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. "Flora and Pomona." Tapestries by William Morris and Sir Edward Burne-Jones. March 9-Ongoing. "Bouquets to Art." Floral arrangements by California's top floral designers. Tues/12-Fri/15.
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. Extended through Sun/17.
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. Through May 26. "Perfect Acts of Architecture." Works by Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Thom Mayne, and Bernard Tschumi. Through May 26.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 701 Mission; 978-ARTS. Tues-Sun, 11am-6pm (first Thurs, 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. See Critic's Choice.
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. "Scene in Oakland, 1852-2002: Artworks Celebrating the City's 150th Anniversary." More than 65 paintings, drawings, watercolors, and photographs from 1852-2002 by 48 California artists. March 9-Aug 25.
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. "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.
Robert Allen Fine Art 427 Bryant; 777-0920. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "Paintings and Pastel Drawings, From California to Maine," drawings on paper and acrylic paintings on canvas by Henry Isaacs (reception Thurs/7, 5:30-7:30pm). March 7-April 26.
Art Hut 626 Clayton, Apt D; 437-0949. Call for appt. "In Absentia," work by Tina Wolfe (reception Sat/9, 7-10pm). March 9-April 6.
Aurobora Press 147 Natoma; 546-7880. Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. Monotypes by Liz Rideal. Through Sat/9. "Broken Fragments," new monotypes on linen and paper by John Zurier. March 11-April 20.
Build 483 Guerrero; 863-3041. By appt only. "Sweet and Salty Art Show," work by ArtSalon. Sat/9, 6-10pm; Sun/10, noon-3pm.
Christopher Clark Fine Art Gallery 377 Geary; 397-7784. Call for hours. "Hospice Mask Project 2002," works by noted artists and celebrities including Barry Bonds, Stan Musial, Jerry Rice, Bonnie Raitt, Al Roker, Nathan Oliveria, Royo, and others (reception Sat/9, 6-9pm). March 9-April 1.
Creativity Explored 3245 16th St; 863-2108. Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm; Sat, 11am-6pm. A group exhibition by 12 women artists from the Creativity Explored studio (reception Thurs/7, 7-9pm). March 7-April 27.
Crucible Steel 2050 Bryant; 648-7562. Daily, 10am-10pm. "Common Unity," paintings, photography, collages, mixed-media works, and installations by Jesùs, Todd Berman, Laena Wilder, and Dan Pillers (reception Thurs/7, 6-9pm). March 7-27.
Culture Cache 1800 Bryant, No. 104; 626-7776. Wed-Sun, 2-6pm, and by appt. "Concrete Frontier '02," works by Bay Area graffiti artists Mario "Mars" Martinzes, Sandro "MISK" Tchikovani, REFA1, Nome, and Anne Kohlhagen (reception Sat/9, 7-11pm). March 9-30.
Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, Fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Recent Works by Michael Pauker" (reception Thurs/7, 5:30-8pm). March 7-30.
FiftyCrows Gallery 1074 Folsom; 551-0091. Thurs-Sat, noon-5pm. "The 2001/2002 James D. Phelan Art Award in Photography," works by Peter Tonningsen, Tom Patton, and Leigh Anne Langwell (reception Fri/8, 5:30-8pm). March 8-30.
Freddie Fong Contemporary Art 760 Market, #258; 391-6133. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Photo-based work by Alyson Belcher and Anita Ziegler. March 8-30.
Fraenkel 49 Geary, 981-2661. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Irving Penn: Circa 1948," photographs by Irving Penn. March 7-April 27.
Galería de la Raza 2857 24th St; 826-8009. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. "Photographic Memory and Other Shots in the Dark," works by Francisco Dominguez, Pedro Lepe, Oscar Muñoz, Wura Natasha Ogunji, and others (reception Sat/9, 7pm). March 9-May 11.
Gallery Paule Anglim 14 Geary; 433-2710. Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat 10am-5pm. New work by Rigo 02; a sculptural installation by Gonzalo Hidalgo (reception Thurs/7, 5:30-7:30pm). Both exhibits through March 30.
Glama-Rama! 417 South Van Ness; 861-4526. Call for hours. "Kings of the Road," photographic portraits of drag kings by Erin O'Neill (reception Sun/17, 5:30-8:30pm). March 12-May 10.
Brian Gross Fine Art 49 Geary; 788-1050. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "First Sigh, An Encyclopedia of Childhood," new work by Dale Kistemaker (reception Thurs/7, 5:30-7:30pm).
Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, Fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Three Phases, 1947-2001," works by Frank Lobdell (reception Thurs/7, 5:30-7:30pm). March 7-30.
HANG 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New work by Paul Lorenz (reception Thurs/7, 6-8pm). March 7-24.
