Our critics weigh in on local exhibits

Gregory Lind Gallery. "Variegated Radient Dream Plot": Group show including work by David Dupuis, Chris Duncan, and Jovi Schnell. Through Feb. 25. 49 Geary (at Kearny), Fifth Fl., 296-9661, www.gregorylindgallery.com.

Hackett-Freedman Gallery. "The Seven Laughters of God": Through Feb. 25. 250 Sutter (at Kearny) (Fourth Fl.), 362-7152, www.hackettfreedmangallery.com.

Headlands Center for the Arts. "Close Calls: 2006": Group show including work by Deborah G. Aschheim, Christine Brandt, Thomas Campbell, Lisa Chou, Lauren Davies, Amanda Eicher, Jeffrey Eisenberg, Chela Fielding, Dustin Fosnot, Benicia Gantner, Bryson Gill, David Hamill, Desiree Holman, Amanda Hughen, Suzanne Husky, Cynthia Ona Innis, Kara Maria, Tucker Nichols, M. Elisabeth Higgins O'Conner, Mitzi Pederson, Ryan Reynolds, Lisa Ricci, Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, Sarah Smith, Tracey Snelling, Maiko Sugano, Maria Vasconcelos, Lena Wolff, and Michael Zheng. Through Feb. 26. 944 Fort Barry (near Simmonds), Marin Headlands, 331-2787 ext. 28.

Heather Marx Gallery. "Getting Mid-Evil": Through March 11. 77 Geary (at Grant) (Second Fl.), 627-9111, www.heathermarxgallery.com.

Intersection for the Arts. "Battle Emblems": Through Feb. 25. 446 Valencia (at 15th St.), 626-2787, www.theintersection.org.

The Lab. "National Psyche: Feminine vision, thought, and action during wartime": Sprawling group show including work by Jane Benson, Maria Bustnes, Carole Caroompas, Caroline Cox, Alyse Emdur, Oriana Fox, Linda Ganjian, Jean Lowe, Jyung Mee Park, Sabrina Raaf, Paige Sarlin, Nicole Tschampel, and Saya Woolfalk. Opening reception is Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Feb. 24-March 12. 2948 16th St. (at Capp), 864-8855.

The Luggage Store. "Lost Art of Letters": Through Feb. 26. 1007 Market (at Sixth St.), 255-5971, www.luggagestoregallery.org.

Madrone Lounge. "Back From Where We Came": Photography by Adam Wier and Eve Ekman. Through Feb. 28. 500 Divisadero (at Fell), 241-0202, www.madronelounge.com.

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.

Mezzanine Gallery. "Feature Attraction": Portraiture by Tom Hyman, Carmen Wolf, William Ulrich, Jo Farrell, Annekarin Glass, Nick Wightman, Barbara Elliott, Jeff Codori, Jeung Kang, Lynn R. Friedman, Michael V. Childs, Lisa Feather Knee, and Katalina McGinley. Through Feb. 22. 342 Grant (at Bush), 673-3080.

Modernism. "From the Library of Quartz Togs": Through March 4. 685 Market (at Kearny), 541-0461, www.modernisminc.com.

Needles & Pens. "Failed Attempts at Space Travel": Through Feb. 26. 483 14th St. (at Guerrero), 255-1534, www.needles-pens.com.

New Langton Arts. "The Backroom": Through Feb. 25. 1246 Folsom (at Eighth St.), 626-5416, www.newlangtonarts.org.

Precita Eyes Mural Center. "Adult Free-Play Art Time": Ongoing drop-in workshop with instructor Kristin Olsen; no experience necessary and no one turned away for lack of funds. Wednesdays, 7 p.m. $12. 348 Precita, 285-2287.

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

Ratio 3. "Silver Equinox": Digital video work by Takeshi Murata. Through Feb. 26. 903 Guerrero (at 21st St.), 646-732-2767.

RayKo Photo Center. "RayKo Photo Center 2nd Annual Photography Invitational Exhibition": Group show to celebrate the gallery's one-year anniversary. Artists' reception is Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. Through April 2. 428 Third St. (at Harrison), 495-3773, www.raykophoto.com.

Richmond Art Center. Add Your Voice to "Richmond Stories": Contribute to this ongoing art and oral history project by e-mailing answers to the following questions to connection@therac.org: How did you or your family come to Richmond in the first place? What are your happiest memories here? What have you liked most about your community? What historic events stand out most in your memory and your family stories? What stories seem to capture Richmond's essence? What issues and challenges have you faced here? What are your dreams for Richmond's next 100 years? Daily. "Learned Behavior": Group show by art instructors. Through March 19. "The Art of Living Black": Annual non-juried exhibition and art tour of work by African-American artists. Through March 19. "Gordo": Mixed-media installation by Caleb Duarte. Through March 19. "Emergence": Mixed-media installation by Ala Ebtekar. Through March 19. "Overcoming Faceless Labor": Photographs by Almudena Ortiz. Through March 19. 22540 Barrett (Civic Center Plaza), Richmond, 510-620-6772.

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

Rx Gallery. "Andrew Kleindolph": Through March 11. 132 Eddy (at Mason), 474-7973, www.rxgallery.com.

San Francisco Art Institute. "San Francisco Art Institute Exhibitions": Ongoing student exhibitions change weekly, with opening receptions on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m. Daily. "William Kentridge": New video work. Through March 25. 800 Chestnut (at Jones), 771-7020, www.sfai.edu.

San Francisco Performing Arts Library & Museum. "Harlem of the West: The San Francisco Fillmore Jazz Era": Through June 10. $25-$100. 401 Van Ness (at McAllister), 255-4800, www.sfpalm.org.

Southern Exposure. Call for Proposals: SoEx Offsite: The gallery is moving outdoors temporarily while its building is retrofitted; submit proposals for an outdoor show. Application forms are available on the Southern Exposure Web site. Through Feb. 28. 401 Alabama (at 17th St.), 863-2141, www.soex.org.

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.

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