What to See This Fall: Visual Arts
By Seattle Mag
August 24, 2015
Los Angeles–based installation artist Pae White has a thing for threads, which she stretches in sharp lines across huge gallery spaces, creating new planes, perspectives and frames. 10/24–1/24/16. Times and prices vary. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Avenue NE and 41st Street; 206.543.2280; henryart.org.
In the new show Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art, SAM fills its walls with tiny treasures: small-scale paintings by a bunch of French guys you may have heard of, such as Monet, Cezanne, Degas and Renoir and one from the Netherlands who goes by Van Gogh. 10/1–1/3/2016. Times and prices vary. Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave.; 206.654.3100; seattleartmuseum.org.
Kate Protage, “Easy Distance”
Seattle painter Kate Protage exhibits her bleary-eyed cityscapes, in which headlights and streetlamps blur into bright flares on rainy nights. Also on view at SAM Gallery: Kellie Talbot’s precise paintings of crumbling street signs and Elizabeth Gahan’s architectural landscapes. 9/10–10/22. Times vary. Free. SAM Gallery (enter through the SAM gift shop), 1300 First Ave.; 206.654.3100; seattleartmuseum.org.
Shipping containers show up uninvited in local painter Mary Iverson’s unsettling post-apocalyptic landscapes, made more mysterious thanks to lines seemingly plotted by invisible draftsmen from on high. 10/16–11/21. Times vary. Free. G. Gibson Gallery, 300 S Washington St.; 206.587.4033; ggibsongallery.com.
Art AIDS America
Art AIDS America is an expansive exhibit revealing the strains of HIV that run through the veins of American art. Featuring work made in the early days of AIDS and through the present, the show includes sad and somber responses, and work that brims with outrage and daring. 10/3–1/10/2016. Times and prices vary. Tacoma Art Museum, 1701 Pacific Ave.; 253.272.4258; tacomaartmuseum.org.