February 19, 2003
It's funny in Kansas
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 12-17, free for 10 and under (free Tues). "Max Ernst: Surrealism in Artists' Books." Through Sun/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." Jim Campbell's LED images use photography to distill the "essentials" of motion. Starting with high-contrast digital video footage of people walking and sitting, he reduces the resolution of each frame until it contains, in some cases, as few as 48 pixels. The images are replayed in the gallery on a grid of LED lights, and you have to back up a ways before your eyes can resolve the blinking lights into the form of a moving person. Through April 3. (Westbrook) "Folkall Project." A sculpture made out of donated eyeglasses by Eto Otitigbe. Through May 4.
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.
Museo Italo Americano Fort Mason Center, Bldg C, Marina at Laguna; 673-2200. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm (first Wed, noon-7pm). $3, $2 students and seniors, free for 11 and under. "Colore Ideale/Ideal Colours." More than 30 recent paintings by Franco Viola. "Crosscuts Tagli Trasversali." Woodcut prints and an overview of the woodcut process. Both exhibits through April 19.
Museum of Craft and Folk Art Fort Mason Center, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 775-0991. Sun and Mon, 11am-5pm; Tues-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm. "Quilted Journeys: Immigration Stories by Australian Artists." More than 20 quilts on the theme of the immigration experience. Through April 27.
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 Sun/23. "No Ghost Just a Shell." Masterminded by contemporary French artists Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno, "No Ghost Just a Shell" is a digital-age meditation on life and death, animation and vacuity, art and consumerism. It began in 1999 when Huyghe and Parreno purchased the copyright to a manga character named Annlee. They and their artist friends proceeded to bring her to life through a series of artworks, using sculpture, painting, and animated videos to give her a voice and a personality. The project raises some fascinating moral questions, for instance, about the buying and selling of a "person" like Annlee and her status as a money-making tool for the entertainment industry. Through March 16. (Westbrook) "Body Design." Works by various designers. Through March 23. "Architecture + Water." Models, drawings, and video animations by various architects. Through March 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. "Kronos@30: Thirty Years of Kronos Quartet." An exhibition dedicated to the musical legacy of the Kronos Quartet. Through June 21.
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). "Charles LeDray, Sculpture 1989-2001." Contemporary sculptures by the artist. Through April 6.
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 Thurs/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.
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 Sun/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.
ArtRock Gallery 893 Folsom; 777-5736. Call for hours. "ArtRock Gallery Fundraiser for Signe Anderson," poster show. Sat/22, 7-10pm.
Artseal 1847 Larkin; 567-3523. Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. "Gallery Selections The Figure," photographs by various artists. Feb 25-March 31.
Balazo/Mission Badlands Gallery 2811 Mission; 920-0896. Sat-Sun, 2-6pm. "The Art and Music Show," work by Albert Reyes, Mary Joy Scott, Seth Mulvey, James Kirkpatrick, and David Dexter Anderson (reception Fri/21, 8pm-midnight, $3-5, with live music by Sonny Smith, Flut, and Hattattack). Feb 21-March 3.
Brian Gross Fine Art 49 Geary; 788-1050. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent work by Stephen Sollins (reception Thurs/20, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 20-March 29.
Fine Arts Gallery San Francisco State University, Fine Arts Bldg, Rm 238, 1600 Holloway; 338-6535. Mon-Sat, noon-4pm. "Hybrid," contemporary prints by California-based artists (reception March 2, 2-4pm). Feb 22-March 27.
John Pence 750 Post; 441-1138. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. Recent oil paintings and drawings by Juliette Aristides; "Minerva J. Chapman: Selections from the Estate," more than 30 paintings by Chapman (reception Thurs/20, 6-8pm). Feb 20-March 22.
Linc Real Art 1632 Market; 503-1981. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm. Video and prints by Ira Schneider (reception Thurs/20, 6-8pm). Feb 20-March 16.
Lo-Fi Customs Gallery 1776 Mission; 503-1655. Wed and Sun, 2-6pm; Thurs-Sat, 1-7pm. "The Lo-Fi Lowbrow Roundup: A Demolition Derby of Lowbrow Art," hot rod- and custom car-inspired artwork (reception Sat/22, 6-9pm). Feb 22-March 15.
Martin Eng Gallery 1100 Montgomery; 412-4959. Call for hours. A group show featuring photography and fine art (reception Fri/21, 6-9pm). Feb 22-March 14.
Momentum Gallery 701 Oak; 626-7201. Wed, 5-9pm; Sat-Sun, noon-5pm. "Inside Out, A View of the American West (With Telephone Poles)," various works (reception Thurs/20, 7-9pm). Feb 19-27.
Octavia's Haze 498 Hayes; 255-6818. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Dreamscapes: Paintings by Kytha Gernatt." Feb 19-March 23.
Rena Bransten Gallery 77 Geary; 982-3292. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Another Look, the 1960s and 1970s," works by Rupert Garcia; "New photographs," works by Candida Höfer (reception Thurs/20, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 20-March 22.
