintings employ a calligraphic speed and deft mark-making to create large-scale abstractions of the garden. The quick and confident execution of these works come from years of experienced practice, but the result is the appearance of something effortless and light—a feeling akin to flying or dancing.

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Josh Callaghan: Family Tree

Night Gallery 2276 E 16th Street, Los Angeles, CA

Josh Callaghan’s sculptures uncover the relations between commodity and culture, creating humanistic forms out of consumer products.

Free

Liz Deschenes: Works 1997 – 2022

Fraenkel Gallery 49 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present a new survey of the work of Liz Deschenes,…

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Yulia Pinkusevich: Very Yellow-White Flash

Round Weather 951 Aileen St., Oakland, CA

Round Weather’s first solo show highlights the powerful work of Yulia Pinkusevich. Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, the bodies of work represented range in tone from Pinkusevich’s scarily prescient Isorithm series based in a declassified military manual for mapping predictions of the impacts of nuclear bomb airbursts to her grandly soothing Sakha series meditating on connections with the ancient Siberian spirituality of her ancestors.

Free

Orly Anan: Salon Delicatessen

Museum of Museums 900 Boylston Ave, Seattle, WA

Mexico City-based artist, filmmaker and creative director Orly Anan occupies the entirety of the True Space with her new immersive installation Salon Delicatessen.

$20

Hollaback to the Future

Museum of Museums 900 Boylston Ave, Seattle, WA

Twenty international artists from Georgia to Ghana present new works that form a narrative about the future of the Black experience.⁠

$20

Avantika Bawa: 3/2

An installation of new work by Avantika Bawa

Free

Shades of Light⁠

Portland Art Museum 1219 SW Park Avenue, Porland, OR

Shades of Light brings together ceramics, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and textiles from the Portland Art Museum’s permanent collection.

$25

Molly Alloy and Arielle Zamora: Held Tight⁠

Fuller Rosen Gallery 1928 NW Lovejoy St., Portland, OR

Fuller Rosen Gallery is pleased to announce Held Tight, a two-person exhibition of new and recent work by Molly Alloy and Arielle Zamora. Held Tight will present ten paintings on panel by Arielle Zamora and a series of assemblages, sculptures, and installations by Molly Alloy. ⁠

Free

Ian van Coller: Naturalists of the Long Now

Blue Sky 122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR

In this exhibition of photographs, Ian van Coller breaks down barriers between art and data to offer a dialogue between text and image, landscape and viewer, expert and novice, and past, present, future. With the current Climate Change crisis on our minds and in our midst, the project aspires to help viewers understand the long-term impact of this change on generations to come.

Free

Held Tight

Fuller Rosen Gallery 1928 NW Lovejoy St., Portland, OR

Fuller Rosen Gallery is pleased to announce Held Tight, a two-person exhibition of new and recent work by Molly Alloy and Arielle Zamora on view June 04 - August 07, 2022. Held Tight will present ten paintings on panel by Arielle Zamora and a series of assemblages, sculptures, and installations by Molly Alloy. Join us for an in-person opening reception on Saturday, June 04 from 6-8 pm. 

Free

The Old Boys Club, Archive

marrow gallery 548 Irving St, San Francisco, CA

Marrow Gallery presents Archive, an exhibition of new works from French artist Katya Bonnenfant who goes by the moniker, The Old Boys’ Club. Archive is an amalgamation of two series of works, The Prophets and Internet Searches.

Free

Neptune Frost

The Grand Illusion Cinema 1403 NE 50TH ST., Seattle, WA

From multi-hyphenate poet and artist Saul Williams, and Rwanda-born artist Anisia Uzeyman, Neptune Frost is a thrilling anti-colonialist sci-fi musical.

a fairy show II

Veronica 2915 Rainier Avenue South, Suite 12b, Seattle, WA

The Lost-race theory describes fairies as historical colonized subjects. What killed the Spirit and the Native but the betrayal of good will and weaponised metals?

Free

Indigenous Matrix: Northwest Women Printmakers

Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA

Delight in the bold graphics and striking colors of Northwest Native silkscreen prints with this installation of contemporary works by Indigenous women. his installation brings to light the unique contributions of several women artists whose imagery divulges personal experiences, complex mythologies, and unfettered expression, pushing styles and subjects into new directions that continue to inspire a new generation of Native artists.

