Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: April 2015

This month features natural boats, steel cranes, art in fashion, a clay collective, and more.

By Seth Sommerfeld April 1, 2015

Ann Morris, Winter Reds, 2014–2015, red osier dogwood, chinese lanterns, sinew, 5.5 x 42 x 9 in.

Ann Morris: Crossing Through
Lisa Harris Gallery

Let your mind drift gently in the artistic waters of Crossing Through. Using organic materials (twigs, seaweed, leaves, flower petals, etc.), Ann Morris crafts elegantly delicate and natural boat sculptures that breathe a springtime air into Lisa Harris Gallery. Opening reception at 6.

Buster Simpson, Untitled Material Study: Origami, folded steel, 13.5 x 14 x 18 in.

Buster Simpson: Double Bound
Greg Kucera Gallery

The man who helped create Seattle’s eco-art movement heads to Greg Kucera Gallery to present his latest collection of sculptures. Whether crafting pieces from salvaged wood or creating unusual material studies out of ceramic glazes and wire mesh, Simpson always strives for work that’s simultaneously challenging and interesting. Opening reception at 6.



Eric Nelsen, The Vague Snow of Many Clay Pipes: An Homage to John Ashbery and Joseph Cornell, 2014, ceramic and glaze, 9 x 18 x 9 in.

Ceramics Invitational: NW Clay
Traver Gallery

In the hands of regional artists, clay becomes floral arrangements, contemplative human busts, twisting gourdes, simple pipes, humorous figurines, pottery (of course), and more. Traver Gallery's Ceramics Invitational: NW Clay brings together 15 artists for a diverse celebration of molded ingenuity. Opening reception at 5.

Claire Johnson, Looking Down For Miles, 2015, oil on panel, 48 x 40 in.

Claire Johnson: Cordillera
Soil Gallery

The paintings of Claire Johnson have always captured landscapes in a direct and honest way without striving for any sense of photorealism. The bold colors and soft strokes she employs tap into the spirits of the locales she commits to her large canvases. Cordillera takes a look at the topographic extremes of the the Sierra Nevadas. Opening reception at 6.

Kymia Nawabi, The Philosopher's Stone Is In You.

Art in True Fashion
Abmeyer + Wood

It's no secret that there's plenty of cross-pollination between the world of fine art and fashion. Recent years have seen fashion focused exhibits gracing the Seattle Art Museum, Frye Art Museum, and Tacoma Art Museum, among others. Abmeyer + Wood interweaves the two worlds with its latest ensemble exhibition, Art in True Fashion, which explores unique style statements via paintings, drawings, glass and wire sculptures, and more. Opening reception at 5.


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