Call of the tiled
The brick walls, glass blocks and high ceiling make for great ambience for appreciating art in the Nineteen Ten Gallery, 1910 Q Street. In “Untitled,” by Kanika Marshall, a face with wild, flowing hair is framed by various irregular fields of tile in a busy but intriguing dynamic. Marshall fires tiles with glazes—some metallics and lusters—that melt and spread in the heat of the kiln. After cooling, they’re broken up and added to other clay pieces in a collage on wood, delineating grout lines with paint. Mary Gottlieb’s pieces look like tile, but they’re actually collographs of oils, foils and acrylics layered with resin for a sleek, jewel-like finish over strong abstractly painted hues. Gottlieb and Marshall’s work is up until September 7, and there’s a whole lot more: paintings, metal sculpture and jewelry, along with the roar of the trains rumbling on the tracks next-door. For more information, call (916) 442-4943.