Gallery 16 presents their first exhibition with Boston-based artist Josh Jefferson. Jefferson’s painting and works on paper balance on a line between figureation and abstraction. His work is a celebration of abandon and control. It retains a palpable sense of the joy in it’s making and the struggling to maintain order. Jefferson’s choice of materials often reinforce the sense of playfulness in his work. The artist uses crayons, colored pencils and common acrylic paint, often upon the pages of art history books. It is not uncommon to turn over a Jefferson drawing to find the image of a famous work by Modigliani or Titian. Josh Jefferson "Head Into The Trees" will be on view until December 31, 2015 at Gallery 16, 501 Third Street San Francisco, California. photographs by Bradley Golden.