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. 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. Through April 27. "Protecting Life, Providing Love ... for 135 Years," an exhibition following the history of the San Francisco SPCA. Feb 20-April 30.
Berkeley Art Center 1275 Walnut, Berk; (510) 644-6893. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. Photographs on canvas by Katherine Westerhout (reception Sun/23, 2-4pm). Feb 23-April 5.
Black Dot Union Space 1919 Market, Ste 5, Oakl; (510) 663-3019. Call for hours. "Shut up woman, or I will beat you!," work by Bay Area women artists at the Black Dot Union Space FKA Casa Sangre. Sat/22, 6pm-midnight.
Paulson Press 1313 Ninth St, Berk; (510) 559-2088. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Everything happens because of the sun," new etchings by Chris Johanson and works by Chris Corales and Jo Jackson (reception Sat/22, 5-7pm). Feb 22-March 28.
Pro Arts 461 Ninth St, Oakl; (510) 763-4361. Wed-Sat, 11am-5pm. "To Conjure a Language," works by young Bay Area artists and poets. Feb 19-March 29.
Academy of Art College Gallery 625 Sutter; 274-2229. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. Paintings by Jimmy Lu and Yuki Nakagawa. Through Feb 28.
Academy of Art College Gallery 688 Sutter; 931-5892. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "BFA Printmaking," work by Dino Manuel and Hiromi Kadowaki. Through Feb 28.
Anthony Meier 3007 Jackson; 351-1400. Tues-Fri, 11am-5pm; Sat, by appt. Works by John Morris. Through Fri/21.
Aurobora Press 147 Natoma; 546-7880. Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. New monotypes by Reed Danzinger. Through Feb 28.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery 341 Sutter; 392-2299. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Works by Keith Miller. Through Feb 28.
CCAC West Gallery 1111 Eighth St; 703-9500. Call for hours. "Invisibly Black," Black Artist and Designers presents an exhibition of works in a range of mediums. Through Fri/21.
City Art 828 Valencia; 970-9900. Wed-Sun, noon-9pm. "Back Room Erotic Art Show," fourth annual event featuring works by San Francisco artists. Through Feb 28.
Crossroads Cafe 669 Delancey; 836-5624. Call for hours. "Perception of Time," works by Ekarat Sarathana and Michel François. Through March 29.
FiftyCrows Gallery 1074 Folsom; 551-0091. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm. "Youth Enduring: A Will to Survive," photographs focusing on youth. Through Feb 28.
Focus Gallery 2423 Polk; 567-9067. Tues and Thurs, noon-9pm; Wed, Fri-Sun, noon-6pm. Photographs by John McCarthy. Through Feb 28.
Gallery Paule Anglim 14 Geary; 433-2710. Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat 10am-5pm. "Animation Boxes," works by Lawrence Jordan; new paintings by Dean Byington. Through March 8.
Gallery Sanchez at Noe Valley Ministry 1021 Sanchez; 822-9581. Daily, 10am-3pm. "Projections," new work by San Francisco Women Artists members. Through Feb 28.
Goodman 2 Arts Building 1695 18th St; 642-4891. Sat-Sun, 2-6pm. "Mystical Landscapes," paintings by Anahid. Through Feb 28.
Gregory Lind Gallery 49 Geary; 296-9661. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm (first Thurs, 10:30am-7:30pm). Chiaroscuro and new paintings by James Balla; "Per Annum," a gallery group show. Through Feb 28.
Haines 49 Geary, fifth flr; 397-8114. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm (first Thurs 10:30am-7:30pm); Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Infatuated River," work by Darren Waterston. Through Sat/22.
Hang 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Can't Sleep: Creative Moments Between Dusk and Dawn," a group show. Through Mon/24.
Hang Annex 567 Sutter; 544-0610. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Air and Matter: Ute Zuanbauer, Mark Soderstrom, and Cybele Lyle. Through Mon/24.
Hospitality House 146 Leavenworth; 749-2132. Call for hours. "Keen," artwork by homeless and at-risk artists. Through Feb 29.
Jewett Gallery San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin, lower level; 557-4277. Sun, noon-5pm; Mon and Sat, 10-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm. "Speak Truth to Power," black-and-white portraits by Eddie Adams. Through Sun/23.
Marcel Sitcoske 20 Hawthorne; 434-4804. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Mon, by appt. New photographs by Anne Deleporte. Through March 15.
Market Street Kiosks along Market Street between Van Ness and Embarcadero; 252-2559. "Aerial," poster art by Robert Gutierrez. Through May 15.
Melting Point Gallery 1340 Bryant; 769-2939. Wed, Fri-Sat, 1-6pm; Thurs, 1-8pm, and by appt. "Writing on the Wall, the Text Show," works by Abraham Lubelski. Through Feb 28.
Patricia Sweetow Gallery 49 Geary, fourth flr; 788-5126. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Les Annes Trente, Modern Architecture in Brussels," photographs by Irmel Kamp (reception March 6, 5:30-7:30pm). Through March 29.
