art

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.

museums

Asian Art Museum 200 Larkin; 379-8800, www.asianart.org. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm (Thurs, 10am-9pm). $10, $7 seniors, $6 for ages 12 to 17, free for 11 and under. "Warrior Kings and Divine Jesters: Indonesian Puppets from the Herbert Collection." More than 200 puppets from Indonesia. Through Aug 31.

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 ages 12 to 17, free for 10 and under (free Tues). "Treasures of a Lost Art." Italian manuscript paintings from the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Through Aug 31. "Black and White: Prints from the 1970s and 1980s." More than 20 prints by Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, Chuck Close, Ellsworth Kelly, Brice Marden, Bryan Hunt, and Robert Arneson. Through Sept 28.

Cartoon Art Museum 655 Mission; CAR-TOON. Tues-Sun, 11am-5pm. $6, $4 students and seniors, $2 for ages 6 to 12, free five and under. "Keeping the Faith: The Life and Art of Morrie Turner." Panel cartoons and comic strips by Turner. Through July 27. "Alternative to What?" Comic art of alternative weekly newspapers. Through Oct 5.

Chinese Historical Society of America and Chinese American National Museum 965 Clay; 391-1188. Tues-Fri, 11am-4pm. $3, $2 seniors, $1 for 6-17, free for 5 and under. "Cultural Fragments." An interactive installation by Amy Lam. Through Aug 31.

De Young Art Center 2501 Irving; 750-7640. Tues-Sat, 10am-4:45pm. Free. "Sirron Norris." Recent paintings. Ongoing.

Exploratorium 3601 Lyon; 563-7337. Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm. $10, $7.50 students and seniors, $6 youths, free for three and under. "The Spirit of Exploration: Roald Amundsen's Polar Expeditions." More than 90 black-and-white photographs. Through July 6. "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 www.exploratorium.edu for complete information. Through Sept 1. (Westbrook)

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. "Time and Dreams on my Hands." Almost 40 mixed-media paintings by Anna Caser. Through Aug 10. "Chrystalis," sculptural works by Susan Marie Freda. Through Aug 10.

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. "Valuables: Jewelry in the New Millennium." Work by 13 contemporary jewelers. War Toys Redux." Glass-and-steel sculptures by Bella Feldman. Both exhibits through Aug 17.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 151 Third St; 357-4000. Fri-Tues, 10am-6pm; Thurs, 10am-9pm. $10, $7 seniors, $6 students, free for 12 and under and members (free first Tues; half price Thurs, 6-9pm). "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.

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. "Reflections in Black: Smithsonian African American Photography." An examination of the history of African American photographers from 1840 to the present. Through Aug 31. "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 Sun/29. "Matrix 203: Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba Memorial Project, Vietnam." Three films by the artist. Through Sun/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. "UC Berkeley Masters of Fine Art Graduate Exhibition." The 33rd annual exhibit includes works by Joseph Arnold, Veronica De Jesus, Amanda Hughen, Andrew James, Alexander Munn, Heather Patterson, and Ryan Reynolds. Through July 27.

galleries

Opening

Academy of Art College Galleries 410 Bush; 567-3606. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. "MFA Painting Group Show," featuring work by Alana Schwartz. Through Fri/27. Work by Erin Kozoll and Qiang Li. Through Fri/27. Paintings by Elena Schwartz and Kamphoune Syphengpheth (reception July 3, 5:30-7pm). June 27-Aug 1. 625 Sutter; 274-2229. Mon-Sat, 9am-5pm. Work by Heather Lugue, and Erik Sindor. Through Tues/1. Prints by Michael Kaiser (reception July 3, 5:30-7pm). July 1-31. 688 Sutter; 931-5892. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Paintings by Brandon Smith and photographs by Kara Wood. Through Tues/1. Group painting show (reception July 3, 5:30-7pm). July 1-31.

Canvas Gallery 1200 Ninth Ave; 939-3310. Wed-Sun, 1-9pm. "From SoHo to San Francisco, Consecution," work by Lance Dehne and Saundra Schwartzkopf. Through Thurs/26. "Pastiche, An Exhibition of Cacophony," new work (reception Thurs/26, 6pm-midnight). June 26-July 31.

Melting Point Gallery 1340 Bryant; 769-2939. Fri-Mon, 1-6pm. "Still Here," work by Gigi Ottilie Conot (reception Sat/28, 6pm). Fri/27-Mon/30.

