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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. "Casting a Spell: Winslow Homer, Artist and Angler." Works by Winslow Homer. Through Feb 9. "Max Ernst: Surrealism in Artists' Books." Through Feb 23.

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)

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.

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.

Seymour Pioneers Museum 300 Fourth St; 957-1849. Wed-Fri, 10am-4pm (also first and third Sat, 10am-4pm). $3, $1 seniors and students. "Points of Interest: The Lawrence and Houseworth Albums California Views, 1860-1870." A collection of photographs from San Francisco photography publishers Lawrence and Houseworth. Through Fri/20.

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

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. "Art of Eastern Cuba." Recent paintings by artists from Santiago de Cuba. Through Jan 5. "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 like 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 Sun/22. "Matrix 200: Yehudit Sasportas: By the River." More than 70 hand-painted wood panels by Sasportas. Through Jan 19. "Intaglio Prints by John Cage." Works on paper by John Cage. Dec 18-March 16.


440 Haight 440 Haight; 552-6907. Call for hours. Holiday art show. Sat/21, 7-10pm.

Quotidian 760 Market, Ste 252; 788-0445. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. New paintings by Kristie Rolke and Molly McCracken. Fri/20, 11-6pm.


Academy of Art 410 Bush; 567-3606. Mon-Sat, 9am-10pm; Sun, 9am-9pm. "Beauty of Winter II," work by various artists. Through Jan 1.

Alliance Française 1345 Bush; 775-7755. Mon-Thurs, 9am-9pm; Fri, 9am-7pm; Sat, 9am-1pm. "La Folie – Paris: City of Inspiration," paintings by Teresa Moore. Through Sat/21.

Ampersand International Arts 1001 Tennessee; 285-0170. Thurs-Fri, 11am-5pm; and by appt. "En Passant," new work by Lynn Marie Kirby. Through Fri/20.

Andrea Schwartz Gallery 333 Bryant; 495-2090. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, by appt. Oil on panel works by Danäe Anderson. Through Fri/20.

ArtHaus 1053 Bush, Ste 2; 922-8219. By appt. only. "The Fine Art of Living," work by Greg Drasler, Suzanne Benton, Carol Massa, Deborah Brown, Jess Johnston, Marc Lambrechts, Jeffrey Ketcham, and Andrea Arroyo. Through Dec 31.

The Art Room 1072 Geneva; 333-9363. Wed, 3-6pm; Sat, noon-2pm. "Women Emerging: A Tribute to Uganda," an exhibition hosted by the Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley. Through Dec 31.

Artseal 1847 Larkin; 567-3523. Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. "Coming of Age," works by Will McBride. Through Dec 31.

Atelier of Famous Melissa and Co. 545 Sutter; 788-1866. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm. "Ocular Curiosities," mixed-media works by Chip Sullivan. Through Dec 28.

Atlas Cafe 3049 20th St; 648-1047. Mon-Fri, 7am-10pm; Sat, 8am-10pm; Sun, 8am-8pm. Paintings by Amy Browne and Dionne Stevens. Through Dec 30.

Baxter Chang Patri Fine Art Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason; 397-2000. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm, and by appt. Handblown glass by Murano and oil paintings by JungEun Ha (reception Thurs/19, 6-9pm). Through Jan 28.

Brian Gross Fine Art 49 Geary; 788-1050. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Checkerboard Lounge," works by Cheonae Kim. Through Jan 4.

Catharine Clark 49 Geary; 399-1439. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5:30pm."Black Cherry," new work by Jil Weinstock; "Exemplum," new embroidered work by Angela Lim; "(reserve video/writing)," work by Ann Hamilton; "Unveil," a video installation by lenoradogillesfleur. Through Jan 11.

City Arts Gallery City College of San Francisco, 50 Phelan, Visual Arts Bldg, V117; 239-3000. Mon-Fri, 10am-4:30pm (also Tues-Wed, 6-8:30pm). "Bad Brains and Bad Beetles," works by Nancy Mizuno Elliott and Robert Horning. Through Fri/20.

Crown Point Press 20 Hawthorne; 974-6273. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Dreamingday," color etchings by Peter Doig. Through Dec 31.

871 Fine Arts 49 Geary; 543-5155. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Landscape and Memory," new paintings by Lynn Glaser. Through Fri/20.

Eleonore Austerer 540 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Rhythms, Loops, and Circles," work by Steve Litsios. Through Fri/20. "Master of La Belle Epoque," works by Alphonse Mucha, James Tissot, and Paul Cesar Helleu. Through Tues/24.

