What happens when an altered mental state goes wrong? Lots of freaking out and, in many cases, artistic interpretation in the aftermath. Trying to make visual sense of a bad trip is nothing new, but artists Scott Hewicker and Cliff Hengst have made an entire book, along with an exhibition, out of their collective psychedelic crises. Good Times, Bad Trips (Gallery 16 Editions) collects the various tales of woe and pairs the stories–from the likes of Devendra Banhart, Lars Bang Larson, Tony Labat, and others–with the artists' paintings, collages, and photographs.
An exhibition entitled S.A.N.E. (Something, Anything, Nothing, Everything), at San Francisco's Gallery 16, sees Hewicker and Hengst further exploring this subject matter. Hewicker will exhibit new paintings and a video, while Hengst will show off handmade signs and drawings.
S.A.N.E. runs from Friday, September 14 - Saturday, November 3, 2007.
Opening Reception Info
Friday, September 14, 2007
Music By Arp (Smalltown Supersound)
Gallery 16, 501 3rd St., S.F.