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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 and Clement); 863-3330. Tues-Sun, 9:30am-5pm. $8, $6 seniors, $5 for 12 to 17, free for 11 and under (free Tues). "Michael Sweerts 1618-1664: Flemish Master of the Sacred and the Profane." Forty paintings and 20 engravings by the artist. Through Aug 25.

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 Sun/21. (Westbrook)

Exploratorium 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. Thurs-Tues, 10am-6pm; Wed, 10am-9pm, $10, $7.50 students and seniors, $6 youths. "Seeing." A collection of exhibits focusing on the cultural, social, and physical concepts of vision. Through Jan 31, 2003. See Critic's Choice.

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). "Sampling/Christian Marclay." Video installation and film works by Christian Marclay. Through July 28. "Yes Yoko Ono." More than 100 early and recent works by Ono. Through Sept 8. "Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco." More than 20 works by Ellsworth Kelly. July 13-Jan 5, 2003. "Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure." Almost 80 works on paper by de Kooning. Through Sept 8.

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 Sun/14.

Bay Area

Museum of Children's Art 538 Ninth St, Oakl; (510) 465-8700. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Free. "Reflections of Me and My World 2002." A children's art show. Through Mon/22.

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 painting and sculpture. Through Sat/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 Sun/14. "Matrix 198: T.J. Wilcox Smorgasbord." An installation by T.J. Wilcox featuring three reconstituted films. Through July 28. "New Knowledge." The 32nd annual "UC Berkeley Masters of Fine Arts" graduate exhibit. Through July 28. "V.I.P." Portraits of scholars, writers, actors, and others. Through Aug 18. "MicroPainting." Miniature paintings by various artists. Through Dec 22.



Chinatown Community Arts Program Gallery Holiday Inn, 750 Kearny, Third fl; 957-1146. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. Work of students attending the Academy of Chinese Arts. July 12-Aug 24.

Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, Fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. Oil paintings by Laila Carlsen (reception Sat/13, 11am-5pm). July 13-Aug 17.

Facility 3 1853 Cesar Chavez, Ste 3; 643-3993. Call for hours. "redbirdart," paintings by John Bocio (reception Fri/12, 6-10pm). July 12-Aug 8.

Galería de la Raza 2857 24th St; 826-8009. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. "Substance of Choice," Galería de la Raza's seventh annual group show of emerging artists (reception Fri/13, 7-10pm). July 13-Aug 31.

Gallery OneZero 10 Vinton Court; www.galleryonezero.com. Fri-Sat, 2-6pm (first Thurs, 5-7pm). "Selections: 1998-2002," photographs by Nancy Warner (reception Sat/20, 2-6pm). July 12-Oct 12.

Haines 49 Geary, Fifth floor; 397-8114. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm (first Thurs to 7:30pm); Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Inside the Outside," work by Mike Henderson (reception Thurs/11, 5:30-7:30pm). July 11-Aug 17.

HANG 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Imago: Dream Catchers and Body Snatchers," works on canvas by Yvette Molina (reception Thurs/11, 6-8pm). July 11-30.

HANG Annex 565 Sutter; 434-4264. Call for hours. "Something I Forgot to Tell You," landscapes by Jonn Herscend (reception Thurs/11, 6-8pm). July 11-30.

Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, Second fl; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. New work by Brigette Burns (reception Sat/13, 11am-5pm). July 11-Aug 10.

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. "A David Small World," original artwork by David Small (reception Thurs/11, 5:30pm). July 11-Sept 1.

John Berggruen 228 Grant; 781-4629. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Independent Visions," a group exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Willem de Kooning, Jim Dine, Barry Flanagan, Donald Judd, and others (reception Thurs/11, 5:30-7:30pm). July 11-Aug 31.

John Pence 750 Post; 441-1138. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. "Introductions 2002," recent oil paintings by Adam Forfang (reception Thurs/11, 6-8pm). July 11-Aug 10.

Kings Gallery 1187 Franklin; 776-4580. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sun, noon-2pm. "An Older Artist's Journey," story paintings by Stan Cohen (reception Aug 21, 12:30-2:30pm). July 14-Aug 13.

Robert Koch 49 Geary; 421-0122. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Obsession," a group show featuring photography by Ken Botto, Jeff Brouws, Edward Burtynsky, Lauren Greenfield, and others. July 13-Aug 31.

