san-francisco

East Bay

Various Venues, San Francisco

The exhibitions of kinetic sculpture at the University of California and the San Francisco Art Museum might lead one to believe that the trend in contemporary sculpture is more toward activation and actuation than a broad view supports. But the concepts of both painting and sculpture have changed radically, as our modes and manners have changed. This point is made by the exhibition of works in “2-D, 3-D” at the Richmond Art Center, which opened with little fanfare and runs concurrently with the San Francisco show. It is a real sleeper.

The City of Richmond is at the northern extremity of the Oakland-Berkeley-Albany-El Cerrito metropolitan complex, and is some blocks west of U.S. Highway 40 (Interstate 80), the main arterial linking San Francisco with the East Coast. The McDonald Street exit leads directly to the Civic Center, where the Art Center is located. Yet, despite this easy access,

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