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.
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). "Richard Diebenkorn: Clubs and Spades." More than 20 prints and drawings from 1981-82 by Diebenkorn. Through April 28. "Dreaming with Open Eyes: Dada and Surrealist Art." Works from the Vera, Silvia, and Arturo Schwarz Collection. Through April 28. "Selected Masterworks: The Marcia and John Friede Collection of New Guinea Art." Nineteen works from the Friede Collection. Through May 5. "À toute épreuve: An Artist's Book Masterpiece by Joan Miró." Book illustrations by Miró. Through May 19.
Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. $2-5. Gorey at Bay: Part I - Gorey Style. Through March 31. Dreamtime/Wartime: The Comics of Aleksandar Zograf." Comics by the Serbian cartoonist. Feb 16-April 14. "Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995." Comics by Bill Watterson (reception Thurs/21, 6-8pm). Feb 16-April 14.
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). "Moebius Band." Sculpture by Valeska Peschke. Through March 3. "Ten Things I Can Count On." Machine installation by Bruce Cannon. "Three-Dimensional Zoetrope." Work by Stewart Dickson. Both exhibits through May 5.
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 Sun/17. "Eva Hesse." Nearly 150 sculptures, paintings, and works on paper by the artist. Through May 19. "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.
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). "Elder Arts 2002." Work from the Art with Elders program. "Slowdive: Sculpture and Performance in Real Time." Work by eight conceptual artists, including a series of one-time-only performance art events. "Guide to Trust No. 2." Works based on the writings of Dennis Cooper by various artists. "Building Project." Video installation by Shannon Kennedy. All exhibits through April 21.
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. "Matrix 196: Sowon Kwon, Average Female (Perfect)." Digital media by Kwon. Through March 24. "XXL." Large-scale paintings and sculpture. Through July 14.
Rena Bransten Gallery 77 Geary; 982-3292. Tues-Thurs, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Straight to Video," works by John Waters (reception Thurs/14, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 14-March 16. See 8 Days a Week, page 48.
Luggage Store 1007 Market; 255-5971. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. "Drawings of Re-moval," installation of drawings by Edgar Arceneaux; new work on paper by Kamau Amu Patton; "Blue Bar Project," an installation by Kitundu (reception Fri/15, 6-8pm). Feb 15-March 16.
John Pence 750 Post; 441-1138. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. Recent landscape and marine paintings by William Davis, Donald Demers, and Joseph McGurl (reception Fri/15, 6-8pm). Feb 15-March 16.
Pond 214 Valencia; 437-9151. Thurs-Sun, 3-8pm, and by appointment. "Inside View," annual anniversary group exhibition featuring five works by Desiree Holman, Kent Manske, Geof Oppenheimer, Ricardo Rivera, and Schechter/Schimizu (reception Fri/15, 6:30-9:30pm). Feb 15-March 17.
SF Camerawork 1246 Folsom; 863-1001. Tues-Sat, noon-5pm. "No Exit: Images of Imprisonment," works by eight artists (reception Tues/19, 5-8pm). Feb 19-March 23.
Traywick 1316 10th St, Berk; (510) 527-1214. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. Works by Stas Orlovski (reception Sat/16, 6-8pm). Feb 16-March 23.
Walter and McBean Galleries San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 749-4564. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Works by Tania Bruguera," performance, installation, and video works by the Cuban artist; New works by Ghada Amer (preview and reception Wed/13, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 14-March 30.
Nexus 2701 Eighth St, Berk; (510) 486-8118. Sat-Wed, 11am-5pm. Works by Peggy Chung and Jennifer Kent (reception Sat/16, 4-8pm). Thurs/14-Tues/19.
NIAD Art Center 551 23rd St, Richmond; (510) 620-0290. Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm. "Four Artists," works by Shirley How, Marlin Mullen, Arstanda (Billy) White, and Alice Wong (reception Wed/20, 5-7pm). Feb 19-April 12.
Oakland Art Gallery 150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Broadway and 14th St, Oakl; (510) 637-0395. Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. "Visual Alchemy II," works by various Bay Area artists. Feb 19-March 9.
