This weekend’s Bay Area Now 3 opening at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts was a swarm of party-goers. Throngs of people in the galleries don’t make for ideal art viewing conditions, but the people-watching was a worthy stand-in. And really, who was there to look at the art anyhow? The show itself is decidedly mixed in that Whitney Biennial way, but there are many stand-outs: Katherine Sherwood’s large abstract paintings, Abner Nolan’s prints from a found box marked “bad negatives,” and Jona Frank’s video panels of uniformed cadets performing stylized syncopations, to name a few.

- Tucker Nichols [Sunday, October 27th, 2002]


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