$22.99

SARA LISCH: THE MIND GARDEN

Mercury 20 Gallery 475 25th Street, Oakland, CA

In her new show, The Mind Garden, Sara Lisch creates collages that explore and grow consciousness.

Jeremy Shaw: Liminals

Frye Art Museum 704 Terry Avenue, Seattle, WA

Born in Vancouver and now based in Berlin, Jeremy Shaw explores altered states and the cultural and scientific practices that attempt to capture transcendental experience. The artist draws on and often combines the strategies of documentary filmmaking, music video, conceptual art, and scientific research to create a space of ambiguity in which disparate belief systems and histories are thrown into interpretive limbo.

Free

Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists

Museum of Sonoma County 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA

Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists features art by contemporary Black artists who have participated in interdisciplinary collectives. Collectives have served both the revolutionary and creative practices of Black, queer, and femme people across the diaspora. The artworks in Collective Arising—which includes textile, sculpture, glass, print, painting, photography, video, and installation—speak to this dual purpose at the core of the formation of artist collectives.

Bananas

Helen's Costume 7706 SE Yamhill Street, Portland, OR

A group exhibition featuring Ralph Pugay, Rainen Knecht, Keith Boadwee, Shelley Turley, Dan Attoe. 

Ricardo Nagaoka: at last, I see you

Melanie Flood Projects 420 SW Washington St., #301, Portland, OR

Exhibition will include recent photographs from Nagaoka's series examining Asian masculinity and society’s patriarchal structure as played out in the domestic sphere.⁣⁣

Free

Unattended

Carnation Contemporary 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR

Unattended by Russell Borne is abstractly about the passing of time. Time presses along in abstraction yet has a tangible effect of both decay and growth in our daily lives. While some moments seem to have an overabundance of time, other more precious moments seem to vanish before our eyes. The works in Unattended explore the different elemental experiences of time. Experiences of destructive, redemptive, and some places in-between.

Free

Seeing You/Seeing Me: Conversation

Carnation Contemporary 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR

Takahashi started making performances every day in 2014 to visualize her response to social, cultural, and political questions in her new home country. After her multiple solo public performances, she named this project "Seeing You/Seeing Me", which stems from her feelings on visibility/invisibility in US society. In 2021-2022, Takahashi is expanding this project into a community participatory project happening in multiple US locations with the hope to share the feeling with others.

In this exhibition, Takahashi shares documentation from this expanded version of “Seeing You/Seeing Me” from her first-time visit to GA in 2020, and her recent visit to MA in 2021. Takahashi also presents a sound installation with Adrian McBride in the courtyard during the opening.

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Bean Gilsdorf: Some Women

Nine Gallery 122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland, OR

"Some Women" is solo show of new photographs by artist Bean Gilsdorf at Nine Gallery in Portland, Oregon. The exhibition opens on Friday, July 8, 2022 and closes on July 30, 2022. Nine Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, 12–5 PM, and located inside Blue Sky Gallery/Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts at 122 NW 8th Avenue, Portland. Note: Blue Sky requires proof of vaccination and masks to visit the gallery.

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Home

Playground Galley Portland, OR

An exhibition that expresses the artist's definition of what home can mean, whether it is comfort, vulnerability, or the physical space that reflects your innermost desires.

Free

La Strada dei Pastelli Chalk Art Festival

Cultural Arts District 100-399 E Main Street, Hillsboro, OR

During this FREE two-day summer festival, the public will be able to see nationally-recognized and emerging visual artists use bold, colorful pigments to create larger-than-life drawings down the center of the street(s); most averaging 10’x10’.

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Craig Calderwood Artist-Led Tour

Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA

Join Craig Calderwood for a special walkthrough of her exhibition, The Light Bulb Sound, and…

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LRVS Lecture Series: Aki Onda

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) 511 NW Broadway, Portland, OR

The Low Residency Visual Studies Program is pleased to welcome visiting artist Aki Onda for a public lecture on his work and practice.

Free

Fainting Couch: A Contact Improv Dance Performance

Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA

Join artist Christy Chan for a walkthrough of her exhibition, Patterns, followed by a contact improv dance performance by members of UNA Productions dance company in response to Chan’s Fainting Couch. Light reception to follow.

Free

Fire, Pandemic, and Other Things

Museum of Museums 900 Boylston Ave, Seattle, WA

Alex Siniscalchi debuts new work in his show Fire, Pandemic, and Other Things.

$20