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May 17-23, 2006

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ZeroOne dominates the museum and gallery scene this summer

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THE BIG BUZZ this summer is the digital-arts festival known as ZeroOne and the International Electronic Arts Symposium. A number of local museums and galleries will be hosting related events to tie in with ZeroOne.

The most interesting show that isn't devoted to new media looks to be the Cantor Arts Center's "Conflict and Art," which brings together a large range of artistic responses to war and struggle. In a similarly charged political vein, the de Saisset Museum hosts two photographic shows from the Innocence Project about wrongly convicted prisoners.


San Jose Museum of Art
110 S. First St, San Jose; Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; free. 408.294.2787.
Arte Caliente!—Chicano art from Texas artists. The popular show runs through Jun 11.
Gustavo Ramos Rivera Paintings: Eternidades del Instante—A major retrospective of spectacular abstract color experiments by the Bay Area-based, Mexican-born painter. Ends Sep 10.
Jennifer Steinkamp—Digital projections in a state of visual flux. Part of the museum's contribution to ZeroOne. Jul 1-Oct 1.
Edge Conditions—Phase I features "Listening Post," a major real-time computer installation by Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin, plus WorldProcessors, an installation of illuminated globes, by Ingo Gunther. Begins Jun 3. Phase II adds works by more new-media artists, including Alan Rath and Jim Campbell. Starts Jul 29.
The museum's Consuming Art series features two interesting lectures. On June 14, local author Carolyn Burke discusses her biography of photographer and Surrealist muse Lee Miller. On Jul 12, Brian Taylor from SJSU's School of Art and Design explores the new frontiers of digital manipulation of photographs. The talks are free and start at 12:15pm in the Wendel Center.

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 S. First St, San Jose; Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm, Thu till 8pm; $4/$5. 408.971.0323.
AoDai: A Modern Design Coming of Age—Chloe Dao herself came for the reception for this show of Vietnamese garments. Ends July 9.
The Fitting Room, an installation by Julie John Upshaw; Weavings by Virginia Davis; Imagery from Katherine Westerhout—The shows are connected to the ZeroOne festival. Jul 18-Oct 1.

Cantor Arts Center
Stanford; Wed-Sun 11am-5pm, till 8pm Thu; free. 650.723.4177.
Conflict and Art—The new summer show looks at how a variety of artists have illuminated elemental themes such as war and political strife. Among the artists are D¸rer, Goya, Rodin, Picasso and Warhol. Jun 7-Aug 27.
Desire, Anxiety and Loss: The Prints of Edvard Munch—An intriguing survey of the Norweigian artist's troubled images runs through Jun 25.
The Perfume of Sadness: Symbolist Art From the Kirk Long Collection—Dreamscapes and narratives from the school of late-19th-century artists that included Odilon Redon and Max Klinger. Ends Jul 23.
Chinese Painting on the Eve of the Communist Revolution—Brush-ink works by Chinese artists Zhang Suqi and his circle. Jul 19-Oct 29.

De Saisset Museum
Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real; Tue-Sun, 11am-4pm; free. 408.554.5125.
The Innocents: Headshots, Photographs by Taryn Sim—More than two score portraits of wrongly convicted prisoners, done as part of the Innocence Project. Runs through Jul 1.
A Life Reclaimed: The Journey of Recent Exonoree Alan Crotzer, Photographs by Vance Jacobs—A close chronicle in photographs of a man released after 25 years for crimes he was not guilty of. Runs through Jul 1.
From the Seen to the Unseen: Brother Mark Mahoney—Figurative paintings by a brother from the New Camoldoli Hermitage. Runs through Jul 1.

Triton Museum of Art
1505 Warburton Ave, Santa Clara; Mon-Sun, 11am-5pm, till 9pm Thu. 408.247.3745.
Carlos Villa: 1967 to 2000 to 2006—An installation of cabinets containing a variety of etched wooden blocks creating natural and emotional patterns. Ends Jul 2.
Younhee Paik: Ascending City—An installation and sky paintings. Ends Jul 2.
Robynn Smith—New painted panels and monotypes by the California artist. Jun 3-Jul 30.


