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Modernist Shapes Designed for the Urban Tabletop

Looks can be deceiving. If you were to glance at a photograph of Corey Best’s geometric metal sculptures, you would think that they were mammoth objects suitable for the courtyard of a museum or the lawn of a private mansion. 

CounterPULSE Gets a New Home

Next December, CounterPULSE's lease at 1310 Mission Street will expire, leaving the 22-year-old experimental performing arts venue without a home. The worst case, and most likely scenario, subjects them to eviction or a dramatic (and unaffordable) rent increase—CP is located around the corner from the new Twitterplex, so one can only imagine how landlords would jack the cost.

Go Off the Grid in Hana, Maui

Any trip to Maui should be about unplugging, but nowhere more so than Hana.

Two Art Exhibits Worth the Drive

Power: Those who wield it and those who don’t are the subjects of African-American artist Kara Walker, whose controversial works mine the contentious intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and identity.

Kernal of Truth Portrays Corn as Art

Yvonne Escalante

Yvonne Escalante has spent a lot of time with corn.

A Visual Nod to the Late Ruth Asawa

This past August, San Francisco lost a priceless treasure. Artist Ruth Asawa—best known for her intricate wire sculptures, bronzes, and public works—passed away, leaving an indelible mark on the art world and local history.

Ouroboros: November's Must-See Exhibit

Check out our image gallery of work by all artists participating in this group show. Exhibit details below.

"Ouroboros"
Rebirth, self-discovery, life out of death, the eternal—all represent the various meanings the ancient symbol of Ouroboros has referenced in history. The snake that eats its own tail appears in numerous religions, Jungian philosophy, alchemy, and modern science. This group exhibition of 10-plus artists' work examines the history of the Ouroboros and our understanding of it today.
When: Wed. 11/6 - Sat. 11/23; opening reception 7 - 10 p.m., Sat. 11/9
Where: Root Division, 3175 17th St.

Nickolas Weinstein's Magnificent Glass

The bulk of Nikolas Weinstein's installations appear in Asia, including a work in progress for a private residence in Singapore that resembles giant falling leaves. The artist credits his ongoing commissions in Asia to the continent's more adventurous tastes in art. His 2011 sculpture inside Tokyo's K-Tower belies all the seismic engineering required to bring it to life. Check out our image gallery here.

This Week's Hottest Events: Hitchcock, Mortified, and Project Nunway

In the spirit of Halloween, a spooky mix of high-low events…

A Weekend of Wine, Food, Art, and Pampering in Saratoga

To city folk, Saratoga may seem like a dark horse in the race for culinary greatness. But in fact, the town is home to serious contenders.

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