Linda Nunes claims her most recent works of art are her most personal, and it shows. The Sacramento artist’s abstracted images look thoughtful and visceral, with her emotions both covered and emerging through layers of wax and tree resin (encaustic, her medium of choice). She’s most successful when she doesn’t rely on collage, such as in the effusive “Bloodline—The Generational Pull,” and the microscopiclike “A Million Boxes: An Exaggeration,” with its hundreds of square cells and their blood-red nuclei. Nunes explains this piece: “My husband often says, ‘If you want the facts, ask me. But if you want a better story, ask my wife.’” He’s right: She’s written a pretty good story.