September 18, 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). "Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from the British Museum," Almost 150 works from the British Museum collection. Through Nov 11.
Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. $2-5. "Zap, Crash and Burn: Underground Comix and the Bay Area." More than 40 pages of original art from underground comic artists such as Robert Crumb, Vaughan Bode, Gilbert Shelton, Spain Rodriguez, and Trina Robbins. Through Sept 29. "Arnold Roth: Free Lance - A Fifty Year Retrospective." Cartoons by Arnold Roth. Through Sept 29.
Exploratorium 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. Thurs-Tues, 10am-6pm; Wed 10am-9pm. $10, $7.50 students and seniors, $6 youths. "Seeing." More than 70 installations, some brand-new and some updated favorites, populate this long-awaited Exploratorium extravaganza. The title of the show may be "Seeing," but you'll probably be most surprised at what you don't see in some of the installations. Through Jan 31, 2003. (Westbrook)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third St; 357-4000. Fri-Tues, 11am-6pm; Thurs, 11am-9:30pm. $10, $7 seniors, $6 students, free for 12 and under and members (free first Tues; half-price Thurs, 6-9pm). "Taken by Design: Photographs from the Institute of Design, 1937-1971." More than 150 photographs by 65 photographers from Chicago's Institute of Design. Through Oct 20. "Dreaming in Pictures: The Photography of Lewis Carroll." Almost 80 photographs by Carroll. Through Nov 10. "Numbers." New video work by Kristin Oppenheim. Through Nov 24.
San Francisco Performing Arts Library and Museum 401 Van Ness, fourth fl; 255-4800. Tues and Thurs-Sat, 11am-5pm; Wed, 11am-7pm. Free. "Natural Selections: Stage Designs by Sandra Woodall." Costumes and sets. Sept 24-Dec 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). "Fantastic! The Art of Comics and Illusion." An exhibit focused on contemporary comics culture. Through Oct 13.
Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak, Oakl; (510) 238-2200. Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm. $6, $4 seniors and students. "Ruth Asawa: Completing the Cycle." Nearly 75 works by sculptor Ruth Asawa. Through Sun/22. "Ansel Adams: Inspiration and Influence." Almost 100 photographs by Adams, the photographers who influenced him, his contemporaries, and his students. Through Sun/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 (free Thurs). "Matrix 199: Vincent Fecteau." Recent sculpture by the artist. Through Oct 6. "Richard Misrach: Berkeley Work." Photographs by the artist. Through Oct 13. "Alexander Rodchenko: Modern Photography, Photomontage, and Film." Work by the Russian avant garde artist. Through Oct 13. "MicroPainting." Miniature paintings by various artists. Through Dec 22.
Ampersand International Arts 1001 Tennessee; 285-0170. Thurs-Fri, 11am-5pm, and by appt. "Low," work by Nilus de Matran; "Enso,"
work by Jeff King (reception Fri/20, 5-8pm). Sept 20-Oct 18.
Anthony Meier 3007 Jackson; 351-1400. Tues-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, by appt. "Aspects of Color," work by Carl Andre, Tony Feher, Donald Judd, and Agnes Martin. Through Nov 15.
Boathouse Gallery 702 Earl; 285-1996. Call for hours. "Anthem," work by Tracy Ginsberg. Thurs/19, 7-11pm.
Diego Rivera San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 771-7020. Daily, 9am-9pm. Work by Jason Mortara, Sarah Stolar, and Madison Smith. Through Sat/21. Work by Catherine Czacki, Keenen Boorn, and Ceyne Weaver. Sept 22-28.
Fine Arts du Jour 672 South Van Ness; 370-1993. Fri-Sat, 6pm-midnight; Sun, 6-11pm. Work by 35 Bay Area artists. Through Sun/22.
Fine Arts Gallery San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Bldg, Rm 238, 1600 Holloway; 338-6535. Mon-Sat, noon-4pm. "Sex Pots," work by 14 artists; "On the Edge and in the Round," work by Jun Kaneko. Sept 22-Oct 17.
Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787, ext 28. Tues-Fri and Sun, noon-5pm. Work by Katharina Grosse. Through Oct 2. "Work by Malia Jensen. Sept 22-Oct 27.
Modernism 685 Market; 541-0461. Tues-Sat, 10am-5:30pm. New paintings by Gottfriend Helnwein (reception Thurs/19, 5:30-8pm). Sept 19-Nov 2.
New Langton Arts 1246 Folsom; 626-5416. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. Bags, a new visual and sound installation by Nick Bertoni and Laetitia Sonami. See 8 Days a Week, page 48. "Day Jobs," work by Maya Kalogera, Valery Grancher, Mark Tribe, and Jody Zellen (reception for both shows Thurs/19, 6-8pm). Through Oct 19.
San Francisco Academy of Art College Gallery 688 Sutter; 931-5892. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Sentiment and Function," work by Kristiana Spaulding (reception Fri/20, 6-9pm). Sept 19-Oct 3.
SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Call for hours. "APAture: A Window on the Art of Young Asian Pacific Americans," an annual multidisciplinary arts expo featuring work by artists ages 18 to 35 (reception Tues/24, 7-9pm). Sept 24-28.
Weinstein Gallery 383 Geary; 362-8151. Sun-Tues, 10am-7pm; Wed-Thurs, 9:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 9:30am-10:30pm. "Time of Awakening," work by Jean-Claude Gaugy. Sept 20-Oct 20.
A New Leaf 1286 Gilman, Berk; (510) 525-7621. Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm. "Ceramic Sculpture: Bay Area and Beyond," outdoor show of contemporary ceramic sculpture (reception Sat/21, 2-4pm). Sept 21-Nov 15.
Andrea Schwartz Gallery 333 Bryant; 495-2090. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, by appt. Recent work by Howard Hersh. Through Oct 25.
A.O.V. 3328 22nd St; 431-8341. Thurs-Fri, 5-8pm; Sat, noon-6pm. "Heard It All Before," work by Randy Nordschow. Through Sept 28.
ArtHaus 1053 Bush, Ste 2; 922-8219. By appt. only. "Summer Stock," works by various artists. Through Sat/21.
Art Institute of California-San Francisco 1170 Market; 865-0198. Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. "2002 Faculty Art Show of the Art Institute of California San Francisco," a mixed-media exhibit. Through Fri/20.
Balazo/Mission Badlands Gallery 2811 Mission; 920-0896. Sat-Sun, 2-6pm. "Live Nude Boxes: 18 Contemporary Women Artists," ceramics, paintings, photographs, prints, and multimedia works. Through Sun/22.
Chinatown Community Arts Program Gallery Holiday Inn, 750 Kearny, third fl; 957-1146. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. "Second Annual New Century International Youth Art Exhibition," work by students from the Bay Area and beyond. Through Oct 19.
Crown Point Press 20 Hawthorne; 974-6273. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. "From the Boat," new work by Pat Steir. Through Nov 2.
Ebert Gallery 49 Geary, fourth fl; 296-8405. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11-5pm. New work by Norman Locks. Through Sept 28.
899 Mission 899 Mission; email@example.com. Fri-Sat, 11am-6pm and by appt. "In Memory: Exploring the Repercussions of September 11," work by Michele Pred. Through Sept 28.
Gallery 16 1616 16th St; 626-7495. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Fascination." David Bowie has created and inhabited more personae, and spawned more rock trends and subgenres, than almost any other popular musician. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of his most famous incarnation, Ziggy Stardust, "Fascination" features works by more than 40 artists, including visual art, essays, and a CD remake by S.F.-area bands of Bowie's 1977 album Low (for sale at the gallery). Each of the paintings, sculptures, photographs, and collages centers on some aspect of Bowie's oeuvre including issues of authorship, sexual identity, and the blurring of high and low art. Through Sept 30. (Westbrook)
George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. New painting by Mary Robertson. Through Oct 19.
Goodman 2 Arts Building 1695 18th St; 642-4891. Sat-Sun, 2-6pm. "Truth Over Time: Communication and Courage in a Goodman State of Mind," a group show. Through Sun/22.
