Why bronze your baby shoes when you can bronze yourself, or at least sculpt yourself in that magical copper-tin alloy first melded more than six thousands years ago? Bay Area sculptor and clown prince of the art world Robert Arneson took that path for much of his last decade and now Brian Gross Fine Art is showing nearly a dozen of his wonderful self-portraits in bronze. Sometimes political, sometimes personal, Arneson couldn't help being droll even when confronting serious issues like warfare and personal mortality. Check out the opening reception this Saturday afternoon, if you can, and the show runs through the end of April.

Brian Gross Fine Art
49 Geary Street, 5th Floor
(415) 788-1050
Opening reception: Saturday, March 3, 4-6pm
Through April 28: Tuesday-Friday 11-5:30pm; Saturday 11-5pm