Arts & Theater

Critic’s picks: Best of Second Saturday for March in Sacramento

Adele Shaw’s “Putah Creek”
Adele Shaw’s “Putah Creek” Courtesy Sparrow Gallery

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.

Axis Gallery

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.

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.

Sparrow Gallery

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.