Two iconic regional artists illuminate the darkness this winter at ArtXchange Gallery, 512 First Avenue S..Marcio Díaz, known for his signature Bubblism painting style, and Elaine Hanowell creator of the much beloved lighted fish at the Dahlia Lounge, present new work in Luminous, opening First Thursday, December 7, 5-8pm and showing through January 20. Through painting and sculpture, Diaz and Hanowell have developed personal techniques to express their fascination with the phenomenon of light. From Diaz’s interest in physics and the manifestation of light to Hanowell’s skill with shaping light through layers of different media, Luminous showcases two different approaches. Image at the right: Fall Remembrances by Marco Diaz.
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S., opens from 6-8pm with a group show wherein gallery artists were asked to contribute a work, new or old, that rang true to the theme of Resolution. For some, that represents a decision firmly made, a change of course or direction. But there are a myriad of ways to interpret the call. A resolution is a problem solved. It is a symptom cured, a reduction of the whole into parts, a conversion of one form to another, a discordant sound corralled into harmony. This exhibition offers a range of media and subject matter, celebrating each artist’s unique engagement with their respective discipline. Image: After Claude Monet: Nympheas 1 by Carol Inez Charney.
Gallery I|M|A , 123 S. Jackson, opens from 6-8pm continuing their Holiday Group Exhibition featuring a broad selection of paintings and sculptures (including ceramics, metal, glass, and various mixed media), from over 50 represented artists.
Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S.,opens 6-8pm for First Thursday featuring works by SuttonBeresCuller, Norman Lundin and Whiting Tennis. Join the gallery on Saturday, January 6, at noon for a “Saturday After” artist’s walk-through with all four artists. Image at the right: by Norman Lundin, Izabella Resting.
Harris/Harvey Gallery, 1915 First Avenue is showing John Cole’s work in “The Artist’s View .” Featured are works spanning across the late artist’s career, revealing his distinctive vision of his adopted region. Cole’s landscapes – forests, coastal waters, lakes, rivers and sweeping mountain vistas – convey the majesty of the Pacific Northwest through a varied, sometimes moody palette and bold forms that evince the artist’s affection and awareness of his subjects.
Prographica /KDR Gallery, 313 Occidental Avenue S., debuts a new series of work by Zhi Lin. This provocative body of work conveys the significant contribution of Chinese immigrants in building the Transcontinental railroad that is absent in American history literature. The exhibition will be comprised of field studies executed in Chinese ink, chronicling the histories of the Chinese immigrant workers in Seattle and Tacoma. The gallery exhibition will also include a video installation complementary to the comprehensive series on view at the Tacoma Art Museum. Shown: The View of Chinatown from Fireman’s Park.
Traver Gallery, 110 Union Street, invites all to the First Thursday Art Walk for the opening of two new curated group exhibitions: “Color Study “and “Chiaroscuro.” “COLOR STUDY” features work by Heike Brachlow, Nancy Callan, Alan Fulle, John Kiley, Jim Melchert, Julia Ricketts, Cordy Ryman, Bobby Silverman, Matt Szösz, and Merrill Wagner. “CHIAROSCURO” features work by Mark Bennion, Stephen Paul Day, Tom DeGroot, Laura de Santillana, Jef Gunn, Chris Gustin, Alex Jordanov, Dante Marioni, Rachel Moore, Preston Singletary, and Lynn Whitford