After lunch we headed to Mills for open studios, a perfect way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon.
Interspersed amongst the occupied studios were some installation rooms which contained the works of multiple artists some of which was labeled really poorly. As a result, I don't know whose work this is but I really enjoyed it's temporary nature and creative use of materials.
This piece of So's inspired by the above fortune cookie fortune was another fav, although I am biased I know. Can you imagine if everyone made work on this basic premise? It gives me the warm fuzzies just thinking about it.
Aesthetically pleasing mess on Bobby Lucas' desk.
After Oakland I headed to a guided tour of Phosphene Visions at Axis. The video installation on the two back walls is a great piece if you give it time. Though the show is good there is an awful lot of work in the room so give yourself some deciphering time or maybe do what I did and go twice.
Following that I went to Verge for second Sat and then headed to an "exclusive gathering" - i.e. Record Club presents Blow UP! - on 24th and J. It was very "exclusive" and really, really fun. "Clubhouse 24, an exclusive gathering place," is a great venue but they're gonna have a tough time with the neighborhood which is a drag. The acoustics were good, as was the layout with room for a dance floor and a separate performance area with ample space for each. It could be the next great local venue if Sacramento wasn't such a cranky pain in the ass.
To close with a non-sequitur of sorts the general consensus at the "exclusive gathering" was that this light fixture is made of plastic cups. Very festive.