Here are art critic Victoria Dalkey's picks for Second Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013:
Alex Bult Gallery
The work of revered Sacramento artist and teacher Larry Welden, who died in October, will be on view in a memorial exhibition of his brilliant paintings of land, sky and water. The show is up at Alex Bult Gallery, 1114 21st St., Sacramento (916) 476-5540.
Elliott Fouts Gallery
Paintings from the 1960s through the 1990s by prominent Sacramento artist Gary Pruner, who is known for his vivacious use of color, are up at Elliott Fouts Gallery, 1831 P St., Sacramento (916) 736-1429.
Axis Gallerys 8th National Juried Exhibition features 32 artists from around the United States who offer a strong cross section of contemporary art. Glen Helfand, who writes for many publications including Artforum and teaches at California College of the Arts, Mills College and the San Francisco Art Institute, judged the show, which is up at Axis Galley, 1517 19th St., Sacramento. (916) 443-9900.
Sacramento Temporary Contemporary
Above, Below, and In-Between, photographs by Ved Chirayath offers perspectives on our galaxy and perceptions of temporal and spatial scale. The show is up at Sacramento Temporary Contemporary, 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento (916) 921-1224.
Red Dot Gallery
Urban Visions gives us a look at images of cities from the Bay Area, Central Valley and Foothills by 15 artists who work in diverse media and styles. The show is up at Red Dot Gallery, 2231 J St., Suite 101, Sacramento. For Information: Robert Ray (916) 476-5500.