May 15, 2002
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). "À Toute Épreuve: An Artist's Book Masterpiece by Joan Miró." Book illustrations by Miró. Through Sun/19.
Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. $2-5. "Web-Slinging and Wall-Crawling: The Art of Spider-Man." The Cartoon Art Museum hosts the first-ever major exhibition of original artwork from the Spider-Man comic book series. The show features almost 20 pages of drawings by Steve Ditko, who created the character with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, as well as dozens more drawings by the artists who took over where Ditko left off: John Romita, Ross Andru, Todd McFarlane, and others. The original drawings offer fascinating insights into Marvel's process of comic book creation. For example, patches of Wite-Out and pasted-over text balloons show an artist's hand at work in ways that are completely invisible in the final product. Special sections of the show focus on Peter Parker's wedding, "Marvel Team-Ups" (Spider-Man paired with Daredevil, the Transformers, the Black Widow, etc.), and an issue devoted to the aftermath of Sept. 11. Unless you're already a Spider scholar, however, you might find yourself wishing the show had fewer pictures and more text on the walls. Through July 21. (Westbrook) "An Exploration of Cartoon Art." Ongoing.
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, and first Wed, 11am-7pm). "Unwearable Art: Clothing in New Media." Clothing made out of glass, copper, acrylic, and other unwearable materials by 11 artists. "Findings: The Jewelry of Ramona Solberg." More than 60 works by Solberg and works by Laurie Hall, Ron Ho, Kiff Slemmons, and Nancy Worden. Both exhibits through Sept 1.
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. Through Sept 10.
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 Sun/19. "Jack Stauffacher: Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design." Almost 25 prints by the artist. Through Sun/26. "Perfect Acts of Architecture." Works by Peter Eisenman, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Thom Mayne, and Bernard Tschumi. Through Sun/26. "Points of Departure II: Connecting with Contemporary Art." Exhibition explores art within six thematic contexts. Through June 9.
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). "The Film Art of Isaac Julien." Video and film projects by the British filmmaker. "The Cockettes." An exhibition devoted to the drag theater troupe from the early '70s. "Straight to Hell: 10 Years of Dyke Action Machine!" An exhibition of posters, books, video, and more. "2000 Dragons." A 500-foot-long work by San Francisco painter and tattoo artist Don Ed Hardy. Through July 14.
Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak, Oakl; (510) 238-2200. Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm. $6, $4 seniors and students. "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. "Masterworks of Chinese Painting." Paintings from the Ching Yüan Chai Collection. Through Sun/26. "The Subtle Life of Plants and People." Work by Marion Brenner. Through Sun/26.
Ampersand International Arts 1001 Tennessee; 285-0170. Thurs-Fri, 11am-5pm, and by appt. "Forms and Forms," work by Susanna Sartarelli (reception Fri/17, 5-8pm). May 17-June 14.
Art Institute of California-San Francisco 1170 Market; 865-0198. Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. "God Said No: The Fall from the Garden of Eden," paintings, drawings, and collage by Tom Fowler. Through June 14.
Fort Mason Art Campus City College of San Francisco, Laguna and Marina, Bldg B, Room 106; 661-3036 or 647-3111. Sat-Sun, 11am-6pm. "On the Road," photographs by Fort Mason photographers. Fri/17-Sun/19.
Galería de la Raza 2857 24th St; 826-8009. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. "Pedestrian Imposter," work by various artists. Wed/15, 8-11pm, $3-5.
Grace Cathedral 1100 California; 749-6300. Daily, 8am-5:30pm. "Unity for Peace," new works by Kim En Joong. May 16-Aug 15.
Herbst Pavilion Fort Mason, Marina at Laguna; 771-7020. Daily, 11am-5pm. "MFA Spring Show," work by graduating students of the San Francisco Art Institute Master of Fine Arts program (open house Sat/25, 1-5pm). Sat/18-Sun/26.
Horizons Unlimited 440 Potrero; 487-6713. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Mixed-media works and prints by Victor Cartagena's students at Arrowsmith Academy and Log Cabin Ranch (reception Thurs/16, 6-8:30pm). May 16-July 4.
Intersection for the Arts 446 Valencia; 626-2787. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "RXD = [eros]X[ethnicity]," works by a collective of queer people of color artists (reception Wed/15, 6-9pm). Through July 13. See 8 Days a Week, page 68.
Jack Hanley Gallery 395 Valencia; 522-1623. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. New paintings by Scott Hewicker (reception Thurs/16, 6-8pm). May 16-June 8.
The Lab 2948 16th St; 864-8855. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt. "under the lid," work by Spencer Mack. Through Sat/18. "The Last Hurrah!," the Inter-Arts Center of San Francisco State University's final Master of Arts exhibition. Mon/20, 7pm.
Modernism 685 Market; 541-0461. Tues-Sat, 10am-5:30pm. "Teatro ZinZanni: New Paintings," work by Mark Stock (reception Thurs/16, 5:30-8pm). May 16-June 22.
