Stories about Visual Art

48 Hills Big Week

BIG WEEK: 10 great things to do Dec. 2-6, 2015

Golden Girls, Alternative Tentacles, Man Candy, Heron Oblivion, Jingletown Art Walk, and more this week. By Marke B.  GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES This one's gonna...
48 Hills: Big Week

San Francisco, beautifully Expo’d

A slew of exhibits and events take us back to 1915's Pan-Pacific International Exposition.  By Marke B.  ART LOOKS San Francisco is getting thrown back, way back,...

Why the Chron is SO wrong about an eviction

Duboce Triangle artist isn't at fault here, no matter what C.W. Nevus says -- and tenants actually have a right to stay in their...
48 Hills: "Reigning Queens"

Recrowning the lost “Reigning Queens”

Rediscovered photos of downtown 1970s drag balls displayed at GLBT Museum, beginning Fri/23. By Marke B. ART LOOKS NYC's drag vogue balls have been all the rage...
48 Hills: Folsom Parties 2015

Quick ‘n dirty guide to this year’s Folsom parties

Here piggy, piggies: The trough overfloweth with art openings, film screenings, late-night dancing, and daylight naughtiness. Plus: Some other parties!   By Marke B. PARTY RADAR OK,...

BIG WEEK: What to do Sept 23-29, 2015

Folsom Street Fair, Oktoberfest, Superhero Street Fair, OMF, West Wave, Vibez Fest, Blues Fest, Royal Road, Tiara Sensation Pageant, more essential events this week. By...
48 Hills: Mark I. Chester

Four decades of SF radical sex on display

New book, gallery show, and talk look back at photographer Mark I. Chester's vital, historic work in the leather-BDSM community. By Marke B. ART LOOKS He's been called...

Saving radical actions and spaces, virtually

Bay Area Society of Art and Activism "Collective Memory" project archives alternative history -- and wants you to contribute. By Caitlin Donohue ART LOOKS How to...

BIG WEEK: What to do Aug. 4-10, 2015

J-Pop Summit, Shakespeare in the Park, Pistahan Festival, Les Nubians, Janeane Garofalo, Jorge Drexler, and more essential events.  By Marke B. BIG WEEK First off, this weekend...

La Chica Boom explodes herself (almost)

Multimedia artist brings raw, transformative retrospective to Galeria de la Raza -- hot sauce strap-ons included.  By Caitlin Donohue ART LOOKS Xandra Ibarra, a.k.a. Bay Area multimedia artist La...