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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). "Poor Richard." More than 70 drawings on paper by Philip Guston. Through Jan 26. "Max Ernst: Surrealism in Artists' Books." Through Feb 23.

Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. $2-5. "Superwacky: Animation on Television, 1949-2002." An exhibition on the history of television cartoons. Through Jan 12.

Exploratorium 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. Thurs-Tues, 10am-6pm; Wed 10am-9pm. $10, $7.50 students and seniors, $6 youths. "Seeing." Though the title of the show is "Seeing," you'll probably be most surprised at what you don't see in some of the installations. Change Blindness is a huge computer screen showing a quiet storefront-sidewalk scene. Every few seconds the screen goes black for a moment, then flashes back to what appears to be the same picture. It actually changes significantly each time, but the intervening black screens prevent your eyes from perceiving the differences. Dozens of other installations explore the social aspects of seeing. Paul Kaiser's Inkblot Perceptions analyzes the ways in which interpretations of Rorschach-like blots vary with age and cultural background. Go to for complete information. Through Jan 31. (Westbrook) "Traits of Life: A New Living Laboratory." More than 30 exhibits explore the definition of what it means to be alive. Through March.

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). "Ellsworth Kelly in San Francisco." More than 20 works by Kelly. Through Jan 5. "Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting." Nearly 140 paintings from the early 1960s to the present by Richter. Through Jan 14. "August Sander: People of the 20th Century." More than 200 vintage prints of Sanders's photographic works. Nov 29-Feb 23.

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. Through 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). "Bay Area Now 3." Visual, film, video, and performance art by more than 50 local artists and filmmakers. Through Jan 12.

Bay Area

Magnes Museum 2911 Russell, Berk; (510) 549-6950. Mon-Thurs, noon-5pm; Sun, 10am-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." This exhibition is devoted to the discovery of a time capsule in the cornerstone of his Congregation Ohabai Shalome. Viewed through the lens of the 19th-century time capsule the congregation offers all kinds of fascinating insights into the history of Judaism in the West and life in young San Francisco. Recovered a little more than a year ago, the capsule contained eight newspapers, a number of coins, pamphlets containing constitutions and bylaws for various Jewish organizations, and even a few charmingly antique business cards from members of the congregation, including one for a plumber and another for a dairyman. (Westbrook) "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 through Feb 16.

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 Sun/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. (Westbrook) "Arte Latino: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum." More than 60 paintings, sculptures, and photographs by artists of Latin heritage who live in the United States and Puerto Rico. Through Jan 26.

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). "MicroPainting." Miniature paintings by various artists. Through Dec 22. "Matrix 200: Yehudit Sasportas: By the River." More than 70 hand-painted wood panels by Sasportas. Through Jan 19.


Bayview-Anna Warden Branch Library 5075 Third St; 715-4100. Call for hours. Work by Malik Seneferu. Dec 2-Jan 17.

Commonwealth Club 595 Market; 621-8242. Mon-Fri, 8am-5:30pm. Paintings by Helen Ann Licht (reception Dec 5, 5-7pm). Dec 3-16.

Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery 49 Geary; (415) 625-1350. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Graphic Novel," recent paintings by Nick Ackerman. Through Sat/30. "Reality Equation," recent photographs by Hwira Lee; "The Images of Memories, Time, and Light," recent paintings by Jungsun Kim (reception Dec 5, 5:30-7:30pm). Dec 3-21.

SF Black and White Gallery 619 Post; 929-9424. Call for hours. "Alien DNA on Display!," work by T.M. Scott (reception Dec 6, 6-11pm). Dec 1-31.

San Francisco LGBT Community Center 1800 Market; 554-4297. Call for hours. "A Life and Times of Reggie Williams," multimedia exhibit. Dec 1-March 1.

San Francisco Main Library 100 Larkin; 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 Sat/30. "History of the Harp," curated by Diana Stork. Through Jan 10. "Viva Las Vegas," a story quilt. Dec 1-Jan 31.

364 Hayes Street Gallery 364 Hayes; 431-0364. Tues-Wed, noon-6pm; Thurs-Sat, noon-7pm. "Aphasia," works by Rainey Straus (reception Dec 6, 6-9pm). Dec 3-28.

Triangle Gallery 47 Kearny, fifth fl; 392-1686. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Survival Tactics," recent paintings by Stephanie Peek (reception Dec 5, 5:30-7:30pm). Dec 3-Jan 4.

Washington Square Gallery 1821 Powell; 291-9255. Wed-Sat, noon-5:30pm. "King and Bears and Cats, Oh My!," work by Phil Frank (reception Tues/2, 5-7pm). Dec 3-21.

Bay Area

John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery Berkeley Business Center, 2956 San Pablo, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "Weezah," mixed-media works by Miriam Fagan. Through Wed/27. "Mentor Exhibition 2002," works by six artists (reception Dec 7, 5-8pm). Dec 2-20.