Alliance Française 1345 Bush; 775-7755. Mon-Thurs, 9am-9pm; Fri, 9am-7pm; Sat, 9am-1pm. "Des Animaux et des Hommes," work by Capucine Mazille (reception Thurs/14, 6-8pm). Through March 2.
Bucheon 540 Hayes; 863-2891. Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New work by Terry Chastain and John Gruenwald (reception Fri/15, 5-10pm). Through March 17.
Canessa 708 Montgomery; 296-9029. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "La-la-la," photography and painting by H.L. Murray and Quang Hong. Through March 1.
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 Sat/23.
Creative Growth Art Center 355 24th St, Oakl; (510) 836-2340. Mon-Fri, 11am-5:30pm, and by appt. "Abstract;" "2002 Print Portfolio." Through Fri/22.
Culture Cache 1800 Bryant, No. 104; 626-7776. Wed-Sun, 2-6pm, and by appt. "L.A.'s Fab Five," works by Freddi Cerasoll, Jeff Sotto, Logan Kicks, Tofer, and Dez Einswell. Through Feb 28.
Friday the Thirteenth West 331 Potrero; 863-2285. Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm. Recent paintings by Jimmy Lee Sudduth. Through Sat/16.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California 973 Market, Ste 400; 777-5455. Tues-Sat, 1-5pm. "Mrs. Vera's Daybook and Other Stories," works by Michael Johnstone. Through Sat/23.
Jewett Gallery San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin, Lower level; 557-4277. Sun, noon-5pm; Mon, Sat, 10-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm. "San Francisco's Own," works by over 35 photographers on various subjects. Through Sun/24.
The Lab 2948 16th St; 864-8855. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt. "Ultra-marine: The Workshop for Alternative Aquatic Taxidermy." Do-it-yourself taxidermy: it's not exactly an appetizing thought, but artist Lauren Davies was fascinated when she stumbled across a manual on the subject. The idea has since spawned multiple art projects, including her latest, "Ultra-marine: The Workshop for Alternative Aquatic Taxidermy," the result of a monthlong residency at the Lab. Instead of starting with a dead fish, Davies begins with a trip to the local hardware store and builds her own fish-shaped sculptures out of scrap wood, chicken wire, and lots of acrylic latex spray. Her pièce de résistance is a 25-foot shark made to look as if it were swimming through the center of the room. The rest of her creations lounge around the gallery, many of them seemingly half-finished, and none of them looking much like real fish, dead or alive. You might call it dadaist taxidermy, or taxidermy for vegetarians, or fish-under-construction. Davies prefers to think of her work as a kind of symbolic challenge to all kinds of realist art, including taxidermy, and the blind faith in the idea that art can somehow replicate the real world. Through Sat/16. (Westbrook). "Roadside Attractions," works by Leslie Henslee. Both exhibits through Sat/16.
Richard MacDonald 445A Sutter; 263-5490. Sun-Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-9pm. "Recent works by Robert Heindel (reception Sat/16, 6-9pm). Through March 4.
Market Street On kiosks along Market Street between Van Ness and Embarcadero; 554-6080. "Still Here," billboard-size postcards by artists on the topic of AIDS and HIV. Through Fri/15.
Anthony Meier 3007 Jackson; 351-1400. Tues-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, by appt. New work by Glenn Ligon. Through Fri/15.
Meyerovich 251 Post, Fourth fl; 421-7171. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-6pm; Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "European Masters," works by Picasso, Matisse, Miró, and Chagall; monotypes and rare works by Matt Phillips; "American Abstractions," works by Francis, Frankenthaler, Hockney, Motherwell, and Stella; works by Bay Area artists who have contributed to the New Yorker magazine. All exhibits through Feb 28.
Micaela 334 Gough; 551-8111. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Signposts/Markers," work by Christian James Guenther. Through Feb 28.
Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission; 821-1155. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. "Regeneration," work by artists who are currently a part of Clinica Esperanza, HIV Care and Services; "The Disability Mural," a mural by over 600 Bay Area art makers. Through Fri/15.
