1616 16th St, Fl 3rd
San Francisco, California 94103

Gallery 16 is pleased to present its sixth solo exhibition with San Francisco luminary Rex Ray. The exhibition will present new paintings and collages. Ray's work has become a fixture on the national arts scene with its unmistakable graphic power and distinctively barbed beauty.

Perhaps no artist since Andy Warhol has so flawlessly straddled the worlds of Fine Art and Graphic Design. His paintings and collages have received acclaim in national and international art venues, and his ubiquitous graphic work has made him a staple on the international design scene. Ray has refined his distinct abstract vocabulary which draws upon the biomorphic elements of 1950s design, glossy print advertising, his own photography, and digital technology. The resulting images are lush, highly sophisticated, abstract compositions. As acclaimed author Douglas Coupland puts it, "unslick, but superslick at the same time."

The exhibition will coincide with the release of Chronicle Books' new publication Rex Ray: Art+Design, the first comprehensive monograph to survey the artist's multi-faceted work in various media.

Ray's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions worldwide including Neo Mod, Crocker Museum and Monterey Museum, Bay Area Now, In a Different Light, University Art Museum Berkeley, San Diego Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art.

For additional information and images, please contact
Vanessa Blaikie at 415.626.7495 or vanessa@gallery16.com.

Official Website: http://www.urbandigitalcolor.com/gallery16/exhibitions/current.html

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