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The Cognoscente: The Eye of Art Gallerist Jessica Silverman

Jessica Silverman opened her first art gallery while still a curatorial student at the California College of the Arts. Now she's one the brightest stars on the San Francisco art scene.

5 New Gallery Shows to See This Summer

From street art to fine art, here are five upcoming exhibits you just can't miss.

Nightlife Guide 2015: Where to Get Arts and Culture (Plus Cocktails) in San Francisco

When the lights go down, local intellegentsia look for sophisticated ways to imbibe. San Francisco delivers, will awesome art galleries that boast full bars, musical singalongs, an award-winning symphony, and museums as thumpin' as the clubs in Castro. Here's where to head for culture vultures.

Four New Art Shows Explore Civilization and Decay

Robert Minervini, "As the Wick Burns," 2013

Four stellar art shows this week showcase two distinctive sensibilities: A meditation on decay, and an affirmation of civilization.

Eight Gallery Shows to Catch Before the Art Fairs Hit

Michael Jang; "At Home with the Jangs," 1973

As though to prepare us for the upcoming art onslaught that is ArtPad SF and ArtMRKT, an unusually great number of galleries open their doors this week with new shows. As always, the work is as diverse as it is intriguing. We've sifted through the lot; here are our top eight recommendations.

Four Galleries to Visit This Week

Skewville; "3 Hour Lunch (Side A)"

Brooklyn duo Skewville bring their "urban playground" aesthetic to White Walls, Corden Potts shows Michael Crouser's famed bullfighting series, and two other galleries reach milestones worth celebrating. Stop in. 

Springtime for Art: Four Gallery Shows to See

Markus Linnenbrink, "Wegotnow"

It certainly feels like spring in the SF art world this week, with internationally renowned color fiend Markus Linnenbrink showing a brilliant batch of new work at Patricia Sweetow Gallery, and big-league art dealer George Krevsky hosting his annual tribute to the start of baseball season.

Four New Art Exhibitions for the Curious Viewer

Daniel Cronin, The Gathering of the Juggalos

Christian Marclay's lesser known photography bent, a full-scale house of cardboard, unpredictable robotic sculptures and a sustained look at The Gathering of the Juggalos are all on the art agenda for this week. Curiosity? It's most certainly piqued.

Ink, Flowers, Time, Text: Four Gallery Shows This Week

Nancy Chan, "Kady", 2006

Four gallery exhibitions stand out this week; they present work in ink, of flowers, about time and wielding text. Of course, these single-word summations are grand oversimplifications that barely scratch the surface of how the eight artists in the Chinese Cultural Center's Moment for Ink breathe new, contemporary and even non-Chinese life into a traditional medium, or how Canadian painter Graham Gillmore's phrasing achieves such controversial edge. For that, read on, then see the shows yourself.

Five Exhibitions of Local and European Artists Open This Week

Jason Hanasik

This week's art openings within the gallery circuit and the San Francisco Arts Commission showcase local and international artists alike, in places prompting conversation between them.

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