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Artist Profile: Val Britton

Britton’s collages depict the world in abstract terms, reflecting its tensions, anxieties and fragilities.

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Marc Katano @ Stephen Wirtz

Working from memories of a childhood in Japan, Katano strives to express the ineffable.

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Mike Henderson @ Haines Gallery

Henderson’s thickly clotted, intensely worked abstractions seem spring from hands directed an urgent, clawing impulse. Julia Couzens reports.

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Michele Sudduth @ SFMOMA Artists Gallery

Sudduth’s paintings speak of the isolation and unease of people in public places.

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John Bonick & Tim Yankosky @ Andrea Schwartz

Bonick’s pattern paintings probe infinity; Yankosky’s repurposed tape measures examine the psychology of how we size things up.

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Public Intimacy @ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

South African artists paint a sad and sobering picture of broken promises and unfulfilled dreams.

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Bruce Davidson @ Robert Koch

50 years after the Civil Rights Act, Davidson’s photos remind us that race relations can’t be described only in black and white.

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Marco Maggi @ Hosfelt Gallery

Maggi seeks to concretize the ever-widening gap between knowledge and knowingness.

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Four Decades of Drawing @ Berggruen

A museum-quality gallery show of contemporary drawing, from the ’60s to the present.

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Carleton Watkins @ Cantor Arts Center

A master of the mammoth plate albumen process, Watkins receives his due in this superlative exhibition.

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