Bring the bright

“Music Festival” by Jim Marxen, acrylic on canvas.

“Music Festival” by Jim Marxen, acrylic on canvas.

Where: Artistic Edge Gallery & Framing, 1880 Fulton Avenue; (916) 482-2787; Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Second Saturday reception: October 8, 4-7 p.m. Through October 30.

Artistic Edge

1880 Fulton Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95825

(916) 482-2787

Bright and fauvist, Jim Marxen’s landscapes bear an influence from the work of Gregory Kondos. But Marxen also textures his ’scapes with post-impressionist pointilistic brushstrokes. His urban scenes, which include Sacramento-area landmarks and snapshots of daily life, have the sharper outlines and harder edges of cities—but his palette of vivid hues doesn’t pale.