Saying goodbye to the Himovitz
It’s sad that with the closing of its current exhibit, The World From a Gay Perspective, Sacramento will see the end of one of its finest and longest-lasting galleries, the Michael Himovitz. From its genesis in a construction trailer in the suburbs 20 years ago, the Himovitz bloomed into a large high-end gallery that helped jumpstart the Del Paso corridor as a Sacramento art-scene hub a few years back. Its final show serves as a tribute to the late founder, who gave the gallery its name; the exhibit features the work of nine artists from the region and beyond. The show is fitting because, as gallery owner Chuck Miller explains, “Michael’s entrance into the world of gallery ownership coincided with the reckoning of his sexuality and separation from his family and business. He bravely forged into a bold new world, following his passion as a gay man who held a love affair with contemporary art.” W-Sa 11am-6pm. 1616 Del Paso Blvd. 929-7896.Through May 31.