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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 Sun/28. "Dreaming with Open Eyes: Dada and Surrealist Art." Works from the Vera, Silvia, and Arturo Schwarz Collection. Through Sun/28. "Selected Masterworks: The Marcia and John Friede Collection of New Guinea Art." Nineteen works from the Friede Collection. Through Sun/5.

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 Sun/5. "Moebius Band." Interactive installation by Valeska Peschke. Through Sun/5.

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.

Bay Area

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.



Art Explosion 2425 17th St; 278-3975. Fri, 7-11pm; Sat, 11am-6pm. "Melt," a group exhibition celebrating spring and the San Francisco art scene. Fri/26-Sat/27.

Art Hut 626 Clayton, Apt D; 437-0949. Call for appt. "Carefully Advised for Everyday," new work by Kyoung-ah Kang (reception Sat/27, 6-10pm). April 27-May 25.

Calumet Gallery 2001 Bryant; 643-9275. Call for hours. Black-and-white photographs by Radek Skrivanek and Vicki Topaz (reception Thurs/25, 6-8:30pm). April 25-May 28.

Crown Point Press 20 Hawthorne; 974-6273. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Invention/Tradition," group show featuring artists who blend traditional techniques with a contemporary focus. April 25-June 1.

Diego Rivera San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 771-7020. Daily, 9am-9pm. Work by Mary Parisi, Eirik Johnson, and Nathan Suter. Through Sat/27. A collaborative show featuring works by Matthew Umphrey, Robert Vergera, Chris Baird, and Corey French (reception Tues/30, 5-7pm). Sun/28-Sun/5.

Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary; 291-0966. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent works by Peter Boyer (reception Thurs/2, 5-7pm). April 30-June 1.

HANG at the Canvas 1200 Ninth Ave; 504-0070. Mon-Wed, 11am-7pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm. Recent work by Torri Lehman (reception Thurs/25, 7-9pm). April 25-May 14.

John Pence 750 Post; 441-1138. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. Work by Edward Minoff and Christopher Pugliese (reception Thurs/25, 6-8pm). April 25-May 25.

The Lab 2948 16th St; 864-8855. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt. "under the lid," work by Spencer Mack (reception Sat/27, 4-6pm). April 27-May 18.

Optical Artistry Studio and Gallery 136 Freelon; 371-1777. Thurs-Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 10am-4pm. "Reply Hazy, Try Again ...," works by 20 artists in various mediums (reception Fri/26, 7pm-midnight). April 26-May 10.

San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl; 252-2568. Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Witness," photographs of Armenian genocide survivors by Levon Parian and Ara Oshagan; "Legacy," photographs of Armenian monasteries by Kevork Boursalian; "Icons," photo-collage portraits by S. Brett Kaufmann; "Photographic Impressions," work by Cheryl Maeder; "Prints from the Estate," artwork by Gary Shaffer; "San Francisco Paintings," work by Zhunwang Zhao. Through June 30.

Bay Area

Kala Art Institute 1060 Heinz, Berk; (510) 549-2977. Tues-Fri, noon-5pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm; and by appt. "Solos: The Contemporary Monoprint," work by Bay Area artists including Nathan Oliveria and Matt Phillips (reception May 9, 6-8pm). April 26-June 15.

Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery 942 Clay, Oakl; (510) 625-1350. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "The Drawing Show," work by Daniel Clowes, Geoff Chadsey, Marcel Dzama, Neil Farber, and Jason Jagel (reception Sat/27, 6-8pm). April 27-May 25.

Magnolia Editions Gallery 2527 Magnolia, Oakl; (510) 834-2527. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. "The Flatbed Show," work by various artists (reception Sat/27, 2-6pm). April 27-May 11.

Pro Arts 461 Ninth St, Oakl; (510) 763-4361. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. "East Bay Open Studios," sample works by artists participating in the East Bay Open Studios event. Through June 9.


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 Tues/30.

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. Through Fri/26.

Artist Television Access 992 Valencia; 824-3890. Mon-Sat, 10am-10pm. " ... the AXE that breaks the frozen sea," photo-based works and installations by a group of artists from the SF Art Institute. Through Tues/30.

Back to the Picture/Latin American Gallery 934 Valencia; 826-2321. Call for hours. Photographs by Jonathan Moller (reception Fri/26, 6:30pm, $5-10 donation). Through Sat/27.

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 Wed/1.

Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm.

New work by David Ruddell. Through Sat/27.

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. Through Tues/30.

Canessa 708 Montgomery; 296-9029. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. Recent paintings by Dan Kavert. Through Fri/26.

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. Through Sat/27.

Cathedral Hill Gallery 1115 Geary; 716-9020. Call for hours. "Strong Woman," works by Julie Phelps. Through Tues/30.

City Art 828 Valencia; 970-9900. Tues-Sun, noon-9pm. Work by more than a dozen new local artists. Through Sun/28.

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. Through Sat/27.

Crucible Steel 2050 Bryant; 648-7562. Daily, 10am-10pm. "Urbanica," works by Petrina Cooper, Mark Nakamura, Ellen Singletary, David Dudek, and Patrick O'Hearn. Through Tues/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. Through Sun/28.

Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, Fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Held Still," works by Ellen Garvens and Jim Phalens. Through Sat/27.

Ebert Gallery 49 Geary, Fourth fl; 296-8405. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent work Ted N. Soulis. Through Tues/30.

Eleonore Austerer 540 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Images from Latin America," graphics works by Rufino Tamayo, Francisco Zúñiga, Felipe Castañeda, Vladimir Cora, and Francisco Ruiz. Through Tues/30.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising 55 Stockton, Fifth level; 675-3200. Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm. Window vignettes of costumes from the motion picture Moulin Rouge. Through Fri/26.

Fraenkel 49 Geary, 981-2661. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Irving Penn: Circa 1948," photographs by Irving Penn. Through Sat/27.

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

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. Through Sat/27.

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. Through Sat/27.

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. Through Tues/30.

Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, Second flr; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Interiors," work by Forrest Williams. Through Sat/27.

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. Through Sun/28.

Kings Gallery 1187 Franklin; 776-4580. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sun, noon-2pm. "Gods and Goddesses," a group show. Through Sun/28.

Limn Gallery 292 Townsend; 977-1300. Wed-Sat, 11am-5:30pm; Sun, 9am-3pm. "Testing," works by Jaq Chartier; "On the Edge," new abstract paintings by René Norman; "HYPOlite," works by Frank Davi Jr. Through Sat/27.

Max Furniture 1633 Fillmore; 440-9002. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-5. "Crosscuts," woodblock printmaking by Marco Flavio Marinucci. Through Tues/30.

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

Paxton Gate 824 Valencia; 824-1872. Mon-Thurs, noon-7pm; Fri, noon-8pm; Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm. Works by Cristina Legato Orr and Damian Fagan (reception Sat/27, 6-9pm). Through date TBA.

Quotidian 760 Market, Ste 252; 788-0445. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "meat poultry fish," work by Jeanne Friscia. Through Sat/27.

R8 Gallery 8 Avery; 364-1806. Call for hours. Grand opening exhibition featuring works by Rene Fressola, Ray Buffalo, Gavin Coombs, Aonard Maynard, and others (reception Sat/27, 9pm-midnight). Through Sat/27.

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. Through Sat/27.

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. Through Fri/26.

Robert Koch 49 Geary; 421-0122. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "High School," photographs by Jona Frank. Through Sat/27.

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 Sun/28.

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

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. Through Tues/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: Eco-Warrier," an exhibit of Farley comics by Phil Frank. Through Tues/30.

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. Through Fri/26.

66 Balmy 66 Balmy Alley; 648-1760. Wed-Mon, 10am-5pm. "Six," work by Justine Dufrenne, Justine Formentelli, Carrie Nardello, Bénédicte Pourchet, Jesse Robinson, and Jennifer Suttlemyre. Through Tues/30.

Skylight Gallery San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin, Sixth fl; 557-4277. Mon and Sat, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm; Sun, noon-5 p.m. "Design Charrette: Initiating Dialog and Exploring Ideas," drawings and concepts designed for the San Francisco Public Library's branch renovation program. Through Thurs/25. "Under the Big Top." Through May 31. See Critic's Choice.

SomArts 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sun, noon-4pm. "Vehicular Motion," artwork by adults and youth, with and without disabilities. Through Fri/26.

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. Through Sat/27.

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. Through Fri/26.

39th Exposure Gallery and Studio San Francisco Film Centre, Bldg 39, 39 Mesa, Studio 4; 561-3123. Tues-Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt. "17 Cenas de São Paulo," photographs by George "Crunchy" Gund. Through Fri/3.

Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Home Ground," paintings by Audrey Tulimiero Welch. Through Tues/30.

Bay Area

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. Through Tues/30.

African American Museum and Library 659 14th St, Oakl; (510) 637-0200. Tues-Sat, noon-5:30pm. "Tengo Casi 500 Años: Beyond the Middle Passage, Africa's Legacy in the Americas," photographic exhibition of 65 archival silver-gelatin prints. Through Sat/4.

Albany Arts 1251 Solano, Albany; (510) 526-9558. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New works by Jamie Guerrero and Natasha Fouko. Through Mon/29.

Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm. Prints by Matthew Hart. Through Tues/30.

!hey! 4920B Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 428-2349. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Orange," video, installation, painting, photography, and sculpture by Bay Area artists. Through Sat/27.

John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery 2956 San Pablo, Berkeley Business Center, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "The Sea of Love," work by Bita Kavehzadeh. Through Thurs/25.

Oliver Art Center California College of Arts and Crafts, 5212 Broadway, Oakl. (510) 653-8118. Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm (Wed, until 9pm). "How Extraordinary That the World Exists!," works by various artists. Through Sat/27.

Pacific Art League of Palo Alto 668 Ramona, Palo Alto; (650) 321-3891. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. "Fools and Jesters," a juried exhibit featuring works by various artists. Through Thurs/25.

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. Through Tues/30.

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. Through Sun/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. Through Thurs/25.