Studio Artifacts with Kerry Cottle
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Studio Artifacts with Kerry Cottle

Studio Artifacts is an interview series, which invites artists to select, examine, and discuss some of the significant items they keep in their studios and gives readers an intimate glimpse into their practice. Kerry Cottle is a Sacramento-based artist who creates hypnotic, abstract paintings composed of fields of color, repetitive marks, and iconic shapes such … Continue reading

Studio Artifacts: Bryan Valenzuela.
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Studio Artifacts: Bryan Valenzuela.

Studio Artifacts is an interview series, which invites artists to select, examine, and discuss some of the significant items they keep in their studios and gives readers an intimate glimpse into their practice. Bryan Valenzuela is a Sacramento-based artist who creates complex figurative drawings with a unique mark making technique. His whimsical images of subjects, … Continue reading

Studio Artifacts: Alexis Arnold
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Studio Artifacts: Alexis Arnold

Studio Artifacts is an interview series, which invites artists to select, examine, and discuss some of the significant items they keep in their workspace and gives readers an intimate glimpse into their practice. Alexis Arnold is a San Francisco-based artist who uses natural and manmade materials to explore time, transformation, and visual experience. TUBE. Magazine: … Continue reading

Studio Artifacts: Diana Dich
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Studio Artifacts: Diana Dich

Studio Artifacts is an interview series, which invites artists to select, examine, and discuss some of the significant items they keep in their studios and gives readers an intimate glimpse into their practice. Diana Dich is a Sacramento-based artist who creates wire sculptures and drawings. Her recent sculptures explore her personal experiences with mental illness … Continue reading

Studio Artifacts: Alyssa Lempesis.
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Studio Artifacts: Alyssa Lempesis.

Studio Artifacts is an interview series, which invites artists to select, examine, and discuss some of the significant items they keep in their workspace and gives readers an intimate glimpse into their practice. Alyssa Lempesis is an Oakland-based artist who uses strange and innovative materials to create mysterious sculptures and animations inspired by our internal … Continue reading

Sac Art Studios Open
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Sac Art Studios Open

The annual Sac Open Studios program, now in its 11th year, includes 150 artists in over six cities in Sacramento County. From 10am – 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, participating Sac Open Studio artists welcomed visitors into their normally private studio spaces where they answered questions about their ideas and processes, talked about past and future … Continue reading

Fragmentary Images: Christie Noh’s Things Whose Purpose Is Slowness
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Fragmentary Images: Christie Noh’s Things Whose Purpose Is Slowness

According to the exhibit description at Christie Noh’s current solo show at the Warehouse Artist Lofts Public Market, “[Noh’s] paintings show simple, mundane experiences of the human condition.” While Noh may illustrate mundane human experiences, the paintings in the exhibit, titled “Things Whose Purpose Is Slowness,” are anything but ordinary. Within her fictional environments, which … Continue reading

Things Whose Purpose Is Slowness.
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Things Whose Purpose Is Slowness.

In her paintings of private interiors, fragmented figures, and abstracted flowers, Christie Yuri Noh makes the invisible, unspoken aspects of the human subconscious visible. Noh’s own inner life plays a prominent role in the creation of her paintings. Instead of meticulously planning each image in advance, she allows the process of painting itself to inspire … Continue reading

do it!
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do it!

It seems unlikely that art gallery visitors would press themselves against gallery walls and attach handwritten wishes to a tree. Yet these are the exact activities that attendees took part in at Verge Center for the Arts opening night reception of do it, a traveling exhibition of artist instructions conceived and compiled by the internationally … Continue reading

Life in the Doll’s House at Capital Stage
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Life in the Doll’s House at Capital Stage

Stephanie Gularte’s original adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 Norwegian domestic drama, A Doll’s House, thoughtfully explores the individual’s yearning for self-discovery and expression within restricted societal and cultural roles. Directed by Janis Stevens, Gularte’s adaptation is set in a comfortable but conventional home during the holidays in post-World War II America. In the mid 20th … Continue reading

Optical Journeys: Joyce Nojima and Kayla Cloonan at En Em Art Space
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Optical Journeys: Joyce Nojima and Kayla Cloonan at En Em Art Space

From October 3 – October 31, 2015, a two-part exhibition of paintings, drawings, and a sculptural installation, Joyce Nojima: The Space in Between and Kayla Cloonan: Deceptive Clarity, is on view at En Em Art Space. Despite distinct differences in media, color, and composition, both artists create intuitive, non-representational imagery that exposes subconscious aspects of … Continue reading

Five to Watch: Strange Worlds and Small Bones
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Five to Watch: Strange Worlds and Small Bones

This month’s edition of Five to Watch will take you on a roller coaster ride through the strange worlds of miniaturist artists, bone jewelers, non-gentrifying muralists, and surrealist creators. Fasten your seatbelt and let’s go!    Sabine Timm– Timm is the best kind of scavenger. Her work is primarily done with collected and found items. The photographer and … Continue reading

Reimagined Histories: A Retrospective of the Work Of Lucy Puls
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Reimagined Histories: A Retrospective of the Work Of Lucy Puls

As a partial survey of Lucy Puls’s prolific career, [just you] features 48 artworks, which range from photographic collages to eclectic assemblages, created from 1987 to the present. The retrospective format of the exhibition illustrates how Puls has combined quotidian objects, photography, and raw materials to explore the complex human relationship to material possessions. Since … Continue reading