Opening Tonight

There are several exhibitions opening tonight in Seattle.  As I have already mentioned, there is a reception for I.D.: Individual Demographics at Greg Kucera.

At Howard House, sculptors Debra Baxter and Heide Hinrichs have simultaneous solo shows; both artists’ first with the gallery.  (Joey Veltkamp has more images and information at Best Of.)

Debra Baxter. Time Out. Glass, sand, sterling silver, African wonder stone, 2009. 14 x 13 x 10 in.

Debra Baxter. Time Out. Glass, sand, sterling silver, African wonder stone, 2009. 14 x 13 x 10 in.

At Punch Gallery, Renee Adams and Amber Stucke present an uncanny host of hybrid entities, while Judith Cottrell, Brian Jobe and Alex Lopez expand on the architecture of SOIL with formal explorations.  Next door at Platform, Jesse Burke‘s exhibition Low continues.  For this lovely Serrano-esque series of portraits, photographer Burke asked men who own little more than the shirts on their backs to remove them for him, and step into the light.

Jesse Burke. Dave Dessler. Archival inkjet print, 2008. 14 x 11 inches.

Jesse Burke. Dave Dessler. Archival inkjet print, 2008. 14 x 11 in.

Here at Davidson Galleries, local print artist Amanda Knowles continues her work with mathematical diagrams in Grids, Circuits and Vertices.  In my department, there is an exhibition of contemporary miniature paintings by Rajasthani artist Ajay Garg (indeed, the same region of India those paintings in Garden and Cosmos came from).

Ajay Garg. Radha Learning Flute from Krishna (detail). Gouache on paper, 2002. 12 x 8-3/4 inches.

Ajay Garg. Radha Learning Flute from Krishna (detail). Gouache, 2002. 12 x 8-3/4 in.

Finally, tonight marks the first performance of Aphonia Fest, a three-concert series celebrating the 2nd anniversary of Seattle experimental label Aphonia Recordings.  Tonight’s show begins at 10 at the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater and features performances by Bill Horist, Desolation Wilderness, and the Mood Organ-curated drone ensemble Quietus 3, comprised of myself, Timm Mason (bass), Skip Milford and Jackie An (violins), Matt Shoemaker and David Golightly (synths), and Andrew McInnis (drums).  More information and the full three-night lineup may be found here.

UPDATE:  After last month’s brouhaha, how could I forget Gallery 4Culture?!  There’s a very promising group show this month that responds to the 100th anniversary of our region’s first World’s Fair, examining the dominant culture’s relationship toward indigenous peoples.  Go see this show and we’ll talk about it later, I promise!  Also, Joey Veltkamp and Jen Graves posted First Thursday lists, too.

~ by emilypothast on June 4, 2009.

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