“An American City,” Cleveland, Ohio's inaugural triennial opens next year, July 7 through September 30, 2018. Michelle Grabner, along with friend, writer and curator Jens Hoffman, organize what The New York Times reports to be an opportunity to “shine a bright light for three months" on the art-happenings of the area. For more, view the original article from NYTimes.
"Working in this way has taught me that there are no wrong answers. Failure is a teacher. The only thing left to do is trust myself to create imagery that is honest to who I am. Stress and self-doubt are natural human feelings. For me, I just work through them until those feelings are overpowered by the excitement of what is being made." –Robert Hardgrave
Fore more from Robert Hardgrave describing his acrylic toner transfer technique and his wholistic approach to working in the studio, check out the September 2016 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine.
Quiet Please: The Mental Game of Art and Tennis at Berkeley Art Center is on view July 30–August 28th, featuring works by artists examining "the call and response relationship between artist and viewer, using the sport of tennis as a metaphor to this exchange." Libby Black presents a collection of 2D and 3D works that engage the audience in exactly this manner. Congratulations to the artist and kudos to BAC for putting together this great show.
Gallery 16 is excited to announce a G16 Pop-Up show at Minnesota Street Project for the month of July in conjunction with the inaugural SF Art Book Fair. It is in this context that we present this exhibition of artists that have considered the book as a subject in their practice. The many works in this exhibition utilize the embedded qualities found in the book as a subject of consideration.
Curated by Griff Williams, the exhibition “Remainder” includes works by Michelle Grabner, Ala Ebtekar, Libby Black, Nigel Poor, Cliff Hengst, Alice Shaw, Wayne Smith, Martin Mcmurray, Graham Gillmore, Rudy VanderLans, William Kentridge, Shaun O’Dell, Robert Hardgrave and Tucker Nichols.
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.”
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, William Kentridge and Tucker Nichols
On Tuesday June 14th Libby Black and Serena Cole will host a walk through and discussion about their current solo shows, A Light That Never Goes Out by Libby Black and Let Me Look At You by Serena Cole on view until June 30. This event is free but RSVP is mandatory as seating is limited. Gallery 16 is joining with Painting Salon to present this intimate opportunity to discuss the artwork with the artists themselves.
Eventbrite RSVP here
Date Tuesday June 14, 7pm - 9pm
Location Gallery 16, 501 3rd St, SF, 94107
7:00pm - Doors Open
7:30pm - Gallery Walk Through
8:00pm - Discussion / Q&A
This talk is presented in tandem with The Painting Salon's June lecture. The Painting Salon is a monthly lecture series aimed at fostering a dialogue about contemporary painting in the Bay Area.
We visited Tucker Nichols at his studio, located above a tuxedo rental shop in San Rafael. Tucker describes his inspirations, fears or lack there of ahead of a solo exhibition in NYC and completing a commissioned body of work for the In Situ, the new restaurant opening Summer 2016 at the SFMOMA.
Gallery Artist Tucker Nichols Talk at SFMOMA Thursday 6/9 at SFMOMA
Tucker will be talking about things that inspire his practice along with Jay Dion of Atelier Dion. This talk is the final lecture in the series titled Assignment #4 Start a Lecture Series which is presented by Will Rogan and John Herschend, editiors of The Thing. The series is in tandem with the exhibition Learning to Love You More. The lecture will take place at Koret Education Center at 6pm Thursday 6.9.2016 at the SFMOMA.
Gallery Artist Alice Shaw in conversation with Tammy Rae Carland at SFMOMA:
Lectures on Things by People
Alice Shaw & Tammy Rae Carland
The 4th lecture in THE THING Quarterly's series Lectures on Things by People features artists Alice Shaw and Tammy Rae Carland. The series is presented as part of the SFMOMA exhibitionLearning to Love You More, curated by THE THING Quarterly editors Will Rogan and Jonn Herschend.
Previous lecture participants include: Miranda July, Harrell Fletcher, Mike Wilkins, Thao Nguyen, Yves Béhar, and Jim Christensen. The final lecture will take place June 9thwith Jay Dion (of Atelier Dion) and Tucker Nichols.
TWO WAYS TO GET YOUR TICKETS FOR THIS THURSDAY
- 30 free tickets available. (Does not include admission to the rest of the museum)
- Museum tickets include admission to the lecture.
Gallery and Print Shop Manager – Full time position available
Gallery 16, a contemporary fine art gallery and Urban Digital Color, a fine art printmaking studio, were established in 1993. Gallery 16 has presented over 200 exhibitions with some of the world's foremost contemporary artists. UDC was among the first printmaking facilities in the world to produce artists editions with digital printmaking technology.
The Gallery Manager is responsible for working directly with exhibiting & collaborating artists, clients and engaging with the public while managing all aspects of day to day operations of both Gallery 16 and Urban Digital Color. The Gallery Manager reports directly to the gallery’s Founder/Owner, Griff Williams. Gallery 16 also functions as a venue for occasional events. The manager will in addition be responsible for coordinating and managing event rentals as needed.