Scott Nichols 49 Geary, Fourth fl; 788-4641. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm, and by appt. "Ballroom," black and white photographs by Andy Stewart (reception Thurs/11, 5:30-7:30pm). July 11-Aug 31.

Shapiro 760 Market, Ste 248; 398-6655. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Introductions 2002," photographs by William Gottlieb (reception Thurs/11, 5:30-7:30pm). July 11-Aug 24.

Bay Area

Gathering Tribes 1573 Solano, Berk; (510)528-9038. Mon-Wed, Sat, 10am-6pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-7pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Images of Love and Courtship," ledger paintings by Michael Horse. July 13-Sept 15.

Inspired Gallery 1487 Solano, Albany; 527-3711. Call for hours. "Michel Fraser: While Shifting," watercolor and gouache paintings by Michel Fraser (reception Fri/12, 7-9pm).. July 12-Sept 15.

21 Grand 449B 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 451-9446. Thurs, 1-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. "Noninsensate Possibilities," paintings by Roslyn Abraham and metal sculpture by Lydia Van Nostrand (reception Sat/13, 7-11pm). July 11-Aug 4.


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. Through Fri/19.

Aquarius Records 1055 Valencia; 647-2272. Mon-Wed, 10am-9pm; Thurs-Sun, 10am-10pm. "A Short History of Decay." Jim Haynes's brew of oxidizing chemicals will wear away not only metal but also paper. He loves those red rust stains and the way they creep along, eating away at whatever he decides to drip it on. The 50 works featured at Aquarius Records are rusted photographs individually framed and arranged into themed groups above the record shelves. Unlike most artists, who use acid-free paper and permanent inks to create works that will resist the degrading effects of time and the environment, Haynes goes out of his way to assure potential buyers that the rust on these photos will continue to spread slowly across the silver emulsion on the paper. Even behind glass, they are dynamic and seemingly alive; like humans, they will look slightly different and completely unique on each successive day of their existence. Through Sun/21. (Westbrook).

Aurobora Press 147 Natoma; 546-7880. Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Printer's Choice," selected works by various artists. Through Sat/13.

Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Introductions," paintings by Craig Nagasawa and an installation by Amy Rathbone (reception Sat/13, 3:30-5:30pm). Through July 27.

Fifty24SF 228 Fillmore; 252-0144. Wed-Sun, 1-7pm. "Four on the Floor: Making Art to Be Destroyed," skateboard graphics by Chris Wright, Nick Neubeck, Jeremy Fish, Bigfoot, Giant One, Mat O'Brien, Jesse MacMillian, Mark Gonzales, and Pushead. Through Sun/21.

Focus Gallery 2423 Polk; 567-9067. Tues and Thurs, noon-9pm; Wed, Fri-Sun, noon-6pm. "Costa Del Sol/Netherlands," color landscapes of the south of Spain and black and white landscapes of the Netherlands (reception Thurs/11, 6-9pm). Through July 31.

Freddie Fong Contemporary Art 760 Market, #258; 391-6133. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Photo-installation by Carolyn Mackin (reception Sat/13, 1-3pm). Through Sat/20.

Gregory Lind Gallery 49 Geary; 296-9661. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Catch," recent paintings by Bob Bailey; "Knot Quite," works by Seth Koen, Susan Lyman, and Richard Baker. Through Sat/20.

Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, Fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Recent Still Lifes," paintings by Colleen Cox (reception Sat/13, 11am-5pm). Through July 27. "Selected Works 1949-1980," works by Emerson Woelffer (reception Sat/13, 11am-5pm). Through Aug 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. Through Thurs/18.

Images of the North 2036 Union; 673-1273. Call for hours. "Dance of Life," sculpture by Abraham Anghik Ruben. Through Mon/22.

Intersection for the Arts 446 Valencia; 626-2787. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "RXD = [eros]X[ethnicity]," works by a collective of queer artists of color. Through Sat/13.

Jenkins Johnson Gallery 464 Sutter; 677-0770. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Fourth Annual Realism Invitational," work by various artists. Through Wed/10.

Meyerovich 251 Post, Fourth fl; 421-7171. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-6pm; Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. Paintings by Stanley Boxer. Through Mon/15.

Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission; 821-1155. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. "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. Through Fri/12.

