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Alice Shaw Golden State

July 17 - September 4, 2015

Opening reception on Friday July 17 from 6 – 9pm

Gallery 16 is proud to present its sixth show with artist Alice Shaw, Golden State. As the name suggests, Golden State takes a look at the things that are important to modern day California culture: religion, money, fame, booze, driving, and parking. Shaw is a photography-based conceptual artist who frequently employs other media in her practice. For this exhibition she has included the ready made, collage, found imagery, fiber arts, and paint on canvas. Shaw grew up in California where people have been coming to find riches well before it was established as a state in 1850. She lives and works in San Francisco.

Shaw’s art, which infuses personal document with humor, is included in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the di Rosa Foundation. She has practiced photography for over 20 years and she has been a visiting lecturer at UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, CCA and The San Francisco Art Institute.