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When: April 2-May 2 2010

Our brains are the crossroads between the objective and the subjective, the past and the future; when we focus, we target. Naaman Rosen, Tina Dillman, Josh Smith, and Vanessa Woods address this location of consciousness within infinite time and space. Rosen's prints and handmade books examine her father's youth spent fighting in Korea and working on a tugboat; her childhood abandonment by a footloose stepfather and pet rabbit; and growing up artistic, reading Walter Benjamin. Dillman's light box diptychs depict crashing surf, and perhaps icebergs and stony landscapes. Smith's gelatin silver prints combine street photography and abstraction; his digital-print series, "Holes," with its circular, triangular, hexagonal, and trapezoidal mat openings, incorporates Minimalism's shaped-canvas concept. Woods' "Light Abstractions" silver prints suggest mechanical-element photograms made from Bauhaus sculptures, and her 35mm film "Urban Collage Loop" makes modern street-level sensory overload compelling; why no DVD? Intersection runs through April 30 at 21 Grand (416 25th St., Oakland). 510-444-7263 or

— DeWitt Cheng


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