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Jill Sylvia: Ledger

OCD never looked so good. Jill Sylvia cuts accountant's ledger sheets into geometric lace with a patience and precision that rivals Agnes Martin's minimalist line paintings. Using a single-edged razor blade held against a straight edge, she removes each box,…
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Lens on Life: From Bamako to San Francisco

"Africa is not a lost continent," says Yoyo Gonthier, one of the 22 African photographers represented in this excellent show. The works exhibited prove that there are as many Africas as there are artistic visions. Mikhael Subotzky spent months in…
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Culture, Art Grand Opening

Grand Opening

In a bold move, Catharine Clark has shuttered her posh gallery at 49 Geary and relocated to new quarters at 150 Minna. Around the corner from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Museum of the African Diaspora, and SFMOMA, the…
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Culture, Art Artist Profile

Artist Profile

In this age of streamlined electronics, San Francisco sculptor Ben Trautman is an old-fashioned tinkerer. He likes to say he thinks with his hands; he doesn't draw his ideas or plot them on a computer. Insatiably curious, he is an…
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"Nicholas Nixon: Patients."

Nicholas Nixon's disturbing photographs are carefully tucked away in the back room at Fraenkel Gallery. Nixon is compelled by what people are like in extremes. This pitiless and profoundly humane series of photo capturing people at the end of life…
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"Martin Mull: Works on Paper" and "Tara Tucker: Friend and Foe"

Mull, better known for his comedy than his paint-by-numbers style of art, lifts and combines images from magazines of the 1950s and '60s to comment on American life and his own past. But he is at his best when he…
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"Liminality: Art on the Threshold"

The Palace of Fine Arts/Exploratorium is a challenging but fun venue for an installation artist. A cavernous hangar with steel trusses and concrete floor, it is filled with ingenious exhibits about science, art, and perception. Many are marvelous works of…
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Culture, Art Tea-time in the Gulag

Tea-time in the Gulag

During two summers and a winter, world-renowned photojournalist Carl de Keyzer toured and photographed Russian gulags accompanied by a local photographer, an interpreter, and two army colonels as bodyguards. Between long waits for official permission to enter the camps, he…
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"Heaven Is a Place on Earth"

Jacob Dahlgren is a young Swedish artist in love with color and pattern who finds his inspiration in everyday life and his source materials in mundane objects. He has made dozens of paintings by precisely copying the patterns of his…
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Culture, Art Humor + Ideas = Art

Humor + Ideas = Art

Susan O'Malley isn't what you'd call a traditional artist who paints, draws, or sculpts. O'Malley likes to get out of the studio and into the real world to tweak everyday people's perceptions. Two years ago, she appointed herself artist-in-residence at…
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My Love Is a 187

Four artists with impressive art-world credentials show their work in the current exhibition. For his huge unframed pieces, Mark Bradford reconstructs found billboards — sanding, scraping, and collaging them (with his trademark hairstylist tissue endpapers) — to create rich textured…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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