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Gabriella Sanchez, “Partial Pictures”
“Partial Pictures” explores family issues of class, race, addiction and serial imprisonment, while the sweep of the exhibition demonstrates Gabriella Sanchez’s profound aesthetic sensibilities. More...


Max Cole, “The Bounding Circle”
Covering around 50 years, Max Cole's rigorous abstract paintings and prints must eventually focus the eye on the minuscule and repetitive line that at first look like solid blocks of gray or black. So get up close. More...


Jack Pierson
The title of Jack Pierson's survey "Less and more" is a misnomer because it hardly implies the breadth of his body of work. More...


A Story about a Poet and Visual Art
Andy Brumer recounts how Stan Rice and Joseph Slusky made him see that poets are artists and artists are poets. More...


Generational Reflection
Three senior artists provide Bill Lasarow with some lessons learned along the way to Social Security age. More...


Jeffrey Cortland Jones
In his paintings Jeffrey Cortland Jones explores urban spaces and rural landscapes via abstraction. He exploits the way color seeps and refracts, its interaction with light, from within to the exterior of each work. More...


Andrea Bowers
Andrea Bowers seamlessly integrates thoughtful interpretations of current and historic events with her beautifully crafted art. More...


Origins: Northwest Abstract Art 1920-1960
"Origins" offers a multi-tier recitation of 20th Century abstraction thanks to curator David Martin. One group is made up of the most prominent artists. A second tier group hints at the depth of activity. A the third tier represents previously unrecognized artists who represent some discoveries. More...


Kara Walker, an initiative of “Toward Common Cause”
Kara Walker’s silhouettes are not for the faint of heart, though on the surface they look almost pretty. But get up close and they slam you with obscenity: slavery.  The installation in the 35,00 square foot rotunda is pure genius. More...


Lee Bontecou and Michelle Stuart
A dual show of small drawings by Lee Bontecou and rugged walls sculptures by Michelle Stuart only share having been made in the 1980s. Bontecou spins eyeballs and fantastic birds onto sheets of graph paper. Stuart combines pure painting with a direct response to place. More...


Karen Reimer
A repurposed fabric construction from an 2016 installation now becomes "Sea Change," essentially cool quilts end up anything but. More...


Mel Prest
Mel Prest’s “Color Unfolding” paintings of overlaid stripes initially look like precionist Op Art, but it's all hand done. It makes all the difference. More...


Alden Mason, "Unstoppable Joy"
Northwest abstractionist Alden Mason absorbed and expanded upon avant grade developments of both East and West Coasts. More...


David Wilson
In an art world advanced by technology and virtual reality, in “Sittings” David Wilson taps into the real world and immerses us in it. More...


“A Left Coaster Goes Home to Florida”
Richard Speer returned to his native Florida for a month to reconnect with his southern rootsand to reexamine who he once was. More...


Fair Use: What's Mine is Yours
The legal phrase “fair use” allows conditions for the creative re-use of copyrighted materials without permission. This show addresses that. More...


Wangechi Mutu
Wangechi Mutu juxtaposes her sculptures and works on paper with statues by Auguste Rodin in the courtyard, and galleries full of early Renaissance and later European paintings. Mutu charms even as she offers a visual critique of Western representation's history. More...


Roberta Harris
Roberta Harris applies blood-red paint to canvas with expressionistic brushstrokes that evoke emotional and physical pain. More...


"For All the World to See"
Decades before “Black Lives Matter,” civil rights leaders employed images and media to drive their cause, as shown by the selection here. More...


Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe
Alison Saar’s two-part exhibition, “Of Aether and Earthe” explores the energies of fire and air, the chthonic powers embedded in earth and water. Saar displays deep understanding of gender, race, and social and political oppression. More...

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