5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 / 1821 Gallery & Studios, 1821 Calaveras St. / www.1821gallery.com, (559) 233-9992 / Free
Thomas Spears, a Fresno State graduate, makes art about prehistory — the relationship between the sacred and profane, predestination and free will, creation and destruction. His first major exhibition, “Things Hidden Since The Foundation,” at 1821 Gallery & Studios, consists of works made of a mixture of oil on wood and canvas, along with mixed-media works. There will be an artist’s reception on Saturday, Jan. 31. The exhibition runs through March 14.