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Exhibition
June 25 - August 5, 2015

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Details:The Dinosaur Whith No Name Intereasting Looking and Cool [sic] by Richard Wright, 2014, colored pencil on paper, 25.5 x 19.75 in. (left); Untitled by Linda Davenport, 2015, jute and thread, 19 x 18 x 5 in., All Rights Reserved

A two-person exhibition of work by Linda Davenport and Richard Wright.

DOTS & DASHES: Another Morse Code is a two-person exhibition of work by Linda Davenport and Richard Wright. Emphasizing the formal rather than the thematic, Davenport and Wright produce work, concurrently but independently of one another, with primary elements composed almost entirely of dots and dashes.

Using jute, thread, fabric, and embroidery floss, Davenport stitches together dizzying freeform textiles that resemble kaleidoscopic circuit boards. In contrast, Wrights’ work is exclusively figurative, yet the technique he uses to create various multicolored animals and creatures on paper plainly echo the dots and dashes present in Davenport’s elaborate fabric creations.

Curated by E. Francis Kohler.

Participating artists: Linda Davenport and Richard Wright

Opening Reception

June 25, 2015
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mystifying music by The Slow Poisoner 

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.

Exhibition
April 30 - June 17, 2015

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Top: Detail of Hot Pink Feelings by Jenny Sharaf, 2015, paint on paper, 22 x 30 inches; Bottom: Detail of Happy is a Shade of Blue by Eva Jun © 2015 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic on paper, 51.5 x 43 inches

Five Creativity Explored studio artists inspire a collaborative project involving Sahar Khoury, Alicia McCarthy, Maysha Mohamedi, Jenny Sharaf, and Sarah Thibault.

Super Contemporary, organized by guest curator and artist Jenny Sharaf, includes work by ten Bay Area artists. For the exhibition, five Creativity Explored artists were paired with five local artists to create works that respond to each other’s studio practice.  The impetus for the exhibition was to use the language of color to start a dialogue between Creativity Explored artists and established Bay Area artists in which both sets of artists learn and challenge one another, pushing the work in new directions.  Artist/Curator Jenny Sharaf used an intuitive process to select and pair the artists, inviting each pair to develop work in tandem – either as a direct collaboration or more of a formal call and response.

Creativity Explored artist Eva Jun partnered with Jenny Sharaf. Both Jun and Sharaf’s art practice is marked by tactile surfaces and saturated color palettes. The artists, both in their late twenties, worked side-by-side to produce a series of paintings that seem to speak to each other.  Collaborating over the course of three months, meeting in the Creativity Explored studio on Thursdays, each artist continued their own practice while encouraging the other to explore new directions.  For the exhibition, Jun and Sharaf will create an installation of their paintings.

The other teams of artists elected to create works that respond to each other’s oeuvre, allowing a different kind of interaction to emerge. Creativity Explored artist Maria Berrios was paired with Oakland-based artist and researcher Sahar Khoury. Berrios’ vibrant paintings and drawings depict portraits of families and flora and fauna, often using the color red as a major compositional element.  Khoury primarily uses paper-mâché and concrete to produce sculptures that blur the lines between paintings, furniture, and photography. The pairing allows viewers to make connections between Berrios’ and Khoury’s seemingly disparate works.

Other artists were grouped because of the parallels found in their art practice. Creativity Explored artist Kaocrew "Yah" Kakabutra joined forces with San Francisco-based artist Maysha Mohamedi. Kakabutra’s practice emphasizes mark-making using a diverse range of media like colored pencil, acrylic, and pastel. Mohamedi’s gestural paintings also use direct, personal mark-making in order to express ideas around fate, emotion, and consciousness.

Similarly, work by Creativity Explored artist Taneya Lovelace is shown alongside Alicia McCarthy’s paintings. McCarthy, a core figure in San Francisco’s Mission School which dates back to the mid 1990s, creates complex compositions by weaving together color, form, pattern, and accessible materials. Lovelace’s abstract mixed media works layer rich colors and organic forms, building complex compositions with visual movement.

Creativity Explored artist Evelyn Reyes teamed up with Sarah Thibault to form the fifth partnership. Reyes’ paintings develop pattern through repetition of forms, often focusing on one object for a series of works.  Her motifs include everyday objects like cakes, garbage cans, and carrots. Thibault’s multi-media paintings also investigate pattern through everyday imagery to investigate materialism, artifice, and the relationship between objects and power.

