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Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community, and Ourselves

Contemporary Jewish Museum 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA

Tikkun: For the Cosmos, the Community, and Ourselves presents works by thirty Bay Area–based contemporary artists reflecting on the Jewish concept of tikkun (Hebrew for “to repair”).

$8

Candice Lin: Seeping, Rotting, Resting, Weeping

BAMPFA 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

Drawing from years of material research, Lin has created a new body of work that is grounded in the uncanny sense of isolation yet collective experience that has marked our lives during these pandemic years.

Free

Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists

Museum of Sonoma County 425 Seventh Street, Santa Rosa, CA

Collective Arising: The Insistence of Black Bay Area Artists features art by contemporary Black artists who have participated in interdisciplinary collectives. Collectives have served both the revolutionary and creative practices of Black, queer, and femme people across the diaspora. The artworks in Collective Arising—which includes textile, sculpture, glass, print, painting, photography, video, and installation—speak to this dual purpose at the core of the formation of artist collectives.

One Day Neon Art Immersive With Roxy Rose

Museum of Neon Art 216 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA

Experience the entire process of bending neon, from glass to glow! Each student will head home with their own handmade experimental work. Get into the soft flame of the ribbon fire to make your own neon gesture.

$300

by Alison Knowles: A Retrospective (1960–2022)

BAMPFA 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

Best known as a core member of Fluxus, the avant-garde art group founded in 1962, Alison Knowles has created groundbreaking experiments that have influenced contemporary art and artists for over fifty years. This is the first comprehensive exhibition of her work, spanning the entire breadth of her still-active career, from her intermedia works of the 1960s to participatory and relational art from the 2000s.

$14

At the Table

Armory Center for the Arts 145 North Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA

At the Table is a group exhibition that explores our intimate and communal relationships with food and investigates the many ways these connections were severed or challenged during the 2020-21 lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through artworks, documentary photography, recorded narratives, and ephemera, this exhibition creates space for reflection on the role food plays in our lives as individuals and in our communities and traces the effects of the pandemic on the ways we interact with and consume food.

Free

Clement Valla: Scanners

bitforms gallery SF 1275 Minnesota Street, San Francisco, CA

Clement Valla collects environmental data through an intricate process of photography and three-dimensional scanning. His highly specific procedures convert natural objects into data systems. Through the artist’s work with diverse software he explores issues of mediated and computer vision in respect to the natural world. Scanners presents Valla’s exploration of the technical aspects of picture-making. 

Free

Composed Surfaces

Round Weather 951 Aileen St., Oakland, CA

Composed Surfaces is an exhibition of paintings by Alexandra Bowes, Vicky Colombet, Tyler Cross, Sally Egbert, Prajakti Jayavant, and Javier Manrique.

Marco Maggi: Tiny Tyrannies

Hosfelt Gallery 260 Utah Street, San Francisco, CA

Maggi's shapes suggest meaning — alphabets of unknown languages, computer circuitry, Google Earth imaging of vaguely familiar cities — but no matter how much you puzzle over them, the forms are ultimately inexplicable.

Free

Alexis Smith: The American Way

MCASD 700 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA

Smith’s collages combine found texts, images, and objects to underscore and exaggerate how we are shaped by the media and culture that surround us.

$25

Measuring Consciousness

CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions 1401 16th St, San Francisco, CA

CULT Aimee Friberg is pleased to announce Measuring Consciousness, a solo exhibition of batik painting, ceramic and stone sculptures by the artist Zhivago Duncan.

Free

Fabricave

Creativity Explored 3245 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

In the studios and from home, CE artists interested in needle crafts have expanded their horizons by experimenting with technique, scale, and materials to consider their practice from the perspective of sculpture.

Free

Joan Didion: What She Means

Hammer Museum 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Opening less than a year after her death at age 87, and planned since 2019, Joan Didion: What She Means follows a meandering chronology that grapples with the simultaneously personal and distant evolution of Didion’s voice as a writer and pioneer of the “New Journalism.”

Bessma Khalaf Artist Lecture

Mills College Art Museum 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA

Bessma Khalaf utilizes photography, video, sculpture, and performance to explore the boundaries of landscape, place, and image

Free