This is full time position, Monday – Friday, 9 to 5pm with flexibility during installation/deinstallation weeks and certain evenings.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following reflects the gallery’s definition of primary responsibilities for this position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. The Founder/Owner may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.
• Serve as the main point of contact for artists within the gallery; build and maintain artist relationships
• Cultivate sales opportunities, particularly with museums, collectors, art consultants, etc.
• Coordinate shipping, packing and installation of works with artists
• Manage exhibition programming as needed, including writing/editing press release information, reaching out to press regarding upcoming exhibitions and artists’ news/projects
• Manage the installation and deinstallation of exhibitions
• Manage all gallery communications
• Manage all sales records and accounting (accounts receivable; accounts payable; quotes, invoices and receipts); adjust databases – both publicly and internally - to reflect changes in inventory
• Maintain the gallery's online presence including website, social media, and email
marketing and online marketplaces (i.e. Artsy, 1stDibs)
• Manage and track all gallery inventory
• Manage all supporting staff; delegate work to gallery assistant
• Maintain all gallery "back of house" areas – including cleaning, organizing, restocking as needed
• Regularly responsible for creation of all official documents regarding loans, consignments, proposals, sales, quotes, etc.
• Assisting the gallery owner
• Engage with the public in touring them through exhibitions, answering questions and engaging with visitors in an eloquent, welcoming and well articulated manner
URBAN DIGITAL COLOR
• Prepare all paperwork for incoming projects and printing/scanning requests & relay all information to master printers
• Receive inquiries and direct to master printers when needed
• Consult and provide pricing, options and estimated production time to potential clients
• Manage all invoices/accounts receivable
• Ensure the timely and neat packaging/shipment of outgoing orders
• Order printing supplies and materials as needed
• Receive & respond to inquiries by phone and email
• Coordinate & handle site visits with potential clients
• Manage all rental bookings, contracts & invoices
• Provide instruction for all vendors & clients as needed before and during the event
• Manage the events calendar
• Must be organized and self-directed
• Strong attention to detail
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Professional and poised phone manner
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated sales ability
• Must be able to multitask in a fast paced environment
• Feels comfortable dealing with clients, artists and the public
• Knowledge of contemporary and 20th Century art, specifically Bay Area artists, organizations
• Proficient use of MS Office Suite, Thunderbird/Gmail, Adobe Photoshop & InDesign, Mail Chimp, Account Edge Pro, Filemaker Pro and basic website maintenance
Bachelor's degree required. Minimum 1 to 2 years gallery or museum experience in comparable role, with emphasis placed on demonstrated qualities. A current knowledge of contemporary visual arts and art history is also necessary.
Please send cover letter and resume to Griff@gallery16.com
Check out the High Fructose article on Jason Middlebrook's current show, The Small Spaces in Between.
Thomas Heinser's Reduziert featured on QZ.com! Great read
Jason Middlebrook's The Small Spaces in Between is SFAQ's pick for the week.
Thomas Heinser's solo exhibition Reduziert received a significant amount of international press.
Here's a recap of a few recent articles.
- Core 77: Thomas Heinser's Aerial Images Show Us a Startling View of California's Drought
- Curbed SF: Last Chance to See Traumatic But Beautiful California Landscapes Warped by Drought
- Wired: The Most Surreal Look at California’s Drought Is From the Air
- Daily Mail: Aerial Photos Reveal California's Landscape Devastated By Drought
Michelle Grabner, Untitled [cadmium red deep/green], 2015, oil, gesso, burlap, 24 x 48".
For over twenty years, Michelle Grabner has taken the vernacular patterns of domesticity as a departure point for the creation of abstract paintings. For “Gingham,” her latest exhibition, the artist transmogrifies this common, happy-looking, and picnic-ready fabric into thickly painted works on rough burlap.
From a distance, Untitled [cadmium red deep/green], 2015, looks like a crisscross of red stripes on a white ground. Up close, it reveals itself actually to be made up of pink, red, and white squares over a green ground, the red and pink squares butting against each other in synchronous harmony. The green ground seeping out from beneath each square creates moments of chromatic vibration, loosening the representation of “gingham” into an odd geometric abstraction, a relative of psychedelic Op.
In the project space, Grabner has partially reconstructed her first show at the gallery, “Home Painting,” from 1998. In this installation, seven enamel-on-panel paintings are hung alongside a monitor playing an episode of Martha Stewart’s 1990s television show. “Home Painting” is a marvelous opportunity to see the artist’s graphic, painterly evolution. Her “Gingham” works are fat, voluptuous—rather in stark contrast to the lighter and more fluid stenciling of the older paintings. Grabner’s current pieces, as is made clear through the parallel shows, have become slower to the gaze, transcending the prosaic Martha Stewart domesticity of her inspiration.
— Sherman Sam