April 23, 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). "Leonardo da Vinci and the Splendor of Poland." Works by the master. Through May 18.
Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. $2-5. "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. "Keeping the Faith: The Life and Art of Morrie Turner." panel cartoons and comic strips by Morrie Turner. Through July 27.
Exploratorium 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. $10, $7.50 students and seniors, $6 youths, free for 3 and under. "Folkall Project." A sculpture made out of donated eyeglasses by Eto Otitigbe. Through May 4. "Seeing." Installations about sight and vision. 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.
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 Sun/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). "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. Through June 8. "Treasures of Modern Art: The Legacy of Phyllis Wattis at SFMOMA." More than 80 works acquired by SFMOMA through patron Phyllis Wattis. Through June 24. "2002 SECA Art Award: John Bankston, Andrea Higgins, Chris Johanson, Will Rogan." Works by the recipients of the Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art awards. Through July 27. "Earthly Bodies: Irving Penn's Nudes, 1949-50." Silver and platinum prints by Irving Penn. Through July 27. "Reel Sculpture." Film installations by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Abbas Kiarostami, and Atom Egoyan. Through Aug 3. "ROY/design series 1." Works by architect Lindy Roy. Through Sept 7.
"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). "Time After Time: Asia and Our Moment." Contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, and video from Asia. April 26-July 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 Sun/27. "The Art of Seeing: Nature Revealed Through Illustration." More than 60 works celebrating plant and animal life. Through June 15. "Quizzical Eye: The Personal Photography of Rondal Partridge." Photographs, photo cubes, collages, and mixed-media works by Partridge. Through June 22. "Iconic to Ironic: Fashioning California Identity." More than 100 articles of clothing and accessories. Through Sept 21.
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). "The Black Panthers 1968: Photographs by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones." Vintage photographs by Barush and Jones documenting the early days of the Black Panther Party in the Bay Area. Through June 29. "Matrix 203: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba Memorial Project, Vietnam." Three films by the artist. Through June 29. "Aftermath." A new installation by Fred Wilson. Through July 20. "Everything Matters: Paul Kos, A Retrospective." More than 20 works spanning 30 years of the artist's career. Through July 20. "MATRIX: For Your Pleasure." Works by Cai Guo-Qiang, Chiho Aoshima, and Angela Bulloch. Through Aug 3.
Ampersand International Arts 1001 Tennessee; 285-0170. Thurs-Fri, 11am-5pm; and by appt. "Mr. Brown Turns Blue," photographs and objects by Michael Campbell (reception Fri/25, 5-8pm). April 25-May 23.
Atelier Gallery 2354 Market, Ste 2; 861-8216. Call for hours. "The Enlightenment Room," works by Nick Dong (reception Sat/26, 4-10pm). April 26-May 31.
Build 483 Guerrero; 863-3041. Call for hours. "A New You!," various works. Sun/27, 1-4pm, $2-10 donation.
Catharine Clark 49 Geary; 399-1439. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "US Inquisition," works by Masami Teraoka (reception Thurs/24, 5:30-7:30pm). April 24-May 24.
Enrico's 504 Broadway; 982-6223. Sun-Thurs, 11:30am-10:30pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-midnight. "Proximity," photographs of local bands by Alissa Anderson (reception Sat/26, 3-5pm). April 26-June 6.
Hosfelt Gallery 430 Clementina; 495-5454. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm. "Circumstances," works by Timothy Berry (reception Sat/26, 3-5pm). April 26-May 31.
Hospitality House 146 Leavenworth; 749-2132. Call for hours. The Supportive Housing Employment Collaborative's annual photography and essay exhibit. April 25-May 1.
Lucky Tackle 6608 San Pablo, Oakl; (510) 484-4373. Fri-Sun, 1-5pm; and by appt. "The Patriot Library," a new installation by artist collective, Finishing School and Christy Thomas (reception Sat/26, 6:30-10pm). April 26-May 24.
