"Once Upon a Time,” Jack Ogden’s large-scale painting of Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (father of JFK) and his large family in 1938, with images from Diego Velasquez’s famous painting of the Spanish Royal family, “Las Meninas,” sneaking in at the edges, is the centerpiece of the prominent Northern California painter’s solo show of oil paintings and wood sculptures at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St. 916-447-4276.
“Orange Farm Fields,” a rich, semi-abstracted landscape by Timothy Mulligan, is one of the vibrant paintings in his new series, “Colorful Escapes,” at Elliott Fouts Gallery, 1831 P St. 916-736-1429.
The unrestrained color and primal forms of Jill Estroff’s acrylic painting, “Baldwin Beach, Tahoe,” create an emotive vision of a familiar landscape. It’s included in “Land, Sea, Sky: The Scapes Show,“ a large group exhibition of area artists at Tim Collom Gallery, 915 20th St. 916-849-0302.
“Bowie,” Alister Oliver’s jarring color photo of a red-haired fashionista provokes double-takes in an exhibition celebrating the month-long, citywide “Photography-Month, Sacramento,” at more than 30 art spaces, including Sparrow Gallery, 1021 R St. (first floor). 916-382-4894.
“Manhole Tower,” a strong color photo by Richard Gilles in his solo show, focusing on underground structures that support modern life above-ground, is up with continuing exhibitions by ceramic sculptor Marc Lancet and painter Lou Bermingham at artspace1616, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. 916-849-1127.