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 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. "Selected Masterworks: The Marcia and John Friede Collection of New Guinea Art." Nineteen works from the Friede Collection. Through May 5.
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.
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. "Sampling/Christian Marclay." Video installation and film works by Christian Marclay. April 11-July 28.
San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum 401 Van Ness, Fourth fl; 255-4800. Tues and Thurs-Sat, 11am-5pm; Wed, 11am-7pm. Free. "With a Song in His Heart: A Celebration of Richard Rodgers." Photos, programs, sheet music, posters, set designs, and more tracing the life and career of Broadway composer Richard Rodgers. April 16-Sept 10.
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 Sun/21.
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.
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. "Komar and Melamid's Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project." Paintings by elephants under the instruction of artists Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid (auction Thurs/11). Through July 14.
Diego Rivera San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 771-7020. Daily, 9am-9pm. Works by Michelle Mansour, Patricia Proschold, and Julie Dummermuth. Through Sat/13. Works by Juan Jose Alonso, Wei-Chi Huang, and Elvira Hufschmid (reception Tues/16, 5-7pm). Sun/14-Sat/20.
FiftyCrows Gallery 1074 Folsom; 551-0091. Thurs-Sat, noon-5pm. "Recalling the Vote," photographs by Dan Budnik (reception Fri/12, 5-9pm, $10 donation). April 12-May 12.
Fifty24SF 228 Fillmore; 252-0144. Wed-Sun, 1-7pm. Drawings, paintings, and sculpture by Kent Williams (reception Fri/12, 7-10pm). April 12-May 5.
509 Cultural Center 509 Ellis; 255-5971. Fri-Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. "What Community Means to Me," the Supportive Housing Employment Collaborative annual photography and essay contest exhibit (reception Thurs/11, 5-7pm). Fri/12-Sat/13; Tues/16-Fri/19.
The Lab 2948 16th St; 864-8855. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt. "The Adventures of Lucky M: AIM," work by Michelle Handelman (reception Fri/12, 6-9pm). Fri/12-Sat/20.
Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market; 255-5971. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. "Flyaway," recent works by Lara Allen, Robert Arnold, Sarah Cain, Amanda Eicher, Amy Franceschini, Shaun O'Dell, Alena S. Rudolph, Christine Shields, and Yutaka Sho (reception Fri/12, 8-10pm). April 12-May 10.
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. New paintings by Denise DuBroy (reception Sat/13, 4-6pm). April 13-May 18.
Presidio Alliance 563 Ruger; 561-3993. Mon-Fri, 11am-3pm, and by appt. Recent works by Kate Protage; work by Dana Spaeth. April 14-May 8.
Sanitary Fill Company 401 Tunnel; 330-1415. Call for hours. "Appetites and Chicken Fights," work by Daphne Ruff and Banker White. Sat/13, 1-5pm.
SomArts 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sun, noon-4pm. "Vehicular Motion," artwork by adults and youth, with and without disabilities (reception Thurs/11, 5-7:30pm). April 11-26.
UC Berkeley Extension 55 Laguna; (650) 696-1180. Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm. "Night Songs," work by students of the UC Berkeley Extension Night Photography course (reception Thurs/11, 6-8pm). April 8-May 2.
Walter and McBean Galleries San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 749-4564. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Works by Tania Bruguera," performance, installation, and video works by the Cuban artist; new works by Ghada Amer. Extended through Sat/20. "Touch: Relational Art from the 1990s to Now" (reception Wed/10, 5:30-7:30pm). April 11-May 15.
Albany Community Center 1249 Marin, Albany; (510) 524-9283. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. "Neighborhoods, etc.," work by Stan Whitehead (reception Sun/14, 4-6pm). April 14-June 30.
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. "The Sea of Love," work by Bita Kavehzadeh (reception Sat/20, 5-8pm). April 15-25.
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.
ArtHaus 1053 Bush, Ste 2; 922-8219. Call for appt. "On Paper," original prints, paintings, drawings, photography, and works in papier-mâché by various artists. Through June 29.
Aurobora Press 147 Natoma; 546-7880. Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Broken Fragments," new monotypes on linen and paper by John Zurier. Through Sat/20.
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.
Gallery Sanchez at Noe Valley Ministry 1021 Sanchez; 822-9581. Daily, 10am-3pm. "Double Vision," paintings by Karen Wenger and Pauline Crowther Scott (reception Sat/13, 1-4pm). Through May 16.
George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. Work by Milton Avery. Through Sat/13.
HANG 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Landscapes Left Alone," work by Liz Maxwell. Through Tues/23.
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.
Intersection for the Arts 446 Valencia; 626-2787. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "The People's Plan," an interactive, multi-dimensional forum featuring local artists. Through Sat/20.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura 425 Washington; 788-7142. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Women at the Center: A Reflection upon the History of Italian Feminism Through Its Posters," posters made by Italian feminists from the '70s to '90s. Through Fri/12.
