Art Pick of the Week
By Tim White, Sacramento News & Review
Companion exhibits are an effective way to display the scope of an artists work and take the pressure off the central shows focus to be all-encompassing. Even a comprehensive retrospective cant fully illustrate all aspects of an artists creative life. Think back a couple of years ago when San Franciscos Museum of Modern Art held the Wayne Thiebaud retrospective and the Crocker Art Museum simultaneously held an exhibit of his drawings. A similar event is taking place now. While the Crocker is hosting a strong exhibit of paintings by Hung Liu, Midtown gallery b. sakata garo is also showing Lius works on paper. What sets this show apart from other companion shows is the quality. Liu proves to be a master printmaker; all the skill and effort that go into the paintings are equally strong in the works on paper. But you dont have much time. Lius Works on Paper is only up for a couple of more days. The gallery is located at 923 20th Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
|Hung Liu, "Passion Flowers," color acquatint and softground etching 1997. |