Visual Art: Spring Arts Preview 2012

So many visual arts events this spring are geared toward the big clay convention coming to town. Her

Gary Hill
This Seattle-based video, sound and installation artist has been blowing people’s minds for decades, as evidenced by Glossodelic Attractors, an expansive survey of his work (or rather, his “psychotropic languaging vehicles”), which reveals his preoccupation with communication and the intersection of the corporeal and the verbal. 3/31–9/16. Times and prices vary. Henry Art Gallery, 15th Avenue NE and NE 41st Street; 206.543.2280;
Sandra Cinto
An installation artist based in São Paolo, Brazil, Cinto brings her swirly visions to the Olympic Sculpture Park’s PACCAR Pavilion, which she’ll decorate with large-scale, pen-on-wall landscapes resembling a mash-up of Japanese woodblock prints and psychedelic wallpaper. Opens in April. Times vary. Free. Olympic Sculpture Park, 2901 Western Ave.; 206.654.3100;

Daniel Carrillo
The beloved Seattle photographer presents Ambrotypes, his portrait series of contemporary local artists taken using the “wet plate collodion” method, which was invented in 1850 and involves a giant, accordion-style camera, glass plates and extremely slow exposures. 5/17–6/30. Free. Times vary. Greg Kucera Gallery, 212 Third Ave. S; 206.624.0770;

Dale Chihuly
The expansive Chihuly Gardens and Glass is scheduled to open in May at Seattle Center. Watch upcoming issues for our behind-the-scenes coverage!