June 26, 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 and Clement); 863-3330. Tues-Sun, 9:30am-5pm. $8, $6 seniors, $5 for 12 to 17, free for 11 and under (free Tues). "Masterworks of New Guinea Arts." Almost 20 works from the Marcia and John Friede Collection. Extended through Sun/30.
Exploratorium 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. Tues and Thurs-Sun, 10am-5pm; Wed 10am-9pm. $9, $7.50 students and seniors, $6 youths (free first Wed). "Seeing." A collection of exhibits focusing on the cultural, social, and physical concepts of vision. June 29-Jan 31, 2003.
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 Sun/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). "Sirens and Snakes: Water Spirits in Folk Art and Legend." Artwork from Europe, Mexico, Indonesia, West Africa, Canada, Brazil, Panama, Australia, New Guinea, and the United States. June 26-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). "Edward Weston: The Last Years
in Carmel." Landscapes, still lifes, and portraits by the photographer.
Through Tues/9. "Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure."
Almost 80 works on paper by de Kooning. June 27-Sept 8.
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 Sun/30.
Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak, Oakl; (510) 238-2200.
Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm. $6, $4 seniors and students. "Ansel
Adams: Inspiration and Influence." Almost 100 photographs by
Adams, the photographers who influenced him, his contemporaries, and
his students. June 29-Sept 22.
Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. New ceramic sculpture by Richard Shaw. Through Sat/29. "Introductions," paintings by Craig Nagasawa and an installation by Amy Rathbone (reception July 13, 3:30-5:30pm). July 2-27.
Build 483 Guerrero; 863-3041. By appt only. "Pallendromic Moment," new works by Jenny Laden, Jane Fox, and Robyn Wise. Fri/28, 7-11pm.
Creativity Explored 3245 16th St; 863-2108. Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm; Sat, 11am-6pm. "Seeing behind the Face," various works by Creativity Explored studio's artists (reception Thurs/27, 7-9pm). June 27-Aug 17.
Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary; 291-0966. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Lines," recent works in various media by Nicole Fein. July 2-27.
Eleonore Austerer 540 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. Lithographic works on paper by Fernand Léger. Through Sun/30. Paintings by Roverto Azank. July 1-31.
HANG at the Canvas 1200 Ninth Ave; 504-0070. Mon-Wed, 11am-7pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm. "Flat Lines," new works on paper by HANG artists (reception Thurs/27, 7-9pm). June 27-July 18.
Meridian Gallery 545 Sutter; 398-7229. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Spirited Water, Spirited Stone," work by Erik Sandgren and Susan Trueblood Stuart (reception Thurs/27, 6-8pm). June 27-July 31.
New Langton Arts 1246 Folsom; 626-5416. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "The 2002 Bay Area Award Show," work by Midori Harima, Scott Hewicker, John Slepian, and Libby Black (reception Thurs/27, 6-8pm). Through July 27.
San Francisco Center for the Book 300 De Haro; 565-0545. Mon-Fri, noon-5pm. "The Relevant Structure," a showcase of book arts. June 28-Aug 30.
Variety Preview Room 582 Market; 781-3894. Call for hours. Paintings by Tymothy Kirkpatrick. Thurs/27, 5-7pm.
Washington Square Gallery 1821 Powell; 291-9255. Wed-Thurs,
Sat-Sun, noon-5pm; Fri, 2:30-5:30pm; and by appt. "Mira,"
a two-person exhibition featuring Latino artists Servando Garcia and
Isabel Urbina (reception Tues/2, 4-7pm). July 2-27.
Bedford Gallery Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic, Walnut Creek; (925) 295-1417. Tues-Sun, noon-5pm (also Thurs-Sat, 6-8pm). "Paintings by Wendy Sussman, 1949-2001: A Memorial Exhibition," 25 large-scale paintings by Sussman (reception Wed/26, 5:30-7:30pm). Through Aug 18.
Creative Growth Art Center 355 24th St, Oakl; (510) 836-2340. Mon-Fri, 11am-5:30pm, and by appt. "Pets Rock!," drawings, paintings, prints, rugs, and works in other media (reception Thurs/27, 5-8pm). June 27-Aug 16.
Green Shutter Gallery 22654 Main, Hayward; (510) 538-2787. Wed-Sat, 11am-4pm. Watercolors and works on paper by Catherine Rose Crowther and Carla Golder (reception Wed/26, call for time). Through Aug 2.
Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787, ext 28. Tues-Fri, Sun, noon-5pm. Work by Su-Chen Hung. Through July 28. Work by Johanna Poethig and Chris Brown. June 30-Aug 4.
John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery Berkeley Business Center, 2956 San Pablo, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "Deities: Dialogues and Dreams," a group show by Kristena West, Tristy Taylor, and Mary Mc Cullough (reception Sat/6, 6:30-9:30pm). July 1-16.
