September 25 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 Sun/29. "Arnold Roth: Free Lance - A Fifty Year Retrospective." Cartoons by Arnold Roth. Through Sun/29.
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.
Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak, Oakl; (510) 238-2200. Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm (First Fri, 10am-9pm). $6, $4 seniors and students. "Solo Flights: The Aerial Photographs of Robert Hartman." 25 photographs by Hartman. Through Jan 12, 2003. "State of Emergency: Disaster Response in California." A survey of California disasters since 1906 through the photographs by Maggie Hallahan. Through March 30, 2003.
BillyBlue 54 Geary; 566-5361. Call for hours. "Capturing the Human Form: 3 Perspectives," photography by Paula Horn Kotis, Ralph Gibson, and John Dugdale. Sept 26-Nov 15.
Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. New work by Dana Zed. "Access," abstract paintings by Margaret Silverman. Through Sat/28. "Heat and Light," work by Robilee Frederick (reception Oct 5, 11am-5:30pm). Oct 1-Nov 2.
Build 483 Guerrero; 863-3041. By appt only. Work by Jessica Cadkin, Kevin Diminyatz, and Don Ross. Fri/27. 6-10pm.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery 341 Sutter; 392-2299. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm. Work by Barry Masteller. Through Mon/30. Recent paintings by Cole Morgan (reception Oct 3, 5:30-7:30pm). Oct 1-31.
Color of Woman Gallery 559 Sutter; 433-2484. Call for hours. "Illumination-Revelation-Celebration," painting and sculpture by 10 artists. Sat/28, 6:30pm.
Diego Rivera San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 771-7020. Daily, 9am-9pm. Work by Catherine Czacki, Keenan Boorn, and Ceyne Weaver. Through Sat/28. Work by Sung Hon Min, Michael Zheng, and Maria Park. Sept 29-Oct 5.
Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary; 291-0966. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent works by Takesada Matsutani. Oct 1-30.
Eleonore Austerer 540 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. Works by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. Through Mon/30. Recent works by Milton Estrella Favidia. Through Mon/30. Work by Georges Braque. Oct 1-31.
Galería de la Raza 2857 24th St; 826-8009. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. "Viology: Cultures of Violence/Violence of Culture," installations, film and video work, and photography on the subject of violence, culture, and art in Latino communities (reception Sat/28, 7-10pm. Oct 1-Nov 23. See 8 Days a Week, page 58.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Historical Society Gallery Space 973 Market, fourth flr; 777-5455. Tues-Sat, 1-5pm. "Evolving Bodies: Exploring the Shifting Expression and Circulation of Physical Desires in Images and Words." Sept 27-Nov 15.
Hang at the Canvas 1200 Ninth Ave; 504-0070. Mon-Wed, 11am-7pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm. "2nd Anniversary Celebration," new work from Hang at the Canvas artists (reception Fri/27, 7pm). Sept 27-Oct 14.
James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin, third flr; 557-4400. Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Discovering Passions: Tracking a Series of Self-Defining Voices and Images that Shattered Invisibility and Fashioned Community 1945-1995." Sept 27-Nov 15.
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery 49 Geary, Suite 411; (415) 229-1138. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Maybelle Crick," work by Clare Rojas (reception Oct 3, 5:30-7:30pm). Oct 1-Nov 2.
Parlor Projects 1311 Church; 824-1311. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, by appt. "Loop Whole," work by Karen Kersten (reception Fri/27, 6-9pm). Sept 27-Oct 29.
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 Mon/30. "Forms of Light," color photographs by Sidney Hollister (reception Oct 9, 5-7pm). Oct 1-Dec 31.
364 Hayes Street Gallery 364 Hayes; 431-0364. Tues-Wed, noon-6pm; Thurs-Sat, noon-7pm. Works by Therese Buchmiller. Through Mon/30. "Dangling Participles," mixed-media works and installations by Lauren Dyer (reception Fri/4, 7-9:30pm). Oct 1-26.
Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Work by David Webster. Through Mon/30. Sculptural drawings by Matthew Picton (reception Oct 3, 5:30-7:30pm). Oct 1-31.
Whitney Young Cultural Center Mansion 1101 Masonic; 821-7550. Sat, 7-9pm. "Urban Folk Pop Art," work by Z-Man, Dave, Attaboy, and Michael-Brian Noris. Sat/28, 7-9pm.
AK Press 674A 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 208-1700. "A View from the SHU: The Human Face of Those Labeled the Worst of the Worst," artwork by prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison. Sat/28, 7pm.
Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Priced to Sell," work by Narangkar Khalsa and m.amos.a (reception Sat/28, 5-8pm). Sept 27-Oct 26.
