On view from September 12 through November 7, 2008, 15 years of Gallery 16: These Are the People in Your Neighborhood celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of Gallery 16 in San Francisco’s SoMA district.
Artists from the past, present, and future of the space participate in this special event, including Arturo Herrera (Season 3), William Kentridge, Stephen Hendee, Rex Ray, Xylor Jane, Jim Isermann, Michelle Grabner, Gedi Sibony, Lynn Hershman, Deborah Oropallo, Harrell Fletcher, Shaun O’Dell, Darren Waterston, Libby Black, Rebeca Bollinger and others.
Artist Griff Williams founded Gallery 16 to function as both contemporary exhibition space and fine art press. The exhibition program was not born from curatorial efforts, but a commitment to artists support and with the notion that a gallery should be “a place for radical ideas, not strictly a retail market for high priced goods.” Mr. Williams says, “We don’t create exhibitions around thematic curatorial agendas, but extend an invitation to artists we trust and challenge them with opportunity to present their ideas without restrictions.”
A reception will be held at the gallery on Friday, September 12 from 6 to 9pm.