Arts and Entertainment
Art listings are compiled by Sarah Han. Because of space limitations,
new art shows are listed the week they open (thereafter, shows are listed
on a rotating basis), and we cannot list café exhibits. For information
on how to submit listings to this section, see 8 Days a Week. Reviews
are by Lindsey Westbrook. museums
California Palace of the Legion of Honor Lincoln Park (near 34th Ave at Clement); 863-3330. Tues-Sun, 9:30am-5pm. $8, $6 seniors, $5 for 12 to 17, free for 11 and under (free Tues). "Marks of Creativity: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary California Drawings." Works by various California artists. Through Feb 10. "Richard Diebenkorn: Clubs and Spades." More than 20 prints and drawings from 1981-82 by Diebenkorn. Through April 28. "À toute épreuve: An Artist's Book Masterpiece by Joan Miró." Book illustrations by Miró. Jan 26-May 19.
Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. $2-5. You Say Tomato, I Say Bizarro: A Retrospective of the Works of Dan Piraro. Through Sun/27. Bone Fragments: Short Stories by Jeff Smith. Through Feb 10. Gorey at Bay: Part I - Gorey Style. Through March 31.
Chinese Historical Society of America and Chinese American National Museum 965 Clay; 391-1188. Tues-Fri, 11am-4pm. $3, $2 seniors, $1 for ages 6 to 17, free for 5 and under. "Dong Kingman in San Francisco." Twenty-five watercolor paintings. Through Feb 28.
Exploratorium 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm (Wed until 9pm). $9, $7.50 students and seniors, $6 youths (free first Wed). "Ten Things I Can Count On." Machine installation by Bruce Cannon. "Three-Dimensional Zoetrope." Work by Stewart Dickson. Both exhibits through May 5.
Jewish Museum San Francisco 121 Steuart; 543-8880. Sun-Thurs, noon-5pm. $3-4, free for 12 and under and members. "Face(t)s of Memory: Found Photographs and Family Albums." Work by Christian Boltanski, Marcelo Bordsky, and a selection of historic photographs from the Judah L. Magnes Museum. Through Thurs/31.
Museo Italo Americano Fort Mason Center, Bldg C, Marina at Laguna; 673-2200. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm (first Wed, noon-7pm). $3, $2 students and seniors; free for 11 and under (free first Wed). "John Grillo: A Painter's Life of Expression. Works from 1938 to 2002." Oils, watercolors, etchings, sculptures, and monotypes by John Grillo. Through March 30.
Museum of Craft and Folk Art Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 775-0991. Tues-Fri and Sun, 11am-5pm; Sat 10am-5pm. $1-3 (free Sat, 10am-noon; first Weds, 11am-7pm). "Emblems of Passage: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas." Artwork in bone, metal, wood, raffia, and clay from various cultures. Through April 7.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third St; 357-4000. Fri-Tues, 11am-6pm; Thurs, 11am-9pm. $10, $7 seniors, $6 students, free for 12 and under and members (free first Tues; half-price Thurs, 6-9pm). "Judith Rothschild: An Artist's Search." Paintings by the artist. Through Feb 17. "Points of Departure II: Connecting with Contemporary Art." Exhibition explores art within six thematic contexts. Through June 9.
San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum 401 Van Ness, Fourth fl; 255-4800. Tues, Thurs-Sat, 11am-5pm; Wed 11am-7pm. Free. "Life upon the Wicked Stage: The History of San Francisco's Orpheum Theater." An exhibition on the history of all four theaters that have born the Orpheum name in San Francisco. Through March 30. "San Francisco 1900: On Stage." Ongoing. "San Francisco in Song." Ongoing. "Maestro: Photographic Portraits of Tom Zimberoff." Portraits of national and international conductors. Ongoing.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. Tues-Wed and Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-8pm. $6, $3 seniors, students, and youths; free for members (free first Tues). "The Metal Party." A site-specific installation by Josiah McElheny. "Preserve." Installation by Ellen Gallagher. "Taxa." New works by Isabella Kirkland. All exhibits through Sun/27.
Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak, Oakl; (510) 238-2200. Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm. $6, $4 seniors and students. "Recent Works by Raymond Howell." An exhibition of 15 works by the Oakland painter and printmaker. Through March 31. "California's Native Grandeur: Preserving Vanishing Landscapes." Fifty paintings by William Wendt, Granville Redmond, Maynard Dixon, William Keith, Thomas Hill, Paul Grimm, and Guy Rose. Through April 14.
UC Berkeley Art Museum 2625 Durant, Berk; (510) 642-0808. Wed-Sun, 11am-7pm. $6, $4 seniors and youths, free for 12 and under, members, and UC Berkeley students and faculty. "Ansel Adams from the University of California Collections." Photographs and memorabilia from the UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library holdings. Through March 10. "Migrations: Photographs by Sebastião Salgado." More than 300 black-and-white photographs of immigrants and refugees by the Brazilian photographer. Through March 24. See 8 Days a Week, page 44. "XXL." Large-scale paintings and sculpture. Through July 14. "Matrix 196: Sowon Kwon, Average Female (Perfect)." Digital media by Kwon. Jan 27-March 24.
Hosfelt Gallery 430 Clementina; 495-5454, www.hosfeltgallery.com. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Exodus," works by Sebastião Salgado. Jan 26-March 2. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.
3A Garage Architecture Gallery 27 South Park; 543-3347, ext 20. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm. "Todd Hido: Taft Street," photographs of surburban streets and houses (reception Thurs/24, 6-8pm). Jan 25-March 1.
Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Transformations: Through the Eye of a Needle," works by Rebecca Bui and Linda Lemon (reception Sat/26, 5-8pm). Jan 24-Feb 23.
Babilonia 1808 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 549-1808. Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm. "The Curs of Ray Smith," painting (Sat/26, 7-9pm). Jan 26-March 30.
John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery 2956 San Pablo, Berkeley Business Center, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "The Surface Embodies the Unseen," recent paintings by Nienke Sjaardema (reception Sat/2, 5-8pm). Jan 28-Feb 7.
Robert Allen Fine Art 427 Bryant; 777-0920. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "Wild River/Red Canyon: New work on canvas," acrylic paintings by Geoffrey Williams. Through Thurs/31.
Art Hut 626 Clayton, Apt D; 437-0949. Call for appt. "IN plein air," site-specific installation and other works of Christopher Ballantyne. Through Sat/26.
Aurobora Press 147 Natoma; 546-7880. Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Review 2001," new works by Benglais, Kemp, Rideal, Rivera, Wilson, and Zurier. Through Thurs/31.
Eleonore Austerer 540 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "The Artistic Response of a Wartime Era; Ernst, Picasso, Moore, and Matisse," various works by the four major 20th century masters. Through Thurs/31.
Balazo/Mission Badlands Gallery 2811 Mission; 920-0896. Sat-Sun, 2-6pm. "War! What is it Good For?," works by 30 artists of color on the topic of terrorism and the mass media. Through Tues/29.
Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm.
New work by Cork Marcheschi. Through Sat/2.
Canessa 708 Montgomery; 296-9029. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. Paintings by Rinaldo, Cyrus, and Egisto Cuneo. Through Thurs/31.
Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, Fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Wordworks," new works by Kim Frohsin. Through Sat/26.
Catharine Clark 49 Geary; 399-1439. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Animalism," works by Walter Robinson; "Boy," works by Philip Knoll; "Neurotica," works by Tag Team Drawing Project (Robinson and Knoll). Through Feb 23.
Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Call for hours. Paintings by Alexander Kopps and Christopher A. Ruess. Through Thurs/31.
Durka Chang Gallery Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason; 474-4532. Call for hours. "Horizons and Recent Works," series of works on paper by Daniel Goldstein. Through Mon/4.
Ebert Gallery 49 Geary, Fourth fl; 296-8405. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Installation by Jan Bythe; recent paintings by Ying Yin; recent paintings by Raul Soruco. All exhibits through Sat/2.
871 Fine Arts 49 Geary; 543-5155. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. Prints from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Lithography Workshop, 1969-76. Through March 30. "Pop Art Ephemera," posters, gallery announcements, and brochures from 1960-72. Through March 30.
Gallery Paule Anglim 14 Geary; 433-2710. Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat 10am-5pm. "Women Artists: Their Work and Infleunce, 1950's-70's," works by various women artists. Through Sat/2.