Berkeley Historical Society 1931 Center, Berk; (510) 848-0181. Thurs-Sat, 1-4pm. "Recent Acquisitions," photographs of Bernard Maybeck's architectural works, photographs by Hazel Wintler, linoleum block prints by Gerry Gaxiola, and more (reception Sun/29, 3-5pm). Oct 3-Dec 14. "The Decade of Change: 1900-1910," various works. Ongoing.
Cecile Moochnek 1809D Fourth St, Berk; (510) 549-1018. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "Poetics of Space," new ceramic works by Kevin Nierman and new paintings by Tyrell Collins. Sept 27-Nov 10.
Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur, Oakl; (510) 430-2164. Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm; Sun, noon-4pm. "Smoldering Relations," works by Inhwan Oh. Aug 28-Oct 20.
Olive Hyde 123 Washington, Fremont; (510) 791-4357. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "Room for the Longest Word," new work by Nathan Lynch and Michael Meyers (reception Fri/27, 7-9pm). Through Oct 26.
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 Thurs/26. "Pacific Prints 2002," 45 works using new and traditional printmaking techniques (reception Oct 4, 6-8pm). Oct 1-Nov 27.
Third Street Grind Gallery 464 Third St, Oakl; (510) 832-5282. Mon-Fri, 6:30am-2:30pm. "From Our Views: Artists of Feather River," painting, drawing, pastel, sculpture, mixed-media, and written word. Through Fri/27. Photographs by Scott Braley and Rufus Hockenhull (reception Oct 3, 5:30-7pm). Sept 30-Oct 31.
Trax Ceramic Gallery 1306 Third St, Berk; (510) 526-0279. Sat, 10am-5pm and by appt. "Woodfired Native Clay," work by Scott Parady (reception Sat/28, 5-7pm). Sept 28-Nov 4.
A.O.V. 3328 22nd St; 431-8341. Thurs-Fri, 5-8pm; Sat, noon-6pm. "Heard It All Before," work by Randy Nordschow. Through Sat/28.
Artseal 1847 Larkin; 567-3523. Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. "Summer Selections," works by various artists. Through Sat/28.
Atelier 142 2354 Market, Ste 2; 861-8216. Call for hours. "Fixation," new work by James Scott Geras. Through Mon/30.
Big Pagoda Company 1903 Fillmore; 563-8727. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm. "Sacred Sites," paintings by Gregory Burns. Through Sun/29.
Bonnafont Gallery 946A Greenwich; 431-7546. Sat-Sun, 2-5pm, and by appt. Bronze and terra cotta sculpture by Joseph Bacon. Through Sun/29.
Calumet Gallery 2001 Bryant; 643-9275. Call for hours. Photographs by Michelle Vignes and Richard Gordon. Through Fri/27.
Canessa 708 Montgomery; 296-9029. Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm. Photographs by John Harding. Through Fri/27.
Carol Weisel Hall California College of Arts and Crafts, 111 Eighth St; 551-9210. Call for hours. Installation by Michel Blazy. Through Sat/28.
Charles Campbell 647 Chestnut; 441-8680. Tues-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, noon-4pm. Works by James Weeks. Through Fri/27.
City Art 828 Valencia; 970-9900. Wed-Sun, noon-9pm. "Emerging Artist," work by local artists. Through Mon/30.
Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent paintings by Shelley Hoyt. Through Sat/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 Sat/28.
Gallery Paule Anglim 14 Geary; 433-2710. Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat 10am-5pm. New work by Jeanne Silverthorne and Lynn Hershman. Through Sat/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 Mon/30. (Westbrook)
Hang 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Emanations," work by Marianne Kolb. Through Mon/30.
Hang Annex 567 Sutter; 544-0610. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Connections and Collections: Paintings of Transportation," new paintings by Jeannie Lydon and Catherine Saiki. Stick-shift bicycles and biplanes are the primary images that show up repeatedly on Oakland-based artist Jeannie Lydon's canvasses. Sometimes they are painted, other times screen- or linoleum-printed over an abstract patchwork background of lines, shapes, and occasionally a stray floating symbol that might or might not be some kind of compass or map marking. The effect is an interesting combination of antique and contemporary, detailed and abstract. Lydon's printing techniques give the old machines in many of her works a delicate appearance, as if she traced them on top of the fog of memory, denying the iron and steel with which they were made, and reducing each solid structural element to a faint, ephemeral outline. Her works are a ghostly presence in the gallery, rooted to no particular time or place. Through Oct 2. (Westbrook)
Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, second flr; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Yek:Brisk," work by Yek. Through Sat/28.
Hotel Bedford Gallery 761 Post; www.hotebedford.com. Daily, 24 hours. "not a cloud in the sky," works by Whitney Vosburgh and Clay Vajgrt. Through Tues/1.
