June 23 - August 31, 2012
Rex Ray is one of San Francisco’s most accomplished and prolific visual artists. Known to traverse both the design and art worlds, Ray’s art can be found in museums and galleries as well as rock clubs and on Swatch watches. Paper pieces, cut from fashion magazines and hand painted, are assembled by Ray to create brightly colored collages that range from delicate botanicals to ebullient constellations and modernist sequences.
Rex Ray Art + Design, a monograph of the work of Rex Ray, was published by Chronicle Books in November of 2007. In March of 2009, Rex Ray opened his first solo museum exhibition at the Museum ofContemporary Art Denver. Other recent exhibitions include; The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA; The Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA; The Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA; The San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA; The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Rule Gallery, Denver, CO and Broadbend Gallery, London, England. Ray’s design work includes; line of rugs with Elson & Company; a limited edition Artist Series Messenger Bag for Timbuk2; a signature gentlemen’s Swatch; CD packaging for David Bowie, Joe Satriani, Matmos, Deee-Lite and has worked with Bill Graham Presents in over 100 tour posters.