Focus Gallery 2423 Polk; 567-9067. Tues and Thurs, noon-9pm; Wed, Fri-Sun, noon-6pm. "The Big Picture," photographs by Craig Fonarow. Through Tues/24.

Fort Mason Center Foundation Main Office Bldg A, Fort Mason, Marina at Laguna; 441-3400. Mon-Fri, 9am-5:30pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm. "Nocturnes: Fort Mason and Environs," new photographs of Fort Mason night landscapes. Through Dec 29.

Fraenkel 49 Geary, 981-2661. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Circular Forms," photographic works by Adam Fuss from 1985-2002. Through Dec 28.

Gallery 16 1616 16th St; 626-7495. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Work by Rex Ray. Through Dec 30.

George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "10th Anniversary Exhibition," various works. Through Jan 11.

Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "The Color of Light," works by Esteban Vicente; works by Roland Petersen. Through Jan 4.

Haines 49 Geary, fifth fl; 397-8114. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm (first Thurs to 7:30pm); Sat, 10:30am-5pm. New paintings by William Wood; "Evidence of Thought," works by Nigel Poor. Through Jan 4.

Hang 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Decomposition," works by Kevin Moore. Through Jan 6.

Hang Annex 567 Sutter; 544-0610. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Small Wonders," gem sized paintings and works on paper by various artists. Through Jan 6.

Hang at the Canvas 1200 Ninth Ave; 504-0070. Mon-Wed, 11am-7pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm. "The View from Here," works by Anna Conti, Kenney Mencher, and Joel Tarbox. Through Sun/22.

Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, second fl; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Pedigree," works by Matt Gil; "Brink," new work by Madeline Silber. Through Jan 4.

International Institute of California/Korean Center 1362 Post; 441-1881. Daily, 9am-5pm. A photography exhibit celebrating Korean American immigration. Through Dec 31.

Intersection for the Arts 446 Valencia; 626-2787. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "The Multiplication of Bread/La multiplicacion de los panes." You've heard stories about the various propaganda items Americans have dropped from airplanes onto our wartime opponents. Some of these tales – say, of us dropping extralarge condoms – seem too weird to be true, though the intended message is still clear. But what happens, for instance during last year's U.S. attacks on Afghanistan, when bombs accidentally land on food-drop targets, and vice versa? Marcos Ramírez ERRE explores this tragic mixed message in The Multiplication of Bread/La multiplicacion de los panes, an elegantly spare installation specifically designed for Intersection for the Arts' gallery. Through Jan 11. (Westbrook)

Jenkins Johnson Gallery 464 Sutter; 677-0770. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Small Works," works by various artists. Through Sat/21.

J.J. Brookings Gallery 669 Mission; 546-1000. Mon-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. New works by Robert Ogata. Through Fri/20.

John Berggruen 228 Grant; 781-4629. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Pietrasanta Paintings," painting by Caio Fonseca; "Arrangements," works by Linda Ridgway. Through Dec 28. "The Art of Giving," various works. Through Dec 31.

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

Marcel Sitcoske 20 Hawthorne; 434-4804. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Mon, by appt. "Attack: Attraction," photographs and paintings by 13 artists. Through Jan 31.

Melting Point Gallery 1340 Bryant; 769-2939. Wed, Fri-Sat, 1-6pm; Thurs, 1-8pm; and by appt. "Order Bipolar: An Evolving Exhibition," works by Tony Brown, Dorsey Dunn, Tom Fowler, Chris Natrop, Giordano Pozzi, Carsten Stehr, and Tyrome Tripoli. Through Sun/22.

Meyerovich 251 Post, fourth fl; 421-7171. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-6pm; Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Portraits and Nudes," etchings, lithographs, and rare aquatints by Henri Matisse. Through Dec 31. "American Masters: Works from the 1980s and '90s," mixed-media works by Frankenthaler, Stella, Stanley Boxer, Hockney, and Lichtenstein. Through Dec 31.

Modernism 685 Market; 541-0461. Tues-Sat, 10am-5:30pm. "Five Times Four," works by Sam Tchakalian, James Hayward, Richard Allen Morris, Dennis Hollingsworth, and Michael Reafsnyder; new paintings and works on paper by Mel Ramos. Through Sat/21.

Momentum Gallery 701 Oak; 626-7201. Sat-Sun, 11am-7pm; Mon-Fri, 5-10pm. Holiday art and craft show with works by 15 local artists and craft makers. Through Sun/22.

ODC Theater Gallery 3153 17th St; 626-6745. Thurs, 3-5pm; Sat, 3-6pm. Paintings by Brian Kim. Through Jan 4.

Olive 743 Larkin; 778-9814. "Ethel Schochet at 90: A Retrospective," more than 40 works by Ethel Schochet. Through Jan 18.

