PAX is at Axis
On the Second Saturday of this month, there was a peace march in front of the Axis Gallery, at 1517 19th Street. Through the 30th, The Truth as We Know It: Peace on Earth, sponsored by the Peace Arts Xchange, fills the gallery with art focused on the Iraq war. It’s the noise that pulls you to the Betta Terra Bahonda Brothers’ “Alchemist Cauldron,” half of a rusty 55-gallon crude-oil barrel hanging on the wall. You have to peek inside to see photos of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld watching two motorized daggers dancing and clanging. On the side, a spigot spills out a plasticized red torrent. Jack Ogden’s “Without Further Comment” painting of three coffins standing upright and tethered shut, all lined up on an antique cart, is more startling—not just with its bright hues, but because it’s also pertinent to any number of conflicts brewing globally. For more information, call (916) 443-9900.