Kala Art Institute 1060 Heinz, Berk; (510) 549-2977. Tues-Fri, noon-5pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm; and by appt. "New Work: Part I," mixed-media prints and sculpture by four Kala Fellowship winners of 2001 (reception Thurs/27, 6-8pm). June 27-July 31.
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto 668 Ramona, Palo Alto; (650)
321-3891. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. "Journey from Yellow
Mountain," photographs by Yao-pi Hsu (reception Sat/6, 2-4pm).
ArtHaus 1053 Bush, Ste 2; 922-8219. Call for appt. "On Paper," original prints, paintings, drawings, photographs, and works in papier-mâché by various artists. Through Sat/29.
Atelier of Famous Melissa and Co.! 545 Sutter; 788-1866. Tues-Sat, 12:30-6pm. "Fossils," steel-and-paper works by Joseph Slusky. Through Sat/29.
Big Pagoda Company 1903 Fillmore; 563-8727. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm. "Shift," work by Dona Porcella. Through Sun/30.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery 341 Sutter; 392-2299. Mon-Wed, 10am-6pm; Thurs-Sat, 10am-8pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Provence and Andalusia," new painting by Thomas Pradzynski. Through Sun/30.
Calumet Gallery 2001 Bryant; 643-9275. Call for hours. "The Gallery," photographs by Larry Keenan and Steve LaBadessa. Through Fri/28.
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. Through Sun/30.
Colonial Arts 463 Union; 505-0680. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. A showcase of Spanish colonial art and antiques. Through Sept 15.
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. Through Sun/30.
Diego Rivera San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 771-7020. Daily, 9am-9pm. Work by Jeremy Simmons, Jaeho Jung, and Amy Bark. Through Sat/29.
Ebert Gallery 49 Geary, Fourth fl; 296-8405. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent photographs by Elsa Spaulding. Through Sat/29.
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery 345 Sutter; 981-1080. Call for hours. New work by Pia Stern. Through Sat/29.
Encantada 904 Valencia; 642-3939. Tues-Sun, noon-6pm; Fri-Sat, noon-8pm. "Places of Origin, Images from a Printmaker's Journal," etchings by Xavier Viramontes (artist talk Sat/29, 2-4pm). Through July 28.
Focus Gallery 2423 Polk; 567-9067. Tues and Thurs, noon-9pm; Wed, Fri-Sun, noon-6pm. Black and white landscape and night photographs by Jon Krotinger. Through Sun/30.
Fraenkel 49 Geary, 981-2661. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Recent Acquisitions," work by Richard Misrach and Carelton Watkins. Through Sat/29.
Friday the Thirteenth West 331 Potrero; 863-2285. Thurs-Sat, 1-5pm. Mosaic art by Greg Conover, Martha Jones, and Bryan Mosé. Through Sat/29.
Galería de la Raza 2857 24th St; 826-8009. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. "Paper Tigers," posters and prints on the topic of Chicano/Latino life and politics. Through Sat/29.
Gallery Lux 521 Seventh St; 864-2222. Wed-Fri, 1-5pm, and by appt. "Border Crossing." San Francisco artist Nathaniel Price started doing research on drowning victims learning what happens to their bodies at each stage of the process and began his "Another Matter" series of drawings. Each one is a collection of spirograph-like designs arranged in a life-size human shape. Some of his works form the clear outline of a body; in others the body appears to be halfway dissolved a floating, nebulous, vaguely humanoid form that isn't really corpselike at all. Price's drawings convert physical turmoil into an almost abstract process, as if the body is just a constellation of stars that feels no pain as it gracefully falls apart. In his "Border Crossing" sculpture series Price has burned a cross section of his own form on horizontal layers of wood with a jigsaw and a blowtorch. The finished works are meditations, not only on human anatomy but also on borders and boundaries in general and the various ways in which they can be traced and transgressed. Through Fri/5. (Westbrook)
George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "lit.paint," work by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Through Sat/29.
Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, Fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Evolution/Revolution," work by Hans Hofmann. Through Sat/29. Recent paintings by Jeanne Duval. Through Sat/29.
Haines 49 Geary, Fifth floor; 397-8114. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm (first Thurs to 7:30pm); Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Mining," work by Rob Craigie. Through Wed/3.
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. Through Sun/30.
HANG Annex 565 Sutter; 434-4264. Call for hours. "Remains of a Journey," work by Elizabeth Tana. Through Sun/30.
Hosfelt Gallery 430 Clementina; 495-5454. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. New work by Anthony Discenza. Through Sat/29.
inside 149 Gough; 861-5975. Wed-Sun, noon-6pm. "Launchpad," work by Bay Area contemporary furniture, home accessories, and lighting designers. Through Sun/30.
The Lab 2948 16th St; 864-8855. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt. "Sauna02," outdoor and indoor installations by Sponge. Through Sat/29.