Third Street Grind Gallery 464 Third St, Oakl; (510) 832-5282. Mon-Fri, 6:30am-2:30pm. "A View," painting and collage by Amanda Lockwood. Through Wed/27. "Isla Mujeres," photographs by Jennifer Fatzler. Dec 2-27.


Adobe Books 3166 16th St; 864-3936. Daily, noon-10pm. Work by Simon Evans; "Big Ones," work by six photographers; "tiny show," small works by more than 25 artists. Through Sat/30.

American Institute of Architects SF Gallery 130 Sutter, Ste 600; 362-7397. Call for hours. "In_Sight On_Site," artwork by members of Bay Area Young Architects. Through Wed/27.

Atelier of Famous Melissa and Co. 545 Sutter; 788-1866. Tues-Sat, 12:30-6pm. "Sensual Illuminations," recent work by Terry Whistler. Through Sun/1.

Aurobora Press 147 Natoma; 546-7880. Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. New works by Katherine Sherwood. Through Sat/30.

Balazo/Mission Badlands Gallery 2811 Mission; 920-0896. Sat-Sun, 2-6pm. "After the Fact," a photodocumentary show featuring work by David Franklin, Clinton Perry, Brook Dillon, Dave Shubert, Richard Hart, Toad, and others. Through Mon/2.

Big Pagoda Company 1903 Fillmore; 563-8727. Tues-Sat, 11am-7pm; Sun, noon-6pm. Koi paintings by Noah Phyllis Levin. Through Sat/30.

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 Sun/1.

Bonnafont Gallery 946A Greenwich; 431-7546. Sat-Sun, 2-5pm, and by appt. Paintings and works on paper by Lisa Esherick. Through Dec 8.

Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. New sculpture by Robert Brady; "Access Program," work by Ernest J. Amaral. Through Dec 7.

Brian Gross Fine Art 49 Geary; 788-1050. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "106,525 Drops," works by Teo González. Through Sat/30.

California Institute of Integral Studies 695 Minna, Minna Street Center, second floor; 575-6257. Call for hours. "Beneath the Surface," work by Luis Browne, Jennifer Connolly, Tricia Grame, and Tanya Wilkinson. Through Sat/30.

Canessa 708 Montgomery; 296-9029. Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm. "Bowwow Powwow," various works on the topic of canines. Through Sat/30.

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 Sat/30.

City Art 828 Valencia; 970-9900. Wed-Sun, noon-9pm. New work by local artists. Through Sat/30.

Culture Cache 1800 Bryant, Ste 104; 626-7776. Wed-Sun, 2-6pm, and by appt. "postMODern," works by Fawn Gehweiler, Kurt Halsey Fredericksen, Karine Versace, Robert Bellm, Rachell Sumpter, and Adam Janes. Through Dec 8.

Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. New paintings by Erik Gonzales. Through Sat/30.

Don Soker Contemporary Art 49 Geary; 291-0966. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Work by Veronika Dobers and Dee Hibbert-Jones. Through Sat/30.

Fine Arts Gallery San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Bldg, Rm 238, 1600 Holloway; 338-6535. Mon-Sat, noon-4pm. "13th Annual Stillwell Student Show," works by six students of the SFSU MFA Program. Through Dec 5.

Focus Gallery 2423 Polk; 567-9067. Tues and Thurs, noon-9pm; Wed, Fri-Sun, noon-6pm. "Cuba," documentary photographs by Jo Farrell and Thomas Robinson. Through Sat/30.

Gallery Paule Anglim 14 Geary; 433-2710. Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat 10am-5pm. "The Inadequacy of the Struggle Against the Inadequacy of the Struggle," works by Manuel Ocampo; new work by Tonel. Through Sat/30.

George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "California Regionalism: American Scene Painting from the '30s and '40s," works by John Haley, Erle Loran, Otis Oldfield, Millard Sheets, Gerald Gleeson, Dorothy Winslade, and Bernard Zakheim. Through Dec 7.

Gregory Lind Gallery 49 Geary; 296-9661. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm (first Thurs, 10:30am-7:30pm). "Care and Instruction on the Use of White Space," work by Duane Slick; sculpture by John Hughes. Through Sat/30.

Haines 49 Geary, fifth fl; 397-8114. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm (first Thurs to 7:30pm); Sat, 10:30am-5pm. Work by Andy Goldworthy. Through Sat/30.

Hang 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Dear Girls," works by Marie Van Elder. Through Sat/30.

Hang Annex 567 Sutter; 544-0610. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Text and Image: Art with the Written Word," various works. Through Sat/30.

