Art Walk

Where to Go This First Thursday: October 2015

Travel across the cosmos with Rik Allen's sculptures, trace the origins of Mexican skull art, and more during fall's first art walk.

By Seth Sommerfeld September 30, 2015

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Rik Allen, Cognus Oclularium.

Rik Allen: Out There
Traver Gallery

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.

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Jose Guadalupe Posada, Calavera Con Guitara, ca. 1900, type-metal engraving restrike, 2.625 x 2 inches.

José Guadalupe Posada with Manuel Manilla: Calaveras and Broadsides
Davidson Galleries

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.

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Jeff Jacobson, Father, acrylic on panel, 20 x 30 in.

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.

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Nola Avienne, Brain Map no. 3 (bee tending), 2014, watercolor on vellum, 24 x 36 in.

Nola Avienne: Brain Maps
SOIL Gallery

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.

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