Beatnik Studios →
Robert Ortbal’s idiosyncratic sculpture made of unusual materials are up at two galleries this month. His show at Beatnik Studios – 723 S Str., Sacramento, 916-400-4281 – opens Friday night. A selection of his works, along with romantic images by S.R. Jones, opens Saturday at JayJay, 5520 Elvas Ave., Sacarmento. 916-453-2999.
Artspace 1616 ↓
“Shapes in Balance,” Roy Tatman’s show of repurposed steel sculpture with a classical modernist bent is up at Artspace 1616, 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacramento. 916-849-1127.
↓ Verge Center for the Arts
Lucy Puls’ works incorporate diverse materials, including photographs, kitschy souvenirs and pop culture castoffs. A show of 40 objects reflecting her interest in found objects and collage is up at Verge Center for the Arts, 625 S St., Sacramento, 916-448-2985.
↑ WAL Public Market
Paul Anderson is a remarkable artist whose compelling, labor-intensive works take months to complete. They are up at WAL Public Market, 1104 R St., Sacramento. 916- 555-1234.
← Elliott Fouts Gallery
From the Dutch Masters to Wayne Thiebaud, the still life is a time-honored genre. Contemporary examples, including Lauren Pretorius’ “Asparagus Bunch,” are up at Elliott Fouts Gallery, 1831 P St., Sacramento. 916-736-1429.