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Julia Anne Goodman: On Verticality

February 9 - April 28, 2017

Venue
Katz Snyder Gallery

Location
San Francisco

This is a Brain Map of Julia by Loren King © 2015 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC ,handmade paper and marker with yarn inclusion on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Creativity Explored artist Loren King's "brain map" artworks, made in collaboration with former Artist-in-Residence Julia Anne Goodman, are included in the Julia Anne Goodman: On Verticality exhibition at the JCCSF.  

This solo exhibition by Oakland-based artist Goodman, presented in conjunction with her site-specific window installation at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), includes three bodies of works that explore the connections between the earth and stars. Materials include found slides, bed sheets and t-shirts, and beets. The work seeks to explore our relationship to one another and our environment, providing a meditation on how material can reflect our fragile resiliency and our short time on earth.

Artist Reception
Thursday, February 9, 2017
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Katz Snyder Gallery
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
3200 California Street  
San Francisco, CA 94118

FULL STOP!

March 16 - May 4, 2017

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco

Untitled (collaborative artwork) by Claus Groeger, Corine Raper, and Hung Kei Shiu © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media, 23 x 24.5 inches

An exhibition exploring mark making as a visual language by nonverbal artists, Claus Groeger, Corine Raper, and Hung Kei Shiu.

FULL STOP! is an exploration of the ways three artists use mark making to experiment, communicate vision, and collaborate. This exhibition of work by Claus GroegerCorine Raper, and Hung Kei Shiu features diverse techniques of line making and deliberate gestural abstraction.

All three artists are, for the most part, nonverbal, and use mark making as a mode of expression. Visual Arts instructor and Co-Curator, Hannah Grace Lilly remarks, “there is something so quiet about the three artists, but something so incredibly loud about their artwork.”

The artists’ respective methods may appear as an impulsive mark, but upon closer examination they demonstrate a deep understanding of composition, color, and movement. For example, Groeger’s lines often flow off the paper functioning as an extension of his curiosity, while Raper keeps her gestural line work within the boundaries of the page serving as a reflection of her concentration. In contrast, Shiu delicately crafts dreamy colored fields of line work into assembled patterns. 

Curated by Amanda Eicher and Hannah Grace Lilly

Opening Reception

Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by Andrew Galpern and Joseph McGovern of Sonic Code 

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

FREE parking available during the opening reception at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

 

facia obscura

April 8 - May 27, 2017

Venue
Jack Fischer Gallery

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled #166 acrylic on magazine page, 10.75 x 8 inches, Untitled #165, acrylic on magazine page, 13 x 10 inches, Untitled #169, acrylic on magazine page, 10.75 x 8 inches. All works © 2005 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC

Jack Fischer Gallery presents a solo exhibition of works on paper by Douglas Sheran.

Douglas Sheran worked at Creativity Explored from 1993 until 2008 where he would render his preferred subjects (figures and animals) in pencil, ink, pastels, acrylics, watercolors, and ceramics. Sheran’s drawings capture the strength and essence of the subject rather than the minute detail. He is able to employ a few lyrical lines to convey form and movement.

Playing with the human form, Sheran created a series of works in which he painted over female figures found in magazines. Gestural yet subdued, in each work, Sheran captures the shape of the female figure with minimal strokes.

Sheran also developed a suite of portraits of the crew of the Enterprise from Star Trek. These bold, graphic images suggests Andy Warhol’s silk screened grids of celebrities. Working in acrylic on sheets of acetate placed over reference images of the characters, Sheran arrived at an approximate yet expressive and singular version of each personage. These colorful images were then overlaid onto backgrounds of illustration board that the artist hand painted with washes of acrylic paint.

Selections from these bodies of work will be on view at the Jack Fischer Gallery April 8 to May 27, 2017. To see images, click here.

Opening Reception 
Saturday, April 8, 2017 
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Jack Fischer Gallery
1275 Minnesota Street Project
San Francisco, CA 94107

Gallery Hours
Tuesday through Saturday
11:30 am to 5:30 pm
(First Saturdays open until 8:00 pm)

 

April 20 - July 30, 2017

Venue
Parlor

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled (Assemblage III) by Charlie Barthelet © 2011 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media, 12 x 11 x 10 inches

Spring-summer pop-up features a rotating selection of painting and sculpture, including work by Creativity Explored artists.

Charlie BartheletPeter Cordova, Jessenia Garcia, Claus Groeger, Maribel Guzman, Josué Izquierdo, Loren King, and Hung Kei Shiu are all exhibiting work at Parlor, an experimental art space hosting a spring-summer pop-up.

A project by Oak + Fog and curator Arianne Gelardin, Parlor is an off-shoot of StoreFrontLab, the undertaking of long-time Creativity Explored supporters David Baker and Yosh Asato. Part community living room, part art house, and part greenhouse, Parlor is an experimental hybrid retail concept integrating the work of local artists and designers into its form and function. An uplifting, sensory setting, Parlor invites the community to stop in, meet new people and experience an evolving collection of artwork.

The spring-summer pop-up will feature a rotating selection of painting and sculpture, unique furniture, tableware, house plants and provisions. 

Much like Gordon Matta-Clark’s FOOD restaurant (SoHo, 1971-1974), Parlor is both a retail business and an artistic “intervention in an urban setting.” Parlor’s low-standing communal table encourages visitors to subtly engage with one another, overhearing fragments of conversation and stealing glances with strangers. Special events—such as live music, artist talks, or film screenings—cultivate more direct engagement.

Come support artists working at Creativity Explored by checking out this innovative and thought-provoking space!


Parlor
235 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94103 

Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Closed Monday 

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