Each December, the ancient Romans gathered for the feast of Saturnalia, a banquet of the harvest’s plenties. Irvine Contemporary’s “Saturnalia” has harvested recent works from the gallery’s represented artists for a diverse bacchanal of contemporary art ranging from cartoon pop to surrealism to minimalism. The abstract swirls of Oliver Vernon start off the exhibit, and his works Promised Land and Red Swirl are a combination of imagery reminiscent of DNA double helixes, henna tattoos, and Pollackian paint splatters. Adjacent, Susan Jamison’s double nude portraits of a woman bear the anatomical map of the figure’s skill and cranial muscles, while the woman’s upper torso is covered in thorny sticks in one painting and spiderwebs in the other. Randy Toy’s Gold 220, a grid of 22-karat gold-leaf-printed squares, looks like the most expensive display of Post-its ever. The disparity in works shown is a testament to the variety of artists and styles shown at Irvine. The exhibition is on view from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, to Saturday, Aug. 4, at Irvine Contemporary, 1412 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 332-8767.