Rik Allen: Out There
Blast off to a universe where blown glass and fabricated metal commingle in intergalactic harmony as Traver Gallery present Rik Allen's Out There. Allen's love of sci-fi and fascination with space travel come to life in fanciful metallic sculptures of rocket ships, alien crafts, and more. Opening reception from 5–8.
José Guadalupe Posada with Manuel Manilla: Calaveras and Broadsides
Prepare for Dia de Los Muertos (November 1) all month by viewing the works of 19th century Mexican artists José Guadalupe Posada with Manuel Manilla calavera caricatures, the now omnipresent cartoon skull motif that became a touchstone in Mexican culture. See the original skull-adorned broadsides that the artists created, as well as restrikes of some of Posada's finest bony drawings. Opening reception from 6–8.
Jeff Jacobson: Aphotic Ilk
Roq La Rue
Few humans actually gaze at the dark wonders of the aphotic zone, the deepest depth of the ocean where less than 1 percent of sunlight penetrates. Jeff Jacobson uses this mysterious region as inspiration for his latest exhibit Aphotic Ilk, as he paints animals (not just the aquatic variety) that dazzle with unnatural muted phosphorescent colors against unnervingly black backdrops. Opening reception from 6–9.
Nola Avienne: Brain Maps
From magnetic sculptures to creating biological portraits out of artists' blood (The Donor Wall Project), there's a scientific fascination that drives much of Seattle artist Nola Avienne's multidisciplinary work. Now she turns her attention to the cerebrum with Brain Maps. Avienne takes MRI images of her brain and turns them into art via engrossing patterns watercolor dots. Opening reception from 6–8.