Rex Ray with Paul Klee at SFMoMA

Paul Klee and Rex Ray at SFMoMA

May 20–September 10, 2017

Floor 2

"This intimate exhibition places artworks by Swiss-born modernist Paul Klee (1879–1940) alongside dazzling paintings by San Francisco artist and designer Rex Ray (1956–2015). Although separated by both time and place, their works share stunning formal similarities, including an exploration of geometric forms, the use of vibrant color, and playful, organic designs. Among other works, the exhibition features a rarely exhibited, intimate pastel watercolor by Klee from 1917 and an eye-popping collage by Ray from 1999."


Tickets can be purchased through SFMoMA,

Jonn Herschend: Your Lost Shoe (or everything that happened since the last time)

"This is the trailer video for the exhibition of the same name, which will take place at Gallery 16 in SF from March 3-April 29. The trailer, which was written and directed by Jonn Herschend, exists as a part of the show, but will only happen on line. Big thanks to Beth Lisick, Packard Jennings, Scott Vermiere, and Kate Rhoades."

Your Lost Shoe is Jonn Herschend’s first solo show since 2011. He wanted you to know that it has been a while. He’s been distracted.   

Here’s what it’s about:

It’s about a love triangle between Mark, Lisa and the Narrator of the show.

Here’s also what it will be about:  

It’s about everything that happened since the last solo show (which took place at Steven Wolf Projects in 2011 and was called The Book You Said I Never Returned, which attempted to prove—in the form of a gallery exhibition—that the narrator had in fact returned a book that he borrowed from Lisa). One can consider it a sort of update on how things have shaken out with Mark, Lisa and the Narrator.

The show will also involve Mark’s lost shoe.

The show is also a sort of adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It.

It can also be said that the show will be a further exploration of narrative structure, entertainment and veracity.  

The narrative will involve the following:

●   10 oil paintings

●   8 watercolors

●   1 sculpture

●   A PowerPoint presentation

●   A quarterly report

  o   Intro by the writer Anthony Discenza

●   An on-line exhibition trailer featuring the talents of

  o   Packard Jennings

  o   Kate Rhoades

  o   Scott Vermiere

  o   Beth Lisick

It can be said that Herschend is thinking of Eisenstein's Soviet Montage Theory of editing when he is thinking about how the viewer will engage these disparate elements.

Also for this show, there will be two events:

1)   A film screening of films by Herschend and also not by Herschend (March 2017)

2)   An evening of sad comedy, complete with a musical guest (April 2017)

For inquiries regarding this exhibition, please contact

Facebook event for the opening reception Jonn Herschend: Your Lost Shoe Opening Reception 3/3 6–9pm


Lounge Lessons: A Musical Journey of Life Reflections and Motivation Through Song

Cliff Hengst performs as Bobby Coupon on Saturday, December 10th from 8pm. Lounge Lessons: A Musical Journey of Life Reflections and Motivation Through Song—a lounge act meets motivational seminar of Hengst’s own creation—first debuted earlier this year in three consecutive sold-out shows at Machine Project in Los Angeles.

This performance is in conjunction with the artist's exhibition at Gallery 16.

Sat, December 10, 2016

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

Free, rsvp EventBrite

Event poster by Cliff Hengst

Event poster by Cliff Hengst