Faces are everywhere until August 27 in Aspects of Humanity: Contemporary Portraiture, at the Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento, located at 1519 19th Street. Some are familiar, like Wayne Thiebaud’s painted studies of his wife, Betty Jean, or the stylized, hat-topped clay bust that is unmistakably Peter VandenBerge. Others come from artists who are gone from us, like Robert De Niro Sr. and Joan Brown. The amusing ones include Betty Nelsen’s larger-than-life “Self Portrait #9,” showing just part of her face, with a single eye so huge you could swim in its pupil. But in “Self Portrait #15,” you get a fuller picture of a smiling woman, the crinkles at her eyes delineating merriment. Katsura Funakoshi’s “Sense of Snow” offers one wistful face and another, eyes fixed upward, waiting. For more information, call (916) 554-0552.
This story has been corrected from its original print version.