February 21, 2024

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The Arts Authority

6 Seattle exhibitions to add to your 2023 calendar

6 Seattle exhibitions to add to your 2023 calendar

Seeking forward to what 2023 has in store for artwork lovers, there is a lot that hasn’t been declared. When considerably of what neighborhood galleries and museums will be presenting in 2023 will likely be uncovered in the coming months and months, there is nonetheless a lot to get excited about as you plan your arts outings.

For instance, there are new solo exhibitions from neighborhood artists and a possibility to immerse your self in a one of a kind and sophisticated textile. Speaking of immerse, two museums will be presenting new immersive operates, which includes 1 from an Icelandic musician. The yr must have a very little some thing for all people to delight in. Here are 6 exhibitions that we’re most looking ahead to this year.

“for true though”

Seattle-primarily based multidisciplinary artist Barry Johnson has delivered the city with a lot of excellent works more than the several years. You could have caught Johnson’s tribute to Quincy Jones at the Museum of Pop Lifestyle or noticed his work in the sort of a sculpture of artist James W. Washington Jr. exterior of the Central District’s Midtown Sq. developing, a developing that also options Johnson’s work in the kind of colourful paneling on its aspect. Johnson’s solo exhibition with Winston Wächter Fantastic Art Seattle will highlight a new collection of paintings featuring topics, generally self-portraits, lounging in residing rooms. The topics gaze at or outside of the viewer, as if in the midst of a discussion.

Jan. 12-Feb. 25 Winston Wächter High-quality Art Seattle, 203 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle seattle.winstonwachter.com

“Abstract Truth”

Cornish School of the Arts professor emeritus Preston Wadley will current his most extensive solo exhibition to day at the Bellevue Arts Museum. The exhibition will element art publications and images by Wadley, focusing on themes of race, identification, area history and the historical past of images. Wadley encourages guests to interact with his operate, which serves as evidence of modify and as reflection on an at any time-evolving present.

Feb. 24-Oct. 8 Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue bellevuearts.org

“Ikat: A Environment of Powerful Cloth”

This impending exhibition at the Seattle Artwork Museum will showcase the artwork of ikat textiles, a exceptional and elaborate textile developed with terrific determination and skill. The system will involve thoroughly tying and dyeing specific threads to produce patterns and designs. About 100 ikat examples will be on show in the exhibition, which includes pieces from the museum’s assortment. The exhibition will contain an knowledge that makes it possible for visitors to stroll into an ikat, as devised by Rowland Ricketts and Chinami Ricketts, as properly as a palms-on part teaching visitors how to distinguish initial ikat textiles from mass-made diversifications.

March 9-May well 29, Seattle Art Museum, 1300 Initially Ave., Seattle seattleartmuseum.org

“[untitled] artwork”

Jónsi (Jón Þór Birgisson), guide singer of the Icelandic submit-rock band Sigur Rós, is creating a new immersive artwork that will be offered at the Countrywide Nordic Museum. The work, which will be the concentration of Jónsi’s initially museum exhibition in the United States, will transportation website visitors to the ocean with changing environmental conditions, the scent of seaweed and a darkened gallery filled with mist and fog. By partaking the senses of guests, the exhibition seeks to spotlight the pure link of the coastal metropolitan areas of Seattle and Reykjavík, and it will function music composed especially for the installation.

March 17-July 30 Nationwide Nordic Museum, 2655 N.W. Sector St., Seattle nordicmuseum.org

“Kelly Akashi: Formations”

Los Angeles-centered artist Kelly Akashi is acknowledged for her hybrid operates that mix regular craft techniques with modern elements and concepts. This exhibition at the Frye Art Museum, Akashi’s 1st significant exhibition, will highlight a assortment of her operate, such as glass and solid bronze objects, multipart sculptural installations and photographic operate. Akashi will also showcase a new commission, “Conjoined Tumbleweeds,” a bronze cast of intertwined crops collected from the former web-site of an incarceration camp for Japanese People in america during Planet War II. In the drop, Akashi’s operate will all over again be on look at, this time at the Henry Artwork Gallery where by Akashi will existing a new overall body of function (Sept. 30-Feb. 24, 2024).

June 17-Aug. 31 Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle fryemuseum.org

“Raúl de Nieves”

Brooklyn-based artist Raúl de Nieves will be building a web-site-precise installation at the Henry Artwork Gallery that appears to be like to rework a gallery into a container of coloured light-weight. De Nieves’ get the job done commonly brings together the aesthetic traditions of Mexican craft, queer club tradition and spiritual iconography. Here, he will generate a collection of faux stained-glass tale panels that will span the museum’s south gallery, producing a kaleidoscopic atmosphere. Periodically through the operate of the exhibition, the Henry will host performances that will fill the area with seem, motion and costumes, generating a form of communal ritual knowledge. 

Sept. 30-Sept. 1, 2024 Henry Art Gallery, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, Seattle henryart.org