Art After-Hours: Where to Go This First Thursday
Museums are free, galleries stay open late. So...many...choices.
Stephen Hilyard: Mountain
The name of Stephen Hilyard's third solo photographic exhibit is slightly misleading. There are no pictures of actual mountains. Instead, the artist toys with the concept of what a mountain is via photographic manipulations of lava cone formations from Iceland. The resulting images play with notions of symmetry and idealism in the natural world while still showcasing memorizing landscapes. Platform Gallery. Opening reception at 6.
The trademarks of Austrian painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser's graphical designs were bright color and a sense of connection to the natural world. Davidson Galleries' exhibit of his works showcases both signature prints (like Olympic Games Munich, 1972 and Green Power) and the myriad of methods employed to create his art (silk screen, lithographic, woodcut, etc.). Davidson Galleries. Opening reception at 6.
Katie Metz's draws inspiration from Seattle's urban heartbeat. Grounded Stories, her series of acrylic paintings, captures images of the city's core like hazy blinks of memories past. There's a sense of calm among the metropolitan energy as construction cranes jut out above rooftops, car headlights glare, and the peace prevails in the sky above. Abmeyer + Wood. Opening reception at 5.
Fifteen new paintings make up Allen Cox latest exhibit Enlighten, which explores the hidden architecture of everyday life through simple circles, crosses, and other geometric building blocks. The abstract oil paintings serve as a meditative response to the problem of similatenously negotiating the constructed and natural worlds. Patricia Rovzar Gallery. Opening reception at 6.
Mark Rediske's Panorama exhibit allows viewers to reexamine their settings by altering the familiar. Rediske begins with iPad photographs taken in X-ray mode and then uses these ethereal photographs as muses for his milky encaustic paintings. Foster/White Gallery. Opening reception at 6.