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Tom Marioni @ b. sakata garo

Marioni, a painter? Not to worry. It’s a shtick — a good one.

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Phillip Maisel @ Gregory Lind

His photos of assemblages encourage contemplative, analytical engagement, placing viewers at the edge of confusion.

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Retrospective: the Paule Anglim Memorial Exhibition

A sampling from a massively influential career and, quite possibly, the most important show you’ll see in 2015.

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Sam Perry @ Sanchez Art Center

Perry’s sculpture harks to a time when Bay Area artists were drawing as much inspiration from craft as from European Modernism.

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Yisrael K. Feldscott @ b. sakata garo

His electrifying Neo-Expressionist paintings delve the psychological aspects of global conflict.

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Doug Hall @ SFAI

“The Terrible Uncertainty of the Thing Described” forces us to feel the terrible power of technology, a power usually concealed behind friendly veneers.

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John Meyer @ George Lawson

For Meyer, meaning accrued from the energy given off by materials he selected and by his exacting manipulation of them.

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Doug Hall @ Rena Bransten

The sex appeal of architecture? Hall finds it in a juxtaposition of images. Elwyn Palmerton reports.

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Richard Gilles @ Axis

Home on the range? Not quite. Gilles uses the Central Valley as a prism through which to view California’s ongoing allure for suckers and scam artists.

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Rirkrit Tiravanija: “The Way Things Go” @ YBCA

A show curated by Rirkrit Tiravanija explores food — and the globalization of the food supply. Mikko Lautamo reviews.

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