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By Matthew Kangas

NOT VANISHING: CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSIONS IN INDIGENOUS ART, 1977-2015 Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Oct 10, 2015-Jan 3, 2016 Some time ago, living Native American and First Nations artists stopped waiting for Anglo curators to recognize them and discourse with them. So, people like Gail Tremblay of Evergreen State College organized shows of their own. Her big survey, Not Vanishing, brings the record up-to-date on how individual indigenous artists confront traditional materials and various aspects of cultural baggage. British Columbia artists are included here, as well as Puget Sound and Plateau tribal members.

FRANZ ERHARD WALTHER Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, Oct 31, 2015-Mar 6, 2016 Following up on his knockout debut last year of German artist Katinka Bock’s Katinka Bock: A & I, Henry Gallery deputy-director Luis Croquer scores another coup with the first U.S. show of Franz Erhard Walther. Active since the 1960s and included in the important Spaces exhibit at MOMA, NY, in 1970 with Michael Asher, Robert Morris and Dan Flavin, Walther continues with their site-based sculptures and installations for the Henry.

Z.Z. WEI Patricia Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, Sep 3-28 For all their serenity, Z.Z. Wei’s eastern Washington landscape scenes have an eerie lifelessness that has been underappreciated. Are his people in pastoral paradise hiding from authorities, or are they all in church on a Sunday morning? Wei’s perfect achievement of intentional ambiguity is part of his staying power and enduring appeal. With stylized effects firmly in place, the pictures resemble a created, formerly bucolic world that looks increasingly haunted, yet typically consoling.

PAUL VEXLER: TWISTED Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, Sep 3-26, and Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID, Jun 20, 2015-May 8, 2016 For his fifth solo show at Foster/White Gallery, sculptor Paul Vexler continues in his vein of twisted and turned, fused and laminated wooden ribbons and strips. This new work of Vexler, who is a recipient of two recent commissions in Taipei, Taiwan, coincides with a major installation at Boise Art Museum. Mechanically kinetic, interlocking jigsaw-form wall sculptures are also on view, along with suspended and freestanding works. Reclaimed and recycled plywood has never looked so good.

RIK ALLEN: NEW WORKS Traver Gallery, Seattle, Oct 1-31 Is there such a thing as Sci-Fi Goth or Goth Sci-Fi? If so, its avatar in mixed-media glass sculpture must be Rik Allen. As if huge honours at the Science Fiction Museum in Seattle were not enough, the Spark Museum of Electrical Invention in Bellingham acquired one of Allen’s unusual sentinels. Boeing Co., Star Trek’s Gene Roddenberry and Amazon head, Jeff Bezos, have as well. The Blue Origin aerospace company of Kent, WA, has made inquiries to procure one also.

Ryan Fedderson
Ryan Fedderson

Franz Erhard Walther
Franz Erhard Walther

Z.Z. Wei
Z.Z. Wei

Paul Vexler
Paul Vexler

Rik Allen
Rik Allen

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