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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 Art, Garbage, and Humanity

Art, Garbage, and Humanity

A fascinating, deftly layered look at the complex intersections of art and charity, reality and perception, Waste Land follows celebrated New York artist Vik Muniz back to his native Brazil, where he'll work with outer Rio garbage-pickers on an ambitious…
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Calendar, Night&Day To the Vik Go the Spoils

To the Vik Go the Spoils

A fascinating, deftly layered look at the complex intersections of art and charity, reality and perception, Waste Land follows celebrated New York artist Vik Muniz back to his native Brazil, where he'll work with outer Rio garbage-pickers on an ambitious…
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I Can't Place Your Face

The marks left behind by humanity and the blurring of individuality are the focuses of Alí González’s new exhibit "El rostro, lugar de nadie." The title means, roughly, "The face is no one's place." Several series make up this show,…
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Culture, Artbeat

Our critics weigh in on local exhibits

"Bulfinch's Recycling Yard: Vik Muniz Pictures of Junk." Brazilian artist Vik Muniz' huge photographs are literally pictures of junk, albeit junk arranged in the shape of scenes from Greco-Roman mythology. Muniz gathers the refuse from a junkyard and carts…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Pixel Dust

Pixel Dust

SAT 4/24 In an age of perfect high-tech imagery, the fuzzy black-and-white images of Fisher-Price's PXL-2000 camera retain their appeal for many no-budget filmmakers. Now, the 13th annual PXL This Fest offers a pleasing demonstration of just what a children's…
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