Our critics weigh in on local exhibits

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Galleries 111 Minna Gallery. "Construction": Through July 30. www.davidchoonglee.com. 111 Minna (at Second St.), 974-1719, www.111minnagallery.com. Baxter Chang Patri Fine Art. "Duet": New paintings by Shell Cardon and Katherine Leighnor. Through July 31. Hotel Nikko 222 Mason (at O'Farrell), 397-2000. Contemporary Jewish Museum. "Art of Living: Contemporary Photography and Video from the Israel Museum": Through July 30. 121 Steuart (at Mission), 591-8800, thecjm.org. CounterPULSE. "Frybread and Roses": Through July 30. 1310 Mission (at Ninth St.), 626-2060, www.counterpulse.org. Creativity Explored. "Nature Rules": New work by artists with developmental disabilities, curated by Judith LaRosa. Through Aug. 10. 3245 16th St. (at Dolores), 863-2108, www.creativityexplored.org. Gallery 16. Alex Zecca: Daily. 501 Third St. (at Bryant), 626-7495. Gallery Fifty24SF. "The Next Best Thing": New work by Jeremy Fish. Through July 31. 228 Fillmore (at Haight) (within Upper Playground), 262-0144, www.upperplayground.com. H Cafe. "Virility": New male nudes in paintings and photography by Suzanne Jamieson. Through July 31. 3801 17th St. (at Sanchez), 487-1661, www.hcafesf.com. Micaela Gallery. "Better Out Than In": New paintings by Laurie Lipton. Through July 31. "Laurie Lipton: Drawings": New work. Through July 31. 333 Hayes (at Franklin), 551-8118, www.micaela.com. Needles & Pens. "Grand Re-Opening Benefit Art Show": Through July 29. 483 14th St. (at Guerrero), 255-1534, www.needles-pens.com. Papalote Mexican Grill. Amanda Lopez: Through July 31. www.amandalopezphoto.com. 3409 24th St. (at Valencia), 970-8815, www.papalote-sf.com. Sculpturesite Gallery. Bella Feldman: Glass and steel works. Through Sept. 9. free. "Body Language - Figurative Works by 5 Women Sculptors": New sculpture by Jane Burton, Nina Lyons, Virginia Maksymowicz, Christin Nelson, and Kathy Venter. Through Aug. 5. 201 Third St. (at Howard), Suite 102, 495-6400, www.sculpturesite.com. Toomey Tourell. Joni West: Through July 31. free. 49 Geary (at Kearny) (Fourth Fl.), 989-6444. White Walls Gallery. "Well Hung": New work by Sylvia Ji, Siloette, Andrea Wicklund, Hannah Stouffer, Amanda Lopez, Jenny Bird, Monica Canilao, Jennifer Poone, Diana Thorneycroft, and Jill Simonsen. Through July 31. 835 Larkin (at Alice B. Toklas), 931-1500, www.whitewallsf.com. Museums de Young Museum. "From the Ground Up: American Artists of the Etching Revival": Covers the "etching revival" in the United States. Through Sept. 3. "Personal Perspectives: Aspects of European Photography": European photography from its beginnings in the 1840s up to the present. Through Sept. 17. "The Quilts of Gee's Bend": The quilts of Gee's Bend make San Francisco the final stop in their widely acclaimed nationwide tour. Through Nov. 6. "Chicano": Through Oct. 22. "Crown Point Press: The Art of Etching": The contemporary print publisher is celebrated in this exhibition of 35 prints by 16 artists. Through Aug. 27. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden (at JFK), 863-3330, www.thinker.org. Museum of the African Diaspora. "Carrie Mae Weems: The Louisiana Project.": The exclusive West Coast presentation of internationally renowned photographer and installation artist. July 27-Oct. 9. St. Regis Hotel, 685 Mission (at Third St.), 358-7200, www.moadsf.org. SF Museum of Modern Art. "The Art of Design": A permanent exhibition of works in the museum's architecture and design collection, including works of graphic and industrial design (such as the famous Fillmore rock posters by Bonnie MacLean, Victor Moscoso, and Stanley Mouse). Daily. Drawing Restraint 9: A feature-length film and related photography, drawing, video, and sculpture. Through Sept. 17. "Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection": Magnificent works of painting and sculpture culled from SFMOMA's own collections provide a quick tour of modern art from Fauvism to Minimalism. Daily. The Body as Matrix: Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle: A 60-minute film. Through Sept. 17. "Between Art and Life: The Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Collection": The ongoing exhibition presents works from SFMOMA's own collections, with special installations on artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Robert Gober, Eva Hesse, Anish Kapoor, Sherrie Levine, Brice Marden, Gordon Matta-Clark, Barry McGee, Bruce Nauman, Robert Rauschenberg, and Kara Walker. Daily. "New Work: Tim Gardner, Marcelino Gonalves, Zak Smith": The latest exhibition in the ongoing "New Work" series presents the California museum premieres of three artists from across North America. Through Sept. 5. "Picturing Modernity: Selections From the SFMOMA Collection": An exhibition of photographs from SFMOMA's own collection that illustrate a wide range of photographic styles. Daily. SFMOMA Sculpture Garden Competition: Art on the rooftop garden. Through Sept. 5. "Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation": Through Aug. 13. Nagasaki from a 45 Degree Angle: The Photographer Shomei Tomatsu: A video screening in conjunction with the Shomei Tomatsu exhibit. Through Aug. 13. Xefirotarch/design series 4: Art from Hernn Daz Alonso's Los Angeles-based architectural firm. Through Sept. 17. "Architecture & Design Permanent Collection": An ongoing presentation featuring more than 100 works illustrating concepts in design and architecture. Daily. "Matthew Barney: Drawing Retraint": A full-scale survey of the artist's work occuping the museum's entire fourth floor. Through Sept. 17. 151 Third St. (at Mission), 357-4000, www.sfmoma.org.

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