I still got a tiny bit of Miami news left and I know it's taking forever but as always I've been super busy. Anyhoo, here's some stuff to catch this 2nd Sat while I finish putting out my fires.
Home for the Holidays: a Benefit for St. John's Shelter for Women and Children at the Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento is a wonderful show. The houses are incredibly inventive and the group effort between donated materials and time invested through the local arts community is quite moving.
While you're at the Center check out Sacramento Cross Section at Axis. I'm in the show as are Gioia Fonda, Ianna Frisby, Dave Lane, and Joy Bertinuson. Suprisingly, Dave has a relatively small piece in this show which seemed to suprise everyone at the preview reception last night.
True Story: the Vans Shoe Series by Amanda Lopez is at Artifact. Midmo gave her a shout out this month as did the SNR.
Cheri Ibes is calling it quits over at BLOCK so if you've been missing her all this time now's your last chance to see her space. I for one am quite sad that Cheri is pulling the plug on her 10th Street space. BLOCK provided a much needed contemporary space and a home for high caliber contemporary and experimental work. The final show at BLOCK titled If... Then will feature an installation by Cheri herself. I plan on making a concerted effort to stop by and wish her well.
Last but not least this 2nd Sat will be the closing reception for Fig. 4 at the Verge as well as a one week only exhibit of area screen print artists. Xico Gonzalez, Paul Imagine, Black Cat Press, Matt K Shrugg, Manuel Rios, and Asbestos Press are featured in the show. This could be the perfect place to pick up some early, low-cost, Christmas presents for the art lover on your list while supporting the scene at the same time.