Mission Cultural Center 2868 Mission; 821-1155. Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm. "Twenty-five Years of Heart and Struggle," work by Latino artists who got their start and/or worked at the Mission Cultural Center (reception Sat/28, 2-9pm). June 27-Aug 15.

Momentum Gallery 701 Oak; 626-7201. Thurs-Sun, noon-5pm. Textiles and handcrafted work by European and local artists. Sat/28, noon-5pm.

New Langton Arts 1246 Folsom; 626-5416. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. "The Summer Line," works by more than 20 artists. Through July 26.

Ruby's Clay Studio and Gallery 552A Noe; 437-1642. Daily, 9am-7pm. Pottery by Helen Friedman (reception Sun/29, 3-6pm). June 27-July 7.

Strybing Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave at Lincoln Way; 661-1316, ext 303. Daily, 10am-4pm. "Up Close and Floral – a Pollinator's View of California Natives," color photographs by Margaret Ely. Through Mon/30. Gouache and watercolor paintings by Gianna Marino (reception July 16, 5-7pm). July 1-Sept 30.

Student Center Art Gallery SFSU, Cesar Chavez Student Union, 1650 Holloway; 338-2580. Mon-Thurs, 11am-4pm. "Four Corners," work by nine artists working with a cube, a box, or another enclosed space (reception Tues/1, call for times). July 1-Aug 5.

Bay Area

Bedford Gallery Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, 1601 Civic, Walnut Creek; (925) 295-1417. Tues-Sun, noon-5pm (also Thurs-Sat, 6-8pm). "The Big Tree Project," works by more than 100 artists (reception Sun/29, 3-5pm). June 26-Aug 31.

Richmond Art Center 2540 Barrett, Richmond; (510) 620-6772, www.therichmondartcenter.org. Wed-Sat, noon-4:30pm. "Over Time," work by staff members of the Richmond Art Center. June 25-July 12. "Squares: Painters as Relics or Rebels," works by eight artists; "Incubus!," work by Becky Schaefer; "Art Partners: Artists in our Schools," various works; artwork by adult students participating in the center's on-site education program; works by elders residing in Bay Area convalescent hospitals, nursing homes, and care facilities. June 25-Aug 16.

Ongoing

Ampersand International Arts 1001 Tennessee; 285-0170. Thurs-Fri, 11am-5pm; and by appt. "Intangible: 30 X 30," works by Paula J. Clark; "Meander: an Exploration of Space," work on paper by Jennifer Starkweather. Through Thurs/26.

Aquarius Records 1055 Valencia; 647-2272. Mon-Wed, 10am-9pm; Thurs-Sun, 10am-10pm. "Immolating Without Oxygen," works by M.S. Walron. Through Mon/30.

Atelier of Famous Melissa and Co. 545 Sutter; 788-1866. Wed-Sat, 1-6pm. "Bohemian Superstar!," works by Dee Dee Russell. Through Mon/30.

Bonnafont Gallery 946A Greenwich; 431-7546. Sat-Sun, 2-5pm; and by appt. Oil paintings by Bill Sheets. Through Sun/29.

Chatter Box 1185 Church; 647-0900. Tues-Fri, 11:30am-6pm; Sat, noon-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Altered Barbie dolls by more than 45 artists. Through Mon/30.

City Art 828 Valencia; 970-9900. Wed-Sun, noon-9pm. "Queer Art," queer-themed art and work by queer-identified artists. Through Mon/30.

Colonial Arts 463 Union; 505-0680. Tues-Sat, noon-6pm. 18th and 19th century Mexican retablos and Spanish colonial art from the Americas. Through Tues/1.

Crown Point Press 20 Hawthorne; 974-6273. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm. New etchings by Sol LeWitt and Richard Tuttle. Through Sat/28.

Den 849 Valencia; 282-6646. Call for hours. "Blue," work by Launchpad Design Group. Through Sun/29.

Dolby Chadwick 266 Sutter, fourth fl; 956-3560. Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Still Lives," photographs by Richard Copeland Miller. Through Sun/29.

Ebert Gallery 49 Geary, fourth fl; 296-8405. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11-5pm. "Elements," paintings by Robert McGill. Through Sat/28.

Eleonore Austerer 565 Sutter; 986-2244. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "Surrealism versus Abstraction," work by Catherine Woskow, Francesc Genoves, and Roberto Lauro. Through Mon/30.

Fraenkel 49 Geary, 981-2661. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "Summer Nights," photographs by Robert Adams; "Trees," photographs by Eugène Atget. Through Sat/28.

