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Culture, The Exhibitionist Recent Acquisitions: New Sculpture Brings Some Much-Needed Color to the Sunset District

Recent Acquisitions: New Sculpture Brings Some Much-Needed Color to the Sunset District

Cultural institutions in San Francisco continually search for new acquisitions. Alexis Coe brings you the most important, often wondrous, sometimes bizarre, and occasionally downright vexing finds every Friday. The Sunset can make a lot of big claims. San Francisco's largest…
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Calendar, Night&Day Recent History Writ Large

Recent History Writ Large

We have become accustomed to images scaled down to fit the little screens in the palms of our hands. The details are indistinguishable unless you expand it, and when you do you can’t see the whole thing, robbing photojournalism of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stamp It Out

Stamp It Out

Monica Canilao’s paintings and drawings have a warm, stick-like quality. She sometimes works in “woodburn” on oak panel and renders images of trees. That’s thrice stick-like; she’s amazing like that. We adore “Weapon Chicken” with its phoenix-oh-wait-it’s-just-a-majestic-hen anchoring many small…
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Music, All Shook Down What to Do? Wednesday's Pick: 'The Art of Passing Time'

What to Do? Wednesday's Pick: 'The Art of Passing Time'

'The Art of Passing Time'S.F. Arts Commission Gallery12:15 p.m., free For the exhibit "Now and When," the S.F. Arts Commission gave $2,000 each to a bunch of artists to make time-capsule projects. Packard Jennings spent his on dinner. He's a conceptual…
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