Art exhibitions to check out in Seattle this fall

Discover Humaira Abid’s “Searching for Home” exhibit at Bellevue Arts Museum and an Andrew Wyeth retrospective at Seattle Art Museum, among other upcoming highlights.

“Dan Webb: The Visitor” and “Chris Engman: Equivalence”

Sculptor Dan Webb is a wizard in wood, drawing sophisticated figurative illusions from rough-hewn hunks of timber. Photographer Chris Engman creates a kindred magic on paper, combining room interiors with scenes from nature in startling ways. Through Oct. 28, Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S., Seattle; free (206-624-0770 or gregkucera.com).

 

“Zaria Forman: Antarctica”

Large-scale pastel drawings by Zaria Forman, inspired by a four-week residency aboard the National Geographic Explorer, will be shown at Winston Wächter Fine Art through Nov. 4. (Courtesy of Winston Wächter Fine Art)

You may have seen one of Forman’s large-scale pastel drawings at the Seattle Art Fair and mistaken it for a gigantic color photograph at first. Forman’s work, inspired by a four-week residency aboard the National Geographic Explorer, blends bravura technique with observational acuity. Through Nov. 4., Winston Wächter Fine Art, 203 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle; free (206-652-5855 or winstonwachter.com).

 

“Humaira Abid: Searching for Home”

Humaira Abid’s “Searching for Home” is part of the artist’s first solo museum exhibition, showing at Bellevue Arts Museum beginning Sept. 22. (Adeel Ahmed)

The Seattle-based Pakistani sculptor gets her first solo museum show, and if you’re not familiar with her, you’re in for a treat. Her medium is wood, which she can make look as flimsy as a pair of shoelaces or as hard as a cast-iron faucet. Her focus is on social inequities, yet there’s such a surreal ingenuity to her work that it comes across as more mysterious than didactic. Sept. 22, 2017-March 25, 2018, Bellevue Arts Museum, 510 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue; $5-$12 (425-519-0770 or bellevuearts.org).

 

“Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Mexico’s Poet of Light” and “Hana Hamplová: Meditations on Paper”

Manuel Álvarez Bravo’s “The Man from Papantia (Señor de Papantla),” showing at Frye Art Museum beginning Sept. 23.

Retrospectives of work by Mexican photographer Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902—2002) and Czech photographer Hana Hamplová (Czech, born 1951). Bravo invests scenes of everyday life with “an otherworldly power,” while Hamplová,…

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