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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 12-17, free for 10 and under (free Tues). "Max Ernst: Surrealism in Artists' Books." Through Feb 23.

Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. $2-5. "Small Press Spotlight." Work by comic artist Jason Shiga. Through April 20. "Hate Mail: Comic Strip Controversies," works by top cartoonists of the past 30 years, including Scott Adams, Berkeley Breathed, Frank Cho, Aaron McGruder, and Wiley Miller. Through June 8.

Exploratorium 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. $10, $7.50 students and seniors, $6 youths, free for 3 and under. "Traits of Life: A New Living Laboratory." More than 30 exhibits explore the definition of what it means to be alive. Through March 31. "LED Images: Studies in Motion and Rest." Works by Jim Campbell. Through April 3. See Critic's Choice. "Folkall Project." A sculpture made out of donated eyeglasses by Eto Otitigbe. Through May 4. "Seeing." An exhibition on sight and seeing. Through Sept 1.

Mexican Museum Fort Mason Center, Bldg D, Marina at Laguna; 441-0404. Wed-Fri, 11am-5pm, free. "Objects of Devotion, Colonial and Popular Religious Art in Latin America." Retablos, ex-votos, and religious sculptures. Through May 30.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third St; 357-4000. Fri-Tues, 11am-6pm; Thurs, 11am-9pm. $10, $7 seniors, $6 students, free for 12 and under and members (free first Tues; half-price Thurs, 6-9pm). "August Sander: People of the 20th Century." More than 200 vintage prints of Sanders's photographic works. Through Feb 23. "No Ghost Just a Shell." Digital media works by Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno. Through March 16. (Westbrook) "Body Design." Works by various designers. Through March 23. "Architecture and Water." Models, drawings, and video animations by various architects. Through March 23. "Andreas Gursky." More than 40 photographs by the artist. Feb 15-June 1. 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 devoted to the discovery of a time capsule in the cornerstone of 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 through Sun/16.

Museum of Children's Art 538 Ninth St, Oakl; (510) 465-8700. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Free. "Thornhill School Exhibition." Works by students of Thornhill School (reception Feb 20, 5:30-7:30pm). Through March 15.

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. "State of Emergency: Disaster Response in California." A survey of California disasters since 1906 through photographs by Maggie Hallahan. Through March 30. "Wild Wings: The Waterfowl Art of Harry Curieux Adamson." Oil and tempera paintings and sketches by Adamson. Through March 30. "Shaping Possibility: Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Invitational." Works by Jerry Ross Barrish, Jane Grimm, Cynthia Handel, Margaret Herscher, Richard Knight, and Nikki Schrager. Through April 2. "Quizzical Eye: The Personal Photography of Rondal Partridge." Photographs, photo cubes, collages, and mixed-media works by Partridge. Through June 22.

UC Berkeley Art Museum 2626 Bancroft Way, Berk; (510) 642-0808. Wed-Sun, 11am-7pm. $8, $5 seniors and youths, $4 members and UC Berkeley students and faculty (free Thurs). "XXL II." Sculpture by George Rickey. Through Feb 23. "Intaglio Prints by John Cage." Works on paper by John Cage. Through March 16. "MATRIX 202: Berni Searle A Matter of Time." Works by Bernie Searle. Through March 23. "Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations, 1979-2000." More than 20 works. Through March 30. galleries

Ampersand International Arts 1001 Tennessee; 285-0170. Thurs-Fri, 11am-5pm, and by appt. "Pastel Diaspora," mixed media work by Indigo Som; "Topographic Sense," mixed media works by Lisa Goldschmid (reception Fri/14, 5-8pm). Feb 14-March 14.

John Berggruen 228 Grant; 781-4629. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. Recent paintings by Clare Kirkconnell. Through March 8. "Elmer Bischoff: Abstract Paintings from the 1940s and 1950s" (reception Thurs/13, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 13-March 15.

Center for African and American Art and Culture 762 Fulton; 928-8546. Mon-Fri, 8am-noon. "The Art of Living Black," works by Bay Area black artists (reception Sun/16, 1-3pm). Feb 15-March 29.

Focus Gallery 2423 Polk; 567-9067. Tues and Thurs, noon-9pm; Wed, Fri-Sun, noon-6pm. Photographs by John McCarthy (reception Thurs/13, 6-9pm). Feb 13-28.

Gallery 16 1616 16th St; 626-7495. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Works by Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam (reception Fri/14, 6-9pm). Feb 14-March 31.

