Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: February 2015

A guide to finding new galleries, bright sculptures, and cubist mountains at this month’s art walk.

By Jeremy Buben February 4, 2015

David Nelson, Form: A, 2014, mixed media

David Nelson
: Line. Form. Light. An Investigation
Glass Box Gallery 

Nelson builds light sculptures that are bright architectural expressions of the abstract variety; the obvious comparison here would be the work of Dan Flavin. Add in stark white walls and a cold, likely rainy, winter night and we've got an exhibition that has its own life. Take in the show and then head upstairs to hang out in the gallery's yurt and discuss the exhibit with other fellow art walkers. Opening reception at 7.


Rebecca Arday, Thimble Nest, 2014, glass

Hodge Podge
: Staff Exhibition
Pilchuck Glass School Exhibition Space 

Pilchuck Glass School now has a presence in Pioneer Square and along with the administrative side of things, Pilchuck has also created an exhibition space to showcase art. For the inaugural exhibition, Pilchuck showcases art created by members of its own staff with works in photography, ceramics, installation, and—of course—glass. Opening reception at 6.




Mr. Brainwash, Dhali Lama, silkscreen and acrylic paint on paper

Artifact Gallery Grand Opening Reception
Artifact Gallery

With the renaissance of the Pioneer Square neighborhood comes new galleries. Artifact Gallery opens with a show of several artists, the renowned Mr. Brainwash among them. If the art isn't your speed, the gallery is (surprisingly?) also something of high quality outdoor goods merchant. Finally there is a place to get art, canoe paddles, and handmade axes in one convenient location. Opening reception at 6.






Barbara Heller, Cover UP Series-Foreign Legionnaires, tapestry

Gallery 110’s 5th Annual Juried Show

Gallery 110

Juried shows are always a bit of a mash up of styles and ideas. How could they not be when 1,500 artists apply? For this show Scott Lawrimore, director of the newly refurbished Jacob Lawrence Gallery at UW, served as juror and took it upon himself to select a handful of artists that submitted uncanny, funny, politically savvy, and moving art. He likened his selections to speed dating, picking artists that he would be interested in getting to know better, assuming their first date goes well. Opening reception at 5 and tortilla making party Saturday February 7 at noon.

Dan Voelker, Dionysian Head Dress, 2013

Gage 25/25
AXIS Pioneer Square

For 25 years the Gage Academy of Art has taught classic techniques at its Capitol Hill atelier to artists interested in learning fine art the old-fashioned way. Artists are trained in painting, sculpture, and drawing through time tested exercises and rigorous practice. Gage celebrates their quarter century milestone with an invitational show of art from 25 past atelier students. The party includes food, drink, and a DJ. We’ve also been told there might be some big announcements. Opening reception at 5.

Lucinda Parker, Small Clouds Over Glacier, 2014, acrylic on canvas

Lucinda Parker 
Linda Hodges Gallery 

Portland-based painter Lucinda Parker is known for her enormous abstract paintings and murals around the Pacific Northwest. For her latest work, Parker has ventured into creating mountains in the cubist style with glacial ice fields, raging forest fires, and snow capped peaks all in acrylic paint scraped across the large canvases with a trowel. Opening reception at 6.





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