Personnel Picks

Editor’s Be aware: In this ongoing aspect, our arts-and-leisure staff will just take turns recommending issues to do in the coming months.

Spring is below! The cherry blossoms and tulips are blooming, and so is a variety of lively art exhibits. 

“Flying Girl: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford”

The paintings of Katherine Bradford are luminous with coloration: Swimmers float in sapphire and cobalt seas. Supermanlike figures clad in scarlet capes jet by means of the midnight-blue sky. Mauve-fleshed figures shimmer on burgundy backgrounds. In an great demonstrate at Frye Art Museum, the New York-centered painter gets a chance to glow, far too. Bradford, who has been painting for a long time and is now in her 80s, is eventually acquiring her art earth because of. But as her daring and transferring (and humorous!) paintings confirm, she’s regularly charted her own path — no matter whether by milky way skies, deep waters or the art environment. 

Through May well 14 Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle free of charge 206-622-9250 

“Meditative Desire” 

For many years, Soo Hong’s paintings resembled explosions. Fields of yellow, purple brush strokes and black dots flitted across the canvas, melodic and free of charge. But the pandemic has nudged Hong into a extra meditative condition and, inevitably, manner of portray. Although Hong’s new paintings even now have a polychromous and musical quality, she contains her painterly eruptions in just the confines of the mandala, an historic diagram employed as a meditative support in numerous cultural and non secular traditions. Hong suggests this new gridlike restriction has been invigorating, nudging her to come across new methods of expressing herself. “Because of the limitation, I bit by bit discovered the flexibility,” she said. 

April 6-29 Linda Hodges Gallery, 316 First Ave. S., Seattle totally free 206-624-3034, First Thursday artist reception: 6-8 p.m. April 6

“Ikat: A World of Powerful Cloth”

Practiced for centuries in cultures and nations around the world around the entire world, ikat (pronounced e-cot) is the artwork of generating intricate designs on textiles through a elaborate process of binding yarn before dying it. A new show at Seattle Art Museum splendidly exhibits that the method is an art type, 1 that requires a mathematical and inventive intellect, plus a profound understanding of hues and dyes. There’s the deep indigo in the Japanese futonji (futon addresses), the magenta accents on ceremonial robes from the Yoruba men and women, the huge array of reds and oranges current in Indian patola cloth and a lot of much more hues, textures and patterns to get shed in. 

Via Could 29 Seattle Art Museum, 1300 1st Ave., Seattle $19.99-$32.99, Totally free To start with Thursday: April 6 206-654-3100,

“Sarah Cain: Day just after working day on this gorgeous stage” 

For the earlier couple weeks, the L.A.-primarily based artist Sarah Cain has been painting on the partitions at Henry Artwork Gallery. Cain was invited into the museum to create a gigantic, brightly hued portray masking the floor and the partitions (as well as: couches) of the museum’s East Gallery. Cain’s immersive installation — named right after a line from the 1998 Silver Jews song “We Are Real” — will also consist of a stained-glass sculpture hanging in the window. The kaleidoscopic final result will bear the artist’s trademark blend of pleasurable and exuberance (moreover a dose of feminism and spirituality) that can make her a single of the most in-desire artists of the moment

April 1-Aug. 27 Henry Artwork Gallery, 15th Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., Seattle pay what you can ($-$20 proposed donation) 206-543-2280,


Strolling into Pioneer Sq. gallery System presently feels like entering a really like resort designed by aliens obsessed with Barbie. The place bathes in pinks, reds and purples, and all the things looks soft: the velvety carpet the fuzzy red pillows creeping up the walls the patch of pillowlike tentacles the glass sculptures growing eyes and lips. This strange, carnal wonderland arrives courtesy of nearby artists Minhi England and Bri Chesler, who generate in their artist assertion that the title of this immersive set up, “Delectable,” “describes a compulsion to modify the earth about us to be satisfying to the senses, virtually to a sickening degree.”

Via April 15 Approach Gallery, 106 Third Ave. S., Seattle free of charge 206-696-6044, 

“Strange Weather: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Loved ones Foundation”

Kehinde Wiley, Lorna Simpson, Julie Mehretu, Wendy Red Star, Kiki Smith: the artist checklist of a new show at Bellevue Arts Museum reads like a who’s who of up to date artwork. And that’s just a handful of the artists incorporated in this sampling of the assortment of Oregon art collector and serious estate developer Jordan D. Schnitzer and his household basis. The title of this traveling exhibit, “Strange Weather” (curated by Rachel Nelson and professor Jennifer González of UC Santa Cruz), demonstrates how the chosen functions interact with weather improve. Highlights include Joe Feddersen’s (Colville Confederated Tribes) muted and foreboding spray-painted monoprints, semiabstract will work by the lesser-known painter Terry Winters and the colourful and confronting posters by Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (Cheyenne/Arapaho). 

By Aug. 20 Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue $8-$15 425-519-0770, 

By Indana