Otsu 3253 16th St; 255-7900. Wed-Fri, noon-7pm; Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. Paintings and other works by Kaori Kasai. Through Dec 31.

Parlor Projects 1311 Church; 824-1311. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, by appt. 'Made in the Good Ol' US of A,' a belt buckle collection. Through Jan 6. See Critic's Choice.

Punch Gallery 155 10th St; 522-5555. Mon-Fri, noon-5pm and by appt. "Living Large," works by Brian Barneclo, Misk, and Mars. Through Jan 2.

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

Robert Koch 49 Geary; 421-0122. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Inside Havana," work by Andrew Moore. Through Jan 3.

SF Black and White Gallery 619 Post; 929-9424. Call for hours. "Alien DNA on Display!," works by T.M. Scott. Through Dec 31.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Fort Mason, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. "Real Hot Rods by Vern Tardel," nine custom hot rods by Vern Tardel; photographs by Peter Vincent and David Perry. Through Fri/20.

Scott Nichols 49 Geary, Fourth fl; 788-4641. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm, and by appt. "Scott Nichols Gallery 10th Anniversary Exhibition," works by various artists. Through Jan 4.

66 Balmy 66 Balmy Alley; 648-1760. Thurs-Sun, 11am-5pm. "Just Bazaar," annual gift exhibit featuring paintings, jewelry, clothing, knickknacks, and more by local artists. Through Mon/23.

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. Works by members of the Hand Bookbinders of California. Through Jan 3.

Soularch Gallery 4033A Judah; 759-4100. Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. Paintings and drawings by Anne Marguerite Herbst. Through Sat/21.

Space 743 743 Harrison; 777-9080. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm. "100 heads and hands," sculpture by Michelle Gregor. Through Sat/21.

Student Center Art Gallery SFSU, Cesar Chavez Student Union, 1650 Holloway; 338-2580. Mon-Wed, 10am-6pm; Thurs-Fri, 10am-3pm. "Intervention: A Cause for Action," works by five women artists. Through Wed/18.

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

Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Works by Dawn Arrowsmith. Through Dec 31.

University of San Francisco 2130 Fulton, Gleeson Library/Geschke Center Lawn; 422-2434. "Breakages: Sculpture/USF/2002," work by seven Bay Area sculptors and installation artists. Through Fri/20.

View 155 155 Grove; 554-6080. 24 hours. "Love Me, Inside and Out," new sculpture and video installation by Marina Vendrell. Through Dec 30.

Washington Square Gallery 1821 Powell; 291-9255. Wed-Sat, noon-5:30pm. "King and Bears and Cats, Oh My!," works by Phil Frank. Through Sat/21.

Weinstein Gallery 383 Geary; 362-8151. Sun-Tues, 10am-7pm; Wed-Thurs, 9:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 9:30am-10:30pm. "Lithographs: From the Artist's Archives 1968-1990," works by Robert Kipniss. Through Dec 30. "Legacy: The Lithographs 1968-1989," works by Robert Kipniss. Through Jan 8. "10th Anniversary Exhibition," works by Weinstein artists and masters of the 20th century. Through Jan 19.

Zip Zap 245 Fillmore; 621-1671. "Zip Zap Gets Artsy," works by Paul Urich, Mark Gonzalez, Alicia McDole, Sam Flores, and Dave Schubert. Through Dec 31.

Bay Area

Berkeley Central Public Library Community Meeting Room, third floor, 2090 Kittredge, Berk; (415) 921-5007. Mon-Thurs, 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 1-5pm. "The Enemy Alien Files: Hidden Stories of World War II," a photograph and artifact exhibition. Through Thurs/19.

Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery Elihu M. Harris State of California Office Bldg, 1515 Clay, Oakl; (510) 238-6952. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "Art of Eastern Cuba," recent paintings by artists from Santiago de Cuba. Through Dec 27.

John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery Berkeley Business Center, 2956 San Pablo, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "Mentor Exhibition 2002," works by six artists. Through Fri/20.

Kala Art Institute 1060 Heinz, Berk; (510) 549-2977. Tues-Fri, noon-5:30pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm; and by appt. "Kala Artists' Annual Exhibition," works by more than 50 artists. Through Jan 30.

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

Thelma Harris Gallery 5940 College, Oakl; (510) 654-0443. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, noon-5pm. "Ties, Wraps, and Poles," sculptures by Kevin Cole and Alonzo Davis. Through Dec 31.

Third Street Grind Gallery 464 Third St, Oakl; (510) 832-5282. Mon-Fri, 6:30am-2:30pm. "Isla Mujeres," photographs by Jennifer Fatzler. Through Dec 27.