Gallery OneZero 10 Vinton Court; www.galleryonezero.com. Thurs-Sat, 2-6pm. "Iterations," paintings, shadow boxes, and color photographs by Francesca Pera and Nancy Warner. Through Sat/28.

Gregory Lind Gallery 49 Geary, fifth floor; 296-9661. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm (first Thurs, 10:30am-7:30pm). "The Red Thread," works by Seth Koen; "Open Line," works by Mel Prest. Through Sat/28.

Hackett-Freedman 250 Sutter, fourth fl; 362-7152. Tues-Fri, 10:30am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. Recent paintings by Guy Diehl. Through Sat/28.

Hang 556 Sutter; 434-4264. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, noon-5pm. Group show and anniversary party. Through Sun/29.

Hang Annex 567 Sutter; 544-0610. Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm. "In the Neighborhood," paintings, drawings, and mixed media works by David Hamill, John Herschend, and Ferris Plock. Through Sun/29.

Istituto Italiano di Cultura 425 Washington; 788-7142. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. "Piero Fornasetti: La Follia Pratica," works by the Italian designer. Through Mon/30.

It's Delectable 4416 18th St; 565-0280. Mon-Sun, 7am-7pm. Paintings and drawings by John LeFlore. Through Mon/30.

Lizabeth Oliveria Gallery 49 Geary, fourth fl; (415) 229-1138. Tues-Fri, 11am-5:30pm; Sat, 11am-5pm. "The Peaceable Kingdom," work by Jon Rubin. Through Sat/28.

Marcel Sitcoske 20 Hawthorne; 434-4804. Tues-Sat, 10am-6pm; Mon, by appt. Paintings by Julian Lethbridge. Through Sat/28.

Michael Martin 101 Townsend, Ste 207; 543-1550. Tues, Thurs, Sat, 11am-5:30pm. "Trillium Press," works completed at Brisbane's Trillium Press. Through Sat/28.

Mills Building 220 Bush; 861-9838. Call for hours. "Selections 2003: The Best of San Francisco's Emerging Artists under One Roof," works by various artists. Through Fri/27.

People's Cafe 1419 Haight; 771-3393. Daily, 10am-10pm. "World Soul Rebel," works by Dalila Fawn. Through Wed/25.

Punch Gallery 155 10th St; 522-5555. Mon-Fri, noon-5pm; and by appt. "The Art of Design," works by Nick Philip, MatzuMTP, Kozyndan, Jon Santos, Daniel P, Exact Science, Cir Sayoc, Misk, and others. Through Sat/28.

Robert Koch 49 Geary; 421-0122. Tues-Sat, 10:30am-5:30pm. "Magic of the Rail," work by René Groebli. Through Sat/28.

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. Through Sun/29.

San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery 401 Van Ness; 554-6080. Wed-Sat, 11am-5:30pm; Tues, by appt. "Power and Affection," work by Ulrika Andersson. Through July 5. See Critic's Choice.

San Francisco Center for the Book 300 De Haro; 565-0545. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "Site and Passage: Inside Artists' Books," an exploration of the artist book by Kathy Barr, Nancy Coopersmith, Cathy de Heer, Heidi Hess, Holly Holmquist, Diane Dempsey Murray, and Amy West. Through Thurs/26.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Artists Gallery Fort Mason, Bldg A, Marina at Laguna; 441-4777. Tues-Sat, 11:30am-5:30pm. Photographs by Sara Leith-Tanous; sculpture by Walter Robinson; sculpture by Matthew Scheatzle. Through Fri/27.

Scott Nichols 49 Geary, fourth fl; 788-4641. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm; and by appt. Photographs by Ansel Adams, Brett and Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, Johan Hagemeyer, Dorothea Lange, Ruth Bernhard, Peter Stackpole, and others. Through Sat/28.

