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Black White

May 11 - June 29, 2017

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Black White by Laron Bickerstaff © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, digital print, 5 x 7 inches

Creativity Explored artists examine contrast and interconnection.

Black White is a a group exhibition that explores the sharp distinction between black and white and the many nuanced ways of blurring it.

Co-curated by Creativity Explored’s long-time Executive Director Amy Taub, Black White celebrates the impossibility of strict divisions. Taub will retire at the end of June, after more than 35 years working in the field of developmental disability. “Nothing is ever completely black and white, ability and disability are shades of gray,” Taub explains.

The show’s inspiration, though, is less conceptual and more about creating an opportunity for artists to experiment with a monochromatic palate. Many of the artists participating in the show have never worked with black and white, and doing so opened possibilities for new ways of seeing and looking. Susan Kay, prominent interior designer and Taub’s co-curator, remarks, “Looking at black and white art always leaves just a little bit more room for the imagination.”

Black White includes work from over 40 artists, from miniature sculpture to large-scale banners, ink drawings to mixed media collage. Featured artworks include large, playful line drawings by Steven Liu that float in the gallery window on translucent paper; multiple drawn transportation books, a signature of Daniel Li; one of Elena Cooper’s grand, floral silhouettes; and, a haunting, imaginative landscape painted by Richard Wright. Also included are painted vases by Kate Thompson, adorned with the dancer motif that corresponds with the mural she recently mounted just outside the gallery doors.

The final exhibition of Taub’s tenure at Creativity Explored, Black White provides a dazzling demonstration of the complex and profound possibilities that exist between black and white.

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