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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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Jimi Gleason @ Toomey Tourell

Gleason employs a metallurgic approach that evokes high Modernist design and LA Finish Fetish painting of the ‘60s.

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Christian Maychack @ Gregory Lind

Maychack’s hybrids re-animate the Modernist debate about how painting and sculpture ought to behave.

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Arngunnur Yr @ Public Policy Institute of California

Magical Realism in Iceland? Maria Porges reports.

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Deborah Oropallo @ Catharine Clark

Mixing grace and savagery, Oropallo explores the romantic and visceral realities of food production.

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Josh Hagler & Maja Ruznic @ Jack Fischer

Partners and collaborators, Hagler and Ruznic focus on the disasters of war.

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