b. sakata garo
Colored shapes and bits of imagery come together in Grace Munakata's paintings and collages, which she describes as "a bit like crazy quilts." In "Bittern," a young girl stands in woods under an elusive bird. It's one of the exciting works in her show at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St., Sacramento. (916) 447-4276.
Alex Bult Gallery
"Inextinguishable: The Spirit of Place" is the title of Colleen Maloney's show of vibrant, large-scale paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor. They're up at Alex Bult Gallery, 1114 21st St., Suite B, Sacramento. (916) 476-5540.
Center for Contemporary Art
Sohyung Choi mixes photographic imagery, video projection, light and found objects in "Records of Time," an exhibition about images and remembrance at the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, 1519 19th St. (916) 498-9811.
"Onsite: Men at Mining" is a show of strong documentary photographs by Laszlo Bencze that examines the life and work of miners at Viewpoint Gallery, 2015 J St., Suite 101, Sacramento. (916) 441-2341.
Verge Center for the Arts
"Translations: A Sydney-Sacramento Exchange" brings together works by artists from Australia and Northern California in a Second Saturday closing reception at Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St., Sacramento. (916) 448-2985.