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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 made by Diebenkorn in 1981-82. Through April 28. "Dreaming with Open Eyes: Dada and Surrealist Art." Works from the Vera, Silvia, and Arturo Schwarz Collection. Through April 28.

Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. $2-5. "Dreamtime/Wartime: The Comics of Aleksandar Zograf." Comics by the Serbian cartoonist. Through Sun/14. "Calvin and Hobbes: Sunday Pages 1985-1995." Comics by Bill Watterson. Through Sun/14.

Exploratorium 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm (Wed until 9pm). $9, $7.50 students and seniors, $6 youths (free first Wed). "Ten Things I Can Count On." Machine installation by Bruce Cannon. "Three-Dimensional Zoetrope." Work by Stewart Dickson. Both exhibits through May 5. "Moebius Band." Interactive installation by Valeska Peschke. April 7-May 5.

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 Wed, 11am-7pm). "Emblems of Passage: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas." Artwork in bone, metal, wood, raffia, and clay from various cultures. Through Sun/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.

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.

Bay Area

Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak, Oakl; (510) 238-2200. Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm. $6, $4 seniors and students. "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 Sun/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. "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. "Psychic Windows." New sculptures by Sanford Biggers. April 7-June 2.




Ampersand International Arts 1001 Tennessee; 285-0170. Thurs-Fri, 11am-5pm, and by appt. "Limited Attention," mixed media work by Philippe Jestin; "Relationships," installation by Al Reyes (reception Fri/5, 5-8pm). April 5-26.

Andrea Schwartz 333 Bryant; 495-2090. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, by appt. Recent work by Betsy Eby and Susanne Carmack (reception Fri/5, 5:30-7:30pm). April 5-May 24.

Caldwell Snyder Gallery 341 Sutter; 392-2299. Mon-Wed, 10am-6pm; Thurs-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Soleil Intense," mixed media works by Josep Cisquella (reception Thurs/4, 6-8pm). April 4-30.

Catharine Clark 49 Geary; 399-1439. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Trans>portal," new work by Michelle Handellman; "Fools Rush In," new work by Kara Maria (reception Thurs/4, 5:30-7:30pm). April 4-27.

Cathedral Hill Gallery 1115 Geary; 716-9020. Call for hours. "Strong Woman," works by Julie Phelps (reception Thurs/4, 7-9pm). April 4-30.

City Art 828 Valencia; 970-9900. Tues-Sun, noon-9pm. Work by more than a dozen new local artists (reception Fri/5, 7-10pm). April 5-28.

Crucible Steel 2050 Bryant; 648-7562. Daily, 10am-10pm. "Urbanica," works by Petrina Cooper, Mark Nakamura, Ellen Singletary, David Dudek, and Patrick O'Hearn (reception Thurs/4, 6-9pm). April 4-30.

Culture Cache 1800 Bryant, Suite 104; 626-7776. Wed-Sun, 2-6pm, and by appt. "Bubblegum," work by Sacha Eckes, Jerry King, Marsea Goldberg, Johanna St. Clair, and Elizabeth Selna (reception Sat/6, 7-11pm). April 6-28.

Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, Fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Held Still," works by Ellen Garvens and Jim Phalens (reception Thurs/4, 5:30-8pm). April 4-27.

871 Fine Arts 49 Geary; 543-5155. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Moving On: Part I," conceptual works by Jo Babcock, Nayland Blake, Terry Fox, and Tony Oursler. April 4-May 31.

Gallery Paule Anglim 14 Geary; 433-2710. Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat 10am-5pm. Works by Miguel Branco, Eva Hesse, and Anne Appleby (reception Thurs/4, 5:30-7:30pm). Through April 27.

HANG 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Landscapes Left Alone," work by Liz Maxwell (reception Thurs/4, 6-8pm). April 4-23.

HANG Annex 565 Sutter; 434-4264. Call for hours. "Tales from Near and Far: Narrative Work," work by Angela Baker, Stephanie Jucker, and Lisa Schimmelpfennig (reception Thurs/4, 6-8pm). April 4-30.

Marcel Sitcoske 20 Hawthorne; 434-4804. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Mon, by appt. "Utopia Parkway," abstract paintings by Erin Parish (reception Thurs/4, 5-7pm). April 4-May 25.

Melting Point Gallery 1340 Bryant; 769-2939. Wed, Fri-Sat, 1-6pm; Thurs, 1-8pm; and by appt. "ReOrganica," recent work by Tom Fowler, Chris Natrop, Giordano Pozzi, Daniel Rothbart, and Tyrome Tripoli (reception Thurs/4, 5-8pm). April 4-22.