Hotel Biron Gallery 45 Rose; 703-0403. Tues-Sun, 5pm-2am. Mosaics by Justin Giarla. Through Mon/30.
Kalart 855 Sansome; 693-9727. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Spice of India," contemporary paintings by Kasi Nazir, M. Lahoti, Perumal, Parida, S. Paul, Warli, and Tribal. Through Sat/28.
Linc Real Art 1632 Market; 503-1981. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm. "Nest Egg Omelette," work by nine artists. Through Oct 15. See Critic's Choice.
Max Furniture 1633 Fillmore; 440-9002. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-5. "Birthday Show II," new paintings by René Fressola; "Images of Europe," photographs by Emily Wood. Through Mon/30.
ODC Theater Gallery 3153 17th St; 626-6745. Thurs, 3-5pm; Sat, 3-6pm. "9 Lives," work by 11 artists. Through Sat/28.
111 Minna Gallery 111 Minna; 974-1719. Tues-Sat, noon-5pm; Sun and Mon, by appt. "Gestures," works by 13 artists; curated by Cary Littlefield and Sabina Ott. Through Sat/28.
Peres Projects 1800 Bryant, Ste 210; 861-2692. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm, and by appt. "Flat," work by Susan Black. Through Thurs/26.
Place Pigalle 520 Hayes; 552-2671. Sun-Wed, 4pm-midnight; Thurs-Sat, 4pm-2am. "Student Teachers," works by students of Toolworks. Through Tues/1.
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 Mon/30.
San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl; 252-2568. Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Freedom and Fear: Bay Area Muslims after Sept 11, 2001," photographs by Rick Rocamora. Through Sun/29.
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 Fri/27.
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 18-35. Through Sat/28.
Stephen Wirtz Gallery Bankers Investment Bldg, 49 Geary; 433-6879. Call for hours. "Group Show: Photography," work by ten photographers. Through Sat/28.
Tercera Gallery 550 Sutter; 773-0303. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Beneath the Surface," work by Colette. Through Sun/29.
Velvet da Vinci 508 Hayes; 626-7478. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun, noon-4pm. "Der Superschmuck," new jewelry by 12 Austrian artists. Through Mon/30.
Walter and McBean Galleries San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 749-4563. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. "2002 Annual Faculty Exhibition," works by 10 visual artists on the 2002-03 SFAI faculty. Through Sat/28.
Washington Square Gallery 1821 Powell; 291-9255. Wed-Sat, noon-5:30pm. "Wedges and Sketches: Works from the '70s and '80s," paintings by Sam Provenzano. Through Sat/28.
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 Fri/27. "Images and Dreams," photographs by Douglas David Larson. Through Sun/29.
Berkeley Civic Center Building 2180 Milvia, Fifth flr, Berk; (510) 834-3663. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Hunger: What Will You Do about It?," photographs by David Bacon. Through Oct 30.
Center for Labor Research and Education/Institute for Labor and Employment UC Berkeley, Director's Lounge, 2521 Channing Way, Berk; (510) 642-1056. Call for hours. "Rebellion on the Border," photographs by David Bacon (reception Oct 10, 5:30-7:30pm). Through Jan 15, 2003.
Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery Elihu M. Harris State of California Office Bldg, 1515 Clay, Oakl; (510) 238-6952. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "Oakland Icons," paintings, posters, and prints by Rupert Garcia and Mel Ramos. Through Nov 1.
Linda Penzur 71 Redhill, San Anselmo; 457-4079. Tues-Sat, noon-5pm. "Gods, Dogs, Goddesses," work by Veronica Buros. Through Sat/28.
Nexus 2701 Eighth St, Berk; (510) 486-8118. Sat-Wed, 1-5pm. "natura naturata: Created Nature," works by Donald Hughes, Kathleen McLean, and Judith White. Through Sun/29.
San Pablo Arts Gallery San Pablo Civic Center, One Alvarado Square, 13831 San Pablo; (510) 836-2663. Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Open Air, Open Eyes," paintings by Chuck Overton, Susan Shore, and Bruce Hopkins; ceramic sculpture by Robin Hipolito. Through Sun/29.
Thelma Harris Gallery 5940 College, Oakl; (510) 654-0443. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, noon-5pm. Sculpture by Gene Pearson and paintings by Rosaline McGary. Through Mon/30.
21 Grand 449B 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 451-9446. Thurs, 4-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. "Austism: The Enigma," textile works by Nora Austin and five autistic children. Through Sat/28.
Worth Ryder Gallery 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley, Berk; (510) 642-9040. Tues-Sat, 1-4pm. "UC Berkeley Art Alumni Group Juried Exhibition 2002," work by 15 UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice alumni. Through Fri/27.