Forget Thomas Albright’s decades-old charge of “stubborn regionalism.” Today, Sacramento has a strong and diverse art scene.
Archives for February 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
Profile: Roger Vail
Photographer Roger Vail turns seemingly ordinary subjects into images that range from poetically minimal to flat-out hallucinatory.
Profile: Roland Reiss
Cutting-edge LA artist and academic visionary.
Ian Harvey/Koo Sook @ CSUS
If awards were given for labor-intensive art, Ian Harvey and Koo Kyung Sook would surely be contenders.
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.