George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "His Art and His Mission," work by Ben Shahn (reception Wed/12, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 13-March 29.

Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, second fl; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Drawings by Daniel Brice (reception Feb 20, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 13-March 15.

Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission; 821-1155. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. "Corazonada: Quinceañera/Fifteen Years of Women's Work," an exhibition commemorating Latina artists (reception Fri/14, 7-9pm). Feb 14-March 21.

San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl; 252-2568. Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Encampment," an installation and video documentary about homelessness by Dianne Platner (reception Wed/12, 5:30-7:30pm). Through March 23. "Path of Discovery," photographs by Jeff Davis; "San Francisco Plantscapes of the Future," 10 paintings by Richard Delvin; "An Older Artist's Journey," paintings by Stan Cohen (reception Wed/12, 5:30-7:30pm). Through April 27.

Sargent Johnson Gallery African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton; 771-AFRO, www.afrosolo.org. Tues-Sat, noon-4pm, and by appt. "My Race My Grace 2003: The Art of Living Black," works by Casper Banjo, Lorraine Bonner, Bill Dallas, Quella Mikell, Leslie Printis, and Hilda Robinson (reception Sun/16, 1-3pm). Feb 16-March 29.

Southern Exposure 401 Alabama; 863-2141. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "An Unfinished Weekend," work by Nick Ackerman; "Soft Sell," sculptures by Nora Auston; "Unfamiliaring," work by Hilary Chartrand; "Visual Purple," paintings by William Swanson (reception Fri/14, 6-8pm). Feb 14-March 22. "Shadow Cabinets," various works presented in the Overlook Project Space. Through June 14.

Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Works by Heather Wilcoxon. Through Sat/15. New paintings by Jeffrey Long (reception March 6, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 18-March 31. Bay Area

Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Selected Memories," works by Janet M. Denniger, Gabriella Laz, P.G. Meier, and Nada Savic (reception Sat/15, 5-8pm). Feb 14-March 15.

Kala Art Institute 1060 Heinz, Berk; (510) 549-2977. Tues-Fri, noon-5:30pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm, and by appt. "Cuts: The Contemporary Woodcut," works by various artists (reception Thurs/13, 6-8pm). Feb 13-March 29.

Oakland Art Gallery 199 Kahn's Alley, Broadway and 14th St, Oakl; (510) 637-0395. Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Visual Alchemy 2003, Phase 2," mixed media works by emerging Bay Area artists. Feb 18-March 8.

San Pablo Arts Gallery San Pablo Civic Center, 1 Alvarado Square, 13831 San Pablo; (510) 836-2663. Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "The Group – 2003 Print Exhibit," linoleum, monotypes, and woodcuts by Benny Alba, Donna Fenstermaker, Denise Owen, Barbara Rogers, Kim Thomas, and Jean Eger Womack (reception Sat/15, 1-3pm). Feb 15-March 30. Ongoing

Balazo/Mission Badlands Gallery 2811 Mission; 920-0896. Sat-Sun, 2-6pm. "Four Instants... Four Artists' Work with Polaroid," works by Romy Harness, Monica Johnson, Brande Baugh, and Stephanie Trowbridge. Through Fri/14.

Blue Room Gallery 2331 Mission; 282-8411. Wed and Sun, noon-9pm; Thurs-Sat, noon-10pm. "Carnaval," works by Hector Wamboldt. Through March 16.

Braunstein/Quay 430 Clementina; 278-9850. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Gordon Onslow Ford at Ninety: Paintings from the Last Five Years" (reception Sat/15, 3-5pm). Through March 8.

Brian Gross Fine Art 49 Geary; 788-1050. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Work by Donald Feasél. Through Sat/15.

Christensen Heller 5831 College, Oakl; (510) 655-5952. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Oil paintings by Kim Cogan. Through March 1.

Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery 345 Sutter; 981-1080. Call for hours. "New Directions, Recent Oils and Mixed-Media Assemblage," work by Dennis Hare. Through Sat/15.

FiftyCrows Gallery 1074 Folsom; 551-0091. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm. "Youth Enduring: A Will to Survive," photographs focusing on youth. Through Feb 28.

Gallery Lux 521 Seventh St; 864-2222. Wed-Fri, 1-5pm, and by appt. "[re]Readings: Artists' Books Now," an artist book exhibition. Through Fri/14.

