Patina slides

“Deadly Sweet” by Tomas Nakada, acrylic on wood, 2005.

“Deadly Sweet” by Tomas Nakada, acrylic on wood, 2005.

Where: Artspace1616, 1616 Del Paso Boulevard; (916) 849-1127;
Second Saturday reception: January 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Through February 10.
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; or by appointment.


Tomas Nakada’s metal sculptures look like they may have been assembled by crows—but that is meant in the best way possible (as if crow sculptors wouldn’t do an amazing job). They are delicate, with a twiggy-organic-found-object feel with a whisper of industrialism. Nakada’s paintings also have a hint of industrialism and machinery, but on a very focused level. The San Francisco-based artist’s two-dimensional abstract work looks like well-worn metal with outstanding patinas. Some even look like microscopic slides of something one would have studied in a science course if one chose biology as one’s major over art, but, ahem, we may never know.

Also showing with Nakada is Jane Dickson and Joe Lewis.