Prolific local artist Joseph Bellacerra’s mixed media work, “Layered Space,” which addresses light, space and patterning, is included in “Poetic Perspectives,” a two-person show with works by Sacramento artist, writer and poet Michelle Andres at ARTHOUSE Gallery, 1021 R St., (916) 382-4894.
“Heron,” a rich mixed media work by Julian Faulkner, is up in his exhibition of works incorporating personal stories that address consumerism and pollution through abstract symbolical elements. It’s up along with works by Aaron Petersen, Marc Foster and David Mayhew at artspace1616, 1616 Del Paso Blvd. (916) 849-1127.
b. sakata garo
Reminiscent of works by English artists Lucian Freud and Frank Auerbach, “Idée Fixe” is one of the compelling, hard-won oil paintings of figures, heads and landscapes by London artist Mark Hanson in his strong solo show at b. sakata garo, 923 Twentieth St. (916) 447-4276.
Tim Collom Gallery
Daniel Schoorl’s sensual Picassoesque charcoal drawing “Toro” draws on Greek mythology, as does “Venus,” a collaborative sculpture with his wife, photographer Deborah Rhea, in a show of works in a variety of media by the couple at Tim Collom Gallery, 915 20th St. (916) 849-0302.
Ben Hunt’s untitled transparent film print and acrylic work that suggests sunlight on chlorinated swimming pool water is included in his solo show of mixed media photographic and sculptural objects at Axis Gallery, 625 S St. www.axisgallery.org.