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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.


Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. $2-5. "Web-Slinging and Wall-Crawling: The Art of Spider-Man." Original artwork from the Spider-Man comic book series. Through July 21.

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 artist Ben Katchor. Through June 30.

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. Through Sept 1. See Critic's Choice. "Findings: The Jewelry of Ramona Solberg." More than 60 works by Solberg and works by Laurie Hall, Ron Ho, Kiff Slemmons, and Nancy Worden. Through Sept 1.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third St; 357-4000. Fri-Tues, 10am-6pm; Thurs, 10am-9pm. $10, $7 seniors, $6 students, free for 12 and under and members (free first Tues; half-price Thurs, 6-9pm). "Points of Departure II: Connecting with Contemporary Art." Exhibition explores art within six thematic contexts. Through Sun/9. "Edward Weston: The Last Years in Carmel." Landscapes, still-lifes, and portraits by the photographer. Through July 9. "Sampling/Christian Marclay." Video installation and film works by Christian Marclay. Through July 28.

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.

Bay Area

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. "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. "XXL." Large-scale paintings and sculpture. Through July 14. "Komar and Melamid's Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project." Paintings by elephants under the instruction of artists Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid. Through July 14.



Andrea Schwartz 333 Bryant; 495-2090. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, by appt. Mixed media on panel works by Deborah Bell; acrylic on linen by Christine Vaillancourt (reception Fri/7, 5:30-7:30pm). June 7-July 19.

Big Pagoda Company 1903 Fillmore; 563-8727. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm. "Shift," work by Dona Porcella (reception Sat/8, 3-5pm). June 8-30.

Brian Gross Fine Art 49 Geary; 788-1050. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Bohemian Advertisements: New Pictures and Objects," work by Charles Linder (reception Thurs/6, 5:30-7:30pm). June 6-July 6.

City Art Annex Oxygen Bar, 795 Valencia; 864-6884. Wed-Sun, noon-9pm. "Spirituality and the Sacred in Art," work by more than 12 emerging artists (reception Fri/7, 7-10pm). June 7-30.

Culture Cache 1800 Bryant, Ste 104; 626-7776. Wed-Sun, 2-6pm, and by appt. "Imagenetic," work by Nathan Cabrera, Justin Wood, Jesse Hotchkiss, Tyrone McCloskey, Kim Cogan, and Drew Beam (reception Fri/7, 7-11pm). June 7-30.

Diego Rivera San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 771-7020. Daily, 9am-9pm. "Vietnam Odyssey," a group show (reception Tues/11, 5-7pm). Sun/9-Sat/15.

Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, Fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. New figurative work by Linda Christensen (reception Thurs/6, 5:30-8pm). June 6-29.

Ebert Gallery 49 Geary, Fourth fl; 296-8405. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent photographs by Elsa Spaulding (reception Thurs/6, 5-7pm). June 6-29.

FiftyCrows Gallery 1074 Folsom; 551-0091. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm. Photographs by the recipients of the 12th annual International Fund for Documentary Photography Award (reception Thurs/6, 6:30-10pm). June 7-July 27.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society of Northern California 973 Market, Ste 400; 777-5455. Tues-Sat, 1-5pm. "Hot Pink: Works by Queer Women Artists" (reception Thurs/6, 5:30-8:30pm). June 6-Aug 30. See 8 Days a Week, page 44.

Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, Fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Evolution/Revolution," work by Hans Hofmann. Through June 29. Recent paintings by Jeanne Duval (reception Thurs/6, 5:30-7:30pm). June 6-29.

HANG 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Fourth Anniversary Celebration," a group show featuring painting, sculpture, and work on paper (reception Thurs/6, 6-8pm). June 6-30.

HANG Annex 565 Sutter; 434-4264. Call for hours. "Remains of a Journey," work by Elizabeth Tana (reception Thurs/6, 6-8pm). June 6-30.

Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, Second flr; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. New work by Liséa Lyons (reception Thurs/6, 5:30-7:30pm). June 6-July 6.

Images of the North 2036 Union; 673-1273. Call for hours. "Dance of Life," sculpture by Abraham Anghik Ruben (artist appears Sat/8, 3-6pm; Sun/9, 1-4pm). June 8-July 22.

Live Art Gallery 151 Potrero; 552-5875. Sat, 1-5pm, and by appt. "Odd Body Lulu," new paintings by David Faulk (reception Fri/7, 6-9pm). June 8-29.

Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market; 255-5971. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. Work by Thomas Campbell, Jo Jackson, and Dave Schubert (reception Fri/7, 7-9pm). June 7-July 7.

Marcel Sitcoske 20 Hawthorne; 434-4804. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Mon, by appt. "Luce et Umbrae," work by Thomas Zummer (reception Thurs/6, 5-7pm). June 6-July 6.