Pasquale Iannetti 531 Sutter; 433-2771. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. Various works by European, American, and Mexican masters. Ongoing. "Works on Paper: A Review," work by Francisco Zuñiga (reception Thurs/16, 6-8pm). May 16-June 15.
Place Pigalle 520 Hayes; 552-2671. Sun-Wed, 4pm-midnight; Thurs-Sat, 4pm-2am. "ONEMANSHOW," 10 paired sculptures and installations by JONANDTHOMAS (reception Thurs/16, 7-9pm). May 16-June 6.
San Francisco LGBT Community Center 1800 Market; 554-4297. Call for hours. "Imagine a World Without AIDS: The Faces of HIV Vaccine Research," presented by the Research Section of the AIDS Office at the SF Department of Public Health (reception Fri/17, 6pm). May 17-June 15.
Babilonia 1808 1808 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 549-1808. Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm. "The Brown Man's Burden," selected works of Filipino artists from the Babilonia Wilner Collection (reception Sat/18, 7-9pm). May 18-Sept 7.
Cecile Moochnek 1809D Fourth St, Berk; (510) 549-1018. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "The Nature of Things," new works by Michael Shemchuk (reception Fri/17, 6-8pm). Through June 23.
John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery Berkeley Business Center, 2956 San Pablo, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. Work by Io Anna Sinou. Through Thurs/16. "2002 Faculty Exhibition," a group show featuring work by 19 artists (reception Sat/25. 6-8pm). May 20-June 2.
Live Culture Gallery The Creamery, 2517 San Pablo, Oakl; (510) 633-3553. Thurs-Fri, 5-9pm; Sat, noon-8pm; and by appt. Works by various artists (reception Thurs/16, 7pm). May 16-TBA.
Traywick 1316 10th St, Berk; (510) 527-1214. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Between Days," recent work by Charles Goldman (reception Sat/18, 6-8pm). May 18-June 15.
Worth Ryder Gallery 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley, Berk; (510) 642-9040. Tues-Fri, 1-4pm. Work by Annette Miae Kim (reception Thurs/23, 4-7pm). Tues/21-Fri/24.
Andrea Schwartz 333 Bryant; 495-2090. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, by appt. Recent work by Betsy Eby and Susanne Carmack. Through Fri/24.
Art Hut 626 Clayton, Apt D; 437-0949. Call for appt. "Carefully Advised for Every Day," new work by Kyoung-ah Kang. Through Sat/25.
Calumet Gallery 2001 Bryant; 643-9275. Call for hours. Black-and-white photographs by Radek Skrivanek and Vicki Topaz. Through Tues/28.
Digital Annex 69 Green; 673-3080. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "In Other Words," work by various artists. Through Fri/17.
Fine Arts Gallery San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Bldg, Rm 238, 1600 Holloway; 338-6535. Mon-Sat, noon-4pm. "2002 San Francisco State University MFA Thesis Show," work by 10 artists. Through Fri/17.
Five Fifty Bryant 550 Bryant; 673-3080. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Essence: 35 Years of Abstraction," work by various artists. Through Fri/17.
509 Cultural Center 509 Ellis; 255-5971. Fri-Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. "All School Art Show," work by students from the New Traditions Public Elementary School. Through Sat/18.
Gallery Sanchez at Noe Valley Ministry 1021 Sanchez; 822-9581. Daily, 10am-3pm. "Double Vision," paintings by Karen Wenger and Pauline Crowther Scott. Through Thurs/16.
George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Extra Innings: The Art of Baseball," paintings, prints, and photographs on the topic of baseball. Through Sat/18.
HANG 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New paintings by Bob Stang. Through Mon/20.
HANG Annex 565 Sutter; 434-4264. Call for hours. "On the Surface," work by Jylian Gustlin and Dana McCutcheon. Through Mon/20.
Herbst International Exhibition Hall 385 Moraga, Presidio; 441-3400. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. Work by fiber/Dimensions, a collaboration of Bay Area artists. Through Sun/19.
Hosfelt Gallery 430 Clementina; 495-5454. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. Inky drawings by Russell Crotty; "Flutter," work by Jess Von Der Ahe. Through Sat/25.
Hospitality House 146 Leavenworth; 749-2132. Call for hours. "Spring," work by homeless and at-risk artists. Through Mon/20.
John Berggruen 228 Grant; 781-4629. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Principal and Auxiliary Function: Some Recent Pictures," work by Donald Baechler. Through Wed/22. "Spring Forward: New Work from the Studio," work by various artists. Through Sat/25.
John Pence 750 Post; 441-1138. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. Work by Edward Minoff and Christopher Pugliese. Through Sat/25.
Kings Gallery 1187 Franklin; 776-4580. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sun, noon-2pm. "Retrospective," oil paintings by Lorant Chovan (reception Sun/19, 1-2:30pm). Through June 10.
