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Calendar, Night&Day Deck the Walls

Deck the Walls

The Lab is known for supporting experimental artists, and they've brought this approach to their latest fundraiser. Limited at the Lab is an artist-friendly art auction. Participating artists were given labor and materials by The Lab, and then asked…
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Calendar, Night&Day Peace of Our Heart

Peace of Our Heart

We hate to state the obvious, but the world really doesn't seem like such a peaceful place right now. Shootings in our cities and in our schools, a prison system intent on perpetuating cycles of poverty and crime, never-ending unrest…
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Culture, Feature Fall Arts: This Year, S.F. Galleries Are World-Class

Fall Arts: This Year, S.F. Galleries Are World-Class

Vik Muniz: "Pictures of Magazines 2" Sept. 20-Nov. 10 at Rena Bransten Gallery, 77 Geary (at Kearny), S.F. Free; 982-3292 or www.renabranstengallery.com. Using paper torn from pop-culture magazines and the like, Vik Muniz turns thousands of scraps of information into…
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Calendar, Night&Day Griff On

Griff On

When you grow up as the son of a charismatic Democratic congressman who loudly championed the arts during the worst of the anti-NEA fights, cynical logic would have it that you’d end up a kneejerk conservative appliance salesman. Thank goodness…
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Calendar, Night&Day Some People Just Won't Shut Up

Some People Just Won't Shut Up

Try to imagine the people so deeply offended by Harry Potter that they organized themselves, filed papers, lobbied politicians, and had that wizard brat banned from their public library. What the fuck is wrong with those people? Other freaks had…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ala King

Ala King

Ancient Iranian heroes stand shoulder to shoulder with hip-hop superstars in Ala Ebtekar's ghostly, sure-handed line drawings. At his eponymous solo exhibit, the artist uses centuries-old motifs drawn from the culture of his parents, such as the cloud curls and…
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Calendar, Urban Experience Merrymakers

Merrymakers

ONGOING 7/21-8/15 Aside from the pointedly smartass sculptures of Marcel Duchamp, the early-20th-century art world was, for the most part, deadly serious. You had your surrealists, your abstract expressionists, and so on, each determined to use art to comment soberly…
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