Funk is its own reward
That maligned decade between the counterculture explosion of the 1960s and the so-called Reagan revolution of the 1980s, according to conventional wisdom, was an aesthetic wasteland. Don’t believe it. In Sacramento and Davis, the 1970s was a time of creative outpouring and growth. Evidence of this can be found at “Sacramento in the ’70s,” the current exhibit at b. sakata garo that was curated by Charles Johnson, then art critic at the Bee. It features works by Tom Brozovich, Victor Cicansky, Frank Day, Roy DeForest, Jerry Egan, Irving Marcus, Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, Jack Ogden, Maija Peeples, Don Reich, Tom Rippon, Peter Saul, Harold Schlotzhaur, Nate Shiner (not the blues guy), Roger Vail, Peter VandenBerge, Mary Warner and Karl Wirzum. The show is up until December 1 at sakata, 923 20th St., which is open Tuesday through Saturday, 12 noon-6 p.m. For info call 447-4276.