In Oxnard, California, the Carnegie Art Museum is presenting Emblemata, a show of large and dramatic allegorical oil paintings by Michael Pearce (b. 1965). These evoke a dreamlike world populated by figures engaged in mysterious tasks that invite interpretation, and may even inspire mystical reverie. The show is on view September 7-November 18.
Information: 424 South C Street, Oxnard, California 93030, 805.385.8157, www.carnegieam.org
Michael Pearce (b. 1965)
2012, Oil on canvas, 111 3/4 x 60 in.
On view at the Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard