October 23, 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. "Poor Richard." More than 70 drawings on paper by Philip Guston. Through Jan 26, 2003. "Max Ernst: Surrealism in Artists' Books." Oct 26-Feb 23, 2003. "Flora and Pomona." Tapestries by William Morris and Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Ongoing.
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). "Fusing Traditions: Transformations in Glass by Native American Artists." Glass artwork by 18 artists. Through Nov 24.
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). "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. "Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco." More than 20 works by Kelly. Through Jan 5, 2003. "Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting." Nearly 140 paintings from the early 1960s to the present by Richter. Through Jan 14, 2003. "Diane Arbus: Revelations." More than 200 works by the photographer. Through Feb 15, 2004.
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). "Bay Area Now 3." visual, film/video, and performance art by over 50 local artists and filmmakers. Oct 26-Jan 12, 2003.
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. "Hidden in the Walls: The Time Capsule from San Francisco's Lost Sanctuary." An exhibition exploring the Congregation Ohabai Shalome. "Hamakom (The Place)." An installation by Stephanie Snyder. "Sharing the Screen: Israeli and Palestinians in the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, 1981-2002." Video and film clips from the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. All exhibits run Oct 27-Feb 16, 2003.
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. "Espíritu Sin Fronteras: Ofrendas for the Days of the Dead." Mexican-inspired altars and artworks. Through Dec 1. "Solo Flights: The Aerial Photographs of Robert Hartman." Robert Hartman's aerial photographs hardly look like landscapes. A lot of them don't even look like photos. Shooting from the cockpit of his 1949 Piper Clipper airplane, he uses special heat-sensitive infrared film to capture images of the terrain a thousand feet below. Full of vibrant magentas, oranges, and reds, his prints are practically abstract and look more like something squashed under a microscope slide than any landscape you've ever seen. Through Jan 12, 2003. (Westbrook)
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 201a: Tony Feher." Sculptural installations by the artist. Through Sun/27. "Matrix 201b: Dean Smith." Large scale drawing on clear acetate by the artist. Through Nov 17. "MicroPainting." Miniature paintings by various artists. Through Dec 22. "Beyond Preconceptions: The Sixties Experiment." More than 80 conceptual artworks by 21 artists. Oct 26-Dec 29.
Ampersand International Arts 1001 Tennessee; 285-0170. Thurs-Fri, 11am-5pm, and by appt. "Synthetic," mixed-media work by Amanda Hughen; "All and None," work by Arngunnur Yr. Oct 25-Nov 16.
Brian Gross Fine Art 49 Geary; 788-1050. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "106,525 Drops," works by Teo González (reception Thurs/24, 5:30-7:30pm). Oct 24-Nov 30.
Brown Art Space 891 York; firstname.lastname@example.org. Call for hours. "Comics Confoundary," works by Andy Ristaino. Fri/25, 7-11pm.
Glama-Rama! 417 South Van Ness; 861-4526. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. "The Timmy Show!," works by various artists (reception Sun/27, 6-9pm). Oct 27-Nov 24. See 8 Days a Week, page 60.
Haines 49 Geary, fifth flr; 397-8114. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm (first Thurs to 7:30pm); Sat, 10:30am-5pm. Work by Andy Goldworthy (reception Nov 23, 5:30-7:30pm). Oct 24-Nov 30.
Hang at the Canvas 1200 Ninth Ave; 504-0070. Mon-Wed, 11am-7pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm. "Trick or Treat," a group show by Hang at the Canvas artists (reception Thurs/27, 7-9pm). Oct 24-Nov 19.
Melting Point Gallery 1340 Bryant; 769-2939. Wed, Fri-Sat, 1-6pm; Thurs, 1-8pm; and by appt. "Orgy," works by Melissa Dollman, Richard Lemardchand, Jose Paz, Tahlia Priete, and Wendy Vasta (reception Fri/25, 7pm). Oct 25-Nov 1.
San Francisco Art Institute Center for Graduate Programs 2565 Third St; 749-4507. Call for hours. Open Studios and open house. Sun/27. 3-6pm.
SF Camerawork 1246 Folsom; 863-1001. Tues-Sat, noon-5pm. "Without Anesthesia or This Isn't a Nice Neighborhood," recent work by Daniel Joseph Martinez (reception Thurs/29, 5-8pm). Oct 29-Nov 30.
364 Hayes Street Gallery 364 Hayes; 431-0364. Tues-Wed, noon-6pm; Thurs-Sat, noon-7pm. "Dangling Participles," mixed-media works and installations by Lauren Dyer. Through Sat/26. "Thin Space," works by Yukiko Ogasawara (reception Nov 2, 7-8:30pm). Oct 29-Nov 30.
Traywick 1316 10th St, Berk; (510) 527-1214. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. New paintings by Jamie Brunson and new watercolors by Rachel Davis (reception Sat/26, 6-8pm). Oct 24-Nov 30.
Kala Art Institute 1060 Heinz, Berk; (510) 549-2977. Tues-Fri, noon-5:30pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm; and by appt. "Imaging/Imagining," works by Cheryl Calleri, Kate Farrall, Amy Nelder, and Carol Selter (reception Thurs/24, 6-8pm). Oct 24-Dec 6.
Pro Arts 461 Ninth St, Oakl; (510) 763-4361. Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm. "Box Art/Art Box," work by Bay Area artists. Oct 23-Nov 23.
Andrea Schwartz Gallery 333 Bryant; 495-2090. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, by appt. Recent work by Howard Hersh. Through Fri/25.
Arc San Francisco 416 Bay; 268-0135. Call for hours. "The Six-Toe Kitty Group," work by various artists. Through Oct 31.
Atelier of Famous Melissa and Co. 545 Sutter; 788-1866. Tues-Sat, 12:30-6pm. "Zen Squared," work by Richard Godfrey. Through Oct 31.
Baxter Chang Patri Fine Art Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason; 397-2000. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm and by appt. "All Access Pass," photographs by Jim Marshall. Through Oct 31.
Big Pagoda Company 1903 Fillmore; 563-8727. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm. "Hands ON/OFF," works by John Smiddy, Clint Taniguchi, Jeanette Bokhour, and Addie Shevlin. Through Sun/27.
Blue Room Gallery 2331 Mission; 282-8411. Wed and Sun, noon-9pm; Thurs-Sat, noon-10pm. "Your Dreams and Omens Revealed," works by Diane Fenster; marble and mixed-media sculptures by Jesse Clark. Through Dec 1.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery 341 Sutter; 392-2299. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-6pm. Recent paintings by Cole Morgan. Through Oct 31.
Canessa 708 Montgomery; 296-9029. Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm. "All Roads Lead to Where I Stand," works by W.B. Thompson, Jr. Through Oct 31.
Catharine Clark 49 Geary; 399-1439. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "This Time It's Personal," work by Reuben Lorch-Miller; "Nightlife," work by Aaron Plant. Through Nov 30.
City Art 828 Valencia; 970-9900. Wed-Sun, noon-9pm. "Best of the Bay," work by various artists. Through Oct 31.
Crucible Steel 2050 Bryant; 648-7562. Daily, 10am-10pm. "Art That Moves," works by various Bay Area artists. Through Oct 30.
Culture Cache 1800 Bryant, Ste 104; 626-7776. Wed-Sun, 2-6pm, and by appt. "Decked Out," work by various artists. Through Sun/27.
Dennis Rae Fine Art 781 Beach; 292-0387. Call for hours. "Dr. Seuss: The Secret Art Collection," more than 40 works by Ted Geisel. Through Nov 15.
Diego Rivera San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut; 771-7020. Daily, 9am-9pm. Work by Blake Lamar, Craig Hyatt, and Shie Urakami. Through Sat/26.
Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary; 291-0966. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent works by Takesada Matsutani. Through Oct 30.
Ebert Gallery 49 Geary, fourth fl; 296-8405. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11-5pm. Paintings by John McNamara. Through Oct 31.
Eleonore Austerer 540 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. Work by Georges Braque. Through Oct 31.
Encantada 904 Valencia; 642-3939. Tues-Sun, noon-6pm; Fri-Sat, noon-8pm. Works by Maya Christina Gonzalez celebrating Día de los Muertos. Through Nov 2.
Focus Gallery 2423 Polk; 567-9067. Tues and Thurs, noon-9pm; Wed, Fri-Sun, noon-6pm. Works by Michelle Nye, Amie S. Postic, Craig Fonarow, Susanne Friedrich, and Ann Simms. Through Oct 31.
Fong/Heimerdinger Gallery 760 Market, Ste 258; 566-1919. First Thurs, 5-7pm. "Print Mix: Platinum, Pigment, Bromoil, Salt Prints," four types of photographic prints by six artists. Through Sat/26.
Fort Mason Center Foundation Main Office Bldg A, Fort Mason, Marina at Laguna; 441-3400. Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm. "Noctures: Fort Mason and Environs," new photographs of Fort Mason night landscapes. Through Dec 29.
Graduate Gallery California College of Arts and Crafts, 1111 Eighth St; (510) 420-0709. Call for hours. "Over, Under, Sideways, Down," works by Olivia Brown, Adele Crawford, Sasha Duerr, and Leigh Schroeder. Through Sun/27.
Hang 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Current Reactions," painting by Michael Shemchuk. Through Oct 30.
Hang Annex 567 Sutter; 544-0610. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Landscape/Mindscape," a group show. Through Oct 30.
Jack Hanley Gallery 395 Valencia; 522-1623. Tues-Thurs, 11am-6pm. Works by Erwin Wurm. Through Nov 16.
J.J. Brookings Gallery 669 Mission; 546-1000. Mon-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. Works on paper by Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Motherwell, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Mangold, Robert Indiana, and others. Through Oct 31.
Kalart 855 Sansome; 693-9727. Mon-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Paintings of Yosemite, 1999-2002," works by Hiroko Ohno. Through Sat/26.
Logan Galleries California College of Arts and Crafts, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9210. Wed, Thurs, Sat, 11am-6pm; Tues, Fri, 11am-8pm. "To Whom It May Concern," works by Bank, Angela Bulloch, Wim Delvoye, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, and others. Through Sat/26.
Rena Bransten Gallery 77 Geary; 982-3292. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. New photographs by Matthias Hoch. Through Nov 16.
Ruby's Clay Studio and Gallery 552A Noe; 558-9819. Daily, 9am-7pm. "Flowers 'n' Clay," works by Clark Sorensen and Kent Tool. Through Mon/28.
San Francisco Main Library 100 Larkin, fourth flr; 557-4400. Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Frozen Moments: Emotions on Ice," photographs of figure-skating stars by Shirley McLaughlin. Through Nov 30.
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 many others. Through Sat/26.
600 Townsend 600 Townsend; 876-7774. Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm. "Members Exhibition/Fall 2002," sculpture by members of the Pacific Rim Sculptors Group. Through Oct 30.
Skylight Gallery San Francisco Public Library, Main Branch, 100 Larkin, Sixth fl; 557-4277. Sun, noon-5pm; Mon and Sat, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm. "In the Palm of Your Hand: Dexterity Games 1880-1960," almost 100 pocket puzzles, palm puzzles, and hand-held games. Through Sun/27.
