Catharine Clark Gallery

Top choice in The Mission, Dogpatch & Potrero Hill

Art revolutions are instigated at Catharine Clark, a showcase for such gorgeous provocations as Masami Teraoka's paintings of superheroine geishas and goddesses fending off wayward priests, and Stephanie Syjuco's self-portraits in faux-native costume sourced from chain stores. Don't miss the video/new-media room, featuring things like Nina Katchadourian's creepy animations with smiling Playmobil figures.

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