John Pence 750 Post; 441-1138. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. Paintings by Randall Sexton. Through Sat/20.
Kweejibo 541 Valencia; 552-3888. Wed-Mon, 11am-7pm. New work by Christine Wolheim and Lynn Lu. Through Sat/20.
Linc Real Art 1 Otis; 503-1981. Thurs-Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. "Web-Pop." Like real banner ads, Robert Heckes's long rectangular canvases hang at the very top of the gallery walls and bait us with short teaser messages such as "Luke, I am your father. Click me." Yet even though they're full of references to our contemporary computerized world, Heckes's paintings cling in many ways to old-fashioned painting practices. The art of hand lettering is almost dead, but Heckes resurrects it in several works. And the idea of the artist's creative ownership is also practically extinct these days in the copy-and-paste clip-art world of Web design, but Heckes's prominent signature on each canvas boldly claims each painted image as his own even though he's clearly stealing a lot of his subject matter from corporate logos and slogans. It's actually pretty hard to say how much of Heckes's material is really his own invention, but one thing is decisively original: the idea of selling banner ads as high art. Through May 14. (Westbrook)
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. Through Mon/22.
Meridian Gallery 545 Sutter; 398-7229. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Red,"
new paintings and drawings by Betty Pereira. Through Sat/20.
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.
San Francisco Academy of Art College Gallery 688 Sutter; 931-5892. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Photographs and paintings by Natalie Pollard. Through Wed/17.
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 401 Van Ness; 554-6080. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Openings," work by Asha Shechter and Trevor Shimizu (reception Fri/12, 6-8pm), Josh Greene (reception Wed/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). Through May 18.
San Francisco Arts Commission City Site165 Grove; 788-1050. Mon-Sun, 24 hrs. "ukiah / haiku," Work by Charles Linder. Through June 30. See Critic's Choice.
San Francisco Center for the Book 300 De Haro; 565-0545. Mon-Fri, noon-5pm. "Celebrating Artists as Teachers," new works by 28 book artists. Through May 31.
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 Sun/21.
SF Photography Center 50 Scott; 554-9522. Tues-Thurs, 3-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-4pm. "San Francisco Financial District," black-and-white prints by Christine Krieg (reception Thurs/11, 7-9pm). Through April 30.
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.
600 Townsend 600 Townsend; (415) 486-1136. Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. "Cascadence: Water Sounds, Common Objects," water-sound sculpture installation and performances by Judith Blankman. Through Thurs/18.
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.
Space 743 743 Harrison; 777-9080. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "Journey - Two Voices," sculptures by Reddy Lieb and Linda Raynsford. Through Sat/20.
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 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.
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.
Winter Garden 505 Sansome; email@example.com. Call for hours. Paintings by Xavier Castellanos. Through May 12.
Z Space Studio 1360 Mission, Third fl; 626-0453, ext 106. "Tijuana 1998-2001," photography by Claire Schneider. Through Fri/12.
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. Through Sat/13.
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut, Berk; (510) 644-6893. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. Works by Sylvia Sussman and Sibila Savage. Through Sat/13.
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. Through Fri/19.
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.
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). Through April 30.
East Bay Municipal Utility District Administration Building 375 11th St, Second fl lobby, Oakl; (510) 287-0143. Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm. Works on paper by Alan Lau (reception May 7, 11:30am-1pm). Through May 24.
Kala Art Institute 1060 Heinz, Berk; (510) 549-2977. Tues-Fri, noon-5pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm; and by appt. "Trillium Press: Past, Present, and Future," prints created at Trillium since 1979 by 28 artists (artists' talk Wed/10, 7pm). Through Sat/13.
Linda Penzur 71 Redhill, San Anselmo; 457-4079. Tues-Sat, noon-5pm. "Equus," work by Carol Gahagan (reception Sat/13, 2-4pm). Through May 31.
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery 942 Clay, Oakl; (510) 625-1350. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "The Symbiont," interactive installation by Barney Haynes. Through Sat/20.
NIAD Art Center 551 23rd St, Richmond; (510) 620-0290. Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm. "Four Artists," works by Shirley How, Marlin Mullen, Arstanda (Billy) White, and Alice Wong. Through Fri/12.
Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 200 N. San Pedro, San Rafael; (415) 444-8000. Call for hours. "From the Edge of Destruction: The Paintings of Joseph Bau." Through Mon/15.
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 Mon/15.
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). Through April 28.
Worth Ryder Gallery 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley, Berk; (510) 642-9040. Tues-Fri, 1-4pm. "Sideshow," recent paintings by Rebecca Bird, Brandi DeCarli, Katherine Feo, Holly Haddock, and Katrina Lorne. Through Fri/12.