b. sakata garo
Ranging from near abstraction to careful realism, Ryan Reynolds’ oil paintings of freeways and suburbia explore concepts of public and private spaces, freedom and confinement in his strong solo show at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St. 916-447-4276.
Viewpoint Photographic Art Center
Maurice Warniers’ photograph “Bald Man” is included in “Shared Visions,” a show of black and white prints of Venice, Italy’s “carnivale” by four photographers from four countries: Austria, Belgium, Italy and the United States. It’s up at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 2015 J St., Suite 101. 916-441-2341.
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“Help Is on the Way” is one of the dreamlike collages evocative of past times in Gerald Barnes’ show, “Full Circle,” which is up with “Stele,” a display of new sculptures by Mariellen Layne at Archival Gallery, 3223 Folsom Blvd. 916-923-6204.
“Egress” by Jaya King is up in “Heat: Force of Nature,” an invitational show of works done in the ancient medium of encaustic (heated wax with pigments) which also features works by Shannon Amidon, at Sparrow Gallery, 1021 R St. 916-382-4894.
E Street Gallery
“A Tall Buttered Stack of Toast with Eggs Wrecked and Sausages,” a lively hand-colored linoleum block print by Mick Sheldon from his wry series, “Bad Delicious/Breakfast for Stoners,” is up with arresting mixed-media graphic works by Diane Richey-Ward at E Street Gallery, 1115 E St. 916-214-3496 or 916-704-2909.