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  • Carson Ellis, Only Children, Hang Tight

    June 03, 2022 – July 31, 2022

    Opening Reception:

    June 03, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

  • Nathaniel Russell, Something About The Sun

    June 03, 2022 – July 31, 2022

    Opening Reception:

    June 03, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

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    Rex Ray

    Cut And Paste

    Gallery 16 is proud to represent the Estate of Rex Ray. Beginning Thursday July 9, a major exhibition of the late artist’s work will be open for public viewing. To coincide with the show, we’ll release a new monograph by Griff Williams, published by Chronicle Books, that documents Rex Ray’s influential career.

    Rex Ray (1956–2015) was a beloved San Francisco artist and designer recognized worldwide for his distinct graphic compositions, saturated colors and unapologetic devotion to beauty. His art was widely viewed as an accessible link to the pop and modernist aesthetic although his work referenced a variety of influences—including the Arts and Crafts movement, Fluxus, Dadaism, Abstract Expressionism, organic and hard-edged abstraction, pattern and textile design, and Op Art. This democratic confluence of influences spoke to multiple audiences and certainly helps account for his widespread popularity.

    The show will present artwork never previously displayed, including large scale canvases, prints, and collages. His epic collection of paper collages titled, “Wall Of Sound” will be installed in the gallery. The piece was an ongoing project which grew in size between 1996 and 2004. It is comprised of over 500 cut paper collages on small sheets hung end-to-end in what is called library style.

    Calenia

    Painted and cut paper on linen

    72 x 48 inches

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    Evoluta

    Painted paper over stretched linen

    54 x 54 inches

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    Cristatum

    Painted and cut paper on linen

    54 x 54 inches

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    Lucidum,

    2012

    Painted and cut paper on linen

    72 x 48 inches

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    Physconia

    painted paper over stretched linen

    72 x 72 inches

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    RR 3527

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 3527 (detail)

    Collage with mixed media over panel

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    RR 4779

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 4779 (detail)

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    RR 4678

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 4678 (detail)

    Collage with mixed media over panel

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    RR 3830

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 3830 (detail)

    Collage with mixed media over panel

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    RR 4687

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 4687 (detail)

    Collage with mixed media over panel

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    RR 4379

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 3678

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 4379

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 3397

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 4194

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 4680

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 4193

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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    RR 4685

    Collage with mixed media over panel

    72 x 12 inches

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