Thursday, May 4, 2017

Rex Ray at Gallery 16 - opening tonight

Rex Ray, "Isidia," 2005, painted and cut paper
on oil on linen, 76 x 76". Courtesy Gallery 16

G16 presents an exhibition of Rex Ray's work spanning twenty years (1996–2015) of his prolific career. This will be the first retrospective devoted to Rex Ray since his untimely death in 2015. The exhibition presents over 70 Rex Ray artworks, including his epic collection of paper collage titled "Wall Of Sound," as well as never before displayed work including large scale canvases, prints and collage. Coinciding with the exhibition, Gallery 16 will release Rex Ray: We Are All Made Of Light, a new monograph that celebrates and chronicles the artist's career, and SFMOMA will present a selection of Ray's work in conversation with Paul Klee's work from their permanent collection. 

Detail from Wall of Sound. @G16

http://www.rexraystudio.com/ Rex Ray was an American artist best known for his innovative pop aesthetic in fine and commercial art—on canvases, wood panels, album covers, paper, book jackets, murals, and rock and roll posters. …(More at the link)

Obituary: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Collage-artist-Rex-Ray-dies-6071830.php

Gallery 16: 501 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 626-7495
Hours 10:00AM - 5:00PM

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

This is an artist I've never heard of but I am going to look up some of his work. I love the one pictured at the top "Insidia." It is very different and I love the colors. Seems like he died way too young, as many do.