Current Exhibitions

Through April 28

The Rain Doesn’t Know Friends From Foes: Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, and Hesam Rahmanian work collectively to create installations and stop-motion animations that build on their perception of life as theater. Their first solo exhibition on the West Coast surveys the artists’ painterly interventions in internet news videos, which transform found footage into fantastical allegories of the present moment.

Through April 28

Tschabalala Self

Across paintings, sculptures, and videos, Tschabalala Self creates exuberant, multilayered “avatars” that resist reductive representations of blackness. The artist’s first solo museum presentation in the United States highlights her engagement with the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, and the iconographic significance of the black female body in contemporary culture.

Through April 28

Cherdonna Shinatra: DITCH

Combining contemporary dance, drag, and clowning, Seattle-based artist Jody Kuehner defies categorization through her persona Cherdonna Shinatra. DITCH will create a wildly colorful, multi-textured environment activated by daily performances that aim to spread joy to counteract the dismal state of the world and the continual fragmentation of femme and queer identities.

Through June 2

Gretchen Frances Bennett: Air, the free or unconfined space above the surface of the earth

Working primarily in drawing, Seattle-based artist Gretchen Frances Bennett explores visual perception at the intersection of personal and historical memory. Her exhibition at the Frye describes, in Bennett’s words, “a shifting self,” bringing together key pieces from the last ten years with new works that reflect the artist’s ongoing search for freedom, authenticity, and interconnection.

Through September 22

Frye Salon

Frye Salon features nearly one hundred fifty paintings from the Founding Collection with selected works acquired since the Museum opened in 1952. The installation approximates the dramatic viewing experience enjoyed by visitors to the art gallery in Charles and Emma Frye’s Seattle home in the first decades of the twentieth century.