Pasquale Iannetti 531 Sutter; 433-2771. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "The Graphic Works of Francis Bacon," works dating from 1965-1991 (reception Thurs/24, 6-8pm). April 24-May 24. Various works by European, American, and Mexican masters. Ongoing.
Weinstein Gallery 383 Geary; 362-8151. Sun-Wed, 10am-7pm; Thurs, 9:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat, 9:30am-10:30pm. Works by Leonor Fini and Salvador Dali. April 25-May 23.
Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Flirting with Death I Found Holiness," works by Felipe Flores (reception Sat/26, 5-8pm). April 25-May 24.
Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakl; (510) 430-2164. Tues and Thurs-Sat, 11am-4pm; Wed, 11am-7:30pm; Sun, 1-4pm. "Mills MFA Exhibition 2003," work by 12 artists (reception May 4, 2-4pm). April 25-May 25.
Academy of Art College Galleries 410 Bush; 567-3606. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. "California Watercolor Association Juried Group Show." Through April 30. 625 Sutter; 274-2229. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. "BFA Painting Show," works by Seema Mehta and Vijay Pavani. Through April 30. 688 Sutter; 931-5892. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "Collective Unconscious: Abstract Painting Group Show," works by Kate Protage, Matt Ryan, and Jessica Whiteside. Through April 30.
Atelier of Famous Melissa and Co. 545 Sutter; 788-1866. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm. "Love's Mysteries Revealed Second Annual XOX," works by local artists. Through Sat/26.
Brian Gross Fine Art 1 Post; 788-1050. Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm. "Gorgeous Accidents," new paintings by Charles Linder. Through Fri/25.
Canvas Gallery 1200 Ninth Ave; 939-3310. Wed-Sun, 11am-7pm. "Color, Mood, and the Art of Silence," new artwork by Dennis McNulty, Elliott Easterling, Tina Vietmier, and Tom Fowler. Through May 21.
Chatter Box 1195A Church; 647-0900. Oil paintings and three-dimensional art by Mark Ellen Hamel. Through April 30.
Chinatown Community Arts Program Gallery Holiday Inn, 750 Kearny, third fl; 957-1146. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. "Female As Vessel As Female (Journey of Elevation)," work by six Bay Area artists. Through May 9.
Chinese Culture Center 750 Kearny, Third fl; 986-1822. Tues-Sat, 10am-4pm. "Chinese Fauve," work by Lin Feng-mien. Through Sat/26.
Dolby Chadwick 210 Post; 956-3560. Call for hours. A group show with gallery artists. Through Sat/26.
Ebert Gallery 49 Geary, Fourth fl; 296-8405. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11-5pm. Painting by Fred Martin. Through Sat/26.
Eleonore Austerer 565 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "International Contemporary," works by various contemporary artists. Through April 30.
Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery 345 Sutter; 981-1080. Call for hours. New works by Kenjilo Nanao, Bob Nugent, and Dirk de Bruycker. Through Sat/26.
Fort Mason Center Fort Mason, Marina at Laguna; 921-2042. Call for hours. "Life As We Know It," oil and mixed-media paintings by Nancy Calef. Through April 30.
Fraenkel 49 Geary, 981-2661. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Not Exactly Photographs," works by Bellmer, Cornell, Duchamp, Gober, and others. Through Sat/26.
Gallery Paule Anglim 14 Geary; 433-2710. Tues-Fri, 10am-5:30pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. New works by David Hannah; new works by Thomas Plagemann (reception Wed/23, 5:30-7:30pm). Through May 10.
George Krevsky Gallery 77 Geary; 397-9748. Tues-Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Crack of the Bat: The Art of Baseball," work by various artists. Through Sat/26.
Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Recent Works from Italy," landscape and figure paintings by Richard Piccolo; portraits by Elaine de Kooning. Through Sat/26.
Hang 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. "Out of the Darkness," abstract painting by Addie Shevlin. Through Tues/29.