Morning Due 3698 17th St; 621-7156. Call for hours. "Inconsciente colectivo," work by Ma Fernanda Albarracín. Through Fri/15.
111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna; 974-1719. Tues-Fri, 1-7 pm; Sat, 4-7pm. "My Adidas," an exhibition dedicated to Adidas shoes featuring works by Doze, mr. jago, Big Foot, Greg Galinsky, David Weissburg, Romanowski, Marlow, sick boy 310, Rostarr, Daniel and Joop, Dez Einswell, Diego, Dave Merkley, Cool Chris, and Exothermic. Through March 2.
Diego Rivera San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 771-7020. Daily, 9am-9pm. "Rethinking Pink," a group show curated by Maria Park. Through Sat/16.
Rogue Art Space 4360 19th St; 863-4940. Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Hearts of Glass," work by glass artists Kevin Grady, Nancy Otto, Mark Rubnitz, Jamie Guerrero, and others. Through Sun/24.
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 401 Van Ness; 554-6080. Wed-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Dear ___," works by Rachel Sher. Through Sat/16.
San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place; 252-2568. Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Star and Stone Fine Arts Exhibition," paintings and drawings by Chinese artists from the Bay Arts Association; "Measuring Time," monoprint etchings by Lydia Ricci; "Missing: Last Seen at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001," 200 actual "missing" fliers. All exhibits through Sun/24.
Marcel Sitcoske 251 Post; 434-4804. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Mon, by appt. "Basquiat Editions," a portfolio of screenprints by Jean-Michel Basquait; "Wrap," an exhibit on the topic of gift-giving. Through Sat/23.
Somarts 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sun, noon-4pm. "Paris/San Francisco Axis Mondi/Somarts Exchange," works by 14 international artists. Through Feb 28.
Southern Exposure 401 Alabama; 863-2141. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Avian," sound and sculpture installation by Rueben Lorch-Miller; "Sayonara," installation by Sheri Simons. Through Sat/16. "Address," letter-writing projects by six artists. Through April 13.
Space 743 743 Harrison; 777-9080. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "Shreds and Patches," paintings by Tim Yankosky. Through Sat/16.
Thacher Gallery University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton; 422-2660. Mon-Fri, noon-5:30pm. "Cultures and Community: the USF Faculty/Staff Exhibition," a juried exhibition of works. Through Sun/24.
Triangle Gallery 47 Kearny, Fifth floor; 392-1686. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Metal Sculpture," works by Roger Berry (reception Thurs/14, 5:30-7:30pm). Through March 30.
Utopia Planitia 624 Bush; 362-1277. Call for hours. "Found," work by Richard Hansen. Through Feb 28.
Vorpal 393 Grove; 397-9200. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Beaux and Eros," an exhibition of romantic and erotic art (reception Thurs/14, 5:30-8pm). Through March 31.
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. Through Sat/23.
Gallery 16 1616 16th St; 626-7495. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Recent works by Stefan Kirkeby. Through Sat/16.
!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 Sat/23. See Critic's Choice.
Olive Hyde 123 Washington, Fremont; (510) 791-4357. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "Plugged In: Images, Objects, and Sounds," works by Andrew Kleindolph, Anna Vaughan, and Les Barta. Through Sat/16.
Photolab 2235 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 644-1400. Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6:30pm; Sat, 9am-3pm. "The Other 364 Days: A Day in the Life of the Queer Community," black-and-white silver gelatin prints. Through Sat/16.
Pusod 1808 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 883-1808. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Crizel's World: Butterflies and Benzene," works by six-year-old Filipino artist Crizel Jane Valencia. Through Feb 28.
Red Oak Gallery 1891 Solano, Berk; (510) 527-3387. Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. "Feu de la Vie," pastel and water colors by Diana Smith. Through Fri/22. "The Digital Dimension: Digital Art and Textiles," work by Melanie Hofmann. Through Sat/23.
University Gallery California State University, Hayward, 25800 Carlos Bee, Hayward; (510) 885-3299. Tues-Sat, noon-4pm. "Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life," works by the artist, humorist, and philosopher. Through Wed/20.