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). "Bouquets to Art." Floral arragements by California's top floral designers. Through Fri/15. "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. Through 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. Extended through Sun/17.
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). "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. "Points of Departure II: Connecting with Contemporary Art." Exhibition explores art within six thematic contexts. Through June 9. "Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel." Landscapes, still-life scenes, and portraits by the photographer. Through July 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.
Seymour Pioneers Museum 300 Fourth St; 957-1849. Wed-Fri, 10am-4pm (also first and third Sat, 10am-4pm). $3, $1 seniors and students. "Points of Interest: The Lawrence and Houseworth Albums California Views, 1860-1870." A collection of photographs from San Francisco photography publishers Larence and Houseworth (reception Thurs/14, 4-7pm). March 13-Dec 20.
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.
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. "Being There: 45 Oakland Artists." Works in a variety of media by Oakland-based contemporary artists. Through May 12. "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. Through 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. "Migrations: Photographs by Sebastião Salgado." More than 300 black-and-white photographs of immigrants and refugees by the Brazilian photographer. Through Sun/24. "Matrix 196: Sowon Kwon, Average Female (Perfect)." Digital media by Kwon. Through Sun/24. "Masterworks of Chinese Painting." Paintings from the Ching Yüan Chai Collection. March 13-May 26. "XXL." Large-scale paintings and sculpture. Through July 14.
Bonnafont Gallery 946a Greenwich; 431-7546. Sat-Sun, 2-5pm, and by appt. 'Moscow x2," photographs by Dennis Letbetter (reception Thurs/14, 6-8pm). March 14-31.
Hourian Fine Art 1843 Union; 346-6400. Daily, 10am-6pm. "Window to Persian Art," work by Salar Ahmadian (reception Thurs/14, 6-9pm). Thurs/14-Sun/24.
The Lab 2948 16th St; 864-8855. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt. "Wallflowers," work by Darren Jenkins (reception Sat/16, 4-6pm). March 15-April 6.
Melting Point Gallery 1340 Bryant; 769-2939. Wed, Fri-Sat, 1-6pm; Thurs, 1-8pm; and by appt. Works by Garland Fielder (reception Thurs/14, 5pm). Thurs/14-Tues/19.
Modernism 685 Market; 541-0461. Tues-Sat, 10am-5:30pm. "Real World," collage works by Alexis Smith from 1981-2002 (Thurs/14, 5:30-8pm). March 14-May 11.
Presidio Alliance 563 Ruger; 561-3993. Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm, and by appt. Watercolors by Tim Harper (reception Sun/17, 3-6pm). March 17-April 4.
Student Center Art Gallery SFSU, Cesar Chavez Student Union, 1650 Holloway; 338-2580. Mon-Wed, 10am-6pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-3pm. "Live 2002... Emerging Artists at SFSU," works by SFSU Fine Arts department undergraduate and post-graduate students (reception Thurs/14, 5-8pm). March 14-April 10.
Upper Playground 228 Fillmore; 252-0144. Wed-Sun, 1-7pm. "For," works by local artists Tiffany Bozic, Dennis McNulty, Albert Reyes, and Jeremy Simmons (reception Thurs/14, 7-10pm). March 14-April 5.
Weinstein 383 Geary; 362-8151. Mon-Tues, 10am-7pm; Wed-Sun, 9:30am-10pm. A new selection of works by Claude Lazar. March 16-28.
ACCI 1652 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-2527. Tues-Thurs, 11am-6pm; Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New work by six Bay Area artists (reception Fri/15, 6-8pm). March 15-April 30.
Berkeley Historical Society 1931 Center, Berk; (510) 848-0181. Thurs-Sat, 1-4pm. "From the Attic: Preserving and Sharing Our Past," textiles, photos, and artifacts. March 17-July 26. "The Decade of Change: 1900-1910," various works. Ongoing.
Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery Elihu M. Harris State of California Office Bldg, 1515 Clay, Oakl; (510) 238-6952. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "Art IS Education Exhibition - Oakland Schools Vibrant Arts," a group exhibition of works by Oakland Unified School District students. March 18-April 19.
Oakland Art Gallery 150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Broadway and 14th St, Oakl; (510) 637-0395. Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. "Reverie," wood and bronze sculptures and mixed media works by Dennis Leon (reception Thurs/21, 5-8pm). March 19-May 4.
PhotoCentral Gallery 1099 E St, Hayward; (510) 881-6721. Mon-Thurs, 6:30-9:30pm. "PhotoCentral Spring Exhibition 2002," photographs from the friends, patrons, and students of the PhotoCentral Program (reception Fri/15, 6:30-9:30pm). March 15-April 30.
Adobe Books 3166 16th St; 864-3936. Daily, noon-10pm. "Amanda Eicher: Two Projects," drawing and installation by Amanda Eicher. Through Fri/15.
Andrea Schwartz 333 Bryant; 495-2090. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, by appt. Recent work by Lori del Mar. Through Fri/22.
A.O.V. 3328 22nd St; 431-8341. Thurs-Fri, 5-8pm; Sat, noon-8pm. "Under the Circumstances," work by Amy Rathbone. Through April 13.
Bucheon 540 Hayes; 863-2891. Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New work by Terry Chastain and John Gruenwald. Through Sun/17.
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. Through March 27.
Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Call for hours. Oil paintings on wood relief by Sharon Eisley. Through Sun/24.
