Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: March 2015

This month’s art walk features an artist tour at SAM, a mural unveiling, and the creative intersection of art and performance influenced by Dante’s Inferno.

By Jeremy Buben March 4, 2015

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Red, a Haida Manga

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas: Artist Tour of Indigenous Beauty
Seattle Art Museum

Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’s art fuses the traditional Northwest Coast Native form lines from his Haida ancestors with graphic novel style narrative popularized by Japanese manga comics. The artist will lead a tour through the Native art of Indigenous Beauty with a special focus on his own mural-sized work Red, a Haida Manga. This is a great time to get familiar with Yahgulanaas’s work before his solo show at Pioneer Square’s Stonington Gallery in April. Tour starts at 6:30


Chris Sheridan, An Eternity Between 1, 2015, oil on canvas

Chris Sheridan and Amanda Paredes: The Fallen
Axis Pioneer Square

Painter Chris Sheridan and photographer Amanda Paredes present new work loosely inspired by Dante’s Inferno. The subject matter in the work will be complemented by a fashion show from Stone Crow Designs, a music video release from mezzo-soprano Roxanna Walitzki, and the performance art of Seattle Shibari, an aerialist act specializing in rope bondage. It will likely be disturbingly beautiful. Opening reception at 5




Ruth Marie Tomlinson, installation view

Ruth Marie Tomlinson: Flat Fall

Method Gallery

What does one do when the sole tree on their property blows over in a storm? Cornish sculpture professor Ruth Marie Tomlinson went about meticulously cutting, sanding, and waxing 337 slices of the tree and then transporting them from rural Two Dot, Montana, to Seattle and laying them out across a gallery floor. Proceeds from the show’s sales go to support Tomlinson’s goal of starting a year-round residency program at her now treeless Montana property. Opening reception at 6


Thomas Albdorf, Untitled #1, 2013, archival inkjet print

Thomas Albdorf: Former Writer: Colour on Surface
Platform Gallery

Platform gallerist Stephen Lyons came across Thomas Albdorf’s work in last year’s Vice Magazine photography issue and felt compelled to share the Viennese photographer’s work with Seattle. On first glance, Albdorf’s still lifes look like sleek commercial product photography—marble, mirrors, and perfect lighting—but a closer look reveals some visual trickery, such as a confounding reflection, and the photographer’s interest in graffiti art. Opening reception at 6


NTG mural, hand painted toner print poster, 2015

Image: Roq La Rue

No Touching Ground (NTG): Mural
Roq la Rue

Roq la Rue unveils itd newest temporary addition to the gallery, a hand-painted toner-print poster mural from world traveling Seattle artist and New Mystic member NTG. The artist’s work can be spotted throughout Seattle, largely in and around Capitol Hill, where his wheat paste posters add intrigue and beauty wherever they are plastered. Opening reception at 6

Eleanor Petry, My Antagonist, 2014, photograph

Eleanor Petry: Constant Relations
Glass Box Gallery

Vignettes Collection guest curates Glass Box Gallery this month with two shows. The first show presents new portraiture work from photographer Eleanor Petry documenting her siblings in large-scale prints with the gallery washed in red light. The second show debuts in two weeks with the always-witty Graham Downing taking a poignant look at the mundane trappings of modernity. Opening reception at 7

Allyce Wood, Pyrite Book, 2015, digital print and folded zine

Allyce Wood: That Which Hovers, That Which Is Ice
Soil Gallery

Seattle artist Allyce Wood moves beyond pen and ink drawings and presents work in video, digital prints, and etchings that examine state changes, both of the geological and personal variety. If this sounds cryptic, perhaps the juxtaposition of multimedia works will explain what it is all about. Opening reception at 6

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