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.
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 Sun/3.
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). "Eva Hesse." Nearly 150 sculptures, paintings, and works on paper by the artist. Through May 19. "Jack Stauffacher: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design." Almost 25 prints by the artist. March 2-May 26. "Perfect Acts of Architecture." Works by Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Thom Mayne, and Bernard Tschumi. March 2-May 26. "Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel." Landscapes, still-life scenes, and portraits by the photographer. March 2-July 9.
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 Sun/10.
Ampersand International Arts 1001 Tennessee; 285-0170. Thurs-Fri, 10am-5pm, and by appt. "Daily Docudrama," video installation by Tommy Becker; "Telling Time by Remote Control," mixed media work by Heather Johnson (reception Fri/1, 5-8pm). March 1-29.
Atelier of Famous Melissa and Co.! 545 Sutter; 788-1866. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. "Love's Mysteries Revealed," works by Bill Wareham, Philip Hacket, Al Honig, members of Anon Salon, and others. Through Fri/1. "But for the Grace of God," an exhibition by Janette MacKinlay and Jim Lecce featuring personal photographs documenting the events at the World Trade Center on Sept 11, recovered artwork, and ikebana arrangements. March 2-30.
Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm.
New work by Mary Snowden. Through Sat/2. "Revisited," works by John Altoon, Jeremy Anderson, Ann Carter, and Nell Sinton (reception Sat/9, 3:30-5:30pm). March 5-30.
Calumet Gallery 2001 Bryant; 643-9275. Call for hours. "Landscapes of China," by Anne Xu. Feb 28-April 10.
Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Call for hours. "Datum Overture Core," recent works by Chris Pew. Through Thurs/28. Oil paintings on wood relief by Sharon Eisley (reception Sat/9, 6-10pm). March 4-24.
Encantada 904 Valencia; 642-3939. Tues-Sun, noon-6pm; Fri-Sat, noon-8pm. "The Flat Earth," paintings by Eugene Rodriguez. Through March 24.
Focus Gallery 2423 Polk; 567-9067. Tues and Thurs, noon-9pm; Wed, Fri-Sun, noon-6pm. "One World," photographs by Lori Smith Docherty, Ruth Astle, and friends (reception Thurs/7, 6-9pm). March 2-30.
Hespe 1764 Union; 776-5918. Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Opera Paintings 2002," by Luchi Szerman (reception Thurs/28, 6-8pm). Feb 26-March 31.
Hospitality House 146 Leavenworth; 749-2132. Call for hours. "Where I Live: Home, House, Heart," artwork by homeless and at-risk artists (reception Tues/5, 6-8pm). March 5-29.
Intersection for the Arts 446 Valencia; 626-2787. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "The People's Plan," an interactive, multidimensional forum featuring local artists (kick-off event, Wed/27, 6-9pm). Through April 20.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura 425 Washington; 788-7142. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Depero for Campari," drawings, marionettes, and books from the Campari Archives. Through Thurs/28. "Women at the Cneter: A Reflection Upon the History of Italian Feminism Through Its Posters," posters made by Italian feminists from the '70s-'90s (reception Mon/4, 6:30pm). March 4-April 12.
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 401 Van Ness; 554-6080. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Co-Lab: New Generations, Collaborative Art and Learning," works by Bay Area artists collaborating with Bay Area youth (reception Sat/2, 1-4pm). Through March 30.
San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place; 252-2568. Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Pulse!," work by San Francisco City Hall employees, volunteers, and interns. "Eyes of Hope: Lost Portraits from San Francisco's "Greek Town" 1914-1922," photographs by Leon Pantoti. Both exhibits run March 2-April 14. "Don't Call Me Honey: Photographs of Women and Their Work," a documentary project by Ann P. Meredith. March 2-April 21.
San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin; 557-4400. Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Portraits," recent portraits by Nell Jehu. Through March 30. "Farley: Echo Warrior," an exhibit of cartoonist Phil Frank's comics. March 3-April 13.
Sargent Johnson Gallery African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton; 922-2049. Tues-Sat, noon-4pm, or by appt. Selected paintings by William Walker (reception Sat/2, 6-7:30pm). Feb 28-April 7.
Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary; 291-0966. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Atmospheric Disturbances," paintings and installation by Christel Dillbohner. March 5-30.
Southern Exposure 401 Alabama; 863-2141. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Address," letter-writing projects by six artists. Through April 13. "Off," photography by Natalie Cartwright; "Autoskinning: Passive Abduction No. 3, " mobile architectures by Kit; "Errand Projections from Pilgrim Glacier," paintings by Shaun O'Dell (reception Fri/1, 6-8pm). March 1-April 13.
Thacher Gallery University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton; 422-2660. Mon-Fri, noon-5:30pm. "The Fifth Horseman and Indifference: Sur-rational Paintings by Fritz Hirschberger," a series of paintings by the Holocaust survivor. March 4-April 14.
Weinstein 253 Grant; 397-6177. Daily, 10am-7pm. "Hello, Dali!," rare watercolors and drawings by Salvador Dali. March 2-31.
Alice Arts Center 1428 Alice, Oakl; (510) 238-7221. Call for hours. Works by Helene Leroy-Adler, Benny Alba, and Bela Harocs. March 1-28.
Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Trace of a Human," new work from Jim Freeman and Krystyna Mleczko (reception Sat/2, 5-8pm). Feb 28-March 30.
The Coffee Mill 3363 Grand, Oakl; (510) 465-4224. Sun-Thurs, 6am-6pm; Fri-Sat, 6am-8pm. Contemporary wall quilt by Roberta Renee Baker (reception Sun/3, 4pm). March 3-May 4.
Third Street Grind Gallery 464 Third St, Oakl; (510) 653-1548. Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:30pm. "Life and Blood," paintings by Terry Kekaha (reception Thurs/7, 6:30-8:30pm). March 4-28.
Adobe Books 3166 16th St; 864-3936. Daily, noon-10pm. "Amanda Eicher: Two Projects," drawing and installation by Amanda Eicher. Through March 15.
Robert Allen Fine Art 427 Bryant; 777-0920. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. A group show of landscapes. Through Thurs/28.
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. Through Sat/2.
Louis Aronow Gallery 522 Sutter; 732-4300. Call for hours. Animal paintings by Wayne Ensrud. Through Thurs/28.
Artist Television Access 992 Valencia; 824-3890. Mon-Sat, 10am-10pm. "Reify," recent monoprints by Alexandra Blum. Through Thurs/28.
Artseal 1847 Larkin; 567-3523. Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. "Winter Exhibition," various works by local artists. Through March 30.
Eleonore Austerer 540 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "New Acquisitions: 1921-1933, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso, and Matisse," graphic works. Through March 30.
John Berggruen 228 Grant; 781-4629. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Recent Paintings," work by Bruce Cohen. Through Sat/2. "Oh Beautiful!," paintings, drawings, and sculpture by more than 20 American artists. Through Sat/2.
Brian Fine Art 49 Geary; 788-1050. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent paintings by Barbara Vos. Through Sat/2.
Build 483 Guerrero; 863-3041. By appt only. "The Secret Life of Dolls," a group show. Through Sun/3.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery 341 Sutter; 392-2299. Mon-Wed, 10am-6pm; Thurs-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. Work by Piotr Strelnik. Through Wed/27.
Canessa 708 Montgomery; 296-9029. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "La-la-la," photography and painting by H.L. Murray and Quang Hong. Through Fri/1.
City Art 828 Valencia; 970-9900. Wed-Sun, noon-9pm. "Erotic Art Show," various works. Through Thurs/28.
Creativity Explored 3245 16th St; 863-2108. Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm; Sat, 11am-6pm. "The Power of Color," paintings, prints, and mixed media works by various artists. Through Sat/2.
Crucible Steel 2050 Bryant; 648-7562. Daily, 10am-10pm. "Sapiens," work by Michael Bennett, Julie Marten, Lara L. Myers, and Jeannie Pettigrew. Through Wed/27.
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 Thurs/28.
Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, Fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. Oil paintings by Linda Grebmeier. Through Sat/2.