Anno Domini
366 S. First St, San Jose; Tue-Sat, noon-8pm. 408.271.5155.
Navin June Norling—An urbanscape installation by New York artist. Ends Jun 17.
Jessie Rose Vala and Carolyn Ryder Cooley—Paintings and an installation. Ends Jul 22.
Richard Colman—L.A. painter. Jul 7-Aug 1.
Brad Isdrab—Interactive video. Aug 5-Sep 15.
Matthew and Samuel Rodriguez—San Jose artists show their low-rider bicycle designs. Sep 1-Oct 21.

510 S. First St, San Jose; Wed, noon-7pm, Fri-Sat, noon-5pm. 408.998.ARTE.
Eighth Annual Latino Art Auction—A wide selection of works by Latino artists in the area. Shows through the auction on Jun 3 (auction starts at 6pm).
Through the Lens—Photographs taken by young people who live in the downtown neighborhood around the gallery. Jun 28-Jul 22.
The gallery will also participate in ZeroOne.

Mohr Gallery
Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center, 230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View; Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm, Sat, 9am-1pm. 650.917.6800.
Don Fritz, Selected Works—Multimedia works by UCSC student and Santa Clara University professor with an eye for the way pop culture symbols are transfigured through the lens of childhood. Ends May 26.
Manuel Santana—Paintings and graphic works by a Santa Cruz artist. Jun 5-Jul 26.
Paper Gem Printmakers—Works by members of the artists' collective. Aug 4-Sep 28.

Montalvo Arts Center
15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga; grounds open weekdays, 8am-7pm, weekends, 9am-5pm; Project Space Wed-Fri, 1-4pm, Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm. 408.961.5800.
Storytelling: The Heart of Culture—Ends May 29.
New Geology—Site-specific sculpture by Steven Siegel made from recycled materials. Ends Dec 31.
Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India—A show at the Project Space in conjunction with the Berkeley Art Museum samples recent works in various media from the North and South Bay. Jun 14-Sep 17.
Sit Down! Artist Bench Invitational—ends June 2006.

Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Rd, Palo Alto; Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm, Thu 7-9pm, Sun, 1-5pm. 650.329.2366.
IDEO Prototypes the Future—An exhibit about the cutting-edge Palo Alto design company IDEO; this show is mounted as part of the general ZeroOne digital arts festival. Jun 22-Sep 10.
Creative Commerce: German Lithographic Labels, 1920-1938—The show looks as major advances in Germany commercial printing before the Nazis forced Jewish designers to leave the industry. Jun 22-Sep 10.

San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
451 S. First St, San Jose; Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm, Thu till 8pm, Sat, noon-5pm; free. 408283.8155 .
Monotype Marathon—Annual printmaking celebration in collaboration with college and private studios in the area. Jun 23-Jul 15. (With workshop sessions Jun 10-11).
Suspended Series—A hypnotic manipulated video installation that takes the landscape outside a moving car and converts it into doubled-over semiabstract images of unending, repetitive flux. Ends May 20.
Lift-off!—The MFA Exhibition in conjunction with San Jose State University. May 31-Jun 11.
NextNew: Art and Technology—Five veteran artists each pick a young artist working in a technology medium. Part of ZeroOne. Aug 1-Sep 16.
A Painting Perfomance—An interactive street happening with new-media artist Clive McCarthy as party of the ZeroOne closing-night party. Aug 12.

Natalie and James Thompson Gallery
Art Building, San Jose State University; Tue, 11am-4pm, 6-7:30pm, Wed-Fri, 11am-4pm. 408.924.4723.
Marko Peljhan: Makrolab/ISEA—A multimedia project documenting the Makrolab, a communications, research and living unit for four people. The show's offical dates are Aug 29-Sep 22, but it will be open during the Symposium on Electronic Arts, Aug 5-13.

