Art

Cup of Doodles

Local illustrator Jonathan Cole Buck Outlines the Varied Facets of his Art You may have noticed some rad illustrations gracing the cover of the Sacramento News and Review of late, or hanging in windows in the form of show posters. You can thank Jonathan Cole Buck, a local up-and-coming illustrator…

A Journey Into the Unknown

The bizarre worlds conjured by visual artist Erik Hosino There’s something dichotomous about visual artists. Take for instance, art displays in coffee houses. The artist comes in and revisualizes the space, and patrons have the opportunity to scan each piece as closely as they’d like. But the artists themselves needn’t…

Street Art Restructured

Though Artist Victor Malagon has Moved from the Streets to the Galleries, He Refuses to be Complacent A love of graffiti ties together three artists sharing a show at the Sacramento State University Union Gallery this month. Their colorful, fluid stories once told on cement walls are now immortalized through…

The Sugar Skull Master

Rob-O Tells All About His Sweet, Sweet Art It is not uncommon for Rob-O to buy 900 pounds of sugar at once. In fact, in a recent phone conversation, he stated nonchalantly that he had done just that about a week before. Why all the sugar? Rob-O makes sugar skulls…

There’s No Formula for Success

John K. reflects on The Ren and Stimpy Show and chimes in on his latest cartoon In the 1995 teen comedy Clueless, Cher (played by Alicia Silverstone) sits on a couch with her step-brother/love interest Josh (a very young Paul Rudd). Though they both have wildly different personalities, the two…

Into the Night

Jose Di Gregorio’s celestial shapes foretell Sacramento’s bright artistic future In 2011, I walked into Bows and Arrows to browse some clothes and ingest either a coffee or a beer. I probably had some paperwork to do, but instead of doing anything that day, I just looked at a series…

Creepy Girls Are Cool

Artist Susan J. Silvester finds a nurturing home in Sacramento A blue-faced bunny girl clutching a limp, stuffed toy launched an entire series of artwork for Susan J. Silvester that she—and a growing number of fans—adores for its dramatic reflection of her dark, feminine voice. Animals, imaginary lands, costumes, facial…

Into the Void with Sonny Smith

Sonny and the Sunsets to appear at Second Saturday Art Walk Sonny Smith speeds toward Youngstown, Ohio, for a Monday night stopover with enough songs in his pocket to make The Ultimate Fake Book blush. He is accompanied by the Sunsets, his band and primary musical accomplice, now the co-authors…