Art Pick of the Week
By Saunthy Nicolson-Singh, Sacramento News & Review
Check out the big clay head at b. sakata garo, located at 923 20th Street. Thats what going to school does for you, as evidenced in Art Bowl IV , the gallerys fourth annual graduate-student art exhibit, which runs through the end of the month. Students from UC Davis; California State University, Sacramento; San Francisco State University; and San Jose State University are featured in this show of more than 30 works in a variety of media. While there are some two-dimensional works, including a notable piece by Maria Partridge from CSUS its sculpture--like the aforementioned ceramic piece by Hedwig Brouckaert from UC Davis--that steals the show. Its fun, too, to look at the work and try to guess which student hails from which school. Upon investigating Kevin Ptaks work, intriguing clay figures whose spindly limbs drip pathos, its too easy to figure out that he studies in CSUS Kadema Hall under the influence of artist Robert Brady. Call (916) 447-4276 for more information.
|Kevin Ptak "Until", foam, wire mesh, wood and latex paint; 2004. |