A connection is made

Arthouse presents the artwork of Steve Barbaria

“Medusa” by Steve Barbaria; oil, acrylic and collage.

“Medusa” by Steve Barbaria; oil, acrylic and collage.

Where: Arthouse, 1021 R Street, second floor; (916) 412-6948; http://arthouse-sacramento.com.

Second Saturday reception: November 9, 6 to 9 p.m. Through December 11.

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Second Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.

Illustrator and painter Steve Barbaria's new series revolves around maps and where they've allowed people to go throughout history. He shows how far away yet close people are: We are all connected. It's a global vision that he's dealing with, as he ties in environmental realities—such as scavengers in computer junkyards—and makes abstract concepts visually come to light. (Full disclosure: Barbaria formerly was an illustrator for SN&R.)