The gift of art

“The Thinking Function” by Monique Passicot, oil on linen, 2008. <br>Where to find it: Solomon Dubnick Gallery1050 20th Street, Suite 130; (916) 444-3868; <a href="http://www.sdgallery.com">www.sdgallery.com</a>.

“The Thinking Function” by Monique Passicot, oil on linen, 2008.
Where to find it: Solomon Dubnick Gallery1050 20th Street, Suite 130; (916) 444-3868; www.sdgallery.com.

December is many things to many people. One thing it has been to some galleries is an opportunity to appeal to art viewers who’d like to be collectors, but don’t happen to be loaded, Daddy Warbucks style; and gift givers who, you know, may have a bank account like ol’ Daddy. That’s where the group show of small pieces of art come in. Case in point: Solomon Dubnick Gallery’s Small Treats & Treasures for Everyone. One of the many artists participating in the exhibition is San Francisco-based painter Monique Passicot. Born in Argentina and educated in France, Passicot illustrates a sensual, fanciful, magical world of mythology and psychology that is masterfully executed. Other art includes photographs by Jessie Qu, landscape paintings by Laurie Winthers and figurative sculptures by Sandy Whetstone to name a few. The show is through December 27, Warbucks.