66 Balmy Annex 591 Guerrero; 522-0502. Wed-Sun, 1-6pm. "Other Attachments, an Investigation into My Consumption." For Francis Baker, price tags serve as the building blocks of his latest series of artworks. He personalizes the tags with "Kiss me," "Buy me," "Pick me," and dozens of other handwritten requests, beseeching viewers for love and money. Baker says the tags symbolize consumption and its accompanying implications: desires rewarded, needs fulfilled. Attached to a canvas and situated in a retail gallery, the tags are clearly commenting on the art business as a business. Desire Hangs upon Me, for example, is a lovely female nude – a ubiquitous subject throughout art history – with a backbone of price tags. Baker's obvious willingness to participate in the gallery system, however, suggests he has some ambivalence about the art business being such a bad thing (and 66 Balmy is definitely an artist-friendly gallery). Are you lonely and longing for a personal connection? Feeling helpless and ineffectual? Perhaps, Baker suggests with an ironic smile, buying one of his canvases may be just the thing. Through Fri/27. (Westbrook)

SomArts Cultural Center 934 Brannan; 552-2131. Tues-Sat, noon-4pm. "EG: (r)Evolution of Gender." The artists in this show have moved beyond the old-fashioned idea of gender as two mutually exclusive categories. They're also past the conception of it as a linear continuum, with "male" at one end and "female" at the other. Gender, in their eyes, is almost undefined – an amorphous and elusive (but definitely not meaningless) concept that varies dramatically from one subjective point of view to another. Exhibition curators Eliot K. Daughtry and Kriss de Jong contribute some of the strongest works. Other standout artists in the show include Jenny Michals, Teri Claude Dowling, and Jordy Jones. Through June 29. (Westbrook)

Southern Exposure 401 Alabama; 863-2141. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Fresh Bananza!," works by artists from Southern Exposure's Artists in Education Program and the Youth Advisory Board. Through Sat/28 (gallery closed Wed/25-Thurs/26).

Space 743 743 Harrison; 777-9080. Wed-Sat, noon-5pm; and by appt. "Pride and Prejudice," work by David Faulk, Nancer Lemoins, Mooshka, and Dan Pillers. Through Sat/28.

Stormy Leather 1158 Howard; 626-1672, www.stormyleather.com. Call for hours. "Portraits," photographic illustrations by Michelle Blioux. Through Mon/30.

Togonon Gallery 1821 Powell; 291-9255. Thurs-Sun, 1-6pm. "Barrionics Does Barrioque," performance art, paintings, and multimedia work by Johanna Poethig, Rico Reyes, and Anne Perez. Through Sun/29.

Bay Area

African American Museum and Library 659 14th St, Oakl; (510) 637-0200. Tues-Sat, noon-5:30pm. "Belonging: Photographs and Words from Gang Members," works by inmates of the Challenger Memorial Youth Center rehabilitation facility. Through Aug 30.

Ardency Gallery 709 Broadway, Oakl; (510) 836-0831. Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm. "Under the Nails," new prints by various artists. Through Sat/28.

Babilonia 1808 1808 Fifth St, Berk; (510) 549-1808. Wed-Sat, 11am-6pm. "Power and Poetics: Remembering Santiago Bose (1949-2002)," works by Bose from private Bay Area collections. Through Sat/28.

Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery Elihu M. Harris State of California Office Bldg, 1515 Clay, Oakl; (510) 238-6952. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. "bigLITTLE," works by more than 100 metalsmiths. Through Fri/27.

Buzz Gallery 2316 Telegraph, Oakl; (510) 872-0561. Call for hours. "Diorama-Rama," life size paper doll dioramas by Alika Cooper, Kelly Jones, and Marci Washington. Through Sun/29.

Ego Park 492 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 823-8045. Call for appt. "Nesting Project," work by Katherina Audley. Through Mon/30.

PhotoCentral Gallery 1099 E St, Hayward; (510) 881-6721. Mon-Thurs, noon-10pm; Sat, 10am-6pm. "The Instructive Eye," works by PhotoCentral staff including John Dotta, Laura Mah, Monte Hartman, and Rick Knepp. Through summer 2003.

Spirits in Stone Claremont Gallery Claremont Resort and Spa, 41 Tunnel Rd, Berk; 1-877-5SHONA5, www.spiritsinstone.com. Call for hours. "Pearls and Passion," featuring jewelry with gemstones. Through Mon/30.

Third Street Grind Gallery 464 Third St, Oakl; (510) 832-5282. Mon-Fri, 6:30am-2:30pm. Photographic art by Janet M. Denninger. Through Thurs/26.

Travelin' Joe's Home Cafe 900 Grayson, Berk; (510) 665-1660. Mon-Fri, 7am-3pm. "Tattoo Ephemera," posters, postcards, and other paper collectibles relating to the art of tattoo. Through Mon/30.

21 Grand 449B 23rd St, Oakl; (510) 444-7263. Thurs, 4-8pm; Fri-Sun, 1-6pm. Recent painting by Tim Jag and sculpture by Monica Van den Dool. Through Sun/29.


June 25, 2003