Meyerovich 251 Post, Fourth fl; 421-7171. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-6pm; Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Masters on Paper," works by Picasso, Miró, Lichtenstein, Hockney, Stella, Dine, and Motherwell. Through Sat/8. Mixed-media works by Helen Frankenthaler. Through June 25. Paintings by Stanley Boxer. Through July 15.

Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission; 821-1155. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. "12th Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Latina/o Art Exhibit," a group exhibit curated by Flavia Alejandra Maucci. Through June 30. "Teljidos Zapotecos," weavings by Pantaleon Ruiz Martinez; "Las Máscaras en los Rituales de México," 47 masks and traditional dance outfits from various regions in Mexico (reception Fri/7, 7-9pm). June 7-July 12.

Ruby's Clay Studio and Gallery 552A Noe; 558-9819. Daily, 9am-7pm. "Reclaiming Homoeroticism and the Sacred," sculptural installation by Chaz Willow Clover (reception Mon/10, 5:30-9pm). Through Tues/18.

SF Black and White Gallery 619 Post; 929-9424. Call for hours. "Canvas Landscape: A Dutch Delight," images of Dutch landscapes printed on canvas by Dutch photographer Jaap de Ranitz (reception Fri/7, 6-10pm). June 7-31.

San Francisco Center for the Book 300 De Haro; 565-0545. Mon-Fri, noon-5pm. "The Artist's Book: Unlimited Engagement," an exhibition dedicated to the artist's book (reception Fri/7, 6-8pm). June 7-20.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Fort Mason, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. "India Revisited," works by Marilyn Levin, Jeanne O'Connor, and Livia Stein (reception Wed/5, 5:30-7:30pm). Through June 28.

The Secret Garden 820 Scott; 202-0635. Call for hours. A showcase of work by 14 women artists. Sat/8, 11am-4pm.

Shapiro 760 Market, Ste 248; 398-6655. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "1963," photographs by Jim Marshall (reception Thurs/6, 5:30-7:30pm). June 6-29.

SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sun, noon-4pm. "Men of Color: Nudes at Ease," photographs by Laurie Toby Edison (reception Fri/7, 6pm). June 7-27.

Southern Exposure 401 Alabama; 863-2141. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "PSA Mix/Hidden Noise," experimental audio installation in the gallery's OVERLOOK Project Space. Through Sat/15. "In Our Own Vision," photographs by students of the McClymonds High School photography program (reception Wed/5, 3-5pm). Through Aug 5. "Postcard 6," small-format works (reception Fri/7, 6-10pm). Fri/7-Sat/15.

Terrainarts 163 Jessie; 896-0249. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "Trio," new work by Fumiko Amano, Alice Finney, and Audric Edmund Goo. Through June 30. "Quartet," new work by Fumiko Amano, Alice Finney, Audric Edmund Goo, and Watchara Sirisevakul (reception Thurs/6, 5:30-8pm). June 6-30.

39th Exposure Gallery and Studio 39 Mesa, No. 4, Main Post, Presidio Park; 561-3123. Mon-Tues, Thurs-Fri, 10am-7pm; Sat-Sun, noon-7pm, and by appt. "Uncommon Works of Magic and Light," photographic works by Carol Drobek (reception Fri/7, 6:30-8:30pm). June 7-July 12.

Bay Area

Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm. "Closure," new paintings by Catherine Saiki. June 8-30.

Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787, ext 28. Tues-Fri, Sun, noon-5pm. Work by Amanda Marchand. Through Thurs/6-Fri/14.

John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery Berkeley Business Center, 2956 San Pablo, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "2002 Graduate Exhibition," a group show featuring works by 19 graduating students from the masters in transformative arts and masters of fine arts programs (reception Fri/14, 7-9pm). June 7-20.

21 Grand 449B 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 451-9446. Thurs, 1-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. "Symptom," paintings by Narangkar Khalsa and recent photographs by Stephanie Dean (reception Sat/8, 7-11pm). June 6-30.


Ampersand International Arts 1001 Tennessee; 285-0170. Thurs-Fri, 11am-5pm, and by appt. "Forms and Forms," work by Susanna Sartarelli. Through Fri/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 Fri/14.

Atelier of Famous Melissa and Co.! 545 Sutter; 788-1866. Tues-Sat, 12:30-6pm. "Fossils," steel-and-paper works by Joseph Slusky (reception Thurs/6, 6:30-9pm). Through June 29.

Eleonore Austerer 540 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Color and Light," sculpture, painting, lithographs, and linocuts by Roberto Lauro. Through Wed/5.

Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. New ceramic sculpture by Richard Shaw (reception Thurs/6, 3:30-5:30pm). Through June 29.

Chinatown Community Arts Program Gallery Holiday Inn, 750 Kearny, Third fl; 957-1146. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. "Chinese Paintings and Calligraphy," work by members of the Oriental Arts Association. Through July 6.

Gregory Lind Gallery 49 Geary; 296-9661. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Between a Sprig and a Spray," painting by Donald Traver. Through Sat/15.

