Joey Veltkamp's Guide to First Thursday Artwalk in Seattle

Object History Awareness by Sol Hashemi / Gallery4Culture

Sol Hashemi is showing a series of photographs at Gallery4Culture. The photographs are actually prints comprised of twelve objects or environments, arranged in a grid to illustrate hidden relationships.  As Sol says, “I see everything as having the potential to become entangled through having a shared experience, such as an object being in the presence of another object.” Sol, along with collaborator Jason Hirata, also has an installation currently on view on the deck of Greg Kucera Gallery.

Contemporary Mezzotints / Davidson Galleries

Papillon Noire et Rouge
by Michael Estebe

Davidson Galleries is showing mezzotints dealing with contemporary subjects, including work by local artist Daniel Carrillo whose amazing mezzotints have been on the cover of The Stranger. The process of mezzotint dates back over 350 years.

Zuster Sweostor Systir by Mandy Greer / OHGE Ltd.

by Mandy Greer | photo by Paul Margolis

I fell in love with Mandy Greer’s work last year when she created Mater Matrix Mother and Medium. To complete the project, Mandy gathered groups of strangers together to crochet a 200-foot-long “river” that shed light on our local water supplies. The completed piece made its debut suspended in the trees at Camp Long in a collaborative performance with Zoe Scofield. The space at OHGE, Ltd. is much smaller, so this companion piece to Mater Matrix Mother and Medium will feel even more intimate.

Mad Art ‘Redux’ / Foster/White Gallery

Tiled Shadow
, wood and glass by Laura Ward

Remember the MadArt Project from last summer? Curators Phen Huang and Bryan Ohno have invited the artists back for MadArt "Redux” at Foster/White. The show will include work by Evan Blackwell, Ben Hirschkoff, George Rodriguez, Kinu Watanabe and fifteen other artists.

Also, don’t miss:

Hugger and Reacher
by Randy Wood

Artist Randy Wood will be showing his adorably menacing creatures at The OK Hotel Gallery.


Geometric Invention No. 1
by Mary Henry

Mary Henry, who passed away last year at the age of ninety-six, is represented in a two-month survey at Howard House.


by Ryan Pierce

Two great shows at SOIL: Fertilizing Utopias and Tree Portraits by Claire Johnson.


by Kate Protage

The 619 Building is always a great way to end your Artwalk. Stop by the third floor and say hello to the fine folks at the Baby Seal Club (Ryan Molenkamp, Kate Protage, Chris Sheridan).


Joey Veltkamp is an artist and blogger living in Seattle. Read more great arts coverage on his personal blog, Best Of, and be sure to check out his visual arts events picks, running monthly in the NOW section of City Arts Seattle. (Keep forgetting to grab your issue? Subscribe.)