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Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel @ Stephen Wirtz

Their collaboration yielded some of the strangest most provocative conceptual art to emerge from the Bay Area.

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Matt Lipps @ Jessica Silverman

Matt Lipps’ photos — appropriated from distant sources and fashioned into theatrically lit wunderkammers — remind us how strange a photo inherently is.

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“Working on It” @ Royal Nonesuch & Martina}{Johnston

The art world creates and attracts polymaths. If you’re one of them, chances are you’ll be interested in this show. It probes the lives of two groups of artists whose practices intermingle.

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Virtual and Real Shake Hands @ Silicon Valley Contemporary

SVC, with a mix of new and old media, scores a hit. Herein, some highlights.

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John Millei @ George Lawson

A painter of emphatic confidence and supreme skill, Millei delivers a bravura performance, but takes few risks. Julia Couzens reports.

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Marco Casentini @ Brian Gross

His hard-edged geometric abstractions call up big swaths of art history. Close inspection reveals a unique voice.

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Rudolf Bauer @ Weinstein

Bauer may be the most famous nonobjective painter you’ve never heard of. A retrospective seeks to change that.

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Georgia O’Keeffe @ de Young Museum

Lake George may have been Stieglitz’s domain, but for O’Keeffe it was an exemplary muse. Patrica Albers reports.

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Elizabeth Murray @ Cantor Arts Center

Murray didn’t just take painting off the wall. She also created shaped, 3-D works on paper invested with the same roiling emotions.

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CODEX @ CCA Wattis

What does it mean to “virtualize” a centuries-old communication medium? CODEX explores the shifting state of the book.

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