New Langton Arts 1246 Folsom; 626-5416. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "Retrofuturist," new work by Yorgo Alexopoulos, Leona Chrstie, David Huffman, Luisa Kazanas, Russell Nachman, Adam Ross, and William Swanson (reception Thurs/4, 6-8pm). Through May 4.

Octavia's Haze 498 Hayes; 255-6818. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. Photography by Luca Battaglia. Through April 28.

111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna; 974-1719. Tues-Fri, 1-7 pm; Sat, 4-7pm. "Surfacer," works by Julie Dummermuth, Anna Haalboom, Sabina Ott, Maria Park, and Mary ann Strandell (reception Thurs/4, 6-10pm). April 4-May 4.

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 401 Van Ness; 554-6080. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Openings," work by Megan Archer (reception Fri/5, 6-8pm), Asha Shechter and Trevor Shimizu (reception Fri/12, 6-8pm), Josh Greene (reception April 17, 6-8pm), Jonathon Keats (reception April 26, 6-8pm), Libby Black (reception May 3, 6-8pm), Liz Cohen (reception May 10, 6-8pm), and Will Rogan and Bob Linder (reception May 17, 6-8pm). April 5-May 18.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Fort Mason, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. Paintings by Georgia Hayes and Jakub Kalousek, collage works by Barbara Kronlins (reception Wed/3, 5:30-7:30pm). Through April 26.

3A Garage Architecture Gallery 27 South Park; 543-3347, ext 20. Tues-Fri, noon-5:30pm; Mon, by appt. "Architecture and Revolution: Escuelas Nacionales de Arte en La Habana," works by Ricardo Porro, Vittorio Garralti, and Roberto Gollardi (reception Thurs/4, 6-8pm). April 5-26.

Washington Square Gallery 1821 Powell; 291-9255. Wed-Thurs, Sat-Sun, noon-5pm; Fri, 2:30-5:30pm; and by appt. "Fertility," paintings by Diogenes Ballester (reception Sat/6, 4-7pm). April 6-May 4.

Bay Area

Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm. Prints by Matthew Hart (reception Sat/13, 6:30-10pm, with live music by the Phantom Drummer). April 8-30.

Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787, ext 28. Tues-Fri, Sun, noon-5pm. Work by Maria Porges. April 7-May 12.

Olive Hyde 123 Washington, Fremont; (510) 791-4357. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "34th Annual Textile Exhibit," work by contemporary artists using fiber as a material or concept. April 3-May 4.

Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett, Richmond; (510) 620-6772, www.therichmondartcenter.org. Tues-Fri, 10am-4:30pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm. "Youth Vision: Annual Celebration of Young Artists," works by kindergarten through high school students in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Through May 10.

21 Grand 449B 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 451-9446. Thurs, 1-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. "The Birds Are Dying," oil paintings by Erica Applin (reception Sat/13, 7-10pm). April 4-28.

University Gallery California State University, Hayward, 25800 Carlos Bee, Hayward; (510) 885-3299. Tues-Sat, noon-4pm. "Annual Faculty Exhibition," work by various artists (reception Wed/3. 5-7pm). April 4-25.


Academy of Art 410 Bush; 567-3606. Mon-Sat, 9am-10pm; Sun, 9am-9pm. "Dances and Trances," photographs by Lee Towner; "Chasing Ghosts," photographs by Tracey Hogan; "Sage and Nicholas, Revisting Childhood," photographs by Jennifer Paschal. Through April 30.

A.O.V. 3328 22nd St; 431-8341. Thurs-Fri, 5-8pm; Sat, noon-8pm. "Under the Circumstances," work by Amy Rathbone. Through Sat/13.

Art Hut 626 Clayton, Apt D; 437-0949. Call for appt. "In Absentia," work by Tina Wolfe. Through Sat/6.

Becker-Colonna Egyptian Gallery San Francisco State University, Humanities Bldg, 1600 Holloway, Rm 510; 338-1500. Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm. "All Wrapped Up," ancient linen wrappings from Tutankhamen's funerary cache. Through May 1.

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 Sat/13.

Brian Gross Fine Art 49 Geary; 788-1050. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "First Sight, An Encyclopedia of Childhood," new work by Dale Kistemaker. Through Sat/13.

Calumet Gallery 2001 Bryant; 643-9275. Call for hours. "Landscapes of China," by Anne Xu. Through Wed/10.

Diego Rivera San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 771-7020. Daily, 9am-9pm. Works by Susan Bricker, Shawn Spellmeyer, Kira Green, and Michael Wong. Through Sat/6.

Fifty24SF 228 Fillmore; 252-0144. Wed-Sun, 1-7pm. "For," works by local artists Tiffany Bozic, Dennis McNulty, Albert Reyes, and Jeremy Simmons. Through Fri/5.

