‘The Secret Life of Machines’


Happy second birthday, Alex Bult Gallery! Celebrate in style with the gallery’s November solo show of artist Jeff Myers’s haunting exhibition “The Secret Life of Machines,” on display through Dec. 7.

“I have always been interested in environmental and sociological contrasts and contradictions,” Myers says. “Employing different cultural time periods in history with the contemporary in the same tableaux, a type of deconstructive blending occurs.”

If this description has your head spinning, all you need to know is this: Myers’s oil paintings feature large, antiquated farm machinery or other pieces of discarded equipment amid a superimposed landscape of contemporary cities like Tokyo and New York. This “man versus wild,” “urban versus agricultural” motif creates an effect that’s both eerie and beautiful in Myers’ compelling paintings.

For more information, call (916) 476-5540 or visit alexbultgallery.com. The gallery is located at 1114 21st St., Suite B, in Sacramento.

Who: Alex Bult Gallery
What: “The Secret Life of Machines,” paintings by Jeff Myers
When: Through Dec. 7
Where: Alex Bult Gallery, 1114 21st St., Suite B, Sacramento