The Nathan Club, Britomart
Auckland, New Zealand
Creativity Explored artists are represented in New Zealand's first Outsider Art Fair in Auckland.
The inaugural Outsider Art Fair in Auckland, New Zealand, is a weekend-long event showcasing the quality and creative diversity of artists outside of the mainstream, November 21 through November 23, 2014. On view in the Creativity Explored booth will be selected works by CE artists: Daniel Green, Camille Holvoet, John Patrick McKenzie, Evelyn Reyes, and Ana Maria Vidalon.
Located in central Auckland at the Britomart Precinct, the Fair will stimulate awareness and dialogue on Outsider Art through numerous programming such as exhibitions, installations, performances, panel discussions, workshops, and portfolio presentations.
For more information, please visit The Outsider Art Fair.
San Francisco, CA
Creativity Explored artists investigate individual letters and alphabets as art objects in their own right.
Featured artworks include meticulous studies of the symbols and graphics found within everyday written languages. Illustrated large and small, many of these visual renditions of common linguistic characters are elevated to the artistic realm of landscapes or portrait subjects. According to the curator, Visual Arts Instructor/Studio Manager E. Francis Kohler, "Letters are just as valid a subject matter as a vase of flowers or a bowl of fruit."
Many of the hand-drawn fonts act as personal reflections of the artists who made them. At the same time, the artists' practice of spelling out letters dispels some of the stereotypical assumptions that people with disabilities can't communicate using a written language.
In addition to works on paper, one artist created an animated film whose sole characters are letters that crawl, swoop and bounce across the screen accompanied by the sounds that these letters might make if they could. The only formal words included in the exhibition will be abecedarian signage identifying disability-related terms and the stereotypes associated with them, beginning with "A is for Autism" and ending with "Z is for Zellweger Syndrome."
Curated by E. Francis Kohler.
Thursday, October 9, 2014
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by The Slow Poisoner
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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