as gallery-goers packed lower Geary Street for September’s First Thursday. Highlights include Frances Stark and Judith Linhares with two very different painting shows at Gallery Paule Anglim; Stella Lai’s constructions at Lizabeth Oliveria; and Travis Somerville’s politically-tinged pieces at Catherine Clark Gallery.

The previous night, Griff Williams opened his slick paint-by-number-inspired paintings at Andrea Schwartz now located at the old Capp Street Project on 2nd Street; and on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Berkeley, Ken Fandell and Kelsey Nicholson showed their conceptual, sculptural and photographic mettle at Traywick Gallery.

- amy berk [Tuesday, September 9th, 2003]


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