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Toby Calonico

Former Creativity Explored artist, Toby Calonico (b. 1937) joined the Creativity Explored in 1983.

While at Creativity Explored, he was an extremely prolific artist who was always creating new work. Calonico combined painting and collage in ways that may first seem abstract, but are in fact collections of very specific and consistent symbols. Each type of amorphous, cellular-looking shape represents an object or subject drawn from Calonico’s life. For example, his visual vocabulary includes shapes representing cornflakes, potatoes, specific animals, stars, and even babies.

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Samples of Calonico's work





Selected Exhibitions

2009
Inscriptions, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2008
The Untitled, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2005
Revenge of Monster, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2004
Gesture, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
Functionable, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA

2003
Lit, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA