for Big Idea: the Maquettes of Robert Arneson,, but lingered for In Toon with the Times, a concisely curated selection of comic-related work from the Bay Area. In contrast to their compatriots in LA, toon-full Bay Area artists put the beautiful before the bratty. Personal favorites: David Hannah’s roiling take-offs on Popeye characters and Mary Snowden’s kitchen fantasy featuring the Morton Salt girl. Both exhibitions are on view through April 28.

- Meredith Tromble [Monday, April 1st, 2002]


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