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Calendar, Night&Day "The Bodies Are Back"

"The Bodies Are Back"

If you've always wondered how an influential feminist art show from the 1970s would read if it were suddenly transposed to a contemporary gallery, here's your chance to find out. Intersection for the Arts is hosting Margaret Harrison's "The Bodies…
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Culture, Art Margaret Harrison's "The Bodies Are Back" hits where it hurts

Margaret Harrison's "The Bodies Are Back" hits where it hurts

If you've always wondered how an influential feminist art show from the 1970s would read if it were suddenly transposed to a contemporary gallery, here's your chance to find out. Intersection for the Arts is hosting Margaret Harrison's "The Bodies…
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Culture, Artcap

David Marc Grant and Chadwick Heath Moore: "Plastastik"

During a recent walk along the Bay Trail, I was drawn in by a beach at San Bruno Point. Littering the high-tide line was the jetsam of a disposable culture. Everywhere you looked, there were plastic objects: flip-flops, pen caps,…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Everything Will Probably Work out OK"

"Everything Will Probably Work out OK"

If you've noticed some especially confusing traffic signs around downtown San Francisco in the past year or so, you may have witnessed the work of Anthony Discenza. Through his "Street Signs Project," he has peppered Minna Street with poetic interpretations…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Santos y Otros Creatures"

"Santos y Otros Creatures"

It's hard to imagine that there was a time when Western popular culture was obsessed with saints, an era when devotees would pay big bucks for the supposed milk of the Virgin Mary or a blood-covered sponge of Euphemia's. Nowadays,…
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Culture, Art "Santos y Otros Creatures": The developmentally disabled artists of   Creativity Explored mix saints and demons in new show

"Santos y Otros Creatures": The developmentally disabled artists of Creativity Explored mix saints and demons in new show

It's hard to imagine that there was a time when Western popular culture was obsessed with saints, an era when devotees would pay big bucks for the supposed milk of the Virgin Mary or a blood-covered sponge of Euphemia's. Nowadays,…
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Culture, Artcap

"Josedgardo Granados and Jonathan Parker"

Opposites complement at this exhibit, which juxtaposes Josedgardo Granados' intimately detailed drawings with Jonathan Parker's large-scale portrait paintings. Granados' monochromatic skyscapes are drawn in silvery graphite. From a distance, they look like straightforward depictions of swirling galaxies. Close up (and…
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Culture, Artcap

"Everything Will Probably Work out OK": Anthony Discenza

If you've noticed some especially confusing traffic signs around downtown San Francisco in the past year or so, you may have witnessed the work of Anthony Discenza. Through his "Street Signs Project," he has peppered Minna Street with poetic interpretations…
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Calendar, Night&Day "The Matchbox Show"

"The Matchbox Show"

The matchbox is a slightly archaic item these days, which makes it a resonant subject for art. At "Matchbox Show," 50 artists reinterpret 500 matchboxes and their contents as sculptures, paintings, and the subjects of photographs. The styles range from…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Winter Group Show"

"Winter Group Show"

There are no angles or themes at White Walls' "Winter Group Show," just a huge selection of work by well-known and up-and-coming artists such as Mike Shine, Rich Jacobs, AJ Fosik, and Henry Gunderson. You'll find paintings, mixed media, and…
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Culture, Art A grab bag of art shows plays Santa to the masses

A grab bag of art shows plays Santa to the masses

If you have always wanted to start an art collection, this is your season. The shopping gods have deemed December the month when galleries and artsy boutiques offer, in the words of various press releases, "small work installations," "affordable art,"…
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"Primero la Caja": Pablo Guardiola

The title of Pablo Guardiola's solo show translates to "First the Box," a richly ambiguous phrase that echoes the artist's grand talent for allegory. Guardiola, who was born in Puerto Rico and graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute in…
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Culture, Artcap

"Matchbox Show": Group Show

The matchbox is a slightly archaic item these days, which makes it a resonant subject for art. At "Matchbox Show," 50 artists reinterpret 500 matchboxes and their contents as sculptures, paintings, and the subjects of photographs. The styles range from…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Dear Catastrophe"

"Dear Catastrophe"

Stranger things than usual are afoot in the Artists' Television Access window display. Stephanie Mansolf has installed a diorama, complete with glowing clouds, tinfoil-capped mountains, and Victorian treehouses, that looks like a San Francisco ski village designed by Henry Darger.…
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Calendar, Night&Day "One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran"

"One Day: A Collective Narrative of Tehran"

For a moment last June, America's fascination with Iran shifted from nuclear to Twitter. The San Francisco–based microblogging company's role in Tehran's post-election protests fired up the media's imagination and bridged the static-filled political divide. More than anything, the Twitter…
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Culture, Art <i>One Day</i> reveals Iran's gridlock and anxiety

One Day reveals Iran's gridlock and anxiety

For a moment last June, America's fascination with Iran shifted from nuclear to Twitter. The San Francisco–based microblogging company's role in Tehran's post-election protests fired up the media's imagination and bridged the static-filled political divide. More than anything, the Twitter…
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Culture, Artcap

Stephanie Mansolf, "Dear Catastrophe"

Stranger things than usual are afoot in the Artists' Television Access window display. Stephanie Mansolf has installed a diorama, complete with glowing clouds, tinfoil-capped mountains, and Victorian treehouses, that looks like a San Francisco ski village designed by Henry Darger.…
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Culture, Artcap

Adam Chapman, "Diagram of Isolated Moments Forming a Memory"

Looking at an Adam Chapman work is an eye-crossing activity. His digital-video portraits literally coalesce as you watch, starting out as abstract blots and lines and shifting, second by second, into a human face. Viewing a loop to its conclusion…
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Calendar, Night&Day "Wonderland"

"Wonderland"

Curator Lance Fung likes big, sprawling projects. He organized the "Snow Show" for Italy's 2006 Winter Olympics, pairing architects and artists for works made out of frozen materials. His 2008 SITE Santa Fe Biennial brought together 22 artists from all…
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Culture, Art Gray Area's new gallery hopes to cast light on an underserved neighborhood

Gray Area's new gallery hopes to cast light on an underserved neighborhood

The Tenderloin has long been a gray area, famous for its unsolved crimes, foggy demographics, and wayward tourists. The reinvention of the neighborhood's central avenue, Taylor Street, as an arts district seemed likely to languish with other failed attempts at…
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