Arts & Theater

Critic’s picks: Best of Second Saturday

Artspace1616 is exhibiting the work of Diana Jahns.
Artspace1616 is exhibiting the work of Diana Jahns. Courtesy Artspace1616

b. sakata garo

San Francisco artist Mel Prest is a non-objective painter whose work is focused on color and perceptual visual relationships. Her 9-foot square canvas “SOM” was done with a double-zero brush and no straight edge as a kind of devotional practice. It’s up in her solo show at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St., Sacramento. 916-447-4276.

Elliott Fouts Gallery

Ed Goldman, a Sacramento painter, journalist, raconteur and author, has been collecting the work of California artists for more than 35 years. Featuring work by local legends David Gilhooly, Gary Pruner, Roland Petersen, Roy Tellefson and others, “The Ed Goldman Collection” is up at Elliott Fouts Gallery, 1831 P St., Sacramento. 916-736-1429.


Donald Satterlee’s “Capitol in Rain” is one of the ethereal images in “Atmospheric,” his solo exhibition of photographs at ARTHOUSEonR Gallery in the historic Fuller Paint Building at 1021 R St., Sacramento (upstairs). 916-212-4988.


Diana Jahns’ elegant, Matisse-like collage is up with sculptures by Phillip Alstatt, enamels by Alan Osborne and paintings by Tomas Nakada at Artspace1616, 1616 Del Paso Blvd., Sacamento. 916-849-1127.

Shimo Center for the Arts

“Self Portrait with rock, train, and cemetery” is one of photographer Richard Breedon’s compelling urban landscapes in his solo show, “1979,” at Shimo Center for the Arts, 2117 28th St., Sacramento. 916-706-1162.