Friends, Please mark your calendar for a special Summer exhibition featuring Robert Hardgrave, Ala Ebtekar and Bruno Fazzolari opening July 8th 6-9pm. Music by DJ Cliff Hengst.
Gallery 16 is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with Seattle based artist Robert Hardgrave. For the past decade, Hardgrave has made a significant contribution to visual arts in the Pacific Northwest. The artist has become known for his inventive use of material and it’s improvisational spontaneity. Robert’s latest works involve toner transfer printing, a process that allows the artist to bridge the gap between printmaking and painting.
Ala Ebtekar is widely known for his work in painting, drawing, and installation. His work explores the juncture between history and myth, melding together Persian mythology, science, philosophy, and pop culture. Gallery 16 Editions and Ala worked for two years to create two distinct but interconnected print editions. The concept was to use two books important to Ebtekar’s work as the literal physical support for each print. The two books are the Divan-e-Hafez, Persian poet Hafez’s revered collection of works, first published in 1680 and Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Riverside Edition, published in 1889. We’re proud to announce that these prints were recently added to the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Bruno Fazzolari is a San Francisco based artist. We are pleased to announce the release of four new original prints with the artist, titled Dat Rosa. These compositions are inspired by collage that the artist created during his residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts. Fazzolari describes the origin of the prints, “Dat Rosa is a body of work inspired by my color responses to fragrances. I experience color responses to scent, a phenomenon called synesthesia.”
Also, we are excited to announce a G16 Pop-Up gallery at Minnesota Street Project for the month of July. We will be presenting a show titled “Remainder”. It is in conjunction with the SF Art Book Fair and will include works by Michelle Grabner, Ala Ebtekar, Harrell Fletcher, Libby Black, Darren Waterston, Cliff Hengst, Wayne Smith, Josh Jefferson, Martin Mcmurray, Carol Selter, Graham Gillmore, Rudy VanderLans, and Tucker Nichols