Space 743 743 Harrison; 777-9080. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "Chairs and Windows." Be prepared for a little surprise when you sit down on U.B. Morgan's handcrafted Victorian chairs. What from a distance looks like carved wood is actually steel plate and rebar, and what you thought was a plump cushion is really cast concrete. The illusion is incredibly convincing; the artist's attention to detail is so exquisite that the surface of each "cushion" actually retains the lacy pattern of the original that he used to create the mold. Morgan, a San Francisco-based sculptor, has created a churchlike setting, lining up a dozen of these unusual chairs and stools in rows facing a series of stained-glass artworks. Rather than showing the usual assortment of Biblical scenes, each glass displays a different X-ray image (called a radiograph) of a crucifix or a fish. He seems especially interested in the popular metaphor of "seeing through" something, evading deception and obtaining true answers. Not only can outer appearances be deceiving, Morgan suggests, but the internal workings can also be misleading. Through Oct 26. (Westbrook)
Spanganga 3376 19th St; 307-0109. Sat-Mon, noon-4pm, and by appt. Mixed-media works by Noah and Richard Lang. Through Nov 17.
SRO Gallery 2344 Market; 566-5361. Call for hours. "Capturing the Human Form: Three Perspectives," figurative photography by Paula Horn Kotis, Ralph Gibson, and John Dugdale. Through Nov 16.
Studio Z 314 11th St; 221-7100. Mon-Fri, noon-7pm. "Tie Dyed," works by Jerry Garcia, Wavy Gravy, Grace Slick, Bill Kreutzman, Ken Kesey, Michael Rios, and others. Through Tues/29.
TerrainArts 165 Jessie; 896-0249. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Works by Donald Hershman, Dennis Parlante, and Robert Rauschenberg. Through Sat/26.
Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Sculptural drawings by Matthew Picton. Through Oct 31.
Trailer Gallery 440 Jessie; 409-8697. Sat-Sun, noon-7pm, and by appt. Works by more than 15 Bay Area artists in design, film, fashion, and sound. Through Nov 10.
Triangle Gallery 47 Kearny, fifth flr; 392-1686. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Robert Hartman Retrospective: 25 Years of Aerial Photographs," early aerial photos and abstract expressionist paintings from the 1960s by Robert Hartman. Through Sat/26.
Washington Square Gallery 1821 Powell; 291-9255. Wed-Sat, noon-5:30pm. "The Faux Fungi Bricolage Sculpture Show," work by Steve Baibak. Through Sat/26.
Zedd Fine Art + Design 493 Sanchez; 621-4055. Mon-Sat, 10am-5:30pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "The Things I've Seen," photographs by Terry Lee. Through Thurs/24.
Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Priced to Sell," work by Narangkar Khalsa and m.amos.a. Through Sat/26.
Asian Resource Gallery 310 Eighth St; (510) 287-5353, ext 473. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "In the Face of War: Asian Photographers View Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Philippines, and USA," works by Mizue Aizeki, Bruce Akizuki, Maryam Gharavi, Vina Ha, Lisa Juachon, Drew Nodenoz, and Nobu Sakamoto. Through Nov 30.
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.
Emery Crossing 1266 66th St, Emeryville; (510) 652-6122. Daily, 11am-6pm. "16th Annual Emeryville Art Exhibition," works by 107 artists and craftspeople. Through Sun/27.
Gallery 555 555 City Center, Oakl; (510) 238-2200. Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm. "Space, Not Space," works by Kati Casida (reception Nov 21, 5-8pm). Through Jan 10, 2003.
Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787, ext 28. Tues-Fri, Sun, noon-5pm. "Work by Malia Jensen. Through Sun/27.
John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery Berkeley Business Center, 2956 San Pablo, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "Bones of My Meaning, Rhythmic Running," works by Jennie Braman (reception Sat/26, 4-7pm). Through Oct 30.
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 Sat/26.
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. Through Nov 2. See Critic's Choice.
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. Through Sat/26.
Worth Ryder Gallery 116 Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley, Berk; (510) 642-9040. Tues-Sat, 1-4pm. "Please Pay Attention!," drawings, installations, paintings, and video works by seven first year UC Berkeley graduate students. Through Tues/29.
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 Fri/25.