Through December 22 - Cliff Hengst and Scott Hewicker: Golden Prisn at Gallery 16. I talk about this all the time but when I first moved to San Francisco 20 years ago the very first piece of "real" art I bought was by Cliff, at an auction at The Lab, and then a few years ago I proudly added a piece by Scott to my walls as well. Suffice it to say that the pair are two of my favorite local artists (with talents that spill over into music and performance and writing and generally being fabulous), and it is always beyond divine to see an exhibition of their work. Bay Area gentrification was a jumping-off point for this show, and there is certainly an undercurrent of discord, particularly in Cliff's text-based pieces/protest signs. But I found much exuberance to revel in as well, with an emphasis on color that represents San Francisco's tenacious diversity. In a simple, brilliant move Scott has chosen to tint certain windows of the gallery too, so that even on the greyest of the days some joy shines through.