On the first Thursday of every month hundreds head to Pioneer Square to check out the latest art shows. Seattle’s oldest neighborhood is home to dozens of galleries and first Thursday is when they often showcase new exhibitions and artists from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Parking is free for artwalk visitors at Frye Garage (117 3rd Ave S) Butler Garage (114 James Street) 450 Alaskan (450 Alaskan Way - entrance on King Street). Here are a few shows you may want to check out on Dec. 6.
“Bodega” at ArtXchange gallery
From the gallery: “Laura Castellanos returns to ArtXchange Gallery with her biggest installation yet by turning ArtXchange Gallery into a glittery, interactive ‘bodega.’ Re-creating the funky masterpiece of the artist’s studio itself, this bodega offers everything from fine art to hand puppets — a range meant to make a piece of the artist’s love and humor affordable to all. Everything is splashed with Castellano’s signature dark humor and unmistakable style.”
WHEN: Opens First Thursday 5 – 8 p.m.; Runs until Jan. 26, 2019
WHERE: ArtXchange gallery,
512 First Ave. S, Seattle
“Out of the Box” at METHOD gallery
“Out of the Box” is a group show of works from 26 artists. Each was tasked with using a simple wooden box somehow within an original piece of artwork. Each artist has applied their own style and aesthetic to the call. Some kept their work within the box, while others didn’t confine themselves to its dimensions. Casey Curran’s “Blush” is a small kinetic sculpture made with laser cut crimson acrylic. He created it with the intent to “resemble an old curiosity display box that one might find at an antique shop.” Tom Gormally’s “Fox Hole” takes a light-hearted and fun approach.
Participating artists: Aaron Haba, Alexander Keyes, Andy Behrle, Carol Milne, Casey Curran, Cathy McClure, Connie Sabo, Damien Davis, Dan Loewenstein, Gerri Sayler, Julia Freeman, June Sekiguchi, Katie Miller, Lia and Cedar of Noble Neon, Markel Uriu, Mary Coss, Maura Donegan, Paul D. McKee, Priscilla Dobler, Ruth Marie Tomlinson, Scott Trimble, Suzanne Tidwell, Teresa Getty and Jeremy Wineberg, Therese Buchmiller, Todd Jannausch, and Tom Gormally.
A week after the First Thursday opening, METHOD is holding a silent auction for the works in the show.
WHAT: “Out of the Box”
WHEN: First Thursday 5 – 9 p.m.
WHERE: METHOD Gallery, 106 Third Ave., Seattle
“Sarah McRae Morton: The Wandering Fireside” at Foster White Gallery
From the gallery: “In her newest body of work, McRae Morton pairs the domesticity of the hearth with the feral volatility of a wildfire. Referencing “A Moveable Feast, Hemingway’s posthumously published memoir of his time as a young writer in Paris, The Wandering Fireside denotes a place not only of cooking, but of storytelling. And it is storytelling that lies at the heart of McRae Morton’s painting practice. Known for her exquisite brushwork and incomparable ability to render movement on a still canvas, Morton continues to expand on her skill by taking brilliant risks with works like ‘Buffalo Jump after Guernica by Pablo Picasso,’ in which abstracted animals from the American West swirl in a fury of erasure and emergence.”
WHAT: “Sarah McRae Morton: The Wandering Fireside”
WHEN: Runs until Dec. 23, First Thursday 6 – 8 p.m. artist will be in attendance
WHERE: Foster White gallery, 220 Third Ave. S #100, Seattle
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