Hosfelt Gallery 430 Clementina; 495-5454. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "The Presidents' Wives," works by Andrea Higgins; "Four Spluts, One Stand," works by Stuart Arends; recent ink drawings by Roland Flexner. Through Sat/30.

Hotel Cosmo 761 Post; 673-3080. Daily, 24 hrs. "Dreams and Rebellion – What is Real?/Who Cares!," works exploring surrealism and dadaism by 24 local artists. Through Jan 23.

International Village Gallery 3036 Larkin; 441-ARTS. Tues-Thurs, 11am-7pm; Sat, noon-5pm. "Three Contemporary Latin American Painters," works by Charlie Stierlen, Eva Bejar, and Arturo Garcia. Through Sat/30.

Limn Gallery 292 Townsend; 977-1300. Wed-Sat, 11am-5:30pm; Sun, 9am-3pm. "Adaptations," new paintings by Olga Seem; "Synthetic Flora," works by Marion Lane, Yumi Janairo Roth, Bruce Scarrow, Kimberly Squaglia, and Mary Warner. Through Wed/27.

Lola Gallery 2519 Mission; 401-6800. By appt. "Riding the Range," western landscapes. Through Sat/30.

Marcel Sitcoske 20 Hawthorne; 434-4804. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Mon, by appt. New paintings by Linda Geary. Through Wed/27.

Melting Point Gallery 1340 Bryant; 769-2939. Wed, Fri-Sat, 1-6pm; Thurs, 1-8pm; and by appt. "Embedded Environments," works by Bella Laeyendecker, Jeannie Pettigrew, and Elisabeth Scheidl. Through Sat/30.

Museum West Fine Art 170 Minna; 546-1113. Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm; Thurs, 9am-7pm. "Compositions," works by Emiko Maeda. Through Tues/3.

Parlor Projects 1311 Church; 824-1311. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, by appt. "Little Angels," watercolor portraits by Michael Gillette. Through Sun/1.

Rena Bransten Gallery 77 Geary; 982-3292. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Abstraction," a group exhibit; "Movie Map," work by Chip Lord; new work by Rachael Neubauer. Through Jan 4.

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 401 Van Ness; 554-6080. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Construct 2: The Second Annual Installation Award Show," work by Haein Kang and Leonardogillesfleur. Through Dec 7.

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. Through Sat/30.

San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl; 252-2568. Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Night Time," painting by Hadley Northrop. Through Fri/29.

Shapiro 760 Market, Ste 248; 398-6655. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Black Panthers 1968," photographs by Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch. Through Sat/30.

Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue at Lincoln Way; 661-1316, ext 303. Daily, 10am-4pm. "Forms of Light," color photographs by Sidney Hollister. Through Dec 31. See Critic's Choice.

Tercera Gallery 550 Sutter; 773-0303. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Bearing Fruit," new painting by Teresa Kalnoskas. Through Sat/30.

364 Hayes Street Gallery 364 Hayes; 431-0364. Tues-Wed, noon-6pm; Thurs-Sat, noon-7pm. "Thin Space," works by Yukiko Ogasawara. Through Fri/29.

Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Works by Roland Reiss. Through Sat/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. Through Sat/30.

UCSF Faculty/Alumni House 745 Parnassus; 476-4723. Mon-Fri, by appt. Paintings by Darril Tighe. Through Fri/29.

Walter Adams Gallery 355 Presidio; 346-1860. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "The Coast Range," paintings by Janet Rosen. Through Wed/4.

Bay Area

Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Shove Off to Birthday Island," works by Tonya Solley Thornton and Frank Haines. Through Sat/30.

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 Sat/30.

Babilonia 1808 1808 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 549-1808. Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Heroes of the Homeland: Crossing Gender and Generations," photographs by Rick Rocamora. Through Dec 7.

Black Box 1928 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 451-1932. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm. "Imagining a World Without Prisons," visual and literary work by prisoners, former prisoners, and their family members . Through Sun/1.

Inspired Gallery 1487 Solano, Albany; 527-3711. Call for hours. "The Wheel of Peace: An Exhibition of Prayer Beads," works by Eleanor Wiley. Through Fri/29.

Kala Art Institute 1060 Heinz, Berk; (510) 549-2977. Tues-Fri, noon-5:30pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm; and by appt. "Kala in Belarus," works by 27 artists. Through Sat/1. "Imaging/Imagining," works by Cheryl Calleri, Kate Farrall, Amy Nelder, and Carol Selter. Through Dec 6.

Lucky Tackle 6608 San Pablo, Oakl; (510) 484-4373. Fri-Sun, 1-5pm and by appt. New drawings by Keith Boadwee. Through Dec 21.

Pacific Art League of Palo Alto 668 Ramona, Palo Alto; (650) 321-3891. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. "Pacific Prints 2002," 45 works using new and traditional printmaking techniques. Through Wed/27.