Hang Annex 567 Sutter; 544-0610. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "English Gardens," new paintings by Stephanie Jucker and Sandra Russell. Through Tues/29.
Harvey Milk Photography Center 50 Scott; 554-9522. Tues-Thurs, 3-10pm; Fri-Sat, 11am-5pm. "One Shot," works by members of the Bay Area Photographers Collective. Through April 30.
Heather Marx Gallery 77 Geary, second fl; 627-9111. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent paintings by Gregory Dennis. Through Sat/26.
Hotel Biron Gallery 45 Rose; 703-0403. Tues-Sun, 5pm-2am. Work by Debra Greene. Through Mon/28.
Hotel Cosmo 761 Post; 673-3080. Daily, 24 hrs. "Visual Voice," images incorporating text, language, and symbols by 25 local artists. Through Thurs/24.
International Village Gallery 3036 Larkin; 441-ARTS. Tues-Thurs, 11am-7pm; Sat, noon-5pm. "Open Windows to the World of Light and Magic," works by Arturo Garcia. Through Tues/29.
Istituto Italiano di Cultura 425 Washington; 788-7142. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "uominiuomini," works by Marco Morosini. Through April 30.
John Berggruen 228 Grant; 781-4629. Mon-Fri, 9:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 10:30am-5pm. Figurative works on paper by Richard Diebenkorn. Through Sat/26.
John Pence Gallery 750 Post; 441-1138. Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 10am-5pm. Works by Michael Bergt; works by David Simon. Through Sun/27.
Kings Gallery 1187 Franklin; 776-4580. Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm; Sun, noon-2pm. "Suites for Unaccompanied Paintbrush," works by Mercie Harris. Through Sat/26.
The Lab 2948 16th St; 864-8855. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm, and by appt. "Coloring Sounds: Songlines for Seibert's Pipes," works by Josefa Vaughan. Through Sat/26.
Linc Real Art 1632C Market; 503-1981. Wed-Sun, noon-6pm. "House Salad: Optimism Between the Cracks," works by Kristen Krause, Charles Linder, Albert Reyes, Gail Tarantino, and L.G. Williams. Through May 11. See Critic's Choice.
Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery 49 Geary, fourth floor; (415) 229-1138. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "The Allure of Obsolescence." For "The Allure of Obsolescence" Reanne Estrada has created several series of incredibly beautiful works of art out of erasers, correction fluid, and packing tape. The tape pieces are especially amazing; the floral sculptures covering the gallery walls are made out of nothing more than tape Estrada curled into circles of various diameters and then stuck together. The correction-fluid drawings are remarkable too for their delicate laciness, bringing Asian calligraphy or brush-and-ink painting to mind. Estrada's fine pen and pencil work can even make ordinary dime-store erasers look more like Inuit ivory carvings or smooth, patterned river stones. Much of her art is deceptive like that, fooling you into thinking it's made of something else, but its real genius lies in the way it simultaneously fulfills and subverts the destiny of its materials. Through Sat/26. (Westbrook)
Market Street Gallery 1554 Market; 290-1441. Call for hours. "MesArt's Artists," a group show. Through Sun/27.
Meridian Gallery 545 Sutter; 398-7229. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Musical Cartography," works by Christopher Castle. Through Sat/26.
Momentum Gallery 701 Oak; 626-7201. Wed, 5-9pm; Sat-Sun, noon-5pm. "Holding Ground under Water," color photographs of China's Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River (reception Thurs/24, 7-9pm). Through May 11.
Octavia's Haze 498 Hayes; 255-6818. Wed-Sat, noon-6pm; Sun, 11am-5pm. Paintings by Aondrea H. Maynard. Through Sun/27.
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. Through April 30.
Rena Bransten Gallery 77 Geary; 982-3292. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Ten Pictures," work by Anthony Hernandez; "Paradise," work by Candida Alvarez. Through Sat/26.
