b. sakata garo
Conceptual artist Tony May makes whimsical, well-crafted, quasi-functional works. His show of “artlike objects and devices” and documentary paintings is up at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St., Sacramento. 916-447-4276.
Janice Nakashima’s elegant new constructions, using light and translucent materials, focus on the ephemeral nature of breath. They are up at Axis Gallery, 625 S St., Sacramento. www.axisgallery.org
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Elliott Fouts Gallery
Timothy Mulligan’s painterly landscapes have echoes of works by Gregory Kondos, Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn. “The Reimagined Landscape,” his show of 33 paintings done in the last two years, is up at Elliott Fouts Gallery, 1831 P St., Sacramento. 916-736-1429.
Encaustic, the technique of painting with hot wax, was invented by the ancient Greeks. Adele Shaw’s “Putah Creek” is one of the contemporary encaustic works on view at Sparrow Gallery, 2418 K St., Sacramento. 916-382-4894.
Shimo Center for the Arts
CSU Sacramento art professor Ian Harvey’s complex mixed media abstraction, No. 153, is up with the bold woodcuts of Korean artist Koo Kyung Sook at Shimo Center for the Arts, 2117 28th St., Sacramento. 916-706-1162.