Ebert Gallery 49 Geary, Fourth fl; 296-8405. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent work by Ruth Gonzales. Through Fri/15.
Embarcadero Center Four Embarcadero Center , Lobby level, Suite One; 772-0700. Daily, call for hours. "Sign Language: The Shape of Representation," works by Jordan Essoe. Through Fri/15.
Encantada 904 Valencia; 642-3939. Tues-Sun, noon-6pm; Fri-Sat, noon-8pm. "The Flat Earth," paintings by Eugene Rodriguez. Through Sun/24.
Fine Arts Gallery San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Bldg, Rm 238, 1600 Holloway; 338-6535. Mon-Sat, noon-4pm. "CO-LAB: New Generations" works by Bay Area artists collaborating with Bay Area youth. Through Thurs/21. See Critic's Choice.
George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. Work by Milton Avery. Through April 13.
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). Through May 10.
Gregory Lind Gallery 49 Geary; 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). Through April 27.
Gump's 135 Post; 982-1616. Call for times. "MasterCraft 2002," works in ceramic, glass, wood, and metal. Through Sat/16.
HANG 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New work by Paul Lorenz. Through Sun/24.
Hosfelt Gallery 430 Clementina; 495-5454. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. New technology-based work by Jim Campbell (reception Sat/16, 3-5pm). Through April 13.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery 464 Sutter; 677-0770. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. New work by Quang Ho. Through Sat/23.
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. Through Sat/16.
Kweejibo 541 Valencia; 552-3888. Wed-Mon, 11am-7pm. New work by Eden Batki, Martha Sue Harris, Miranda Lloyd, and Andrea Maynard. Through Thurs/21.
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. Through Sat/16.
Meridian Gallery 545 Sutter; 398-7229. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Cloaked: Working on Cultural Borders," an installation by Amy Berk. Through Sun/17.
Meyerovich 251 Post, Fourth fl; 421-7171. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-6pm; Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Cover Stories: The Arts," cover art of The New Yorker magazine. Through Fri/22. Works in paper by Picasso, Matisse, Miró, and Chagall. Through March 31.
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. Through Sun/17.
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 Sat/16.
Rena Bransten Gallery 77 Geary; 982-3292. Tues-Thurs, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Straight to Video," works by John Waters. Through Sat/16.
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 401 Van Ness; 554-6080. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "CO-LAB: New Generations," works by Bay Area artists collaborating with Bay Area youth. Through March 30. See Critic's Choice.
SF Camerawork 1246 Folsom; 863-1001. Tues-Sat, noon-5pm. "No Exit: Images of Imprisonment," works by eight artists. Through Sat/23.
San Francisco Main Library 100 Larkin; 557-4400. Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Reflections from Durban," photography by Terrance Pitts. Through Tues/26. "Portraits," recent portraits by Nell Jehu. Through March 30. "Farley: Echo Warrior," an exhibit of cartoonist Phil Frank's comics. Through April 13.
69A Gallery 69A Duboce; 355-0230. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm or by appt. "Panorama Project," work by Evan Cox, Andy Jenkins, Barry McGee, Ryan McGinness, Todd St. John, Chris Johansen, Tobin Yelland, Melinda Beck, Thomas Campbell, Saiman Chow, Cynthia Connolly, Dalek, Doze Green, and others. Through Fri/15.
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 Sat/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.
Stephen Wirtz Gallery Bankers Investment Bldg, 49 Geary; 433-6879. Call for hours. "Cloud Paintings: from 1965 to Present," works by Joe Goode; "Works on Paper," works by Kathleen Henderson. Through Sat/16.
Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Work by Theodoros Stamos. Through March 31.
Traywick 1316 10th St, Berk; (510) 527-1214. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. Works by Stas Orlovski. Through Sat/23.
Triangle Gallery 47 Kearny, Fifth floor; 392-1686. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Metal Sculpture," works by Roger Berry. Through March 30.
Fig Tree Gallery 2599 Eighth St, Space no. 42, Berk; (510) 540-7843. Sat-Sun, 11am-5pm, and by appt. "The Ides of March Show," works by local artists and artisans (reception Sat/15, 7pm). Through March 31.
!hey! 4920B Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 428-2349. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Orange," video, installation, painting, photography, and sculpture by Bay Area artists (reception Sat/16, 7-9pm). Through April 27.
John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery 2956 San Pablo, Berkeley Business Center, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "The Heart of China," brush paintings, photographs, and videos from the 2001 JFKU China Arts and Healing Tour (reception Sat/16, 6-7pm). Through March 28.
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery 942 Clay, Oakl; (510) 625-1350. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Pushale!," a group exhibition featuring work by Sergio Brown, Sal Vazquez, Raul Cardenas, and Hiperboreal. Through Sat/16.
Olive Hyde 123 Washington, Fremont; (510) 791-4357. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "Site Unseen: Urban/Suburban/Revival," works by Dianne Jones, Sandra Wong, and Mark Abrahamson. Through Fri/22.
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. Through Sat/16.
Samuel's Gallery 70 Franklin, Oakl; (510) 452-2059. Sun-Mon, noon-6pm; Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm. Work by African American women artists. Through March 31.
San Pablo Arts Gallery San Pablo Civic Center, One Alvarado Square, 13831 San Pablo; (510) 836-2663. Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Hot Off the Press," prints by Maj-Britt Hilstrom, Virginia Monroe, Sherry Smith Bell, and Ellen Yamada Tzvetin. Through Sun/17.
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.