Robert Koch 49 Geary; 421-0122. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Subterranea," work by Sally Gall. Through Sat/26.
San Francisco African American Historical and Cultural Society Fort Mason Center, Bldg C, Room 165; 441-0640. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "Embracing the Spirit," photographs by Nancy Franco Blum (reception May 7, 5:30-7:30pm). Through June 29.
San Francisco City Hall 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl; 252-2568. Mon-Fri, 8am-8pm; Sat-Sun, noon-4pm. "Path of Discovery," photographs by Jeff Davis; "San Francisco Plantscapes of the Future," 10 paintings by Richard Devlin; "An Older Artist's Journey," paintings by Stan Cohen. Through Sun/27. "Protecting Life, Providing Love ... for 135 Years,"an exhibition following the history of the San Francisco SPCA. Through April 30.
San Francisco Exposure Gallery 801 Howard; www.exposure.org. Thurs-Sat, noon-5pm. "Vietnam Inc," photographs documenting the Vietnam War, by Philip Jones Griffiths. Through June 14.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Fort Mason, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. Painting by Cham Hendon, Lori Hanson, Lawrence Lincoln, and Cynda Valle. Through Fri/25.
Shooting Gallery 839 Larkin; 931-8035. Call for hours. "The Printmakers," traditional to contemporary Japanese wood-block prints (demonstration Sat/26, 6-8pm). Through May 3.
600 Townsend 600 Townsend; (415) 458-3535. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat, noon-4pm. "The Enduring Hand: Design for the New Century," work in metal, glass, fiber, furniture, jewelry, and wood by 45 local artists. Through Fri/25.
66 Balmy 66 Balmy Alley; 648-1760. Thurs-Sun, 11am-6pm. "Jetstreams," works by Courtney Booker and Jane Mount. Through Sun/27.
SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sat, noon-4pm. Paintings by Denise Satter-Gore and David Lippenberger. Through Wed/23.
Stephen Wirtz Gallery Bankers Investment Bldg, 49 Geary; 433-6879. Call for hours. New paintings by Ophrah Shemesh; new works by Kathryn Spence. Through Sat/26.
Thacher Gallery University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton; 422-2660. Mon-Fri, noon-5:30pm. "Radical Printmakers," abstract and figurative works by contemporary printmakers. Through Sun/27.
364 Hayes Street Gallery 364 Hayes; 431-0364. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. New paintings by Steve Baris. Through Fri/25.
Toomey-Tourell Fine Art 49 Geary; 989-6444. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Work by Philip Badenhorst and Joris Ghekiere. Through April 30.
Triangle Gallery 47 Kearny, fifth fl; 392-1686. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent monotypes by Kevin Fletcher (reception Thurs/24, 5:30-7:30pm). Through May 24.
Whitney Young Cultural Center Mansion 1101 Masonic; 346-8323. By appt. "Comikz," contemporary caricature and sequential art by Tom Borromeo, Roz, Z-Man, Rik Livingston, Fiore, John Grimes, and Zach (reception Sat/26, 5-10pm). Through Sun/27.
Berkeley Historical Society 1931 Center, Berk; (510) 848-0181. Thurs-Sat, 1-4pm. "Time's Nobelest Offspring," an exhibition examining the life and contributions of Bishop George Berkeley. Through Sat/26.
Cecile Moochnek 1809D Fourth St, Berk; (510) 549-1018. Wed-Sun, noon-5pm. "Spring Forward," a group show. Through May 31.
Third Street Grind Gallery 464 Third St, Oakl; (510) 832-5282. Mon-Fri, 6:30am-2:30pm. "Yesterday and Today," mixed media by Vani Chandra Sayeed. Through Thurs/24.
21 Grand 449B 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 444-7263. Thurs, 4-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. "The.Kitty.Hat.Train.Show," work by Adrienne Miller and Yuri Kilburg. Through Sun/27.