First Thursday in San Francisco was abuzz with talk of the re-opening of Lizabeth Oliveria last night, where Clare Rojas has painted the walls with tantalizing scenes of forlorn hooded figures and curious polar bears. The enveloping installation suggests an homage to the late Margaret Kilgallen, complete with framed paintings propped up on little shelves. A welcome injection of energy, no doubt. Laurie Reid’s spare watercolors sing on the walls at Stephen Wirtz.

- Tucker Nichols [Friday, October 4th, 2002]



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