Future   |   Current   |   Past

BOOKWORKS: Text and Images from the Creativity Explored Archives

October 18, 2014 - January 15, 2015

San Francisco Public Library - Main Branch

San Francisco, CA

Selection of original Creativity Explored artist zines

BOOKWORKS: Text and Images from the Creativity Explored Archives features a number of books and zines CE artists have produced over the years. This broad survey artist books will be on view in the Grove Street display cases.

BOOKWORKS is divided into three sections: Zines, One-of-a-Kind Books, and Published Works. Zines include the original version of Michael Bernard Loggins’ popular Fears of Your Life zine, which was published by local literary press, Manic D Press. Also included is a collection of Loggins’ other lesser-known zines, as well as Edana Contrera’s somewhat paradoxical “imageless comic,” The Legend of Earl.

CE artist Douglas Sheran’s multi-layered, hand-drawn and painted books as well as Daniel Li’s elegantly minimal compendium of public transportation vehicles rendered in elaborate linework are included in the One-of-a-Kind Books section.

Published Works includes a collection of the larger-run, mass-produced books that showcase the immense creativity of individual studio artists. A unique featured published work is the Tell You What series of mini-zines that recount Creativity Explored artists’ philosophies on art and living as told to New York Times bestselling author Beth Lisick.

For more information, visit the SFPL website.

San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street (Grove Street Display Cases)
San Francisco, CA 94102

Featured Events

48 Pillars Closing Reception
April 14, 2018
12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join us for a talk with the artists at the closing reception of 48 Pillars featuring recent work by Vincent Jackson. Artists Talk and Closing Reception Saturday, April 14 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm Join ...

Art Changes Lives 2018
April 20, 2018

2018 Marks Creativity Explored's 35 Anniversary! Join us at Art Changes Lives 2018, Creativity Explored's annual gala where we celebrate the power of art to change lives with dinner, drinks...

Mind Place Opening Reception
May 10, 2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mind Place features selected works by Ian Adams, Jar Herndon, Camille Holvoet, Laron Bickerstaff, Kathy Wen, and Marilyn Wong. Evoking both physical and imaginary w...