Each of the ten artist’s practice inspires, challenges, and informs the work made for Super Contemporary. In making art together, Super Contemporary brings a new perspective to the abstract art conversation in the Bay Area.

Participating artists: Maria Berrios + Sahar Khoury; Eva Jun + Jenny SharafKaocrew "Yah" Kakabutra + Maysha Mohamedi; Taneya Lovelace + Alicia McCarthy; and Evelyn Reyes + Sarah Thibault

Guest curated by Jenny Sharaf.

Opening Reception

April 30, 2015
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Music by Robert Doerr 

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 between 16th and 17th Streets) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Exhibition

Creativity Explored artwork at Hotel G

June 23, 2014 - June 23, 2015

Venue
Hotel G San Francisco

Location
386 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Creativity Explored artwork on display in the Hotel G lobby

Original artworks at Hotel G are produced by artists from Creativity Explored:

Lobby:


Camille Holvoet
Chocolate Caramel Cake, 2014
Oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches
$450


Camille Holvoet
Chocolate Pumpkin Cake, 2014
Oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches
$450

 	Chocolate Brown Coffee Mocha CakeCamille Holvoet
Chocolate Brown Coffee Mocha Cake, 2014
Oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches
$450

 	Chocolate Mint Pistachio Cake
Camille Holvoet

Chocolate Mint Pistachio Cake, 2014
Oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches
$450

 	Lemon Lime Banana Frosting on Top
Camille Holvoet
Lemon Lime Banana Frosting on Top, 2014
Oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches
$450
 	Chocolate Pumpkin CakeCamille Holvoet
Chocolate Pumpkin Cake, 2014
Oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches
$450

 	Chocolate Orange CakeCamille Holvoet
Chocolate Orange Cake, 2014
Oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches
$450

 	Mint Chocolate Cake Brown and Light
Camille Holvoet

Mint Chocolate Cake Brown and Light, 2014
Oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches
$450 

Flower Decorated Cake Pink and Green
Camille Holvoet

Flower Decorated Cake Pink and Cake, 2014
Oil pastel on paper, 15 x 22 inches
$450 


John Patrick McKenzie
Untitled, 2014
Acrylic on paper, 24.5 x 32 inches
$600

Meeting Room


Jose Nunez
Horses, 2013
Ink on paper, 49 x 49 inches
$600


Trevor Cartmill-Endow
Alpha Letters, 2013 
Charcoal on paper, ~23 x 30 inches
$300


Pablo Calderon
Flattened Truck, 2013
Acrylic on paper, mounted on wood
$300 

Gym
Kate Thompson
Yoga, 2014
Ink on paper
$500 

 

Room 814

Pablo Calderon
Truck, 2011
Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 60 inches
$1,400

Lucinda Addison
Cat, 2014
Oil pastel on cardboard, 15 x 23.5 inches
$175

 
Vincent Jackson
Cool Man, 2011
Oil pastel on paper, 29.5 x 23 inches
$450


John Patrick McKenzie
Joyce Dewitt Likes..., 2009
Marker on window, 25.5 x 36 inches
$1,300

 

 Floor 9

John Patrick McKenzie
Debbie Harry Likes Sex, 2011
Acrylic on paper, 22/75 x 28.5 inches
$900



Pablo Calderon
Truck, 2011
Acrylic and ink on canvas, 30 x 24 inches
$300

 


Mirian Munguia
Silver Man, 2014
Metal on wood panel, 22.5 x 19.25 inches
$125

 

Marilyn Wong
Untitled, 2011
Marker and watercolor on paper, 27 x 35.5 inches
$550


Kevin Roach
Ink Show, 2014
Graphite on paper, 22.25 x 30 inches
$300


Kevin Roach
Figure with Pink Sky, 2010
Monoprint on paper, 28.5 x 36 inches
$300

 


Kevin Roach
Tall Silver Figure, 2014
Hammered metal on wood panel, 48 x 18 inches
$225


Kate Thompson
Royalty, 2012
Watercolor and ink on paper, 27 x 35 inches
$500





Kate Thompson
Cell Phone Talkers, 2012
Marker on paper, 21.25 x 35.75 inches
$500

 


John Patrick McKenzie
Sexegenarian Kleenex, 2011
Ink on Galaxz paint samples mounted on wood panel, 24 x 30 inches
$700

 


Peter Cordova
Airplane, 2009
Marker on cardboard, 13.5 x 11.5 inches
$225



Gabriel Maduena
Crimson Cat, 2014
Oil pastel on paper, 20 x 26 inches
$225

 

