Steel in the show

“Untitled” by Linda Raynsford, metal wire, 2009.

“Untitled” by Linda Raynsford, metal wire, 2009.

Where: Pamela Skinner/Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art, 723 S Street; (916) 446-1786;

Pamela Skinner and Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art

723 S St.
Sacramento, CA 95814

(916) 446-1786

Linda Raynsford’s work has the ability to command a room. Her steel sculptures are voluminous poetry, like her unassuming 2008 showstopper, “Connected”: two large, connected oblong forms made of strips of found orange steel suspended from the ceiling. Or the emotional “I Left My Wife Today,” a 3-foot in diameter textured steel disk with handwriting engraved into the surface. Despite the industrial materials she uses as her medium, her often-minimalist work retains a simple elegance. Fartsy factoid: According to the gallery, director Robert Zemeckis is one of her patrons. Become well-versed with her new work and that of Paule Dubois Dupuis and Diane Richey-Ward in Attitude X3 at Pamela Skinner/Gwenna Howard Contemporary Art.