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Wednesday, Jul 21 2010
The SFMOMA Artists Gallery sits right next to the Long Now Foundation, and it would be folly for the former to hold a show called "Wondrous Strange: A Twenty-First-Century Cabinet of Curiosities" without inviting the latter. It did so. Long Now is all over the exhibit, as it should be: The shop has a prototype of the 10,000-Year Clock, which it is building on a mountain in eastern Nevada, and engineers are on hand to explain this craziness at tonight's opening. Long Now is also behind the appearance of the Golden Mean, aka the Snail Car, or the V.W. Bug that became a snail. It also should be responsible for tonight's best "time traveler" (i.e., steampunk) costumes at the reception, which features the Grannies, burlesque by the Burley Sisters, and tenor Jonah Hopton. As for the show, more than a dozen locals contribute fanciful pieces, such as Kathy Aoki's "Tomb Room (Temporarily Closed)"; Kirk Crippens' homage to Gursky, featuring the interior of a 99-cent store located in a dazzling old building; and Misako Inaoka's gun-toting centaurlike Deer/Hunter.

An opening reception for "Wondrous Strange" starts at 5:30 p.m.
July 22-Aug. 28, 2010

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