Must-See Art Guide: Seattle

This week's guide features Mark Rothko, Gary Hill, Janna Watson, and more.

Gary Hill, Painting with Two Balls (After Jasper Johns) (2016). Courtesy of James Harris Gallery.

Well Seattle, it looks like you’re going to have a rare week of gorgeous, sunny weather unencumbered by your chronic plague of rain. Warm August days like these call for hikes along the Pacific Crest Trail, beach trips, and ventures to the top of the Space Needle (if you dare). However, in between your summer adventuring and dips in the ocean, be sure to check out the hidden gem that is Seattle’s art world. The Seattle Art Fair may be over, but there are still several galleries and museums that have running exhibitions well into the end of the month. Stop by Third Avenue to check out the Greg Kucera and Foster/White Galleries, both of which are showing contemporary female artists with an abstract twist. The Seattle Art Museum is a must-see too—Modernist fans will love the “Art After 1945” exhibition, which prominently features Mark Rothko. And of course, don’t forget to visit the unique EMP (Experience Music Project) Museum. Though not exactly an art institution, the pop culture museum features dynamic collections that range from Jimi Hendrix to Star Trek. What’s not to love?

If all else fails, hey, you’re in the home city of Starbucks. There’s nothing a flat white can’t fix!

Margie Livingston, Slippage (2016). Courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery.

Margie Livingston, Slippage (2016). Courtesy of Greg Kucera Gallery.

Exhibition: Margie Livingston: Too Soon for Hindsight
When:
July 7–August 20, 2016
Where:
Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Avenue S., Seattle, WA

Exhibition: Gary Hill: Dream Stop
When: July 14–August 26, 2016
Where:
James Harris Gallery, 604 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA

Janna Watson, Lifting Weights and Moods. Courtesy of Foster/White Gallery.

Janna Watson, Lifting Weights and Moods. Courtesy of Foster/White Gallery.

Exhibition:Janna Watson: Talking to Orchids
When: August 4–August 20, 2016
Where:
Foster/White Gallery, 220 Third Avenue S. #100, Seattle, WA

Yiannis Stylianides, My City. Courtesy of Frederick Holmes & Company.

Yiannis Stylianides, My City. Courtesy of Frederick Holmes & Company.

Exhibition: Yiannis Stylianides: Dreams of Metamorphosis
When:
August 4August 13, 2016
Where:
Frederick Holmes & Company, 309 Occidental Avenue South, Seattle, WA

Justin Duffs, Tara (2016). Courtesy of Linda Hodges Gallery.

Justin Duffs, Tara (2016). Courtesy of Linda Hodges Gallery.

Exhibition: Group Show: In Sight
When:
August 4–August 27, 2016
Where: Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Avenue S., Seattle, WA

Stacy Milrany, ”People You May Know” Series (2016). Courtesy of Gallery 101.

Stacy Milrany, ”People You May Know” series (2016). Courtesy of Gallery 101.

Exhibition: Group Show: Push

When: August 4–August 27, 2016
Where:
Gallery 101, 110 Third Avenue S., Seattle, WA

 Various Artists, Zen Message Group Show (2016). Courtesy of artforte Gallery & Studio.

Various artists, Zen Message Group Show (2016). Courtesy of artforte Gallery & Studio.

Exhibition: Group Show: Zen Message
When: August 4–August 31, 2016
Where:
artforte Gallery, 320 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA

Mark Rothko, #10 (1952). Courtesy of Seattle Art Museum.

Mark Rothko, #10 (1952). Courtesy of Seattle Art Museum.

Exhibition: Big Picture: Art After 1945
When:
July 23–Ongoing
Where:
Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Avenue, Seattle, WA

Senga Nengudi, Mesh Mirage studio performance (1978). Courtesy of Henry Art Gallery.

Senga Nengudi, Mesh Mirage studio performance (1978). Courtesy of Henry Art Gallery.

Exhibition: “Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures
When: July 16–October 9, 2016
Where:
Henry Art Gallery, 15th Avenue NE & NE 41st Street, Seattle, WA

 


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