Archive | February, 2009

Special Report: Sacramento Rising

Forget Thomas Albright’s decades-old charge of “stubborn regionalism.” Today, Sacramento has a strong and diverse art scene.

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Katherine Sherwood@ b. garo sakata

In what amounts to a visual roman á clef, Sherwood demonstrated why she is one of the most important painters working today.

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Profile: Enrique Chagoya

American history is filled with foreigners who have come to these shores and revealed truths that made us squirm. Enrique Chagoya did exactly that.

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Robert Buelteman @ Spur Projects

Buelteman employs camera-less form of image making that relies on the application of high voltages to subjects on light-sensitive media.

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Chris Daubert @ Pence Art Gallery, Davis

Dauber plays havoc with our sense of equilibrium by injecting urban sounds (á la Cage) into a rural setting of his own making.

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Profile: Roger Vail

Photographer Roger Vail turns seemingly ordinary subjects into images that range from poetically minimal to flat-out hallucinatory.

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Profile: Roland Reiss

In the firmament of LA art, Reiss occupies a unique station – that of cutting-edge artist and academic visionary.

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Ian Harvey/Koo Sook @ CSUS

If awards were given for labor-intensive art, Ian Harvey and Koo Kyung Sook would surely be contenders.

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Brenda Louie: “The Flower Series” at Sac State Library Annex Gallery and the Pence Gallery

In two separate Sacramento-area shows from her 300-painting “Flower Series,” Louie covers heaven and earth and a lot of space in between.

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