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Jiayi and Shih-Wen Young @ Pence

Artists show how virally propagated lies sicken the body politic. Mikko Lautamo reports.

Hippie Modernism @ BAMPFA

The struggle for utopia, as envisioned by counterculture artists, designers, architects and eco-communards. Marcia Tanner reports.

Diane Arbus: “In the Beginning” @ SFMOMA

A cavalcade of new and bizarre subjects made for an uncanny esthetic of discovery. Mark Van Proyen reports.

Bob Matthews @ Gregory Lind

22 March 2017

A battery of techniques undergirds an artist’s drive to reimagine pictorial space.

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Carrying the Flag: Mel Ziegler @ SFAI

20 March 2017

Mel Ziegler’s Flag Exchange transforms the gallery at SFAI into a political Rothko Chapel. Lawrence Gipe reports.

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Gutai and the Unraveling of Linear Modernism

15 February 2017

Works from historic Gutai artists make a rare appearance in San Francisco. John Held, Jr. reports.

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Deborah Oropallo @ Catharine Clark

10 February 2017

The artist recalibrates her visual provocations and aims them at the current political morass.

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William Allan @ Anglim Gilbert

06 February 2017

A keen observer of nature, Allan extracts the extraordinary from the quotidian. Maria Porges reports.

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Ruth Pastine @ Brian Gross

03 February 2017

Painting that takes us back to the liminal state into which we were born, engulfing us sensations of pure color.

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Russell Crotty and Lick Observatory @ SJICA

27 January 2017

Art meets science in a stunning collaborative exhibit. David M. Roth reports.

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Bovey Lee @ Rena Bransten

16 January 2017

Does a wall keep immigrants out or keep citizens fenced in? A Chinese-American artist wonders. Maria Porges reports.

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Black Panthers @ Oakland Museum

12 January 2017

A breakthrough exhibition explores still-contested ideological turf. Robert Atkins reports.

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Best of 2016

05 January 2017

From a tumultuous year...the best exhibitions.

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