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Published 2:15 AM PST Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003   

Critic's pick: b. sakata garo
"Strange Fruit"/ Milton Bowens
By Victoria Dalkey -- Bee Art Correspondent

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Combining strong graphic design with pungent social commentary, Milton Bowens targets racial injustice in "Strange Fruit," a mixed-media work whose title refers to a Billie Holiday song about lynching in the South.

It's one of a series of searing works by Bowens, who is currently artist-in-residence at the St. Hope Foundation, at b. sakata garo, 923 20th St. (916) 447-4276.