Hang Annex 567 Sutter; 544-0610. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Connections and Collections: Paintings of Transportation," new paintings by Jeannie Lydon and Catherine Saiki. Through Oct 2. See Critic's Choice.
Hang at the Canvas 1200 Ninth Ave; 504-0070. Mon-Wed, 11am-7pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm. New work by Hang at the Canvas artists. Through Tues/24.
Hourian Fine Art 1843 Union; 346-6400. Daily, 11am-8pm. Work by Vahid Malek. Through Mon/23.
Jewett Gallery San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin, lower level; 557-4277. Sun, noon-5pm; Mon and Sat, 10-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm. "Vietnam: Journey of the Heart," photographs by Geoffrey Clifford (reception Sun/22, 2pm). Through Nov 12.
Kalart 855 Sansome; 693-9727. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Spice of India," contemporary painting by Kasi Nazir, M. Lahoti, Perumal, Parida, S. Paul, Warli, and Tribal. Through Sept 28.
Meyerovich 251 Post, fourth fl; 421-7171. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-6pm; Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. Paintings by Stanley Boxer. Through Fri/20.
Parlor Projects 1311 Church; 824-1311. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, by appt. "Loop Whole," work by Karen Kersten. Through Oct 15.
Ruby's Clay Studio and Gallery 552A Noe; 558-9819. Daily, 9am-7pm. "Ceramics Show: Fun Clay Pieces and Ink Drawings by Liz Worthy." Through Mon/23.
S.F. African American Historical and Cultural Society Fort Mason Center, Bldg C, Rm 165; 441-0640. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "Unlikely Liberators," photographs and history of the 522nd Field Artillery Battalion and the 761st Tank Battalion. Through Sept 30.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Fort Mason, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. "Sculpture Now," work by Ruth Boerefijn, Teresa Cunniff, Megan DeArmond, Ivan Majdrakoff, and Robert Ortbal. Through Sept 27.
Serge Sorokko Gallery 51 Grant; 391-6655. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "The Chronicles of Now," drawings by Anthony Haden-Guest. Through Mon/23.
Shapiro 760 Market, Ste 248; 398-6655. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. Photographs by Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Steven Brock, Mark Citret, and others. Through Oct 26.
66 Balmy 66 Balmy Alley; 648-1760. Thurs-Sun, 11am-5pm. "No Apology," work by Marcus Civin. Through Fri/20.
Soularch Gallery 4033A Judah; 759-4100. Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. "Coaxed into Being?," work by Mark Grim. Through Sat/21.
Southern Exposure 401 Alabama; 863-2141. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Brut Love" work by artists with disabilities from Creative Growth Art Center; "Grey Invaders," dioramas by John C. Rogers. Through Oct 13. Eroticism in art is nothing new, but eroticism in art by people with disabilities is still a touchy subject. The controversy over "Brut Love," an exhibition of works by artists with disabilities from Creative Growth Art Center, began before it even opened, but now that the show is under way, the hope is that it will facilitate a more open, less uncomfortable dialogue about the lives of disabled people. In the upstairs gallery, John C. Rogers presents "Grey Invaders," dioramas detailing the unsuccessful takeover of the United States by unknown forces. It begins with a well-worn map of the United States, which is marked to look like a record of someone's cross-country road trip but is actually supposed to represent, we soon realize, a plan of national attack as conceived by some malevolent army. A subsequent series of small dioramas fleshes out the scenario. Their obvious humor makes it clear that they are just facetious imaginings. By overlaying elements of sci-fi horror on scenes of everyday suburban life, Rogers hopes to inspire a little paranoia, or a little smile, or both. Through Oct 13. (Westbrook) A collection of artist books, zines, and comics. Through Dec 14.
SRO Gallery 2344 Market; 566-5361. Call for hours. "City People: American Urban Life of the 1930s-40s," work by Isabel Bishop, John Sloan, Harry Sternberg, and others. Through Oct 12.
Stephen Wirtz Gallery Bankers Investment Bldg, 49 Geary; 433-6879. Call for hours. "Group Show: Photography," works by 10 photographers. Through Sept 28.
Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave at Lincoln Way; 661-1316, ext 303. Call for hours. "Plants of Luther Burbank," watercolors by Wayne David Hand. Through Sept 30.
Tercera Gallery 550 Sutter; 773-0303. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Beneath the Surface," work by Colette. Through Sept 29.
Triangle Gallery 47 Kearny, fifth flr; 392-1686. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Robert Hartman Retrospective," aerial photographs (reception Thurs/19, 5:30-7:30pm). Through Oct 26.
Zedd Fine Art + Design 493 Sanchez; 621-4055. Mon-Sat, 10am-5:30pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New prints by Misako Inaoka. Through Wed/18.
ACCI 1652 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 843-2527. Tues-Thurs, 11am-6pm; Fri, 11am-7pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Re-Imagings: Artistic Perspectives on Sexuality and Disability," 16 jury-selected works by Bay Area artists. Through Oct 2.
Alameda Historical Museum Gallery 2324 Alameda, Alameda, (510) 521-1233. Wed-Fri, Sun, 1:30-4pm; Sat, 11am-4pm. "Wild Life/Still Life: Photographs of the Secret Lives of Flowers," works by Whitney Vosburgh. Through Sept 27. "Images and Dreams," photographs by Douglas David Larson. Through Sept 29.
Albany Arts 1251 Solano, Albany; (510) 526-9558. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Watercolors by Chi Zhu. Through Oct 5.
Albany Community Center 1249 Marin, Albany; (510) 524-9283. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. "Before and After," photographs by Jim Hair. Through Thurs/19.
Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "@**%##!&! Comic Relief." Jeff Stevens began painting his own versions of comic pages on a massive scale, intending to bowl over viewers with their brilliant colors and powerful expressions of virility, greed, courage, and other stereotypically male attributes. Each canvas tells the beginning of a story in a recognizable comic genre but then leaves us hanging a little like a movie trailer, except we know there's no movie to see and thus no possible conclusion or resolution to be had. Maybe Stevens intends these beginnings-without-endings to be a kind of narrative complement to his lopsided, hyperbolic characters: men so "manly" that they seem about to fall over forward from the weight of their jutting chins. The power of the paintings comes from their consistent refusal to offer any kind of balance or closure. Also featured at the gallery is a series of handblown glass jugs by San Francisco's Rev. Timothy T. Taylor. Through Sat/21. (Westbrook)
Lucky Tackle 6608 San Pablo, Oakl; (510) 484-4373. Fri-Sun, 1-5pm and by appt. "Objects in and of Eight Parts," new paintings by Jason Byers. Through Oct 26.
NIAD Art Center 551 23rd St, Richmond; (510) 620-0290. Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm. "Legacy," works commemorating the life and work of NIAD cofounder Florence Ludinz-Katz (reception Sat/21, 2-5pm). Through Nov 8.
Oakland Art Gallery 199 Kahn's Alley, Broadway and 14th St, Oakl; (510) 637-0395. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "┐WYSIWYG?," work by Bay Area artists (reception Thurs/19, 5-8pm). Through Nov 2.
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto 668 Ramona, Palo Alto; (650) 321-3891. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. "Travels," a juried exhibition on the topic of travel. Through Sept 26.
Photolab 2235 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 644-1400. Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6:30pm; Sat, 9am-3pm. "Virtually Real Oakland: The Magic, the Diversity, and the Potholes," photographs by Ken Burson. Through Sat/21.
Thelma Harris Gallery 5940 College, Oakl; (510) 654-0443. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, noon-5pm. Sculpture by Gene Pearson and painting by Rosaline McGary. Through Sept 30.
Women's Cancer Resource Center Gallery 3023 Shattuck, Berk; (510) 548-9286. Tues-Thurs, 1-7pm; Sat, noon-4pm, and by appt. "Sisters in Harmony," ceramics by Renata Gray and paintings and drawings by Rae Louise Hayward. Through Oct 17.
YWCA 2600 Bancroft, Berk; (510) 848-6370. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Binding Pigments: Four Painters, Four Media," works by Deborah Howard-Page, Martine Jardel, Patricia K. Kelly, and Hadley Northrop. Through Oct 25.