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.
Magnes Museum 121 Steuart; 543-8800. Sun-Thurs, noon-5pm. $4, $3 seniors and students, free for 12 and under and members. "Ben Katchor: Picture-Stories." Illustrations, graphic novels, set designs, and drawings by cartoon artists Ben Katchor. March 21-June 30.
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 Sat/30.
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.
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 Sat/30.
Magnes Museum 2911 Russell, Berk; (510) 549-6950. Sun, 10am-4pm; Mon-Thurs, noon-5pm. $4 donation, $3 seniors and students, free for 12 and under and members. "Telling Time: To Everything There Is a Season." Part one of this two-year exhibition, "Spring and Summer," includes cultural objects highlighting the passage of time. Through June 30.
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 Sun/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.
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. Through May 26. "The Subtle Life of Plants and People." Work by Marion Brenner. Through May 26.
John Pence 750 Post; 441-1138. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. Paintings by Randall Sexton (reception Thurs/21, 6-8pm). March 21-April 20.
Kings Gallery 1187 Franklin; 776-4580. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sun, noon-2pm. "Gods and Goddesses," a group show (reception April 7, 12:15-2pm). Through April 28.
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. New work by Christine Wolheim and Lynn Lu. Through April 20.
The Lab 2948 16th St; 864-8855. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt. "Wallflowers," work by Darren Jenkins. Through April 6. "Static Room (4)," video and audio work by Scott Arford. Through Sat/23.
Logan Galleries California College of Arts and Crafts, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9210. Wed, Thurs, Sat, 11am-6pm; Tues, Fri, 11am-8pm. "Rock My World: Recent Art and the Memory of Rock 'n' Roll," work by Jessica Bronson, Dick Slessig, Martin Creed, Heremy Deller, Sam Durant, Rodney Graham, Evan Holloway, Christian Marclay, Erik Parker, Dario Robleto, Marina Rosenfeld, Steven Shearer, Frances Stark, and Mungo Thomson (reception Fri/22, 7:30-11pm with live music by owada and the Fucking Champs) March 23-May 11.
Meridian Gallery 545 Sutter; 398-7229. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Red," new paintings and drawings by Betty Pereira (reception Thurs/21, 6-8pm). March 21-April 20.
Rena Bransten Gallery 77 Geary; 982-3292. Tues-Thurs, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. New sculpture by Dennis Gallagher; "Las Vegas," new photographs by Henry Wessel (reception Thurs/21, 5:30-7:30pm). March 21-April 27.
Space 743 743 Harrison; 777-9080. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "Journey - Two Voices," sculptures by Reddy Lieb and Linda Raynsford (reception Thurs/21, 6-8pm). Through April 20.
Bay Area Music Foundation 462 Elwood Ave, #9, Oakl; (510) 836-5223. Sat, 1-6pm. "The Zoom of the Souls," paintings by Mark P. Fisher. March 23-April 13.
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). "High Tech/Low Tech Hybrids: art in a digital (reception Tues/26, 5:30-7:30pm). March 26-June 16.
Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Call for hours. Oil paintings on wood relief by Sharon Eisley. Through Sun/24. "Bring Your Own Big Wheels," an installation by Jon Brumit (reception Sat/30, 6-10pm). Tues/26-Sun/31.
Green Shutter Gallery 22654 Main, Hayward; (510) 538-2787. Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm. 'Fiber 2002," work by Candace Kling, Ellen Oppenheimer, and Wendy Today (reception April 5, 5:30-7:30pm). Through May 3.
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery 942 Clay, Oakl; (510) 625-1350. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "The Symbiont," interactive installation by Barney Haynes (reception Sat/23, 7-9pm). March 23-April 20.
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. "California Glass Exchange: One Week of Glass," the work of the Faculty and students of four Bay Area glass programs at San Jose State University, San Francisco Statue University, California College of Arts and Crafts, and Ohlone Community College (reception Sun/24, noon-5pm). Sun/24-Sun/31.
San Pablo Arts Gallery San Pablo Civic Center, One Alvarado Square, 13831 San Pablo; (510) 836-2663. Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Reincarnated as Art," art work made from recycled and salvaged materials by Debra Koppman, Luci Lytle, and Rick Carpenter. March 23-May 12.
Thelma Harris Gallery 5940 College, Oakl; (510) 654-0443. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, noon-5pm. "From Realism to Abstract," clay sculptures by Chukes and abstract paintings by Bill Dallas. Through April 15.
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. Through Fri/29. See Critic's Choice.
Andrea Schwartz 333 Bryant; 495-2090. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, by appt. Recent work by Lori del Mar. Through Fri/22.
ArtHaus 1053 Bush, Ste 2; 922-8219. Call for appt. "The Big Picture," large-scale works by various artists. Through Sat/30.
Artseal 1847 Larkin; 567-3523. Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. "Winter Exhibition," various works by local artists. Through Sat/30.
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. Through Sat/30.
John Berggruen 228 Grant; 781-4629. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. Recent paintings by Tom Holland; recent work by Robert Hudson; recent work by Roy De Forest. Through April 13.
Bonnafont Gallery 946a Greenwich; 431-7546. Sat-Sun, 2-5pm, and by appt. "Moscow x2," photographs by Dennis Letbetter. Through Sun/31.
Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm.
"Revisited," works by John Altoon, Jeremy Anderson, Ann Carter, and Nell Sinton. Through Sat/30.
Catharine Clark 49 Geary; 399-1439. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5:30pm. Works on paper by Masami Teraoka. Through Sat/30.