Marcel Sitcoske 20 Hawthorne; 434-4804. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Mon, by appt. "Utopia Parkway," abstract paintings by Erin Parish. Through Sat/25.
Market Street Kiosks along Market Street between Van Ness and Embarcadero; 554-6080. Posters by Seyed Alavi. Through Thurs/16.
Meyerovich 251 Post, Fourth fl; 421-7171. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-6pm; Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Helen Frankenthaler: New Acquisitions," mixed media works by Frankenthaler. Through Sat/18. "Masters on Paper," works by Picasso, Miró, Lichtenstein, Hockney, Stella, Dine, and Motherwell. Through June 8.
Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission; 821-1155. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. "Rendering Spirits, an Exhibition of Drawings, Posters, and Linocuts," work by Juan R. Fuentes; "Dialog on Paper, Collaboration between Communities Exhibition," work by Bay Area and Puerto Rican artists. Through Thurs/16.
Museum West Fine Art 170 Minna; 546-1113. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm; Thurs, 9am-7pm. New paintings by Denise DuBroy. Through Sat/18.
111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna; 974-1719. Tues-Fri, 1-7 pm; Sat, 4-7pm. "Lost and Found," recent work by Ezra Li Eismont and Christopher A. Ruess. Through June 15.
Patricia Sweetow Gallery 49 Geary; 788-5126. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Work by Peter Dreher. Through Sat/25.
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. Through June 16. See Critic's Choice.
Pond 214 Valencia; 437-9151. Thurs-Sun, 3-8pm, and by appointment. "Out of the Ground into the Sky out of the Sky into the Ground," works by nine L.A.-based artists using everyday material. Through Sun/19.
San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 401 Van Ness; 554-6080. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Openings," work by Will Rogan and Bob Linder (reception Fri/17, 6-8pm). Through Sat/18.
SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sun, noon-4pm. "Zurag! Women Artists of Mongolia," works by 17 Mongolian artists. Through Sat/25.
Southern Exposure 401 Alabama; 863-2141. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Icons of Action: The Global Youth/Post Youth Underground," work by Amaze, Bratmobile, Sergio Brown, Demo, Shepard Fairey, Fawn Gehweiler, Barry McGee, and Volume One (reception Fri/17, 6-8pm). Through May 30.
Student Center Art Gallery SFSU, Cesar Chavez Student Union, 1650 Holloway; 338-2580. Mon-Wed, 10am-6pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-3pm. "Wired," work by seven artists. Through Wed/15.
View 155 155 Grove; 554-6080. 24 hours. "Tail of Blue: Sculptural Window Installation," work by Chen-Ju Pan. Through Sun/19.
Vorpal 393 Grove; 397-9200. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "The Glow of the Landscape and Other Beauties," work by seven artists. Through Sun/19.
Walter and McBean Galleries San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 749-4564. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Touch: Relational Art from the 1990s to Now." Through Wed/15.
Weinstein 383 Geary; 362-8151. Mon-Tues, 10am-7pm; Wed-Sun, 9:30am-10pm. Work by French surrealist Anne Bachelier. Through Wed/15.
ACCI 1652 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-2527. Tues-Thurs, 11am-6pm; Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "MiX490: SocialWorks," works by 11 Bay Area artists. Through Sat/18.
Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm. Work by Matthew Hart. Through May 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. Through Fri/24.
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. Through Sat/25.
Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur, Oakl; (510) 430-2164. Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm; Sun, noon-4pm. "Mills Master of Fine Arts Exhibition 2002," work by various artists. Through Sun/26.
A New Leaf 1286 Gilman, Berk; (510) 525-7621. Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm. "Form and Idea," abstract sculpture by various artists. Through Sun/19.
Oakland Art Gallery 150 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Broadway and 14th St, Oakl; (510) 637-0395. Tues-Sat, 10am-5pm. "Bay Area Currents 2002," works by 12 artists (reception Thurs/16, 5-8pm). Through July 6.
Osceola Gallery 4053 Harlan, Ste 305, Emeryville; (510) 658-1440. By appt only. "Group Show," works by Mark Fox Morgan and Jean Fox; work by John Tennler (reception Sat/18, noon-5pm). Through June 9.
Third Street Grind Gallery 464 Third St, Oakl; (510) 653-1548. Mon-Fri, 7:30am-3:30pm. "Virtue," mixed-media visual form by six Bay Area artists (reception Sun/19, 2-4pm). Through May 30.
21 Grand 449B 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 451-9446. Thurs, 1-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. Neosymbolist paintings by Ruary Allan. Through Sun/26.
Women's Cancer Resource Center Gallery 3023 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 548-9286. Tues-Thurs, 1-7pm; Sat, noon-4pm, and by appt. "The Naked Heart," paintings by Janice Kishi Chow and Meredith Bowen Shamszad (reception Sat/18, 1-3pm). Through June 20.