Limn Gallery 292 Townsend; 977-1300. Wed-Sat, 11am-5:30pm; Sun, 9am-3pm. "Glass and Paper," work by Kazua Kadonaga; work by seven contemporary Japanese artists. Through Wed/3.
Linc Real Art 1 Otis; 503-1981. Thurs-Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. "One-Liner," works on paper by Guy Overfelt. Through Sun/30.
Live Art Gallery 151 Potrero; 552-5875. Sat, 1-5pm, and by appt. "Odd Body Lulu," new paintings by David Faulk. Through Sat/29.
Lola Gallery 2519 Mission; 401-6800. By appt. "She's Crafty," works by more than 20 women artists in various media. Through July 27.
Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission; 821-1155. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. "12th Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Latina/o Art Exhibit," a group exhibit curated by Flavia Alejandra Maucci. Through Sun/30.
Octavia's Haze 498 Hayes; 255-6818. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. Paintings by Kristie Rolke. Through Sun/30.
Olive 743 Larkin; 778-9814. "Emotional Color Tones," various works by René A. Fressola. Through Mon/1.
Quotidian 760 Market, Ste 252; 788-0445. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Etini Fedni of Anacharest, a survey," various works. Through Sat/29.
Rena Bransten Gallery 77 Geary; 982-3292. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Housebroken," work by Yoshi Abe, castaneda/reiman, An Te Liu, Kate Pocrass, Rex Ray, Jon Rubin, Larry Sultan, and Bruce Tomb. Through July 20. See Critic's Choice.
Robert Koch 49 Geary; 421-0122. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Shipbreaking, the Second Voyage," large-scale color photographs by Edward Burtynsky. Through Sat/29.
San Francisco Arts Commission City Site 165 Grove; 788-1050. Mon-Sun, 24 hrs. "ukiah / haiku," work by Charles Linder. Through Sun/30.
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. Through Sun/30.
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 Sun/30.
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. Through Fri/28.
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 Thurs/27, 7-9pm). Through Sat/29.
Sargent Johnson Gallery African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton; 922-2049. Tues-Sat, noon-4pm, and by appt. "Keba Konte: Recent Works," photographic works by Keba Konte. Through Sun/30.
Shapiro 760 Market, Ste 248; 398-6655. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "1963," photographs by Jim Marshall. Through Sat/29.
SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sun, noon-4pm. "Men of Color: Nudes at Ease," photographs by Laurie Toby Edison. Through Thurs/27.
Spanganga 3376 19th St; 307-0109. Sat-Sun, noon-5pm and by appt. "Bikini Carwash," an installation by Liz Cohen. Through Sun/30.
Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave at Lincoln Way; 661-1316, ext 303. Call for hours. "Wildflowers of California," photographs by the Yerba Buena Photographers. Through Sun/30.
Suarez Gallery 2 St. George; 788-2626. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5pm; Sat, noon-4pm. "Overpass Exhibition," new paintings by Ted Vasin, Through Sun/30.
Tangent Contemporary Art 355 Bryant, Ste 307; 977-0920. By appt. "Truculencies," Drawings, prints, and animation by Jakub Kalousek. Through Sun/30.
Terrainarts 163 Jessie; 896-0249. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "Trio," new work by Fumiko Amano, Alice Finney, and Audric Edmund Goo. Through Sun/30. "Quartet," new work by Fumiko Amano, Alice Finney, Audric Edmund Goo, and Watchara Sirisevakul. Through Sun/30.
Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm;
Sat, 11am-5pm. Work by Ray Turner. Through Sun/30.
Addison Street Windows 2018 Addison, Berk; (510) 705-8123. Daily, 24 hours. "For One Lousy Minute She Felt Like a Queen: A Visual Journey," work by Nancy Mizuno Elliott. Through Thurs/27.
Albany Arts 1251 Solano, Albany; (510) 526-9558. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Recent Color Photographs by Gordan H. Nagai, Kimberly Martinez, and Kristy Hardy. Through Sun/30.
Albany Community Center 1249 Marin, Albany; (510) 524-9283. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. "Neighborhoods, etc.," work by Stan Whitehead. Through Sun/30.
Artisans 78 East Blithedale, Mill Valley; (415) 388-2044. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Blossoms," work by Margery Mayer. Through Fri/28.
Artship Windows Storefront windows at 19th St and Broadway, Oakl; www.girlsinthehall.org. Daily, 24 hrs. "Catastrophe, Crisis, and Other Family Traditions," photographs by Jessamyn Lovell. Through July 22.
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut, Berk; (510) 644-6893. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "Red Rivers Run Through Us," art and writing by Maxine Hong Kingston's Veterans' Writing Group. Through Aug 11.
Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm. "Closure," new paintings by Catherine Saiki. Through Sun/30.
Tattoo Archive 2804 San Pablo Ave, Berk; (510) 548-5895. Mon-Sat, noon-8 p.m. "Patriotic Tattooing," tattoo designs from throughout the 20th century. Through Sun/30.
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. Through Sun/30.