Venice, New York City, Davis
There’s Venice’s Biennale, Switzerland’s Art Basel and New York’s Whitney Biennial. Now, in our own backyard, the Western Biennale of Art has emerged at the John Natsoulas Center for the Arts, located at 521 First Street in Davis. Curated by widely published art critic Edward Lucie-Smith, the show runs until March 27 and offers a taste of contemporary movements that have evolved internationally and regionally. Focusing on the art of the future, the exhibit features work by renowned artists including Kate Eric, Judy Chicago, Afshan Ketabchi, Philip Pearlstein, John Roloff, Ken Little and Jerald Silva. Cutting-edge works by locals like Julia Couzens, Chris Daubert and Gerald Heffernon are featured also. An exciting component of this event is the opportunity to talk with Lucie-Smith and some of the artists (including Chicago) at a one-day “manifestation” on March 5. Reservations for this event are imperative. For more information, call (530) 756-3938.