Girls, girls, girls
Even if the live mannequins that decorated the front window of the Artisan Gallery on Second Saturday have left the stage, there’s plenty more estrogen-stoked creativity in New Creations: An Expression of Female Beauty. Running through January, this exhibit focuses on everything that is woman, from external embellishments to the convoluted psyche that has puzzled men for centuries. Two- and three-dimensional works reveal multiple facets, like Genie McChane’s “Being A Girl.” It’s a collage of a bevy of women and their togs from assorted cultures. There are sexy threads culled from the Big Apple’s Fifth Avenue designer shops and a Middle Eastern, burka-shrouded maiden. Barbie and strong women like Yoko Ono take their place here, too. Kristine Mays’ wire matrix-grid sculptures of curvy female forms, sans heads and limbs, make for some wild futuristic armor worthy of investigation and speculation. Artisan Gallery is located at 1901 Del Paso Boulevard. For more information, call (916) 965-8009.