Anglim Gilbert Gallery

The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

The Bay Area hits the big time here, with gallery director Ed Gilbert continuing Anglim's 30-year legacy of launching art movements, from Beat assemblage to Bay Area conceptualists. Major artists range from political provocateur Enrique Chagoya to sublime sculptor Deborah Butterfield, yet shows here maintain a hair-raising edge, such as an upraised fist pushed through gallery walls in David Huffman's Panther.

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2. Eleanor Harwood Gallery

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3. Museum of Craft & Design


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7. Catharine Clark Gallery

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8. Southern Exposure

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