HANG Annex 565 Sutter; 434-4264. Call for hours. "4 in the Foreground," works by Bloom, Disparte, Ryan and Stryke (reception Thurs/7, 6-8pm). March 7-30.
Hosfelt Gallery 430 Clementina; 495-5454. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. New technology-based work by Jim Campbell (reception Sat/16, 3-5pm). March 9-April 13.
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. "Portraits and Visions," photography by Lynda Koolish (reception Sun/10, 3:30-4:30pm). March 10-April 28.
Robert Koch 49 Geary; 421-0122. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "High School," photographs by Jona Frank (reception Thurs/7, 5:30pm). March 7-April 27.
Kweejibo 541 Valencia; 552-3888. Wed-Mon, 11am-7pm. New work by Eden Batki, Martha Sue Harris, Miranda Lloyd, an Andrea Maynard. Through March 21.
Gregory Lind Gallery 49 Geart; 296-9661. "Ten Artists from Provincetown, Massachusetts," painting, sculpture, and photography by Bob Bailey, Richard Baker, James Balla, Vico Fabbris, Duane Slick, Paul Bowen, Breon Dunigan, Thomas W. McCanna, Janice Redman, and Frank Yamrus (reception Thurs/14, 5:30-7:30pm). March 7-April 27.
Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, Second flr; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Growth Studies," paintings by William Swanson (reception Thurs/7, 5:30-7:30pm). March 7-30.
Meridian Gallery 545 Sutter; 398-7229. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Cloaked: Working on Cultural Borders," an installation by Amy Berk (reception Thurs/7, 6-9pm). Thurs/7-Sun/17.
Museum West Fine Art 170 Minna; 546-1113. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm; Thurs, 9am-7pm. "Small Landscapes," works by Marsha McDonald (reception Thurs/7, 5-7pm). March 7-April 12.
111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna; 974-1719. Tues-Fri, 1-7 pm; Sat, 4-7pm. "Urban Renewal," work by John Ammirati, Curtis Hollenbeck, and Jim Pappademas (reception Thurs/7, 6-10pm). March 7-30.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Fort Mason, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. "Bay Area Printmakers: Works from Trillium Press, Kala Art Institute, made in California, and Paulson Press," print work from four local presses (reception Wed/6, 5:30-7:30pm). Through March 29.
600 Townsend 600 Townsend; (415) 486-1136. Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm (also March 23 and April 7, 1-4pm). "Cascadence: Water Sounds, Common Objects," water sound sculpture installation and performances by Judith Blankman. March 11-April 18.
SomArts 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sun, noon-4pm. "... nowhere fast," a kinetic sound sculpture by Olicer DiCicco (reception featuring a performance by Mobius Operandi, Thurs/7, 5:30-8:30pm). March 8-29.
3A Garage Architecture Gallery 27 South Park; 543-3347, ext 20. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm. "Moscow X2: Photographs by Dennis Letbetter," a joint exhibition with Bonnafont Gallery of Letbetter's photographs (reception Thurs/7, 6-8pm; Bonnafont exhibit begins Thurs/14). March 7-29.
Creative Growth Art Center 355 24th St, Oakl; (510) 836-2340. Mon-Fri, 11am-5:30pm, and by appt. "An Evening with the Stars and Other Heavenly Bodies," an exhibition curated by Ted Cohen. March 7-April 12.
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. Through Thurs/7. "The Heart of China," brush paintings, photographs, and videos from the 2001 JFKU China Arts and Healing Tour (reception Sat/16, 6-7pm). March 11-28.
Nyingma Institute 1815 Highland Place, Berk; (510) 843-6812. Sun, Wed, Fri, noon-5pm. Tibetan sacred art with ongoing Mandala slide show. March 10-May 12.
San Marco Gallery Alemany Library, Dominican University of California, San Rafael; (415) 485-3251. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 2-5pm. "Painting and Works on Paper," work by Jennifer Bain. March 9-30.
21 Grand 21 Grand, Oakl; (510) 444-7263. Thurs, 1-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. "Baja," storyboards from Steven Lafler's latest graphic novel (reception Thurs/7, 7-10pm). March 7-31.
Adobe Books 3166 16th St; 864-3936. Daily, noon-10pm. "Amanda Eicher: Two Projects," drawing and installation by Amanda Eicher. Through Fri/15.
Atelier of Famous Melissa and Co.! 545 Sutter; 788-1866. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. "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 (reception Thurs/7, 6:30-8:30pm). Through March 30.
Bearded Lady Truckstop Cafe 485 14th St; 626-2805. Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-7pm. "Priorities," a photography exhibit by Alissa Anderson. Through Fri/8.
Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm.
"Revisited," works by John Altoon, Jeremy Anderson, Ann Carter, and Nell Sinton (reception Sat/9, 3:30-5:30pm). Through March 30.
Catharine Clark 49 Geary; 399-1439. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5:30pm. Works on paper by Masami Teraoka (reception Thurs/7, 5:30-7:30pm). Through March 30.
Crown Point Press 20 Hawthorne; 974-6273. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. New etchings, photogravures, and sculptures by Markus Raetz. Through Thurs/7.
Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Call for hours. Oil paintings on wood relief by Sharon Eisley (reception Sat/9, 6-10pm). Through March 24.
Ebert Gallery 49 Geary, Fourth fl; 296-8405. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent work by Ruth Gonzales (reception Thurs/7, 5-7:30pm). Through Fri/15.
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 30.
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 Thurs/7.
Limn Gallery 292 Townsend; 977-1300. Wed-Sat, 11am-5:30pm; Sun, 9am-3pm. "Origins," large scale neon, rubber, and paper installations by Cathy Stone; "Contours," photographic line drawings by Stuart Allen. Through Sat/9.
Linc Real Art 1 Otis; 503-1981. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. New paintings by Andreas Reiter-Raabe. Through Tues/12.
Logan Galleries California College of Arts and Crafts, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9210. Wed, Thurs, Sat, 11am-6pm; Tues, Fri, 11am-8pm. "Sudden Glory: Sight Gags and Slapstick in Contemporary Art," works by various artists. Through Sat/9.
Modernism 685 Market; 541-0461. Tues-Sat, 10am-5:30pm. New works on paper by Glen Baxter. Through March 9. Selected Abstract paintings by Charles Arnoldi, Edith Baumann, James Hayward, Naomie Kremer, Peter Lodato, John M. Miller, David Simpson, and Sam Tchakalian. Through Sat/9.
North Point Gallery 407 Jackson; 781-7550. Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Early California Landscapes," work by Charles Dormon Robinson. Through Sat/9.
Octavia's Haze 498 Hayes; 255-6818. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Premier Works on Canvas by California Artist ... Stanley Mouse" (reception Thurs/7, 7-9pm). Through March 31.
Diego Rivera San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 771-7020. Daily, 9am-9pm. "Fem-Art," a group exhibition featuring works by Carina Baumann, Betsy Boyle, Mia Capodilupo, Sophie Dorsey, Jennifer Elia, Linda Ford, Vicki Fowler, and Karen Gallagher. Through Sat/9.
Patricia Sweetow Gallery 49 Geary; 788-5126. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Structure," a group exhibition featuring works by Irmel Kamp-Bandau, Joachin Bandau, Bernhard Härtter, Karin Sander, Beat Zoderer, and Rachel Lachowicz (reception Thurs/7, 5:30-7:30pm). Through April 13.
Upper Playground 228 Fillmore; 252-0144. Wed-Sun, 1-7pm. "Screever," paintings, drawings, and 3-D works by Barron Storey. Through Sun/10.
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 has always loved cowboy culture not the kind that most of us read about in books, but the kind with real dirt, real cows, and most important, real cowboys. He 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. Several of O'Brien's photos show freeways and houses in the background the encroaching tendrils of suburbia. 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. The exhibition also includes many kitchen and ranching objects, dating as far back as 1840, from Walnut Creek's historic Old Borges Ranch. Through Sun/10. (Westbrook)
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.
Falkirk Cultural Center 1408 Mission, San Rafael; (415) 485-3438. Mon-Wed, Fri; 10am-5pm; Thurs, 10am-9pm; Sat, 10am-1pm. "Still Dance with Anna Halprin by Eeo Stubblefield," photographs of the modern dancer. Through Fri/8.
Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur, Oakl; (510) 430-2164. Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm; Sun, noon-4pm. "Surface Tension: Pattern and Ornament in Contemporary Painting," works by seven artists. Through Sun/10.
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. Through Sat/9.
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto 668 Ramona, Palo Alto; (650) 321-3891. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. "The Artists' Space," a juried exhibit (reception Sat/9, 2-5pm). Through March 28.
La Peña Cultural Center 3105 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 849-2568. Call for hours. "Journey of Self Discovery," works by Adríana Díaz and Willard Junior High students exploring self-identity (reception Sat/9, 3-5pm). Through March 30.
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). Through March 28.
Women's Cancer Resource Center Gallery 3023 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 548-9286. Tues-Thurs, 1-7pm; Sat, noon-4pm, and by appt. "Jan Hart-Schuyers: A Retrospective Show," masks, stained glass, dolls, and paintings by the artist. Through Wed/13.