Evelyn Reyes
White and Yellow Carrots, 2012
Oil pastel on paper, 39 x 39 inches
$2,200





Evelyn Reyes
Five Blue Carrots, 2009
Oil pastel on paper, 20 x 61 inches
$1,600



Elana Cooper
Armadillo, 2014
Graphite and watercolor on paper, 19 x 22.5 inches
$200

 


Dan Michiels
Untitled (Hot Pink), 2012
Ink and marker on paper, 26.75 x 30 inches
$600

 

Camille Holvoet
Ferris Wheels Panel, 2013
Charcoal and ink on paper, 33.5 x 33.5 inches
$500


 

Camille Holvoet
Bicycle and Carnival, 2012
Ink and marker on paper, 24 x 32 inches
$450

 


Camille Holvoet
Camille Was a Baby, 2013
Ink and watercolor on paper, 24.5 x 17 inches
$400

 


Camille Holvoet
Pumpkin Cake with Iron Gates, 2011
Oil pastel on matboard, 25 x 37 inches
$450

 


Andrew Li
Bicycles in the City, 2012
Ink and watercolor on paper, 21 x 27.5 inches
$400


Floor 10


Anthony Gomez
Untitled, 2012
Mixed media on paper, 27 x 35.5 inches
$450

Antonio Benjamin
Imaginary Story II, 2010
Graphite, ink, and watercolor on wood panel, 16 x 24 inches
$150



Camille Holvoet
Broken Ferris Wheel I Want Them to Replace, 2011
Mixed media on wood, 26.25 x 20.75 inches
$275

 


Camille Holvoet
Chocolate Layer Cake, 2013
Oil pastel on paper, 22 x 23.5 inches
$300

 


Camille Holvoet
High Heels, 2012
Oil pastel on paper, 19 x 25 inches
$300

 


Camille Holvoet
Dreaming I Was on Apollo St. Van, 2013
Ink and watercolor on paper, 24.5 x 17 inches
$400

 


Jason Monzon
After Burchfield, 2011
Acrylic on canvasboard, 24.25 x 30 inches
$700

 


Jason Monzon
Menagerie, 2013
Mixed media on paper, 14.5 x 21 inches
$300
 


John Patrick McKenzie
The Undertaker Likes Mayor the Cheese, 2011
Ink on paper, 24.5 x 32 inches
$900

 


John Patrick McKenzie
Cyndi Lauper is Not Charming, 2011
Paint pen on paper, 22.75 x 28.5 inches
$900

 

Kate Thompson
Friends, 2011
Mixed media on paper, 27.25 x 35 inches
$450



Lance Rivers
Architectural Skyscraper, 2012
Ink and watercolor on paper, 36 x 28 inches
$450

 


Marylin Wong
Untitled, 2013
Mixed media on paper, 26 x 38 inches
$500

 


Moses Brown
The Village of Mexico, 2010
Acrylic on paper, 18.25 x 24 inches
$200

 


Pablo Calderon
Flattened Truck (pink), 2012
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches
$225

 


Pablo Calderon
Flattened Truck (green and blue), 2012
Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 inches
$450

 


Richard Wright
Black and White Beetle, 2014
Graphite and oil pastel on paper, 32.5 x 24.75 inches
$300

 


Selene Perez
Brown Feline, 2014
Mixed media on paper, 25 x 17.5 inches
$175

 


Vincent Jackson
Collage Totem, 2013
Mixed media on paper, 20 x 71 inches
$750

Floor 11


Camille Holvoet
Macaroni and Cheese, 2012
Oil pastel on paper, 23 x 23 inches
$350

 


Camille Holvoet
I Keep on Dancing, 2013
Ink and watercolor on paper, 24.5 x 17 inches
$400

 


Camille Holvoet
To Get You Hope Fath, 2013
Acrylic and ink on paper, 16.75 x 14.5 inches
$300

 


Christina Marie Fong
Diamonds Are Girls Best Friends, 2012
Mixed media on paper, 27 x 29 inches
$350

 


Dan Michiels
Untitled (Sun), 2012
Marker on mat board, 20 x 32 inches
$500

 


Diane Scaccalosi
Untitled (dark pink), 2012
Mixed media on panel, 22.5 x 29.5 inches
$450

 


John Patrick McKenzie
Oriental Orient, 2011
Ink and Galaxz paint samples mounted on wood panel, 18 x 24 inches
$600

 


John Patrick McKenzie
Our Time Are Younger, 2012
Metallic ink on paper, 28.5 x 23 inches
$900

 