Hespe 1764 Union; 776-5918. Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "May Five," work by Dennis McNulty, Pablo D'Antoni, Kathleen Li, Mitch Temple, and Madison Smith. Through Wed/12.

Jack Hanley Gallery 395 Valencia; 522-1623. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. New paintings by Scott Hewicker. Through Sat/8.

John Berggruen 228 Grant; 781-4629. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. Paintings by Michael Gregory and Christopher Brown. Through July 6.

Kalart 1100 Montgomery; 693-9727. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Beginnings," Indian contemporary paintings by various artists. Through Wed/5.

Kings Gallery 1187 Franklin; 776-4580. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sun, noon-2pm. "Retrospective," oil paintings by Lorant Chovan. Through Mon/10.

Max Furniture 1633 Fillmore; 440-9002. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-5. New work by six local artists (reception Sat/8, 7-9pm). Through July 31.

111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna; 974-1719. Tues-Fri, 1-7 pm; Sat, 4-7pm. "Lost and Found." Every winter the rain floods Christopher A. Ruess's Oakland studio. He takes it in stride, however, and even finds artistic inspiration in the water and decay. A surfer and nature lover, he relishes all kinds of natural processes, even when they interfere with urban life. Ezra Li Eismont, Ruess's friend and art-project collaborator, has developed a unique style heavily influenced by graffiti art and his industrial surroundings. The two of them traded a series of wooden door panels back and forth over the past few months, each one painting and layering new collage pieces over the other's work. The results – 28 mixed-media panels in all – are amazingly coherent, combining Ruess's soft, organic naturalism and Eismont's hard urban edges into a compelling synthesis of form and style. "Lost and Found" also includes almost 20 individual works by each artist, including one of Ruess's scrapbooks, which gives what feels like a very private insight into his working processes. Through Sat/15. (Westbrook)

Pierotti 900 Hyde; 353-6650. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. "Turn of the Millennium Havana," photocollage by Grace Sevy. Through Fri/7.

Place Pigalle 520 Hayes; 552-2671. Sun-Wed, 4pm-midnight; Thurs-Sat, 4pm-2am. "ONEMANSHOW," 10 paired sculptures and installations by JONANDTHOMAS. Through Thurs/6.

R8 Gallery 8 Avery; 364-1806. Call for hours. "Under the Surface," a group exhibition (reception Sat/8, 9:30pm). Through June 30.

Rena Bransten Gallery 77 Geary; 982-3292. Tues-Thurs, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. New work by Vik Muniz; new cutout drawings by Irene Pijoan. Through Sat/8.

St. Gregory of Nyssa 500 De Haro; (510) 638-0868. Call for hours. "Icons for a New Millennium," work by Sante Fe artist Katherine Wells. Through Wed/12.

SF Camerawork 1246 Folsom; 863-1001. Tues-Sat, noon-5pm. "Everyman: A Search for the Male Form," work by 10 contemporary male photographers. Through Sat/15.

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. Through Sat/15.

SF Photography Center 50 Scott; 554-9522. Tues-Thurs, 3-9pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Seven Stories," photographs by Leslie Albrecht, Pat Clinton, Richard Kay, Diana Manning, Eric Spross, Vish Patel, and Judith Williams Sandoval (reception June 27, 7-9pm). Through June 29.

Triangle Gallery 47 Kearny, Fifth floor; 392-1686. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Celestial Musings," works by Roger Berry, Robert Hartman, Carleen Keating, Elaine Myers, Stephanie Peek, Louis Siegriest, and Lynn Sondag. Through Sat/8.

Velvet da Vinci 508 Hayes; 626-7478. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun, noon-4pm. "Arctic 5," contemporary metalsmithing from northern Norway. Through Sun/9.

Bay Area

ACCI 1652 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-2527. Tues-Thurs, 11am-6pm; Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Organic," work by six Bay Area artists. Through Fri/14.

Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Re:Figuration," work by Jody Sears and Michele Ramirez. Through Sat/8.

ARTSHIP Windows Storefront windows at 19th St and Broadway, Oakl; www.girlsinthehall.org. Daily, 24 hrs. "Girls in the Hall," artwork and writing by girls involved in the juvenile justice system. Through Sat/8.

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. Through Sun/9.

Photolab 2235 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 644-1400. Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6:30pm; Sat, 9am-3pm. "Images in Juxtaposition: Recurring Compositions in Photographs, Landscapes, Cities, People, 1951-2001," color and black-and-white photographs by Stephen A. Fisher. Through Sat/8.

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 Sun/9.

Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett, Richmond; (510) 620-6772, www.therichmondartcenter.org. Tues-Fri, 10am-4:30pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm. "Power of Voice," artwork by members of Asian Community Mental Health Services' Oakland Art Center (reception Sat/8, 4-7pm). Through Aug 15.