February 26 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.
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. "Folkall Project." A sculpture made out of donated eyeglasses by Eto Otitigbe. Through May 4.
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). "No Ghost Just a Shell." Works by Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno. Through March 16. "Body Design." Works by various designers. Through March 23. "Architecture + Water." Models, drawings, and video animations by various architects. Through March 23. "Richter 858." Eight paintings by Gerhard Richter. Through April 1. "Andreas Gursky." More than 40 photographs by the artist. Through June 1. "A Passion for Paul Klee: The Djerassi Collection at SFMOMA." A comprehensive display of Klee's works from high school until his death in 1940. March 1-June 8. See 8 Days a Week, page 60.
Seymour Pioneers Museum 300 Fourth St; 957-1849. Wed-Fri, 10am-4pm (also first and third Sat, 10am-4pm). $3, $1 seniors and students. "California: This Golden Land of Promise," almost 40 paintings from the 1860s to 1920s, including works by William Coulter, Edwin Deakin, Percy Gray, and Charles Rollo Peters. Through May 3.
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. "5ive Projects: Contemporary Art from Sweden." Works by Eva Ek-Schaeffer, Roger Andersson, Peter Geschwind, Johan Zetterquiest, Maria Lindberg, Jon Brunberg, Annika Larsson, Anneè Olofsson, and Annika Ström. Through April 13.
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.
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). "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. "Aftermath." A new installation by Fred Wilson. Through July 20. "Turning Corners." Innovative masterworks from the UC Berkeley Art Museum collections. Feb 26-Summer 2004.
Academy of Art College Galleries 410 Bush; 567-3606. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. "Craig Nelson: Promotional Show and Book Signing." Through Sat/1. "MFA Painting Group Show," works by Hongmei Lu and Kyoko Naka Yoshi (reception March 6, 5:30-7:30pm). March 1-31. 625 Sutter; 274-2229. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. Paintings by Jimmy Lu and Yuki Nakagawa. Through Fri/28. "Rock, Paper, Scissors," works by Tara Meredith and Anna Tgipto (reception March 6, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 28-March 28. 688 Sutter; 931-5892. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "BFA Printmaking," work by Dino Manuel and Hiromi Kadowaki. Through Fri/28. "American Society of Portrait Artists," various works (reception March 6, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 28-March 31.
Atelier Gallery 2354 Market, Ste 2; 861-8216. Call for hours. "Recent Acquisitions," new works by 17 artists (reception Sat/1, 4-10pm). March 1-April 4.
Aurobora Press 147 Natoma; 546-7880. Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm. New monotypes by Reed Danzinger. Through Fri/28. New monotypes by Ricardo Mazal. March 1-April 12.
Eleonore Austerer 565 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Flower Power," lithographs, watercolor, oil on canvas, and ceramic sculpture works. March 2-29.
Focus Gallery 2423 Polk; 567-9067. Wed, Fri-Sun, noon-6pm; Tues and Thurs, noon-9pm. Photographs by John McCarthy. Through Fri/28. Works by members of Bay Area photography group, icontact (reception March 13, 6-9pm). March 3-30.
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 Fri/28. "Sewn Together: Graphic Uses of Thread," works by Lauren Dyer, Seth Koen, Christian Maychack, Ulrike Palmbach, Becky Schaefer, Tucker Schwarz, Lisa Solomon, and Anna Von Mertens (reception March 6, 5:30-7:30pm). March 4-April 19.
Haines 49 Geary, fifth flr; 397-8114. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm (first Thurs 10:30am-7:30pm); Sat, 10:30am-5pm. "Ec/centric Compositions," work by Amy Ellingson; "After and Before," work by Kelli Yon (reception March 6, 5:30-7:30pm). Feb 27-March 29.
Hang at the Canvas 1200 Ninth Ave; 504-0070. Mon-Wed, 11am-7pm; Thurs-Fri, 11am-9pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-9pm. "Terraincognita," work by Tim Yankosky (reception Thurs/27, 6-9pm). Feb 27-March 17.
Hotel Biron Gallery 45 Rose; 703-0403. Tues-Sun, 5pm-2am. Work by Janet Allinger (reception March 6, 7pm). March 3-31.