Jose Nunez
Palomar y Flores, 2014
Acrylic and ink on canvas, 16.25 x 48 inches
$225

 


Kate Thompson
People on Bicycles, 2013
Acrylic and ink on paper, 27.75 x 35 inches
$425

 


Kevin Roach
Helicopter, 2012
Ink on paper, 17 x 23 inches
$175

 


Marilyn Wong
Untitled, 2013
Mixed media on paper, 28 x 41 inches
$500

 


Musette Perkins
Geometry, 2012
Colored pencil on paper, 20.5 x 17.75 inches
$250

 

 


Pablo Calderon
Flattened Truck (brown), 2011
Acrylic on canvas, 23.5 x 44 inches
$500

 


Peter Cordova
SF MUNI, 2012
Colored pencil and ink on matboard, 19 x 27.5 inches
$250

 


Peter Cordova
Peter's Rabbit, 2014
Graphite on paper, 16.5 x 16.6 inches
$200

 


Richard Wright
Colorful Beetle, 2014
Acrylic and oil pastel on paper, 24.75 x 32.5 inches
$300

 


Steven Liu
Five Heads of Shiva, 2014
Acrylic and marker on canvas, 48 x 48 inches
$400

 


Selene Perez
Silver and Lavender Creature, 2014
Ink, silver leaf, and watercolor on paper, 24.75 x 61 inches
$600

 


Steven Liu
After Botero (Woman on a Tiger), 2014
Acrylic and marker on canvas, 20 x 24 inches
$150

 


Steven Liu
Dancer (After Egon Schiele), 2012
Mixed media on paper, 27 x 29 inches
$250

 

Floor 12


Ana Maria Vidalon
Repetition, 2011
Marker on paper, 24 x 19 inches
$250

 


Andrew Li
Shanghai Track Team, 2011
Ink on linen board, 21 x 25.25 inches
$400

 


Camille Holvet
Ice Cream Cone, 2013
Oil pastel on paper, 16 x 21 inches
$275

 


Camille Holvoet
Ice Cream Frosty, 2013
Oil pastel on paper, 16 x 21 inches
$275

 


Camille Holvoet
Have Gun Will Travel, 2013
Ink and watercolor on paper, 24.5 x 17 inches
$400

 


Charles "Pancho" Cruz
Hummingbird, 2014
Colored pencil on mounted paper, 19 x 24 inches
$175

 


Daniel Green
Street Fighter, 2013
Mixed media on wood, 15 x 18.5 inches
$350

 


Diane Scaccalosi
Untitled (teal), 2012
Mixed media on panel, 22.5 x 29.5 inches
$450

 


James Miles
Musical Bicycle, 2013
Mixed media on paper, 13 x 17 inches
$200

 


Jason Monzon
Untitled, 2011
Acrylic on canvasboard, 18 x 22 inches
$500

 


John Patrick McKenzie
Teri Hatcher Does Not..., 2012
Ink on paper, 23 x 21 inches
$1,100

 


Jose Nunez
Untitled (Birds and Flowers), 2013
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 16.25 x 44 inches
$250

 


Jose Nunez
Eight Painted Ladies, 2013
Ink on paper, 24.5 x 32 inches
$300

 


Jose Nunez
Horses and Figure, 2013
Acrylic on found window, 23 x 18 inches
$200

 


Jose Nunez
Palomas, 2013
Acrylic on wood panel, 17.75 x 25.75 inches
$125

 


Lance Rivers
Tunnel, 2012
Ink and watercolor on paper, 17.5 x 25 inches
$350

 


Lien Nguyen
Sandy and Spot, 2014
Marker and oil pastel on paper, 18 x 24 inches
$175



Lucina Addison
Bessie the Bearded Goat, 2014
Oil pastel on cardboard, 15 x 23.5 inches
$175

 


Lucinda Addison
Bruno's Cousin, 2014
Oil pastel on cardboard, 15 x 23.5 inches
$175

 


Pablo Calderon
Flattened Truck on Grey, 2012
Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 48 inches
$450

 


Pablo Calderon
Red Truck, 2012
Acrylic on board, 32.5 x 35 inches
$450

 


Pablo Calderon
Tricycle with Pink Wheels, 2013
Acrylic on paper, 32.5 x 25 inches
$400

 


Pablo Calderon
Bicycle with Green Wheels, 2013
Acrylic on wood panel, 25.5 x 41.5 inches
$400

 


Vincent Jackson
Proud Man, 1995
Oil pastel on paper, 33.5 x 28.5 inches
$400

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