Our critics weigh in on local exhibits

Lincart. "Earth Things and Other Things": New work by Johanna St. Clair. Through Feb. 18. 1632C Market (at Rose), 503-1981.

Lucky Juju Pinball/Art Gallery. "Millions Return to Oz": New work by John Sheridan. Through Jan. 31. 713 Santa Clara (at Webster), Alameda, 510-205-9793, www.ujuju.com.

Main Library. "P3: Our Ongoing Journey in Pilipino American Design Aesthetics": Work by Christian Alcala, Bren Bataclan, Eduardo Datangel, Gloria G. Galang, Spike Lomibao, Al Perez, Alberic Rivera, Mark Santa Ana, Gerard Talampas, and Raymond Virata. Through Jan. 31. 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4277, www.sfpl.org.

Main Library, Jewett Gallery. "On the Road: The Jack Kerouac Manuscript": Through March 19. 100 Larkin (at Grove) (Lower Level), 557-4200, www.sfpl.org.

Meridian Gallery. "A Sense of Wonder: The Memorial Retrospective of Robert Kostka": Paintings and drawings from 1950-2005. Through March 18. 545 Sutter (at Powell), 398-7229.

ODC Theater. "Todd Brown": Mixed-media work. Through Feb. 12. 3153 17th St. (at Shotwell), 863-9834, www.odctheater.org.

Pro Arts. "Claim the World of Art as Our Domain": The Pro Arts annual juried exhibition, this year helmed by Michael Wilson of Artforum. Artists' talk Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. Through Feb. 26. 550 Second St. at Clay, Oakland, 510-763-4361, www.proartsgallery.org.

Robert Koch Gallery. "Larry Schwarm": New large-scale color photographs. Through Feb. 25. 49 Geary (at Kearny), 421-0122.

Rock Paper Scissors Collective. "View Units, Boiling Points and Unnatural Disasters": Through Jan. 27. 2278 Telegraph (at West Grand), Oakland, 510-238-9171, www.rpscollective.com.

Root Division. "Inside Out": New work by Melissa Hutton and Dennis Mcnulty. Through Jan. 28. 3175 17th St. (at South Van Ness), 863-7668, www.rootdivision.org.

Sculpturesite Gallery. "Geometry Transcended": A retrospective of work by sculptor Clement Meadmore. Opening reception is Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. Through Feb. 18. 201 Third St. (at Howard), Suite 102, 495-6400, www.sculpturesite.com.

Shooting Gallery. "Portrait of the Artist": Group show of portraiture by Lisa Alisa, Van Arno, Shawn Barber, Wesley Burt, Sean Cheetham, Coro, Curve, Carl Dobsky, Kirsten Easthope, Natalia Fabia, Korin Faught, Shepard Fairey, David Flores, Helen Garber, Aaron Hawks, Mercedes Helnwein, Jessica Holmes, Andrew Jones, Eric Kroll, Henry Lewis, Kevin Llewellyn, Anne Faith Nicholls, Joshua Petker, Joey Piziali, Lee Harvey Roswell, Isabel Samaras, Patrick Segui, Morgan Slade, Anthony Sortillon, Jeremy MF Thompson, Miles Thompson, and Andrea Wicklund. Through Jan. 31. 839 Larkin (at O'Farrell), 931-8035, www.shootinggallerysf.com.

SomArts Cultural Center. "Dual Resonance": New work by Anders Barth and Phe Ruiz, curated by Carlos Loarca. Through Jan. 26. "Contemporary Art of El Salvador": Curated in El Salvador by Francisco I. Zayas. Through Jan. 26. 934 Brannan (at Eighth St.), 863-1414, www.somarts.org.

Steel Gallery. "Hope": Work by James Jarrett, Brigitte McReynolds, and Merti Walker. Through Jan. 28. 3524 Sacramento (at Laurel), 885-1655, www.steelgalleryinc.com.

Stephen Wirtz Gallery. "Three New Photographers": New work by Apollonia Morrill, Paul Schiek, and Rachel Weeks. Through Feb. 7. 49 Geary (at Kearny), 433-6879, www.wirtzgallery.com.

Steven Wolf Fine Arts. "Pentominoes": Site-specific mural by Doug Holst. Through Jan. 28. "A Searing Lesson Every Girl Should Know": New installation work by Tami Demaree. Opening reception is Jan. 5 at 5:30 p.m. Through Jan. 28. 49 Geary (at Kearny), 263-3677.

Urbis Artium Gallery. "Private Transits": Video, sound and mixed media installations by Nate Pagel and Randall Heath. Through Feb. 24. 49 Geary (at Kearny), Suite 202, 369-9404, www.urbis-artium.com.

Wattis Institute's Logan Galleries. "Capp Street Project: Jeanne Dunning": New photography. Through Feb. 21. 1111 Eighth St. (at Hooper), 551-9210, www.wattis.org.

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. "New Work by Cornelia Parker": Through March 5. "Recent Work by Wang Du": Large scale sculpture. Through March 5. 701 Mission (at Third St.), 978-2787, www.ybca.org.

Asian Art Museum. "The Poetic Vision of Abdur Rahman Chughtai (1897-1975)": A selection of fourteen paintings by Abdur Rahman Chughtai is on display in the South Asian gallery. Through April 2. AsiaAlive: Live artist demonstrations, including embroidery and calligraphy. Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Feb. 26. Asian Art Museum Storytelling: Each weekend the museum leads a family-oriented tour through a particular exhibit, followed up by a retelling of stories related to the exhibits. Sundays, 1 p.m.; First Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. Free with museum admission. Lunar New Year Self-Guided Treasure Hunt: Wend your way through the galleries in this interactive treasure hunt. Jan. 29-Feb. 19. "Shadows, Masks and Music: Aspects of the Performing Arts in Asia": The museum displays a diverse collection of musical instruments, set designs, costumes, and masks that are used in Asian performances. Tuesdays-Sundays. Free with museum admission. "Traditions Unbound: Groundbreaking Painters of Eighteenth-Century Kyoto": This exhibition celebrates the individuality and originality hidden in the minds of eight extraordinary artists living in Kyoto during this period. Through Feb. 26. "In a New Light: The Asian Art Museum Collection": A display of more than 2,500 objects from the museum's permanent collection explores the major cultures of Asia. Daily. Free with museum admission. Gallery Tours: Trained museum docents offer both general introductions to the museum's collections as well as tours that highlight special exhibitions. Tuesdays-Sundays, 11, 11:30 a.m., 1 & 2 p.m. Free with museum admission. Architectural Tours: Learn about the transformation of the old San Francisco Main Public Library into the Asian Art Museum's new quarters with this regular tour. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays-Sundays, 12 & 2:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 12, 2:30 & 6:30 p.m. Free with museum admission. 200 Larkin (at McAllister), 581-3500, www.asianart.org.

Berkeley Art Museum. First Impressions: Free First Thursdays: Check out a world of art and film with free entry to the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive each month. Thursdays, 11 a.m. Free. "Study After Untitled": through April 2 at the Berkeley Art Museum, 2575 Bancroft (between Telegraph and College), Berkeley. Admission is free-$8; call (510) 642-0808 or visit www.bampfa.berkeley.edu.

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