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September 19 - November 7, 2019

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
3245 16th St. San Francisco, CA 94103

Untitled (Guitar, Detail) by John Iwaszewicz, 2018 © Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, mixed media on particle board. Untitled (Hands, Work in Progress) by Joseph

In a tumultuous political climate, the voices of artists on the margin continue to provide unique perspectives and insight into navigating the distinctly American tensions of race, class, nationality, and identity.

Local artists, curators, and brothers Victor Cartagena and Carlos Cartagena center the voices of CE artists Joseph "JD" Green and John Iwaszewicz in this new exhibition to draw upon their unique creative processes to explore, connect, and share their visions of resistance.

"It’s been a learning experience for me following the creative dialogue of Joseph Green and John Iwaszewicz, seeing them work side-by-side.  Their collaboration has shed light on how each one expresses concerns and reflections on life and society," Teaching Artist and curator Victor Cartagena explains, speaking about the process behind the exhibition. "The result is novel and unexpected and may challenge traditional expectations when it comes to art produced by Creativity Explored artists."

Fragments + Resistance features new paintings, drawings, multimedia sculptures and installations by Green and Iwaszewicz that challenge viewers to elevate and include the voices of artists with developmental disabilities in the critical discussions about America today and into the future.



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

Opening Reception - Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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Preparing Guitar - Interactive Music Workshop & Performance
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VIP Donor & Community Celebration - Holiday Art Shop 2019
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