Friday, June 02, 2006

New Exhibits in SF and Beyond

The MFA Exhibition of the University of California, Davis, will open tonight, Friday, June 2nd. There will be receptions at the two venues, the Richard L. Nelson Gallery and the Memorial Union Art Gallery. The campus website provides a map page that also has a link to parking information.

The non-profit Southern Exposure is about to close for an extended period of earthquake retrofitting and gallery reconfiguration. On Saturday, June 3rd, there will be a closing event from noon to 5:00 pm. As a souvenir of this much-loved space, you can plunk down $20 and get a canned piece of their walls (photo above). The address is 401 Alabama St., near 17th St., in San Francisco.

Jack Hanley Gallery is opening a solo exhibit of New York artist Carter. Carter’s drawings are full of male heads that remind me of barber shop style posters. The show will also include photographs. There will be a reception on Saturday, June 3rd, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The address is 395 Valencia St. (near 15th St.) in San Francisco.

Crown Point Press has released two new etchings by New York artist Kiki Smith. These are on view in the gallery along with other work. The location is 20 Hawthorne St., off Howard St., in San Francisco.

San Francisco Art Institute has opened an exhibition that includes 15 SFAI alumni from the late 1960s to the late 1990s. The exhibit, entitled “Work Zones,” was curated by Okwui Enwezor and is presented in the Walter and McBean Galleries. This is a don't miss exhibit, but there is plenty of time to see it, as it runs through July 29th. The address is 800 Chestnut St., between Jones and Leavenworth Sts.

If you’re out in San Francisco’s Sunset District, stop by the Mollusk Surf Shop to check out the little show curated by Marsea Goldberg, proprietor of New Image Art in Los Angeles. I have seen some good work in this relaxed venue. The address is 4500 Irving St. (at 46th Ave.). The phone is (415) 564-6300.

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