Brian Gross Fine Art 49 Geary; 788-1050. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Diary," paintings by Marco Casentini. Through Sat/2.
Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, Fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "New England Life," paintings by Ann Lofquist. Through Sat/2. "Woman, Goddess and Idol, 19018-1935," sculptures by Gaston Lachaise. Through March 2.
James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin, Third flr; 557-4400. Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "We Love You Alice B. Toklas: A 125th Birthday Celebration," an exhibition of various editions of Toklas's cookbooks, letters, and photographs. Through March 7.
Hotel Biron Gallery 45 Rose; 703-0403. Tues-Sun, 5pm-2am. "Excavation Rites," mixed media works by John Claude Hundt. Through Mon/4.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura 425 Washington; 788-7142. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Depero for Campari," drawings, marionettes, and books from the Campari Archives. Through Feb 28.
Kings Gallery 1187 Franklin; 776-4580. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sun, noon-2pm. "Simple Pleasures," recent paintings by Rebecca Lyon; "Afghan Heritage," paintings by exhiled Afghan artists. Through Mon/28.
Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, second flr; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Lil' Giants," photographs by Davis and Davis. Through Sat/2. See Critic's Choice.
Max Furniture 1633 Fillmore; 440-9002. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun noon-5. New paintings by New York artist Rene Fressola; recent paintings by Wanda Beth Zenger (reception Fri/25, 7-9pm). Through Sun/3.
Micaela 334 Gough; 551-8111. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. Glass works by Camilla Newhagen; paintings by Robert Charles Dunahay. Through Thurs/31.
Morning Due 3698 17th St; 621-7156. Call for times. "Inconsciente colectivo," work by Ma Fernanda Albarracín. Through Feb 15.
New Conservatory Theater 25 Van Ness; 777-8242. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Belches and Blossoms," works by Leroy Morvant. Through Tues/29.
111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna; 974-1719. Tues-Fri, 1-7 pm; Sat, 4-7pm. "Discordia," new work by Doze Green. Through Sat/2.
Oxman College 375 Third Ave; 751-6461. Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Spirit and Soul," paintings by Russian artists. Through Thurs/24.
Pierotti 900 Hyde; 353-6650. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. "In Harmony with Nature," watercolors by Morris L. Taylor. Through Fri/1.
Quotidian 760 Market, Ste 252; 788-0445. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "The Dimension of Deathminister Fuller," work by Frank Haines. Through Sat/2.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Fort Mason, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. Paintings by Judith Foosaner, Paulette Long, and Bonney Meyer. Through Fri/1.
San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin; 557-4400. Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Open hArt," individual glass case exhibits by Bay Area artists located on various floors of the library. Through Thurs/31.
Shapiro 760 Market, Ste 248; 398-6655. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Street Photography from New York to Los Angeles," work by Joe Schwartz. Through Sat/26.
Marcel Sitcoske 251 Post; 434-4804. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Mon, by appt. "Flug (Flight)," work by Sharon Harper. Through Sat/26.
Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Clinton Fein's annoy.com," Type-C prints. Through Thurs/31.
Upper Playground 228 Fillmore; 252-0144. Wed-Sun, 1-7pm. "Just Say No?," works by 18 artists including Zephyr, Sam Flores, Mike Giant, Satoshi Kamata, Luciano Duran, Rob Sato, Lisel Ashlock, "king edmond," and Mik. Through Feb 7.
Vorpal 393 Grove; 397-9200. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "African Art," ancient sculpture and jewelry. Through Sat/2.
Walter and McBean Galleries San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 749-4564. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Sight Unseen: The 120th Annual Exhibition," work by Victor Cartagena, Michael Damm, Oliver DiCicco, Larnie Reid Fox, and others; work by Michal Helfman. Through Sat/2.
Weinstein 253 Grant; 397-6177. Daily, 10am-7pm. Leonor Fini and Her Contemporaries: Surrealism Through the Eyes of Women Artists," oil paintings, watercolors, pen, and ink works. Through Thurs/31.
Stephen Wirtz Gallery Bankers Investment Bldg, 49 Geary; 433-6879. Call for hours. "Absorption of Light," work by Mike and Doug Starn. Through Sat/2.
