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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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Mildred Howard @ Richmond Art Center

A conceptualist/surrealist view of African-American history from an iconic Bay Area artist. Jeff Kelley reports.

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Letters to Afar @ Contemporary Jewish Museum

With montages built from home movies, filmmaker Peter Forgács brings to life the culture of Polish Jewry from the interwar years.

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Emil Lukas @ Hosfelt

Collaborating with nature and chance, Lukas injects fresh life into the term process painting.

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Eleanor Wood @ JayJay

Wood’s austere, elegant Minimalist works give off the feeling of light being converted to mass. David Olivant reports.

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Pierre Cordier and Gundi Falk @ Haines

The chemigram — a brew of photo chemicals, art materials, foodstuff, chance and light — yields dazzlingly images. Maria Porges reports.

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Ruby Neri and Carter @ Paule Anglim

Raw expressivity drives Neri’s figurative paintings. Carter collects and reorders cultural signifiers.

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