Art

Popping Off

Michael Sarich’s Work Comes to Sacramento Butting Heads, a solo art exhibit by Michael Sarich at JayJay Gallery ending May 24, 2014, is a visual exploration of pop iconography through painting and sculpture. Sarich’s modern, allegorical, layered compositions are each tornadoes of symbolic imagery that include elements of nature such…

The Edge of Oblivion

Talking with Artist/Musician Troy Mighty About the End of the World Words by Andrew Scoggins In case you were unaware, there is a general sinking feeling permeating every aspect of our glitzy, plastic 21st century pop culture. Whether this feeling stems from the quickly escalating confrontation between Russia and the…

Art Exhibit Celebrating the Retirement of David Wetzl

From infancy to young adulthood, our brain is developing to understand the material world around us. As social creatures, a large part of this development is dependent on our relationships (nature vs. nurture, to put it simply). Arguably, some of the most valued relationships we will develop are with those…

Questions Without Answers

Enigmatic Painter Alex Reisfar Returns to Davis’ Natsoulas Gallery Unencumbered by any formal art training, modern surrealist painter Alex Reisfar nevertheless succeeds in imbuing his work with a palpable appreciation for the great painters of the past. Raised by artists—Reisfar’s mother studied under the renowned American New Realist Wayne Thiebaud…

Portraits of the Artist : Julie Heffernan

Julie Heffernan on her process, self-portraits and the reclining nude 1814—Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres finishes La Grande Odalisque, a work that becomes iconic for multiple reasons from various critical perspectives. It’s Orientalism at its finest or worst, an example of neoclassicism betraying reality, an introduction to the gendered gaze and a document…

LOCAL ART GALLERY/CAFE/VENUE BOWS AND ARROWS TO CLOSE AT THE END OF JANUARY

One of Sacramento’s most beloved arts and entertainment businesses, Bows and Arrows, recently announced that they will be closing at the end of January. The vintage shop/art gallery/music venue/cafe (yes, it’s a lot of things rolled up under one roof, that’s what makes it so special!), located at 1815 19th…

2014 DSP Calendar

This year, don’t wait until March to finally switch out that old calendar on your wall! Snag one of Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s brand new 2014 calendars featuring the epic photography of Nicholas Wray, whose name you might recognize from our masthead (he’s shot countless Submerge covers over the years). Each…

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…