This man’s best friend

Adamson Gallery presents the artwork of Gary Dinnen

“Fetch” by Gary Dinnen, ceramic.

“Fetch” by Gary Dinnen, ceramic.

Where: Adamson Gallery, 1021 R Street, Suite 15; (916) 492-2207;

Second Saturday reception: September 14, 6 to 9 p.m. Through October 5.

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or by appointment.

It was once not uncommon to see Gary Dinnen walking swiftly down a Midtown sidewalk with a freckled roan dog nearby in his orbit, both smiling. The artist’s longtime companion was also his muse, and it’s hard to not see Bell’s influence and likeness in his many ceramic sculptures of fauve, (and often life-size) funk-art dogs. His solo show at Adamson Gallery this month, titled Wish You Were Here, is dedicated to the memory of his beloved furry pal.