John Goetz’s Element and Myth A solo exhibition by the abstract artist. Shows through Sun., Oct. 8, Artamo Gallery, 568-1400.
Alia El-Bermani’s Perceptions of Beauty A feminist painter’s investigation of the way human physical beauty is socially constructed. Shows through Wed., Oct. 18, Sullivan Goss Gallery, 730-1460.
Hank Pitcher’s New Paintings The first one-person show at the new Sullivan Goss Modern space. Expect cool grandeur from our resident surf/landscape mystic. Shows through Wed., Oct. 18, Sullivan Goss Gallery, 730-1460.
Scattered Man and the Particle These installation pieces by Cort Savage are thought-provoking works involving bones and black rubber bands. They must be seen to be believed. Shows through Fri., Oct. 20, Reynolds Art Gallery (Westmont College), 565-6162.
Something New for Another Sunny Day Photography, video, and installation by emerging tri-counties artists Tellef Tellefson, Teja Ream, Julia Ford, and Robert Wechsler. Shows through Sun., Oct. 29, Contemporary Arts Forum, 966-5373.
Dick Smith and His Back Country Wilderness Sketches, photographs, and wood carvings by the renowned Santa Barbara environmentalist. Sun., Sept. 17 through Sun., Jan. 7, Wildling Art Museum (Los Olivos), 688-1082.
Dali’s Divine Comedy Salvador Dali’s print designs based on Dante Alighieri’s poem, The Divine Comedy. A match made in hell? See for yourself. Wed., Sept. 27 through Sun., Dec. 3, University Art Museum (UCSB), 893-2951.
Mythic Visions: Yarn Paintings of a Huichol Shaman Originally at the University of Pennsylvania, this features the work of José Benítez Sánchez. Huichol shamans travel hundreds of miles to gather the peyote that fuels their visions. Surely you can drive to Goleta to see the results. Wed., Sept. 27 through Sun., Dec. 3, University Art Museum (UCSB), 893‑2951.
Lost and Found: California Pictorialist Photographs from the Dennis Reed Collection The second part of an exhibition of rare photos that began this summer. Sat., Oct. 21 through Sun., Jan. 7, S.B. Museum of Art, 884-6454.