Logan Galleries California College of Arts and Crafts, 1111 Eighth St; 551-9210. Wed, Thurs, and Sat, 11am-6pm; Tues and Fri, 11am-8pm. "Capp Street Project: 20th Anniversary Exhibition," installations by Roni Horn, Ann Veronica Janssens, Mike Kelley, and Mike Nelson (reception Sat/1, 5:30-7pm). March 1-May 10. See "Bay Area Back Road," page 33.
San Francisco Main Library 100 Larkin; 557-4400. Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "China: A Tour of Wonders Part II: World Heritage Sites in China," photographs presented by the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China. Through March 1. "A Second Look: Vernacular Art in the Mission," 12 color photographs. Through March 7. "Traditional Childhood in Poland," books, toys, and clothes from the private collection of Caria Tomczykowska. March 1-May 31.
66 Balmy 66 Balmy Alley; 648-1760. Thurs-Sun, 11am-6pm. "methid: Paintings for Lucid Dreams," works by Jonah Burlingame and Raymond Difley (reception Sat/1, 7-10pm). March 1-23.
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. "The Long Walk to Freedom," photographs, archival material, and other items celebrating 12 local civil rights activists from the 1960s. Through March 20. "Recreation's Golden Age: Women, the Arts, and Storytelling, 1935-1950," rare puppets, dolls, story bibliographies, paintings, photographs, and more from San Francisco's recreation program, which was created by Josephine Dows Randall (reception March 6, 6-8pm). March 1-May 31.
Thacher Gallery University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton; 422-2660. Mon-Fri, noon-5:30pm. "Radical Printmakers," abstract and figurative works by contemporary printmakers (reception March 5, 4-7pm). March 3-April 27.
Variety Preview Room 582 Market; 781-3894. "Demimonde," painting and mixed-media work by Teresa Moore (reception Wed/26, 5-7pm). Through March 31.
John F. Kennedy University Arts and Consciousness Gallery Berkeley Business Center, 2956 San Pablo, Berk; (510) 649-0499. Mon-Fri, 11am-5pm. "Mentor Exhibition," work by Jung Ran Bae, Richard Berger, Pamela Blotner, Britta Kathmeyer, and Judith Selby (reception Fri/28, 7-9pm). Feb 28-March 28.
NIAD Art Center 551 23rd St, Richmond; (510) 620-0290. Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm. "Food Fight," ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, textiles, and poetry by National Institute of Art Disabilities studio artists (reception Thurs/27, 5-7pm). Feb 27-May 9.
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. Through Mon/3.
Caldwell Snyder Gallery 341 Sutter; 392-2299. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Works by Keith Miller. Through Fri/28.
Canessa 708 Montgomery; 296-9029. Mon-Fri, 11am-4pm. "Elizabeth 2," new paintings by Elizabeth Barlow and Elizabeth Fracchia. Through Thurs/27.
Catharine Clark 49 Geary; 399-1439. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Flying Machines," new sound and DVD projects by Ed Osborn. Through Sat/1.
Christensen Heller 5831 College, Oakl; (510) 655-5952. Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Oil paintings by Kim Cogan. Through Sat/1.
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 Fri/28.
City Picture Frame Gallery 524 Third St; 543-4105. Mon-Sat, 8:30am-5pm. "Punctum," works by Arthur Krakower (reception Thurs/27, 5:30-8:30pm). Through April 4.
Crown Point Press 20 Hawthorne; 974-6273. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Friends," new color etchings by Robert Bechtle; "Golden Rectangles," work by Tom Marioni. Through Sat/1.
Culture Cache 1800 Bryant, Ste 104; 626-7776. Thurs-Sun, noon-5pm, and by appt. "Scrap: Retrofuturism revisted by Tom Thewes," airbrushed paintings. Through Sun/2.
FiftyCrows Gallery 1074 Folsom; 551-0091. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm. "Youth Enduring: A Will to Survive," photographs focusing on youth. Through Fri/28.
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 Sun/2, 2-4pm). Through March 27.
Fraenkel 49 Geary, 981-2661. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Photographic works by Richard Avedon. Through Sat/1.
Gallery Sanchez at Noe Valley Ministry 1021 Sanchez; 822-9581. Daily, 10am-3pm. "Projections," new work by San Francisco Women Artists members. Through Fri/28.
Goodman 2 Arts Building 1695 18th St; 648-4919. By appt only. "Mystical Landscapes," paintings by Anahid. Through Fri/28.
Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Mature Works 1944-1963," works by Milton Avery; new work by Stuart Shils. Through Sat/1.
Hosfelt Gallery 430 Clementina; 495-5454. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Still/Motion," work by Kirsten Bahrs Janssen, Jim Campbell, Anthony Discenza, Jona Frank, Guy Hundere, Alfredo Jaar, Bob Linder, Aaron Parazette, Lordy Rodrigeuz, and Julianne Swartz. Through Sat/1.
Hospitality House 146 Leavenworth; 749-2132. Call for hours. "Keen," artwork by homeless and at-risk artists. Through Fri/28.
James C. Hormel Gay and Lesbian Center San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin, third flr; 557-4400. Mon, 10am-6pm; Tues-Thurs, 9am-8pm; Fri, noon-6pm; Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Mixed-media work by Gregg Cassin. Through March 13.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery 464 Sutter; 677-0770. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. "Women by Women," works by eight artists. Through Sat/1.
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery 49 Geary; (415) 625-1350. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Thinking about Expansion," recent work by Sergio De La Torre. Through Sat/1.
Luggage Store Gallery 1007 Market; 255-5971. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm, and by appt. "Pavil: Wick," works by OsGemeos. Through March 15. See Critic's Choice.
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 Fri/28.
Modernism 685 Market; 541-0461. Tues-Sat, 10am-5:30pm. "Crumpled Series," works by Sheldon Greenberg; "Décollages: 1959-2000," works by Jacques Villeglé. Through Sat/1.
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. Through Thurs/27.
Peres Projects 1800 Bryant, Ste 210; 861-2692. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm, and by appt. "Rock, Scissors, Paper," recent C-Print photographs by Stuart Hawkins. Through Sat/1.
Robert Koch 49 Geary; 421-0122. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Girl Culture," work by Lauren Greenfield. Through Sat/1.
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 Fri/28.
San Francisco LGBT Community Center 1800 Market; 554-4297. Call for hours. "A Life and Times of Reggie Williams," multimedia exhibit. Through Sat/1.
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 Fri/28.
SF Zen Center Gallery 300 Page; 863-3136. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "The Eight Foot Golden Body," work by Wolfgang Brinck. Through Wed/26.
Scott Nichols 49 Geary, Fourth fl; 788-4641. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm, and by appt. Photographs by Pentti Sammallahti. Through Sat/1.
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 Wed/26.
Spanganga 3376 19th St; 307-0109. Tues, Fri-Sat, 8-10pm, and by appt. "An Uncertain Line," drawings by Jennifer Kaufman, Lee Walton, Libby Black, and Tucker Nichols. Through March 21.
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 Thurs/27.
Tangent Contemporary Art 355 Bryant, Ste 307; 977-0920. By appt. "Spectrum," work by Holly Blake, Kai Haley, and Nancy Simonds. Through Fri/28.
Tinhorn Press and Gallery 511 Laguna; 621-1292. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-6pm; Sun, 1-5pm. Mezzotints by James Groleau. Through Fri/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 Fri/28.
View 155 155 Grove; 554-6080. 24 hours. "Benz," work by Libby Black. Through Fri/28.
Addison Street Windows 2018 Addison, Berk; (510) 540-6118. Daily, 24 hours. Sculpture by Manuel Abascal. Through Sun/2.
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 Fri/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 Fri/28.
Cecile Moochnek 1809D Fourth St, Berk; (510) 549-1018. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "Until Now," new work by Nina Payne. Through March 30.
Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery Elihu M. Harris State of California Office Bldg, 1515 Clay, Oakl; (510) 238-6952. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "Art for the Rest of Us," new work by Joe Sam. Through Fri/28.
Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Warm Shift," paintings by Lance Morrison. Through Fri/28.
54 Washington 54 Washington, Jack London Square, Oakl; (925) 785-7569. "Me, Myself and the Other Guy," works by Milton Bowens (closing reception Fri/28, 5pm). Through Fri/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 Fri/28.
Heritage Square Building 6121 Hollis, Emeryville; (510) 653-1655. Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm. "New Works from Emerging Artists," a group show. Through Sat/1.
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 Fri/28.
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 Wed/26. "Out of My Mind; Out of My Heart," work by Donna Orme. Through Fri/28.
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 Thurs/27.
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. Through Sun/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 Fri/28.