WORKS/San Jose
30 N. Third St, San Jose; Tue-Fri, noon-4pm, Thu, noon-7pm. 408.295.8378.
Present Perfect—Photos, painting and video by Naomi Miller, Irwin Swirnoff and Chris Thorson. Ends Jun 3.
New California Masters—An annual juried show featuring works by recent MFA graduates. Ends Jul 8.
Ex_xx post position—An exhibit connected to the digital arts festival ZeroOne. Includes the work of 21 San Jose State University master of fine arts graduates. Jul 18-Aug 13.
American Seven—A group show on the theme of the seven deadly sins in a modern context. Aug 22-Sep 16.

Bay Area

Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin St, San Francisco; Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm, till 9pm Thu; $6-$10. 415.581.3500.
The Three Gorges Project—Figurative paintings by Liu Ziaodong about the changing landscape of modernizing China. Ends Jul 16.
A Curious Affair: The Fascination Between East and West—A variety of art works from Western countries and China, India and Japan illustrate the interaction of cultures over the last 500 years. Jun 17-Sep 3.
Karkhana: A Contemporary Collaboration—Jointly created paintings by six Pakistani artists. Aug 4-Nov 5.

De Young Museum
Golden Gate Park; Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5pm, Fri, 9:30am-8:45pm; $6-$10 (extra for traveling shows). 415.750.3620.
International Arts and Crafts: William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright—Superb overview from several countries runs through Jun 18.
The Quilts of Gee's Bend—Quilts by four generations of African American women from Alabama. Jul 15-Nov 26.
Chicano Art—Three concurrent shows examine modern art since the 1960s, including pieces by Rupert Garcia, Gronk and Frank Romero. Jul 22-Oct 22.

Legion of Honor
100 34th Ave, Lincoln Park, San Francisco; Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm, till 8:45pm Fri; $7-$10. 415.750.3600.
Picasso as Book Illustrator—The show includes more than 150 art volumes illustrated by Picasso in collaboration with Breton and Eluard. Ends Sep 3.
Monet in Normandy—The exhibit features three-score paintings done in northern France with an emphasis on seashore scenes. Jun 17-Sep 17.
Art the Ruins, 1906 and 2006: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire—Ends Jun 4.

151 Third St, San Francisco; Mon-Tue, 11am-6pm, Thu, 11am-9pm, Fri-Sun, 11am-6pm; $7-$12. 415.357.4000.
1906 Earthquake: A Disaster in Pictures—Ends May 30.
Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint—Multimedia madness from art-world provocateur, Vaseline slinger, Bjork spouse and flensing-knife expert. Jun 23-Sep 17.
Skin of the Nation—The first American retrospective for Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu. Ends Aug 13.

San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design
550 Sutter St, San Francisco; Tue-Sat, 10am-5pm, Thu till 7pm, Sun, noon-5pm. 415.773.0303.
Raymond Loewy: Designs for a Consumer Culture—A display about the work on life of the famous industrial designer, who created the Lucky Strike logo, the Greyhound Scenicruiser and streamlined locomotives and automobiles. The exhibit features models, original sketches and films of Loewy, along with several special events. Jun 9-Aug 27.

Oakland Museum of California
Tenth and Oak streets, Oakland; Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun, noon-5pm; $5-$14; 510.238.2200.
Behind the Magic: 50 Years of Disneyland—Artwork from the designers of the park, plus artifacts, including the first animatronic Abe Lincoln. Ends Aug 20.
Aftershock!—Voices From the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. Ends Aug 13.

UC-Berkeley Art Museum
2625 Durant Ave, Berkeley; Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm, till 7pm Thu; $5/$8; 510.642.0808.
The Bancroft Library at 100: A Celebration, 1906-2006—Photos, manuscripts and artifacts from the UC-Berkeley special collections library. Ends Dec 3.
Measure of Time—Works by Stella, Shor, Tinguely and others on the theme of time. Ends Jun 24.
Edge of Desire: Recent Art in India—Jun 13-Sep 17.

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