One Post Street One Post; 788-1050. Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm. Paintings and sculpture by Sono Osato. Through Sat/20.

ooma 1422 Grant; 627-6963. Tues-Sun, noon-6pm. Watercolors by Anne Kuest. Through Mon/15.

Rena Bransten Gallery 77 Geary; 982-3292. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Housebroken." The eight artists participating in "Housebroken" take the concept of domesticity with a grain of salt. Working in a variety of media, they play with conventional ideas of house and home, often to unsettling effect. Some, including Bruce Tomb and the duo castaneda/reiman, use ordinary building materials like wood and plastic to create dramatically unusual structures. Kate Pocrass's Stolen Soaps photographs each show a piece of soap she pilfered from one of her friends' bathrooms. While a few of the soaps are new, most are partially used. Aggregated on the gallery wall, the evidence of Pocrass's little acts of kleptomania gives a whole new meaning to the term "home invasion." Other artists in the show are Larry Sultan, Yoshi Abe, Jon Rubin, and An Te Liu. Through Sat/20. (Westbrook)

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 401 Van Ness; 554-6080. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Film Show." Visual artists have been strangely drawn to film as both a medium and a subject, creating provocative artwork that involve the pleasures of viewing, fandom, and media critique. The San Francisco Art Commission Gallery enters the fray with an ambitious multimedia project featuring nine local, national, and international artists. Some filter films through their own identity; others concentrate on formal issues. Rick Danielson makes process-based sculptures that objectify the action of editing – he cuts, stacks, and alters strips of 35mm Hollywood movie trailers. Jesse Amado's reduction of Antonioni's already minimalist L'avventura to its subtitles results in eight modest canvases of transcribed dialogue that feel quotidian and sometimes poetic. Guillermo Gomez-Peña's Los videos graffitis, a three-screen arcade of short pieces on the subject of ethnic stereotyping and curious acts of performance, seems the least tied to a cinematic dialogue. Then again, it's set in a dark screening room and abounds in baroque over-the-top imagery that many of us will take over a new Star Wars any day. Through Sat/13. (Glen Helfand)

San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl; 252-2568. Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Insights," works by artists who are legally blind (reception Thurs/18, 5:30-7:30pm). Through Sept 15.

66 Balmy 66 Balmy Alley; 648-1760. Wed-Mon, 10am-5pm. "Curio," work by Louise Jarmilowicz, Christian Lunch, and Hal Robins. Through Mon/22.

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. Through Fri/12.

Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Introductions," work by Maryellen Latas and Sofia Panzarini (reception Sat/13, 2-5pm). Through July 30.

Weinstein Gallery 383 Geary; 362-8151. Mon-Tues, 10am-7pm; Wed-Sun, 9:30am-10pm. Prints, sculptures, and paintings by Joan Miró. Through Sun/14. Paintings by Lu Jian Jun. Through Sun/14.

Bay Area

Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Time Out," paintings by Corie Humble and Amy Morrell. Through Sat/13.

Artship Foundation 1715 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 238-5103, www.artship.org. Daily, 24hrs. Work by Jessamyn Lovell. Through Mon/22.

Artship Windows Storefront windows at 19th St and Broadway, Oakl; www.girlsinthehall.org. Daily, 24-7. "Catastrophe, Crisis, and Other Family Traditions," photographs by Jessamyn Lovell. Through Mon/22.

Berkeley Potters Guild 731 Jones, Berk; (510) 524-7031. Call for appt. "The Poetry of Pottery," poetry-inspired ceramics. Through Sun/14.

Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 763-6494. Mon-Fri, 8 vam-4pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm. "Birdsong," an installation by Kimberly White (reception Sat/13, 6:30-10pm). Through July 31.

Gallery 555 555 City Center, Oakl; (510) 238-2200. Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm. "Perpetual Objects," work by Dennis Leon. Through Wed/10.

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. Through Tues/16.

A New Leaf 1286 Gilman, Berk; (510) 525-7621. Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm. "Focus on the Figure," works by various artists. Through Sun/14.

Olive Hyde 123 Washington, Fremont; (510) 791-4357. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "Journeys and Passages: Concept and Form," work by Darlene Nguyen-Ely and Ray Stratton. Through Sat/13.

Traywick 1316 10th St, Berk; (510) 527-1214. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Summer 2002, Part One: New Painting and Sculpture," work by Benicia Gantner, Kelsey Nicholson, Jessica Snow, and Victoria Wagner. Through Sat/20.