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August 12 - September 29, 2009

Creativity Explored

San Francisco, CA

The Black Cow by Doris Yen © 2009 Creativity Explored.

During the traditional gallery introductions season, Creativity Explored presents new work in printmaking and drawing by Walter Kresnik, Bertha Otoya, Ana Maria Vidalon and Doris Yen. The four artists employ a remarkable expressiveness of line in their mediums, which is further enhanced by their monochromatic palettes.

Walter Kresnik revists and refines his previous work in portraiture using artists and musicians as his subjects. These intricate drawings are paired with renderings of cultural landmarks from the country of origin of each of Kresnik's subjects.

You can view some great pictures by Kally Kahn of the opening reception on SF Station. Thanks Kally for some fantastic pictures of artists, artwotk, guests, musicians, babies, and dogs!

Doris Yen, Bertha Otoya, and Ana Maria Vidalon vigorously explore printmaking, a medium that is new for the three artists. Yen‘s mastery of line is further highlighted by the printmaking process, as seen in her works of fish and animals. Bertha Otoya also incorporates fish as a subject matter, along with animals, script, and images from hand-made stamps in her monoprints and in a stand-out 70-foot long scroll. Vidalon has experimented with several printmaking techniques to introduce entirely new content to her work. Inspired by sheet music, she employs chine-colle techniques that enable her to incorporate actual sheet music into her delicate compositions of lines and notes that dance across the surface of her works on paper.

This exhibition is curated by Amy Auerbach, Gallery Manager and Amy Taub, Executive Director.  You can read the press release here

The opening reception will feature music by the West Side Jazz Club, a San Francisco-based collective of musicians seeking to balance modern, innovative jazz music with a solid tradition of small-group bebop.

Creativity Explored
3245 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)
San Francisco, CA 94103


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