In Gina Beavers' painting Moving the ball down the field (2013), an arm the exact color of the blue sky behind it protrudes from the canvas just enough that you can see its outline. Four fingers turn into the legs of two little soccer players wearing brightly colored uniforms, and a thumb becomes a player's arm. It's the sort of painting that makes you do a double take, and like all of Beavers' works in “Cogwheels Carved in Wood,” the show curated by writer Jonathan Griffin at Night Gallery, it's comically unwieldy. 2276 E. 16th St., dwntwn.; thru May 17. (650) 384-5448,

Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: April 22. Continues through May 17, 2014
(Expired: 05/17/14)

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