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 Wed/27.
Culture Cache 1800 Bryant, No. 104; 626-7776. Wed-Sun, 2-6pm, and by appt. "Concrete Frontier '02," works by Bay Area grafitti artists Mario "Mars" Martinzes, Sandro "MISK" Tchikovani, REFA1, Nome, and Anne Kohlhagen. Through Sat/30.
Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, Fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Recent Works by Michael Pauker." Through Sat/30.
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. Through Sat/30.
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 Sat/30. "Pop Art Ephemera," posters, gallery announcements, and brochures from 1960-72. Through Sat/30.
Eleonore Austerer 540 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "New Acquisitions: 1921-1933, Kandinsky, Klee, Picasso, and Matisse," graphic works. Through Sat/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. Through Sat/30.
Fine Arts Gallery San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Bldg, Rm 238, 1600 Holloway; 338-6535. Mon-Sat, noon-4pm. "CO-LAB: New Generations." CO-LAB, a joint effort by the Fine Arts Gallery at San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, teamed up local professional artists with groups of Bay Area youth to make art and encourage young artists. The results of their efforts are currently on display both galleries. Among the highlights at SFSU is Faux City, a digital photography project led by Tana Johnson and David Goldberg. Their students digitally altered photos of posters, billboards, and graffiti and pasted them into completely different city scenes. The final printouts are a hodgepodge of signage, creative visions of San Francisco that overflow with personal and political meaning. At the SFAC gallery is possible SIDE EFFECTS may include ..., a multimedia installation by Lise Swenson, Rene Garcia, the San Francisco Art Institute Youth Arts Collaborative, and members of Teaching Intermedia Literacy Tools. Through Thurs/21. (Westbrook)
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. Sat/30.
Freddie Fong Contemporary Art 760 Market, #258; 391-6133. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Photo-based work by Alyson Belcher and Anita Ziegler. Through Sat/30.
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. Both exhibits through Sat/30.
Gallery 16 1616 16th St; 626-7495. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Hatch Show Print," a selection of prints from the Great American Poster Shop at Gallery 16. Through Sat/30.
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. Through Sat/30.
HANG 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New work by Paul Lorenz. Through Sun/24.
HANG Annex 565 Sutter; 434-4264. Call for hours. "4 in the Foreground," works by Bloom, Disparte, Ryan and Stryke. Through Sat/30.
Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, Second flr; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Growth Studies," paintings by William Swanson. Through Sat/30.
Hespe 1764 Union; 776-5918. Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Opera Paintings 2002," by Luchi Szerman. Through Sun/31.
Hospitality House 146 Leavenworth; 749-2132. Call for hours. "Where I Live: Home, House, Heart," artwork by homeless and at-risk artists. Through Fri/29.
Hourian Fine Art 1843 Union; 346-6400. Daily, 10am-6pm. "Window to Persian Art," work by Salar Ahmadian. Through Sun/24.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery 464 Sutter; 677-0770. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. New work by Quang Ho. Through Sat/23.
Linc Real Art 1 Otis; 503-1981. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. "Web-Pop," paintings by Robert Heckes. Through May 15.
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 Sun/31.
Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission; 821-1155. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. "Solo Mujeres, Needles and Brushes," painting, sculpture, prints, installations, and multimedia. Through Thurs/28.
Octavia's Haze 498 Hayes; 255-6818. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Premier Works on Canvas by California Artist ... Stanley Mouse." Through Sun/31.
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. Through Sat/30.
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 401 Van Ness; 554-6080. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "CO-LAB: New Generations." See Fine Arts Gallery. Through Sat/30.
SF Black and White Gallery 868 Post; 929-9424. Call for hours. "The Streets of San Francisco: Images of an Urban Landscape," works in various photographic media by Bay Area artists. Through Sun/31.
SF Camerawork 1246 Folsom; 863-1001. Tues-Sat, noon-5pm. "No Exit: Images of Imprisonment," works by eight artists. Through Sat/23.
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. Through Fri/29.
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 Sat/30.
SomArts 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sun, noon-4pm. " ... nowhere fast," a kinetic sound sculpture by Olicer DiCicco. Through Fri/29.
Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave at Lincoln Way; 661-1316, ext 303. Call for hours. "Plants, Pests, and Pollinators," a group exhibit featuring works by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, Northern California Chapter. Through Sun/31.
Studio Z 38 Mason; 982-1455. Call for appt. "Duser and Skriblz," paintings and sculpture by Ryan Stubbs and Evan Venegas (reception Thurs/21, 6-9pm). Through Sun/31.
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. Through Fri/29.
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 Sat/30.
Vorpal 393 Grove; 397-9200. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Beaux and Eros," an exhibition of romantic and erotic art. Through Sun/31.
Weinstein 253 Grant; 397-6177. Daily, 10am-7pm. "Hello, Dali!," rare watercolors and drawings by Salvador Dali. Through Sun/31.
Weinstein 383 Geary; 362-8151. Mon-Tues, 10am-7pm; Wed-Sun, 9:30am-10pm. A new selection of works by Claude Lazar. Through Thurs/28.
Alice Arts Center 1428 Alice, Oakl; (510) 238-7221. Call for hours. Works by Helene Leroy-Adler, Benny Alba, and Bela Harocs. Through Thurs/28.
Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787, ext 28. Tues-Fri, Sun, noon-5pm. Works by Packard Jennings. Through Wed/27. Works by Shaun O'Dell. Through Sat/30.
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. Through Thurs/28.
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. Through Thurs/28.