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Geof Oppenheimer's politically charged new show at Ratio 3 juxtaposes polyphony with cacophany
Houdini's fascinating magic endures at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
The SF Arts Commission's "SHIFT" asks America to put aside its discomfort and talk about race
Punting audible obsolescence with Christian Marclay's cassette-based photograms and Fran Herndon's poetic echoes.
Brice Bischoff's "Cave X" and Colin Christy's "Wild and Scenic" turn the outside inward
FALL ARTS PREVIEW: Our visual arts column Hairy Eyeball sizes up fall's gallery and museum shows
Dadaist hybrids breathe remarkable new life in Berkeley Art Museum's "Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage"
HAIRY EYEBALL: "Negative Space" at Steven Wolf Fine Arts transforms pessimism into something unexpected
Metal quilts and radical piss-taking marks YBCA's Bay Area Now
The Mission school resurfaces with shows by Margaret Kilgallen and Chris Johanson
Stephanie Syjuco plays with the art of plundering, Matt Bryans calls up photography's ghost.
Being brave through site-specific choreography on Market Street
Can artMRKT and ArtPadSF validate this city's role as a haven for visual arts?
Jamie Vasta updates Caravaggio for the literary queer
Former SF resident Will Yackulic explores painting in a new show at Gregory Lind, while Camilla Newhagen sculpts fabric at Jack Fischer
Yukako Ezoe reimagines the nature of self-portraiture in "Bahama Kangaroo"
Song Dong's work at YBCA radiates an electric current of emotions
Mission street art takes a turn for the sainted
A rare screening brings Philip Guston's art to light
HAIRY EYEBALL: Trevor Paglen photographs the invisible, and Deva Graf sculpts contemplation
The SF Arts Commission Gallery's "Afghanistan in 4 Frames" brings together images from a quartet of photographers. SFMOMA's mammoth exhibition "Exposed" errs on the side of excess.
Lauren DiCioccio remakes the stuff of everyday in revelatory ways
Hairy Eyeball: Tracey Snelling's 10-year retrospective at Rena Bransten haunts the edge of town, while Max Cole's show at Haines gets geological