New kid on the block

“Rebuild” by Justin Wood, digital rendering, 2012.

“Rebuild” by Justin Wood, digital rendering, 2012.

Where: 2117 28th Street, (916) 706-1162,

Second Saturday reception: December 8, 6 to 9 p.m. Through January 9.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; or by appointment.

Shimo Center for the Arts

2117 28th St.
Sacramento, CA 95818

(916) 706-1162

Over the past year, Midtown and downtown have lost a few art spaces, such as Pamela Skinner/Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art and MAIYA Gallery, but the neighborhood has also gained a few new ones. A relative new kid on the block is the Shimo Center for the Arts, and this month, the gallery is slated to show the work of Libby Harmor, Rachel Kline and Justin Wood.

Wood creates digital 3-D drawings, such as “Rebuild,” which is based on mid-20th-century architectural photographer Julius Shulman’s iconic shot of the Stahl House in Los Angeles, a.k.a. “Case Study House #22.” Wood creates surreal scenes that tend to come across as sterile because of the medium, which seems to suit the illustrator’s commercial clients, including Fortune and Wired Magazine.