George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. Work by Milton Avery. Through Sat/13.

Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, Fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent works by Philip Geiger, recent landscape paintings (reception Thurs/4, 5:30-7:30pm). April 4-27.

Hosfelt Gallery 430 Clementina; 495-5454. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. New technology-based work by Jim Campbell. Through Sat/13.

Hourian Fine Art 1843 Union; 346-6400. Daily, 10am-6pm. Iranian tribal hand-woven designs by Vahid Malek. Through Thurs/14.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura 425 Washington; 788-7142. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Women at the Cneter: A Reflection Upon the History of Italian Feminism Through Its Posters," posters made by Italian feminists from the '70s-'90s. Through Fri/12.

Kings Gallery 1187 Franklin; 776-4580. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sun, noon-2pm. "Gods and Goddesses," a group show (reception Sun/7, 12:15-2pm). Through April 28.

The Lab 2948 16th St; 864-8855. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt. "Wallflowers," work by Darren Jenkins. Through Sat/6.

Linc Real Art 1 Otis; 503-1981. Thurs-Sat, noon-5pm (also by appt). "Web-Pop," paintings by Robert Heckes. Through May 14. See Critic's Choice.

Max Furniture 1633 Fillmore; 440-9002. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-5. "Crosscuts," woodblock printmaking by Marco Flavio Marinucci (reception Sat/6, 7-9pm). Through April 30. Recent works by Joe Cariati (reception Sat/6, 7-10pm). Through May 31.

Museum West Fine Art 170 Minna; 546-1113. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm; Thurs, 9am-7pm. "Small Landscapes," works by Marsha McDonald. Through Sat/12.

One Post Street One Post; 788-1050. Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm. Recent paintings by Ed Moses. Through Fri/12.

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. Through Sat/13.

Pierotti 900 Hyde; 353-6650. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. "Street Photography," work by Juan Buhler. Through Fri/5.

Presidio Alliance 563 Ruger; 561-3993. Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm, and by appt. Watercolors by Tim Harper. Through Thurs/4.

Rogue Art Space 4360 19th St; 863-4940. Thurs-Fri, 3-7pm; Sat-Sun, noon-5pm. "Mosaics," new mixed media paintings by Felipe Rodrigues; new glass work by various artists. Through April 28.

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 through Sun/14. "Don't Call Me Honey: Photographs of Women and Their Work," a documentary project by Ann P. Meredith. Through April 21.

San Francisco Main Library 100 Larkin; 557-4400. Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Farley: Echo Warrior," an exhibit of cartoonist Phil Frank's comics. Through Sat/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. Through Sun/7.

Soularch Gallery 4033A Judah; 759-4100. Thurs-Sat, noon-5pm, or by appt. "A Beautiful Mind," paintings by Tim Yankosky. Through May 31.

Southern Exposure 401 Alabama; 863-2141. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Address," letter-writing projects by six artists; "Off," photography by Natalie Cartwright; "Autoskinning: Passive Abduction No. 3," mobile architectures by Kit; "Errand Projections from Pilgrim Glacier," paintings by Shaun O'Dell. All exhibits through Sat/13.

Stephen Wirtz Gallery Bankers Investment Bldg, 49 Geary; 433-6879. Call for hours. "A Very Clear Stream, In a Bed of Crystal," work by Prudencio Irazabal; drawings by Drew Beattie (reception Thurs/4, 5:30-7:30pm). Through April 27.

Student Center Art Gallery San Francisco State University, 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 postgraduate students. Through Wed/10.

Thacher Gallery University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton; 422-2660. Mon-Fri, noon-5:30pm. "Indifference and the Fifth Horseman: Sur-rational Paintings by Fritz Hirschberger," a series of paintings by the Holocaust survivor. Through Sun/14.

Triangle Gallery 47 Kearny, Fifth floor; 392-1686. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Paintings by Edythe Bresnahan (reception Thurs/4, 5:30-7:30pm). Through May 4.

Velvet da Vinci 508 Hayes; 626-7478. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun, noon-4pm. "Fifty Years in the Making: The Bay Area Metal Arts Guild 1951-2001," work by 50 metal workers. Through Sun/14.

Z Space Studio 1360 Mission, Third fl; 626-0453, ext 106. "Tijuana 1998-2001," photography by Claire Schneider. Through Fri/12.

Bay Area

Albany Community Center 1249 Marin, Albany; (510) 524-9283. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. "Domestic Bliss," abstract painting and mixed-media work by Amy St. George. Through Thurs/4.

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. Through Fri/12.

John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery 2956 San Pablo, Berkeley Business Center, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "Seeds," work by Pamela Bolton. Through Thurs/11.

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. Through Sat/6.