San Francisco Center for the Book 300 De Haro; 565-0545. Mon-Fri, noon-5pm. "XOXOX: AN Exhibition of Heart Art, Valentines and Love Letters," a showcase of handmade billets-doux. Through Feb 28.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Fort Mason, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. "February 2003 Exhibition," works by Josephine Coniglio, Susan Light, and Matthew Silverberg. Through Feb 28.
SF Zen Center Gallery 300 Page; 863-3136. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "The Eight Foot Golden Body," work by Wolfgang Brinck (reception Fri/21, 6:30-8:30pm). Through Feb 26.
Shenson Memorial Gallery 900 Hyde; 353-6650. Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm. "Pastel Impressions of San Francisco and France," works by Michele Manning. Through April 4.
66 Balmy 66 Balmy Alley; 648-1760. Thurs-Sun, 11am-6pm. "Strangers," works by Gage Opdenbrouw. Through Sun/23.
SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Call for hours. "Bindings: Two Artists Explore Interior and Environmental Spaces," works by Daniel McCormick and Jacqueline Mallegni. Through Feb 26.
Stephen Wirtz Gallery Bankers Investment Bldg, 49 Geary; 433-6879. Call for hours. "The Valley," recent photographs by Larry Sultan; new bronze sculpture by Jack Zajac. Through Sat/22. "Lace Factory Photographs," works by Michael Kenna. Through Sat/22.
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.
Tangent Contemporary Art 355 Bryant, Ste 307; 977-0920. By appt. "Spectrum," work by Holly Blake, Kai Haley, and Nancy Simonds. Through Feb 28.
Thacher Gallery University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton; 422-2660. Mon-Fri, noon-5:30pm. "Dancers: New Work by Borbála Kováts with Dance in California: 150 Years of Innovation," computer-generated textures and imagery alongside a photo history of California dance. Through Sun/23.
Tinhorn Press and Gallery 511 Laguna; 621-1292. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-6pm; Sun, 1-5pm. Mezzotints by James Groleau. Through Feb 28.
Velvet da Vinci 508 Hayes; 626-7478. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun, noon-4pm. "RISD on the Road: Jewelry and Light Metals," a traveling exhibition featuring works by 25 Rhode Island School of Design alumni. Through Feb 28.
Alameda Historical Museum Gallery 2324 Alameda, Alameda, (510) 521-1233. Wed-Fri, Sun, 1:30-4pm; Sat, 11am-4pm. Digital photography by P.G. Meier. Through Feb 28.
Alta Bates Medical Center Art Gallery 2450 Ashby, Berk; (510) 665-5454. Sun-Sat, 8am-9pm. "Mostly Abstract: Watercolors by Pamela Markmann," more than 30 paintings by the artist. Through Feb 28.
Babilonia 1808 1808 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 549-1808. Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Adventures of an Idealist Lost in His Own Thoughts," work by Juan Carlos Quintana; "Fugitive Transmissions," and Jenifer K. Wofford. Through Sat/22.
Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Warm Shift," paintings by Lance Morrison. Through Feb 28.
Door.7.Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 653-9529. Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm. "Pre-View," mural works by Matthew Hart, Chris Pew, Alex Kopps, Christopher A. Ruess, and Andrew Schoultz. Through March 8. See Critic's Choice.
54 Washington 54 Washington, Jack London Square, Oakl; (925) 785-7569. "Me, Myself and the Other Guy," works by Milton Bowens (closing reception Feb 28, 5pm). Through Feb 28.
Headlands Center for the Arts 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito; (415) 331-2787, ext 28. Tues-Fri, Sun, noon-5pm. "Close Calls," works by more than 30 Californian artists. Through Feb 28.
Hollis Street Project 5900 Hollis, Emeryville; (510) 653-1655. Daily, 8am-6pm. "Floating to the Surface, a group show of Bay Area artists"; "With In Sight," a photographic exhibition; "Snap!," works by seven new photographers. Through Feb 28.
John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery Berkeley Business Center, 2956 San Pablo, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "Soul Shadows," works by Ryl Brock Wilson. Through Fri/21.
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto 668 Ramona, Palo Alto; (650) 321-3891. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, 10am-4pm. "Valentine," works on the topic of Valentine's Day. Through Feb 26. "Out of My Mind; Out of My Heart," work by Donna Orme. Through Feb 28.
Photolab 2235 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 644-1400. Mon-Fri, 8:30am-6:30pm; Sat, 10am-2pm. Selected photographs by Gus Bower (reception Sat/22, 6-8pm). Through March 29.
Third Street Grind Gallery 464 Third St, Oakl; (510) 832-5282. Mon-Fri, 6:30am-2:30pm. "Wine, Windows, and Arches," acrylic paintings by Roberta Babcock. Through Feb 27.
Women's Cancer Resource Center Gallery 5741 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 601-4040, ext 11. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; second and fourth Sat, noon-4pm, and by appt. "The Colors of Coping," paintings by Frances Dunham Catlett (reception Sun/23, 1-4pm). Through March 29.
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.