Sac Open Studios Launch Party + Opening Reception For "(This Is Not A) Love Song" & "Windows"

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Join us Thursday, September 8th, at 6pm for the Launch Party of the 11th annual Sac Open Studios, and the opening of solo shows from Mathew Zefeldt and Elisabeth Higgins O'Connor! Music, food trucks, and drinks will be on hand, and you'll be able to preview the artists who will be on the studio tour! See below for further details on our two exhibitions and Sac Open Studios.

Verge Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the last installment of UC Davis MFA alumni exhibitions in collaboration with the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.
These exhibitions are the final two installments of four shows being held in celebration of the partnership between Verge Center for the Arts and the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis, opening November 13th. Verge, in collaboration with Bay Area artist and UC Davis alumna Lisa Rybovich Crallé, is curating the festivities for the grand opening weekend of the Manetti Shrem. For more information, please visit

"Windows" is a solo exhibition by Minneapolis artist, Mathew Zefeldt. Zefeldt’s paintings are influenced by the multi-tasking nature and imagery of contemporary culture. Paintings within paintings allude to society’s preoccupation with juggling several realities at once, such as having many browser windows open on a computer desktop, or the “picture in picture” feature on televisions. With repeating objects, Zefeldt points to the speed and ease in which one can clone images with Adobe Photoshop; however, each of his handpainted objects reveal the unique flaws that are made with a human hand.

"(This is Not a) Love Song" is by Sacramento-based artist, Elisabeth Higgins O’Connor. O’Connor’s colossal sculptures are created from quilts, bedsheets and various domestic textiles that are layered onto armatures. The results are creatures that are reminiscent of well-loved stuffed animals, yet monstrous due to its size. Each sculpture elicits a certain pathos, with an expression that often straddles two opposite states such as tender and grotesque, light and dark, or sweet and horrific, connecting them to viewers through emotion and physicality.

Verge Center for the Arts is proud to present the 11th annual Sac Open Studios, a free self-guided open studio tour across two weekends in September! Sac Open Studios includes artist studios, exhibitions and select events. Be sure to pick up your free guide, available in businesses all over town!
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