Fine Arts Gallery Fine Arts Bldg, Rm 238, 1600 Holloway, SFSU; 338-6535. Mon-Sat, noon-4pm. "Co-Lab: New Generations, Collaborative Art and Learning," works by Bay Area artists collaborating with Bay Area youth (reception Sat/2, 1-4pm). Through March 21.
Fraenkel 49 Geary, 981-2661. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent work by Nan Goldin; "Portraits in Life and Death," photographs by Peter Hujar. Through Sat/2.
Gallery Paule Anglim 14 Geary; 433-2710. Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat 10am-5pm. New work by J.otto; "Reverse Rake/Metal Flake," new work by Randy Hussong. Through Sat/2.
Glama-Rama! 417 South Van Ness; 861-4526. Call for hours. "Retro-Introspective," work by Cody Chancellor. Through Sun/3.
Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, Fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Woman, Goddess and Idol, 19018-1935," sculptures by Gaston Lachaise; "The Hotel Vide," work by F. Scott Hess; "Objects of Intention: Still Life Paintings," works by David Ligare. All exhibits through Sat/2.
Hosfelt Gallery 430 Clementina; 495-5454. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Exodus," works by Sabastião Salgado. Through Sat/2.
Robert Koch 49 Geary; 421-0122. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. New photographs by Tom Baril. Through Sat/2.
George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. New paintings by Gelnna Putt. Through Sat/2.
Live Art Gallery 151 Potrero; 552-5875. Thurs-Sat, noon-4pm, and by appt. "God Said No: The Fall of the Garden of Eden," new paintings by Tom Fowler. Through Thurs/28.
Richard MacDonald 445A Sutter; 263-5490. Sun-Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 10am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-9pm. "Recent works by Robert Heindel. Through Mon/4.
Market Street Kiosks along Market Street between Van Ness and Embarcadero; 554-6080. Posters by Seyed Alavi. Through May 16.
Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, Second flr; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Patter," work by Gary Szymanski. Through Sat/2.
Meridian Gallery 545 Sutter; 398-7229. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Mixed media wall works by Stanley Chan, Christopher Duncan, and Dennis Parlante. Through Sat/2.
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 Thurs/28.
Micaela 334 Gough; 551-8111. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Signposts/Markers," work by Christian James Guenther. Through Thurs/28. "Ribbon Series, 2001," work by Robert Charles Dunahay. "Im*pede," work by Camilla Newhagen. Both through Wed/27.
Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission; 821-1155. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. "Solo Mujeres, Needles and Brushes," painting, sculpture, prints, installations, and multimedia. Through March 28.
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 Sat/2.
Quotidian 760 Market, Ste 252; 788-0445. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Thin Skinned Thick," photographs by Amie S. Potsic. Through March 16.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Fort Mason, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. Works by Carl and Marie Dern. Through Fri/1.
Skylight Gallery San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin, Sixth fl; 557-4560. Sun, noon-5 p.m.; Mon and Sat, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-6pm; Fri, noon-6pm. "Unique Handmade Books: The Creative Process," a book arts exhibition. Through March 16. "Design Charrette: Initiating Dialog and Exploring Ideas," drawings and concepts designed for the San Francisco Public Library's branch renovation program. Through April 25.
SomArts 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sun, noon-4pm. "Paris/San Francisco Axis Mondi/SomArts Exchange," works by 14 international artists. Through Thurs/28.
Student Center Art Gallery SFSU, Cesar Chavez Student Union, 1650 Holloway; 338-2580. Mon-Wed, 10am-6pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-3pm. "Africa: Reflections in Black," sculpture, basketry, gourd and mask carvings, and musical instruments. Through Wed/27.
Tercera Gallery 550 Sutter; 773-0303. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New work by Peter Pierobon. Through Wed/6.
3A Garage Architecture Gallery 27 South Park; 543-3347, ext 20. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm. "Todd Hido: Taft Street," photographs of suburban streets and houses. Through Fri/1.
Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Fragments," works by Elizabeth Sher; works by Claire Wolf Krantz. Through Thurs/28.
Upper Playground 228 Fillmore; 252-0144. Wed-Sun, 1-7pm. "Screever," paintings, drawings, and 3-D works by Barron Storey. Through Sun/10.
