Art After Hours: Where to Go This First Thursday
Museums are free, galleries stay open late. So many choices...
Greg Kucera Gallery
Warning: Staring long enough at one of Darren Waterston’s rag paper watercolor paintings may lead to mentally drifting away and getting lost in vivid daydreams. The works on display at Greg Kucera Gallery touch on floral imagery, classic Japanese influence, and things you might expect to see looking at alien blood under a microscope. It’s a color-blasted Ambien trip for the conscious. Opening reception at 6.
Anne Siems and Terry Turrell
After 24 years as one of Seattle’s premiere art spaces, Grover/Thurston Gallery will cease operations on May 17. Before it bids farewell, the gallery goes out in style with exhibits by local artists Anne Siems and Terry Turrell. Siems presents tree portrait paintings inspired by rustic 1850s fashion and the majestic nurse logs and old-growth stumps she came across while on Northwest nature hikes, and Turrell showcases new sculptures.
Up Words: Cara Barer and Bratsa Bonifacho
Two takes on linguistic art line Foster/White Gallery's walls this April. Houstonian photographer Cara Barer crafts stunning floral-like creations by sculpting and dying the pages of old books then shooting the results. Vancouver artist Brasta Bonifacho paints grids of random block letters and spices them up with loud colors and scrambled layouts.
Linda Hodges Gallery
Timea Tihanyi has sculpted her own little world in her Construct series. The small, simple glazed clay ceramic structures feel plucked right out of memories of an abandoned town: bridges, pools, libraries, and mines, etc. And like memories UW lecturer's creations are willfully imperfect and fuzzily impressionistic recreations. Opening reception at 6.
Barry Herem: In Steel
While wood was the choice material for the original practitioners of Native Pacific Northwest art, Barry Herem has taken inspiration from their signature formline design and applied it to flat steel sculptures. His pieces combine intricacy with a durability even apt for the Northwest weather than their spiritual ancestors. For patrons who really take a shinning to Herem's work, the designs on display can be ordered and recreated in various colors and sizes. Opening reception at 6. Artist lecture Sunday, Apr 6 at 2.