A colorfully clothed woman stands with her head cut off and tucked into her right elbow. A bee lies in repose, its face having been replaced with a miniature turbine. A long and slender creature with five horns and six legs points to a book that it’s reading.
The stuff of nightmares? Definitely, which is the entire point of this month’s “Galerie Macabre” exhibit at Archival Gallery in East Sacramento.
The show, which launched Oct. 8 and runs through Oct. 31, spotlights “the spooky, the sinister, the scary,” according to Archival’s press announcement. “The gallery will be transformed into a Haunted House, suitable for all ages to safely explore and experience fine art.”
Featured artists include Paul Basye, Robert Bowen, Carrie Cottini, Lindsey Dillon, Al Farrow, Cynthia Hipkiss, Jon Lowe, Jolene Matson, Kiny McCarrick, Corey Okada, Kellie Raines, Sean Royal, Victoria Smith, Rob Thompson and Maria Winkler.
The paintings, ceramics, sculptures and other Halloweeny artworks are not just designed to creep you out—they’re available for purchase, too. Get a taste of the offerings by visiting the gallery’s website.
The gallery, which was founded in 1983 and is at 3223 Folsom Blvd., is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and by appointment. If you go to “Gallerie Macabre,” be sure to wear a mask—maybe even a frightening one.
Starting Nov. 5 and showing through Dec. 5, Archival Gallery will feature more works Okada, as well as some by Marilyn Kuksht, Laureen Landau and Linda Nunes. Archival brings 2020 to a close with “The Toy Show,” from Dec. 10 through Dec. 30.
For more information, call (916) 923-6204.