Solo show opens Friday at Julie Baker Fine Art |

Solo show opens Friday at Julie Baker Fine Art

Julie Baker Fine Art in Nevada City is opening a month-long first solo show of Nevada County native Brook Caballero with an artist’s reception on Friday, 6-9 p.m. The show is called “The Catalyst of Inquiry.”

Caballero’s ability and subjects are extremely individual, says Baker. “His work is sometimes sentimental and other times sarcastic and odd. He creates finely rendered watercolor or oil landscapes with Tolkien-psychedelic accents and utopian overtones where boats float into throat tunnels and unicorns still exist. His work transports you to dreamlands.” And much of his work shows the influence of the environs of the foothills of Northern California while he celebrates the mythic image of the carefree California girl – as in “Mountain Choir,” a small watercolor of a woman naked from the shoulders up in which the figure and landscape appear to become one. The woman’s hair, windswept and tousled, echoes the patterns in the mountain range behind her. She appears larger than the mountain, an Amazonian beauty who is one with nature.

The gallery is located at 246 Commercial St.; its hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 265-9ART for more information. For more about Caballero, visit our Web site at

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