Unidentified Houseguest on the Floor of Harvey Milk and Scott Smith's Apartment at 575 Castro Street shows, well, an unidentified houseguest sleeping soundly on the floor of Milk and Smith's apartment. The morning light draws our attention to the subject and his ad hoc bedding, and everything in the photo, the guest included, is in a state of elegant undress. It's a very peaceful disheveling, though -- the guest having gently kicked the blanket down in his sleep to reveal the beautiful lines of his shoulders and back. Like many of the other photographs, Unidentified Houseguest captures the unmistakable transcendence that may suddenly be born from seemingly ordinary daily lives. "Harvey Milk, Second Sight" is on display through Dec. 19 at the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, 800 Chestnut (at Jones), S.F.; call 749-4510.
-- Marcy Freedman