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JANUARY 2012
Painterly Traditions
The art of Jeff Myers follows along the painterly traditions of heightened color to render the paysage however he disrupts the playful plasticity with grim undertones...
Hybrid Art
Technological art is not immediately accessible (conceptually) to the average viewer, particularly in places like Sacramento where the traditions of painting and sculpture continue as the dominant art forms. The Center for Contemporary Arts offers a refreshing alternative with the exhibition Time Fugitives featuring the work of Christopher Taggart...
                                                                                                                               

OCTOBER 2011
October Occupied
The month of October was the beginning of Sacramento's emergence into the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has gathered momentum on an international level spearheaded though multiple media platforms, and notwithstanding, the poster print continues to be an effective format. Paul Imagine is a local, silkscreen poster-artist that exemplifies the efficacy of this tradition...
Voice for the Voiceless
The art of Malaquias Montoya is one of social awareness that aims to give voice to those who are marginalized and advocates for social change...
                                                                                                                               

SEPTEMBER 2011
Comadres Artistas
The women based collaborative Comadres Artistas, has been active in the Sacramento area for over 20 years. These women have contributed as viable members in the Sacramento Chican@ community by supporting cultural and feminine values through their artistic production...
CAST
The Center for Contemporary Art organized their sixth annual Capitol Artists’ Studio Tour which featured more than 150 artists and involved a number of spaces on and off the grid, offering an opportunity to experience the diversity of artistic approaches in the area...
                                                                                                                               

AUGUST 2011
Local and National
1/2 and 1/2
The E Street Gallery presents a dynamic display of two local artists, Chris Botta and Melanie Brown...
One Whole Nation
Axis Gallery is currently showcasing the 6th Annual National Juried Show, curated by Dena Beard, Assistant Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive...
                                                                                                                               

JULY 2011
Chaotic Consumers
The multi-media exhibition designed by artist/physicist couple Jiayi Young and Shih-Wen Young along with collaborator M. Azevedo, brings to the fore the social and environmental issues of a voracious consumer society...
City/Country
The exhibition Clusterfucks and Countryfolks of the work by Melinda and Melissa Arendt at Bows & Arrows continues the polarized argument between rural and urban environments...
Recycling
Nathan Cordero’s solo exhibition titled Are you destined to become your mother? at the Nelson Gallery brings together a prolific body of work predominantly from 2011...
                                                                                                                               

JUNE 2011
Solo
As a nod to the Facebook boom, the exhibition Miráme (Look at me) by guest curator Ella Díaz, simulated the layout and the prevailing standard of the individual page or “shrine to self”...
Duo
The two-man show at B. Sakata Gallery brings a series of collages by bay-area artists Matt Gonzalez and Gustavo Ramos Rivera in the exhibition titled Codices Urbanos...
Non Solo
A collective of eight artists from diverse disciplines presented as Non Solo agreed to jump in a van for six weeks to travel the country and collaborate on site-specific shows...
                                                                                                                               

MAY 2011
Oaxacan Textiles
From floor to ceiling, the main gallery of La Raza Galería Posada was draped with colorful Zapotec tapestries by master weaver Sergio Martínez...
Sacramento Spirit
International visual and performing artist David Garibaldi, also a Sacramento native, painted a mural last Second Saturday celebrating the May 3rd announcement that the NBA Kings will stay in Sacramento...
                                                                                                                               

APRIL 2011
Sacramento International Film Festival: Portraits of Greatness
The Sacramento International Film Festival presented two short films showcasing the biographies of two visual artists, David Johnson and Eloy Torrez—both who have been considerably overlooked...
Works on paper from the collection of Ada Brotman
There was an impressive attendance at the silent auction of the Ada Brotman collection held at the Law Offices of Michael Solomon...
Virtual Reality
The Real-Fake exhibition at the Sacramento State University Library brings the latest avant-garde that challenges the art world: Computer Generated Imagery (CGI)...
                                                                                                                               

MARCH 2011
A Deflated Status Symbol
There is an element of pleasure that can be enjoyed through the inventive humor and wit in the work by sculptor Linda Fitz Gibbon. Her exhibition Not your grandmother’s Wedgwood on display at B. Sakata Garo Gallery playfully challenges historical notions of high culture...
Indexical Prints
The photography currently on display at Viewpoint Gallery, Beyond Borders: Immigration Images and Stories brings people, communities, and the grappling issue of immigration to the fore...
Iconography
The whimsical woodwork by John Buck dazzles with fine precision as well as critical commentary...
                                                                                                                               

FEBRUARY 2011
Human Banners
Projecting back a pressing cry for justice and awareness, the photography of Lou Dematteis gives voice to individuals at the grass-roots level of the Amazon...
The Inferno
Gottfried Helnwein renders his canvases with intense veracity, as though to lose oneself in the painting in order to escape the horrors it portrays...
The peculiar engagement of collecting
Another open forum presented itself with the screening of Herb and Dorothy at the Crest Theatre...
                                                                                                                               

JANUARY 2011
New Spaces: The Nelson
The Richard L. Nelson Gallery and Fine Art Collection at Davis has more than tripled the square footage of exhibition space, offering greater possibilities for displaying concurrent shows...
New Generations: Jason Caldera
The first public showing of Jason Caldera’s work accounts for a number of elemental concerns—exhibiting for the first time, entrepreneurialism in the art world, the science of painting, a genealogical retrospective—and to tackle them all in one sitting is quite admirable...
                                                                                                                               

2010
A quick needed overview of the past artistic events I observed upon returning to Sacramento this last June, will help establish a point of entry from which to begin this task:
Mariana Castro de Ali, Domestication
Ernesto Palomino, Coatlicue: A Farmworker's Truck
Fred Dalkey, The Church Series
10/10/10 The Grand Opening of the new Crocker
CSUS Library, New Wave of Chinese Contemporary Art
A new beginning for SD Gallery, and the (continual) shift in artistic spaces...