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Cover | Mark Stock

Reverie #4 (2008, oils and acrylic on canvas). Image courtesy of Modernism Inc., San Francisco. Mark Stock’s paintings connect viewers to the euphoria, loneliness and  sometimes fatal entanglements of romance. Often melodramatic and tinged with irony, Stock’s images illustrate love’s power to provoke our best and most illicit behavior. In this new series of paintings, Stock’s interest in prestidigitation manifests in the open-ended mystery of images. Connecting in a  dream-like fashion, the images allow the viewer to capture some of the magic embedded in the mundane. Born in Germany in 1951 where his father was  serving in the U.S. Army, Stock lived the transient childhood of an Army brat and landed in California in 1976. He is represented by Modernism Gallery, 685 Market Street, San Francisco. Stock’s show Reverie opens at Modernism on Thursday, March 13, 5:30 to 8 p.m. and will run through May 3.



March 2008 Issue:
Table of Contents

|  Foodie Fest
A food issue dedicated to the happenings of local food lovers. Elizabeth Kennedy tells us how underground speakeasies and supper clubs are the rage around the Bay; Andrew Gilbert profiles Philip Gelb, vegan chef and master of the shakuhachi; and Katherine Dittmann catches up with chef Paul Bertolli who’s turned his culinary passions toward making salumi. By Elizabeth Kennedy, Andrew Gilbert, Katherine Dittmann.
Read the second and third parts of this feature in the print version of The Monthly.

Shop Talk | Restaurant Roundup
This month we take you to eight East Bay eateries.  

IN FARO’S GARDEN  |   Moving Mary
The gardener rescues a whispering statue and ponders her place in his garden.   By R.E. Faro

EAST BAY LIFE |  Shift into Electric
Marc Korchin had a green epiphany, fell in love with his electric car and decided to share the love. His Green Motors on San Pablo Avenue sells low-speed electric cars that re-charge by plugging into an ordinary outlet and don’t burn any carbon. And they’re cute!  Andrea Lampros

The Kilduff File |  Sam Singer
This veteran public relations man from Berkeley has spun for Jack in the Box (remember the E. coli?) and is now the flack who’s taking flak for the San Francisco Zoo.  By Paul Kilduff

Shopping will return next month.



Editor’s Note


Critic’s Choice

Boutique Bazaar

Food for Thought

Dining Guide

Marketplace: Home & Garden

Marketplace: Personal & Creative Services

Kartoon Korner

The Monthly’s Seventh Annual Cover Contest

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