Alice Arts Center 1428 Alice, Oakl; (510) 238-7221. Call for times. Works by Leslie Laurien, S. Newman, and Pashyanti Carole Hand. Through Mon/28.
East Bay Municipal Utility District Administration Building 375 11th St, Second fl lobby, Oakl; (510) 287-0143. Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm. "Familiar Sights, Unfamiliar Vision," an exhibit on the Anthony Chabot Regional Park by Glenn Hemanes. Through Fri/1.
Green Shutter Gallery 22654 Main, Hayward; (510) 538-2787. Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm. "Spirited Objects," East African musical instruments, paintings, baskets, furniture, and more. Through Fri/1.
Flora Lamson Hewlett Library Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge, Berk; (510) 649-2541. Call for hours. "Holocaust Drawings," 21 works on paper by Cleve Gray. Through Fri/25.
!hey! 4920B Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 428-2349. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Adventures in La Land," installations by Suzanne Husky and paintings by Amy Morrell. Through Feb 23.
Jazzschool 2807 Addison, Berk; (510) 845-5373. Call for hours. "Rhythms," sculpture, neon, music, and video projections by Kati Casida. Through Sat/2.
Kala Art Institute 1060 Heinz, Berk; (510) 549-2977. Tues-Fri, noon-5pm and by appointment. "Kala Artists' Annual," works by more than 50 artists. Through Thurs/31.
Loop Gallery 2207 14th Ave, Oakl; (510) 532-4890. Thurs-Sat, 11am-6pm. Drawings and woodwork by Bruce Waterman. Through Wed/30.
NIAD Art Center 551 23rd St, Richmond; (510) 620-0290. Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm. "Art from the Heart," handmade jewelry, hand-painted scarves, quilts and more for exhibition and sale. Through Thurs/31.
Oakland Art Gallery 150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Broadway and 14th St, Oakl; (510) 637-0395. Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. "Visual Alchemy I," mixed-media works by Laurie Reid, Lucy Puls, Alan Rath, and Mari Andrews (reception Thurs/24, 5-8pm). Through Feb 9.
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery 942 Clay, Oakl; (510) 625-1350. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "You Ought'a Be in Pictures." Steve DeFrank, Jason Mecier, and Rob Conger are all portraitists, but definitely not the conventional, paint-and-canvas kind. DeFrank specializes in Lite-Brite art; each of his electric portraits uses between 60,000 and 80,000 pegs. His pictures are often funny, often embarrassing, and sometimes both at the same time, like the huge portrait of his parents wearing nothing but their tan lines, wristwatches, and '70s-style hairdos. San Francisco artist Jason Mecier contributes mixed-media portraits of Rod Serling, the Rock, and Linda Blair. Each collage is a collection of objects specially chosen for the subject's personality. The third artist in the show, Rob Conger, rounds out this group of unconventional portraitists with his three hooked rugs: Alan Greenspan, Greenspan Praying, and Greenspan Attentive. Now you too can have the Federal Reserve Board chair warming your toes in the privacy of your own home. Through Sat/2.
Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N. San Pedro, San Rafael; (415) 444-8000. Call for hours. "From the Edge of Destruction: The Paintings of Joseph Bau" (reception Thurs/31, 7:30pm). Through April 15.
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto 668 Ramona, Palo Alto; (650) 321-3891. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. "Women of the Printroom," work by Ewa Gavrielov, Claudia Marshall, Martha Kimball-Putnam, and Marianne Schlumberger. Through Wed/30. "Inside Out," juried exhibition. Through Thurs/31.
Pro Arts 461 Ninth St, Oakl; (510) 763-4361. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. "Juried Annual 2001-02 Exhibit," painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and more by Bay Area and regional artists. Through Sat/2.
Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett, Richmond; (510) 620-6772, www.therichmondartcenter.org. Tues-Fri, 10am-4:30pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm. "The Art of Living Black," the sixth annual exhibition of works by black artists (reception Sat/2, 3-6pm). Through March 16.
21 Grand 21 Grand, Oakl; (510) 444-7263. Thurs, 1-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. "All Grown Up," new paintings and drawings by Amy Chan. Through Sat/2.