Arts & Theater

Best of Second Saturday

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Axis Gallery

“I Just Start Kissing,” a mixed media work by Gini Holmes that pairs a found image of past art with a contemporary quote by a present day celebrity, is included in the 12th Annual Axis National Juried Exhibition, judged this year by internationally recognized art critic and curator Mat Gleason. It’s up at Axis Gallery, 923 S St.

b. sakata garo

“Stretch,” a fascinating collaboration by nationally known Northern California artists William T. Wiley, Robert Hudson, and Richard Shaw, is included in an exhibition of works from the collection of the late Louise Kanter, a longtime union activist with a sharp eye for good art by strong artists early in their careers. The show is up at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St. (916) 447-4276.

Elliott Fouts Gallery

Matt Bult’s “Interior 8,” a playful watercolor/collage that calls up associations with the works of early Modernists such as Paul Klee and Francis Picabia, is included in his large solo show of recent collages and paintings at Elliott Fouts Gallery, 1831 P St. (916) 736-1429.

The Archival Gallery

“Envy,” a rich and vibrant “collage painting” by Maureen Hood, is up in a two-person show of new “collage sculptures” by Sean Royal at The Archival Gallery, 3223 Folsom Boulevard. (916) 441-2341.

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center

Lorraine Castillo’s dramatic black and white photograph “Break Away” is up in her exhibition “No Butterflies” on view with “Visual Meditations,” a show of complex color photographs by Jing Zhou in the main gallery at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 2015 J St. (916) 441-2341.