Hang at the Canvas 1200 Ninth Ave; 504-0070. Mon-Wed, 11am-7pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm. "Last Call," work by Jeff Dikio. Through Sun/16.

Hospitality House 146 Leavenworth; 749-2132. Call for hours. "Keen," artwork by homeless and at-risk artists. Through Feb 29.

Jenkins Johnson Gallery 464 Sutter; 677-0770. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Women by Women," works by eight artists. Through March 1.

John Pence 750 Post; 441-1138. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. Work by Hugh Shurley. Through Sat/15.

Lucky Tackle 6608 San Pablo, Oakl; (510) 484-4373. Fri-Sun, 1-5pm, and by appt. "Sarah Cain: New Work." Sarah Cain's paintings are deceptively simple; their big, basic shapes are perhaps intended as a warning that we shouldn't read too much into them, although the carefully considered words on the wall reveal how much thought the artist has invested in her work, and her fragile hope that we'll linger and look for meaning in everything, even the parts of the exhibit that seem most hastily assembled. Through Sat/15. (Westbrook)

Market Street Kiosks along Market Street between Van Ness and Embarcadero; 252-2559. Original posters by Synne Bull and Dragan Miletic. Through Fri/14.

Paxton Gate 824 Valencia; 824-1872. Mon-Thurs, noon-7pm; Fri, noon-8pm; Sat, 11am-8pm; Sun, 11am-7pm. Oil and encaustic paintings by Lisa Ostapinski (reception Sat/15, 6-9pm). Through April 30.

66 Balmy 66 Balmy Alley; 648-1760. Thurs-Sun, 11am-6pm. "Strangers," works by Gage Opdenbrouw (reception Sat/15, 7-10pm). Through Feb 23.

Studio Z 314 11th St; 221-7100. Mon-Fri, noon-7pm. "The Creative Scumbag Collective," works by various artists, including Jeremy Fish, Tim Gordon, Jason Grace, David Franklin, and Peter Weiss. Through Feb 27.

Triangle Gallery 47 Kearny, fifth fl; 392-1686. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Watercolors by Lynn Sondag (reception Thurs/13, 5:30-7:30pm). Through March 15. Bay Area

Berkeley Central Public Library 2090 Kittredge, Berk; (415) 921-5007. Mon-Thurs, 10am-9pm; Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 1-5pm. "Before There Were Guns, We Were Brothers," photographs of images from Afghanistan in 1972. Through Sat/15.

Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakl; (510) 430-2164. Tues-Sat, 11am-4pm; Sun, noon-4pm. "California Paintings 1910-1940: Selections from the Mills College Art Museum," more than 40 paintings by California artists; "Subtle Sight," works by contemporary artists, including Stephanie Syjuci, Greg Niemeyer, and Trevor Phelan. Through March 6. "Exodus: Keba Konte at the Mills College Art Museum," photo-based images and a 1970s Lincoln Continental. Through March 6.

Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett, Richmond; (510) 620-6772, www.therichmondartcenter.org. Tues-Fri, 10am-4:30pm; Sat, noon-4:30pm. "The Art of Living Black 2003," a group exhibition of 85 Bay Area artists; "Cool, Calm, and Collected," works by Margaret Realica, Jane Grimm, Teri Claude Dowling, and Bambi Waterman; "Foam," works by Robin Dintiman and Luther Thie; "In Memoriam," photo essays by students and faculty of El Cerrito High School; "Young Black, and Upwardly Mobile," works by Bayeté Ross-Smith; "30 Years of Excellence," work by artists from Creative Growth Center (reception Sat/15, 3-6pm). Through March 22.

Traywick 1316 10th St, Berk; (510) 527-1214. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Photography Degree Zero," works by Ellen Carey. Through Sat/15.

Turn of the Century Fine Arts 2510 San Pablo, Berk; (510) 849-0950 or (800) 849-6059. Sat-Sun, noon-5pm, or by appt. "Garden of Eden," works by contemporary artists (reception Fri/14, 5-9pm). Through March 29.

21 Grand 449B 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 444-7263. Thurs, 4-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. "Ebullient Miasma," recent painting by Dara Santhai and recent sculpture by Ben Hirschkoff (reception Fri/14, 7-11pm). Through March 2.

Worth Ryder Gallery UC Berkeley, 116 Kroeber Hall, Berk; (510) 642-9040. Tues-Sat, 1-4pm. "Sprung," UC Berkeley's Department of Art Practice annual faculty art exhibition. Through Feb 28.