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Way Bay

January 17 - June 3, 2018

Venue
UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Location
Berkeley, California

Emma Michalitschke: Yosemite Landscape, 1913; oil on canvas; 50 x 44 in.; gift of Emma Michalitschke.

We are proud to announce that three artworks by Creativity Explored artists are included in the Way Bay exhibition at the Berkeley Art Museum.

Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two centuries. An innovatively organized exhibition of art and film, plus poetry, performance documentation, and archival materials, Way Bay features nearly two hundred works that reveal the depth and diversity of artists’ engagement with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear form and is organized around diverse poetic themes that cut across time periods, media, styles, and artistic cultures, bringing together voices from a wide range of practices and representing diverse communities and sensibilities.

Works by artists and filmmakers such as Bruce Baillie, Lutz Bacher, Joan Brown, Bruce Conner, Jay DeFeo, Enrique Chagoya, Richard Diebenkorn, Ernie Gehr, Saburo Hasegawa, Sargent Johnson, Joanne Leonard, Chiura Obata, Helen Clark Oldfield, Joe Overstreet, Alice Anne Parker Stevenson, Rosie Lee Tompkins, Carlos Villa, and many others are juxtaposed throughout the exhibition.

In contrast to a conventional historical survey, Way Bay is organized to suggest poetic currents and connections among works from disparate cultures and communities, highlighting transhistorical affinities among artists, filmmakers, authors, and other creative practitioners who have contributed to—and drawn inspiration from—the region’s distinctive character.

When visiting the Way Bay exhibition, look for these three works by Creativity Explored artists:

 
Subway Tunnel, 2009 by Lance Rivers; ink watercolor and graphite on mat board, 5 x 7 inches; collection of Leeza Doriean and John Phillips, San Francisco



Untitled, c. 2008 by Mary Belknap; Sharpie marker and felt-tip pen on paper; 25 x 19.5 inches


Untitled (Blue Carrots), 2007 by Evelyn Reyes; oil pastel on paper, 11.25 x 17 inches



UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

 

Whipper Snapper Nerd

March 29 - May 3, 2018

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Whipper Snapper Nerd, 1993 by John Patrick McKenzie (Issue #3), inspired the title of the zine series

Guest curators Harrell Fletcher and Elizabeth Meyer return to Creativity Explored to revisit their popular Whipper Snapper Nerd zine series.

Launched 25 years ago as a project to raise awareness of the lives and work of CE artists, Whipper Snapper Nerd is a self-published magazine or zine. Each issue is devoted to one artist and includes selections of their work and an interview.

The exhibition looks back at the original eight issues of the zine and celebrates two new ones devoted to current artists Christina Marie Fong and Gerald Wiggins. This retrospective coincides with a new book, featuring selections from all 10 issues of the zine produced to date.

Combining original artwork, zine excerpts, and videos created with CE artists, Whipper Snapper Nerd is not to be missed!

Featured artists include Barbara Doehrman, Christina Marie Fong, David Jarvey, Andrew Li, Michael Bernard Loggins, Robert Margolis, John Patrick McKenzie, James Miles, Diane Scaccalosi, and Gerald Wiggins.

Curated by Harrell Fletcher and Elizabeth Meyer



Opening Reception

Thursday, March 29, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

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. 

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