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January 10 - March 7, 2019

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

Untitled by Marilyn Wong, 2013 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on paper, 23 x 28.75 inches

We are proud to announce Marilyn Wong: Catching Spirit, the first solo exhibition of work by Marilyn Wong.

In her over 30 year career, Marilyn Wong (b. 1949) has developed an exceptional artistic vision. The exhibition highlights the range and depth of Marilyn Wong’s artistic practice with a focus on recent works on paper, from 2010 to the present.

Wong translates an enduring captivation with pop culture, from icons like Elvis to Prince to popular cinema, including 60’s Beach Party and martial arts films, into densely layered compositions, built with complex linework pulsing with vibrant color.  

Wong has established her own visual vocabulary with elaborate systems of construction that are as intricate as they are enigmatic. With her compelling, singular style, Wong has developed an impressive body of work. When working in the studio, Wong’s momentum is unwavering. When the spirit moves her, she is a force to be reckoned with.

Wong joined the CE studio in 1985. Her artwork has been widely exhibited in a number of group exhibitions around the world, including  Art and Advocacy: To Be Developmentally Disabled (TBD) at the California Museum (Sacramento, 2017), Resonating Resonance at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan, 2016), and Bay Area Now 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, 2014). In 2018 Wong's work was featured in Mind Place, a group exhibition at the CE gallery, and most recently in 6 Women: Female Voices from Creativity Explored at the Marriott Stanton Hotel in South Beach, Florida.

Curated by Visual Arts Instructor Danielle Wright

 Preview the exhibition on Artsy



Opening Reception

Thursday, January 10, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

Music by DJ Sergio Fedasz (Go BANG!, San Francisco), featuring a special setlist of Marilyn Wong's favorite musical artists.

FREE parking available during the opening reception at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. 

Featured Events

Raise the Woof Adoption Day with Muttville Senior Dog Rescue
May 18, 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

In celebration of Bitchin’, our new exhibition for humans and dogs, Creativity Explored is hosting Raise The Woof Adoption Days at the CE studio and gallery. Join us and meet dogs...


The Artist’s Best Friend: Dogs, Companionship & Inspiration Panel Discussion
May 23, 2019
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

In celebration of Bitchin’, our new exhibition celebrating the dog-themed art and canine companionship, Creativity Explored will host a unique panel discussion about the representation and promi...


Artists with Disabilities in the Contemporary Art World: A Conversation with CE, NIAD, and CG
June 1, 2019
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

As part of our new exhibition with our sister organization, CE x CG x NIAD, we will be hosting a panel discussion before the opening reception at Minnesota Street Project exploring the role of centers...


June Artmaking & Gallery Pop-up at LinkedIn InCommon Community Space
June 12, 2019
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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VIDA x Creativity Explored Launch Event
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5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us in celebrating the exciting launch of Creativity Explored’s new collaboration with socially-conscious fashion and home décor brand VIDA. Creativity Explored is thrilled to partne...


Raise the Woof Adoption Day with Family Dog Rescue
June 15, 2019
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

In celebration of Bitchin’, our new exhibition for humans and dogs, Creativity Explored is hosting Raise The Woof Adoption Days at the CE studio and gallery. Join us and meet dogs from Family Do...


SF Art Book Fair 2019
July 19-21, 2019
Times vary -- see below

We are thrilled to return to the SF Art Book Fair with a booth featuring original art books, zines, and CE publications. The SF Art Book Fair is an annual multi-day festival of artists' publications....