“Material Handling,” a new group show at Axis Gallery in
Sacramento, highlights paintings, textile-based works, sound
sculptures, installations and drawings by John Cristello, Anne
Garvey, Esther Marie Hall, Laura Sanford and alum Josh Short
(M.F.A., ‘09). Tavarus Blackmon (M.F.A., ‘18)
curated ”Material Handling” which will be on view from July
2 to July 31.
The work of alumna Hedwig Brouckaert
(M.F.A., art studio, ‘05) is featured in “Speekkamer,” a
two-person exhibition, at Poort 8 in Ghent, Belgium. Also
featuring work by Alexandra Leyre Mein, the show opens on June 30
and runs July 1-3 and 8-10 and by appointment.
Muzi Li Rowe’s (M.F.A., ‘17) debut solo show
“Morbidly Optimistic” looks at the intersection of
technology, personal history, pseudo science and
consumerism. Rowe collects obsolete devices such as used
cell phones and digital cameras. Covered in dust, hair and grime,
these things were once pristine cold machines until time made its
personal mark. They are memento mori of a digital age.
The NADA NY (New Art Dealers Alliance) brings together more
than 120 galleries and nonprofit organizations from 37 cities
from May 5-8, 2022. The
New York Times recently reviewed current NADA NY fair and
spotlighted alum Anna Valdez (B.A., ‘09) and her solo booth
(Pier 36) for the LA based gallery Ochi.
Every spring, CSU Sacramento presents a Festival of the Arts,
highlighting artist workshops, public lectures and an art history
symposium. This year’s guest artist will be alumna Hong Zhang
(M.F.A., ‘04). Hong will give a public lecture on April 20 at
4:30 pm in Kadema Hal, Room 145.
Art Tonic’s first exhibit “Closer” features six California
artists who use or are inspired by the tiny, microscopic,
intimate, discarded, and often overlooked materials of our daily
lives. Muzi Li Rowe (M.F.A., ‘17), along with Chaitra Bangalore,
Kate Farrall, Erin Kaczkowski, Sunroop Kaur and Summer Ventis,
focus on the magic in the mundane.
Bay Area creativity goes into overdrive when
SFMOMA’s Soapbox Derby returns to McLaren Park for the first
time in more than 40 years. The original artists’ derbies
from the 1970s were legendary events — between the two races in
1975 and 1978, SFMOMA commissioned cars and trophies from more
than 200 artists — including professors emeritus Robert Arneson
and Mike Henderson, as well as Ruth Asawa, Ant Farm, Viola Frey,
Mike Henderson, Mary Lovelace O’Neal, Richard Shaw, and Carlos
The 2022 annual
conference of the National Council on Education for the
Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is coming to Sacramento this
March, highlighting the rich local ceramic arts scene for
which this region is so well known. Several venues in Sacramento
and the surrounding area will host exhibitions in
conjunction with NCECA’s Fertile Grounds conference.
Bloc” is an exhibition of historical quilts from the
Museum displayed alongside the works of seven contemporary
artists. The contemporary artists bridge recent art making
and exhibition practices with historic quilts and
the collecting and exhibition of artifacts from the
Springfield Museum. Among the artist participating in “Quilt
Bloc” is Noah Greene (M.F.A., ‘18).
“The sky is
higher here”, a group exhibition at Transmitter and
curated by Leila Seyedzadeh, features the work of alum Hedwig
Brouckaert (M.F.A., ‘05). This exhibition displays works of
a variety of mediums such as painting, textile, photography,
textile weaving, mixed media, through which each artist
examines the vastness of the sky and finds refuge in this great
space without borders.
Conceptual artist Bruce Nauman (M.A., ‘66) created the
five-silkscreen set Studies for Holograms in 1970, at a
moment when he took a boundary-breaking turn toward new
“The Marmor Collection: Bruce Nauman” at the Cantor Arts Center takes a
look at these humorous images and Nauman’s exploration of art
media and the human body as an endless source of pliable art