Sacramento area artists explore the art of disguise opens at the SMUD Art Gallery, 6301 S Street, Sacramento, on Friday, September 16, 2016.
This exhibition examines the art of disguise. Through a variety of mediums, including photography, fiber, paintings, drawings, mosaic, metal, and collage, Sacramento area artists depict the various ways of hiding identity or revealing issues of social or cultural import. The idea of disguise as a reality in the human narrative is explored; putting on masks to protect or conceal—while some of the artists approach this notion in a conceptual way, others depict a more literal interpretation.
Masked features diverse works by 20 contemporary Sacramento area artists: Dawn Blanchfield, Judy Butler, Laura Caron, Mary Dignan, Marie Dixon, Sha Sha Higby, William Ishmael, Jaymee Kjelland, Barbetta Lockart, Barry Lowery, Yoli Manzo, Eileen Marcotte, La La Ortiz, Carol Matthew-Rogers, Jill Allyn Stafford, Susan Silvester, Angela Tannehill, Garr Ugalde, Jace Ugalde, and Carol Wittich.