Utopia Planitia 624 Bush; 362-1277. Call for hours. "Found," work by Richard Hansen. Through Thurs/28.
Bedford Gallery Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic, Walnut Creek; (925) 295-1417. Tues-Sun, noon-5pm (also Thurs-Sat, 6-8pm). "On the Land: Creatures, Cowboys, and Developers." Photographer Matt O'Brien started taking pictures of cattle ranches throughout Alameda and Contra Costa Counties about 13 years ago. O'Brien's photos include a lot of traditional country-western imagery, like roundups, hog-tying, and leathery-looking guys wearing Wranglers, but he also tries to capture other important aspects of ranch life on film, including the roles of women and children and even an unflinching look at cow branding and bull castration. His newest series is called "The Valley Weeps," a close-up look at suburbanization in Dougherty Valley, where ranchers have been evicted to make room for 11,000 new tract homes. Through Sun/10. (Westbrook)
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut, Berk; (510) 644-6893. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. Works by Sylvia Sussman and Sibila Savage. Through April 13.
Chi 912A Clay, Oakl; (510) 832-4CHI. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, noon-5pm. An exhibition celebrating the publication of Lucia Chiavola Birnbaum's book, Dark Mother, African Origins, and Godmothers. Through Sat/9.
Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery Elihu M. Harris State of California Office Bldg, 1515 Clay, Oakl; (510) 238-6952. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "Contemplation," paintings, prints, and collages by Casper Banjo, Keba Konte, and Githinji Mbire. Through Fri/1.
Heritage Square Building 62nd St at Hollis, Emeryville; (510) 653-1655. Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm. "Sight Specific," works by 10 Bay Area artists. Through Fri/1.
Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787, ext 28. Tues-Fri, Sun, noon-5pm. Works by Packard Jennings. Through March 27. Works by Shaun O'Dell. Through March 30.
Hollis Street Project 5900 Hollis, Emeryville; (510) 653-1655. Daily, 8am-6pm. "Fresh Paint," a group show featuring works by Bay Area painters; "Chemistry," a group show featuring works by Bay Area photographers; "Ton of Joy," a group show featuring paintings and sculptures. All exhibits through Fri/1.
John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery 2956 San Pablo, Berkeley Business Center, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "in (di) visibility," works by Reem Rahim (reception Sat/2, 5-8pm). Through Thurs/7.
Nexus 2701 Eighth St, Berk; (510) 486-8118. Sat-Wed, 11am-5pm. Works by Mark Bechtel and Molly Reilly. Through Thurs/28.
PhotoCentral Gallery 1099 E St, Hayward; (510) 881-6721. Mon-Thurs, 6:30-9:30pm. "The Photographer's Eye: Works in Progress," works by seven photographers. Through Fri/1.
Photolab 2235 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 644-1400. Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6:30pm; Sat, 9am-3pm. "Portraits of the Afghan People: 1984-1992," black and white photographs by Bay Area photographer Patricia Monaco (reception Sat/2, 6pm-8pm). Through April 6.
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 Thurs/28.
Red Oak Gallery 1891 Solano, Berk; (510) 527-3387. Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm. Paintings by Juliann Beckendorf (reception Fri/1, 6-8pm). Through May 17.
Janice Rowell Gallery Rockaway Beach Plaza, 450 Dondee Way no. 11, Pacifica; (650) 355-5060. Wed-Sun, 11:30am-6pm, and by appt. "The Second Anniversary Exhibition," recent works of gallery artists. Through Thurs/28.
Tattoo Archive 2804 San Pablo Ave, Berk; (510) 548-5895. Mon-Sat, noon-8 p.m. "Patriotic Tattooing," works by various tattoo artists. Through June 30. See Critic's Choice.
21 Grand 21 Grand, Oakl; (510) 444-7263. Thurs, 1-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. "Sawl Tells Ten," wood sculpture by Chris Papa. Through Sat/2.
University of Creation Spirituality 2141 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 835-4827, ext 31. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. "Celebrating the African Diaspora," works by various artists. Through Fri/1.