Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., through March 12.
“Hid It Well in a Walnut Shell” at Ratio 3
Daisy May Sheff’s paintings are playful and a little bit unsettling, like a childhood dream. Her works in oil, acrylic, and pastel on canvas and found materials are packed with whimsical colors. 2831A Mission Street. Free.
Tuesday to Saturday 12 to 6 p.m., through March 19.
“Hallucinations of Remembrance and Imminence” at Southern Exposure
Kicking off their 2022 programming Southern Exposure presents a sound-art exhibition by Cristóbal Martínez. The dynamic installation uses computer technology to create a soundscape for visitors to navigate, relating Martínez’s memories of his childhood in the high desert of New Mexico, invoking his ancestral legacy and connection to the land. 3030 20th Street, Free.
Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through April 6.
“Post Growth” at Telematic
An exhibition by the artist collective DISNOVATION.ORG and collaborating artists, “Post Growth” interrogates the precedents of the current environmental crisis and concepts of progress at the expense of the planet. The show presents speculative, alternate models for sustainable future systems, in the form of video and sculptural artworks, including an experimental agricultural contraption for the cultivation of one square meter of wheat. 323 10th Street, Free.
Thursday 1 to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., through April 9
James Chronister at Eleanor Harwood
Chronister achieves a hyper-realist flair with black oil paint, in a tromp l’oeil style that could pass for high-contrast photography. The artist’s sixth solo show with the gallery provides an opportunity to delve into his illustrative, moody landscape painting. 1275 Minnesota Street, 206, Free.
Thursday to Friday 3 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m., through April 10.
“As I Live and Breathe” at SOMArts
Oakland-based artist Angela Hennessy’s solo show is inspired by a range of topics, including chess strategy and celestial divination. Hennessey’s unique textile sculptures, which incorporate her own and synthetic hair, examine themes of life and death, inquiring into how individual and cultural understandings of mortality inform our ways of being in the world. 943 Brannan Street, Free.
Wednesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., through April 30.
“Image Gardeners” at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts
A selection of photographs from the McEvoy Family Collection accompanies three newly commissioned series by Bay Area artists Marcel Pardo Ariza, Carolyn Drake, and Chanell Stone. The exhibition examines self-portraiture as a method to develop identity in female and queer bodies. Artist Lynn Hershman Leeson and scholar Peggy Phalen will converse about technology and female bodies in “Person. Woman. Camera. TV.,” March 5, 3 to 4 p.m. The talk is free, online registration required through McEvoy Foundation’s website. 1150 25th Street, Building B, Free.
“Meantime” at the Institute of Contemporary Art
In anticipation of its September opening, ICA San Francisco will host an ambitious lineup of temporary exhibitions and events titled “Meantime.” The March roster of workshops, performances, and pop-ups includes a live taping of the arts podcast “Beyond the Studio,” March 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., and the Bay Area Queer Zine Fest, March 19 and 20, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Oakland-based artist Chris Martin’s exhibition, “Ancient as Time,” is on-view throughout, featuring new fabric sculptures inspired by traditional tattoo imagery and slogans. 901 Minnesota Street. All events and exhibitions are free.