Center for Contemporary Art
Using the camera obscura as a tool, Bay Area artist Chris Fraser creates stunning environments with ambient light. Curated by Rachel Clarke, his installation is up at the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, 1519 19th St.; (916) 498-9811.
Shimo Center for the ArtsThe recently opened Shimo Center for the Arts features ceramic sculpture by Lee Kavaljian, paintings by Jim Lenarz and constructions by Richard Bernheimer. The gallery is at 2117 28th St.; (916) 706-1162.
"Verses and Variations" is a show of works by Janice Nakashima that relate to the structure of poetry, focusing on little things small words, numbers and glimpses of light. The display is up at Axis Gallery, 1517 19th St.; (916) 443-9900.
Elliott Fouts Gallery
Elliott Fouts Gallery celebrates its grand opening in a new location at 1831 P St. in midtown with a show of still-life paintings by Christopher Stott; (916) 736-1429.
Sacramento Temporary Contemporary
"6 x 6" is a show of more than 200 works by well-known artists such as Joseph Bellacera, Kim Scott, Peter Stegall and Meech Miyagi along with works by newcomers. Each 6-by-6-inch work will be sold for $50 to benefit three Del Paso Boulevard nonprofit organizations. The show is up at Sacramento Temporary Contemporary, 1616 Del Paso Blvd.; (916) 921-1224.