Sculptor John Buck’s carved wood kinetic sculptures are installed Wednesday for a new show at the Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square,  opening Thursday, June 6, and running through July 13. This is First Thursday, Seattle’s art walk night when a number of galleries are open.

Buck, who uses jelutong wood, a soft white wood from Malaysia, will give a talk Saturday, June 8, at noon. His work is in the Seattle Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, Contemporary Arts Center, Honolulu, Denver Art Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, according to his website.

The Iowa native splits his time between Bozeman, Montana, and the Big Island of Hawaii with his wife, sculptor Deborah Butterfield.

A kinetic sculpture carved by John Buck marches along in a new show at the Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Guy Klaas unpacks the pieces for “The Mother of All Wars, 2018,” by artist John Buck. It’s on display at Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Guy Klaas unpacks the pieces for “The Mother of All Wars, 2018,” by artist John Buck. It’s on display at Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

 

John Buck sculpture assembled in Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square on Wednesday. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
John Buck sculpture assembled in Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square on Wednesday. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Soldiers march in step in John Buck’s kinetic wooden sculpture “The Mother of All Wars, 2018,” at Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square. It’s carved from jelutong wood. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
Soldiers march in step in John Buck’s kinetic wooden sculpture “The Mother of All Wars, 2018,” at Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square. It’s carved from jelutong wood. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

 

An image of President Trump is part of John Buck’s large, kinetic sculpture at Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
An image of President Trump is part of John Buck’s large, kinetic sculpture at Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)

 

John Buck’s “The March of Folly, 2018” is also on display at Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square.  Here, the assembly is just about finished.  (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)
John Buck’s “The March of Folly, 2018” is also on display at Greg Kucera Gallery in Pioneer Square. Here, the assembly is just about finished. (Alan Berner / The Seattle Times)