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SMALL

June 29 - August 9, 2011

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

The Survivor by Rose Gordon © 2010 Creativity Explored.
Ceramic, 2” x 2”.

SMALL is an impressive group exhibition of over 100 small-scale works by more than 40 artists, and is one of the most diverse shows that Creativity Explored Gallery has ever presented. No piece is larger than seven inches square, though separately, and as a whole, the work speaks volumes. Miniature ceramics, woodblock paintings, ink drawings, watercolors and mixed-media pieces that range in style and subject matter keep each other company. It’s a veritable Noah’s Ark of an art exhibition. Distinct themes do emerge however; this show demonstrates the unique freedom that tight parameters offer an artist, enabling them to work with life’s minutia or its immensity, on one hand focusing on human gestures, the turn of a phrase, internal organs and the formal qualities of line, shape and color, and on the other hand exploring flight, geography, landscape, and architecture.

For more information, you can read the press release here.

The opening reception features live music by Diana Gameros.

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

John Patrick Mckenzie Is Culture Humbug Sexy

June 16 - July 6, 2011

Venue
Brett McDowell Gallery

Location
Dunedin, New Zealand

Black Leather Jacket by John Patrick McKenzie

We're excited to announce John Patrick McKenzie's second solo exhibition with the Brett McDowell Gallery in Dunedin, New Zealand. Two years ago, McKenzie's work was a huge success down under.

This second installation self-titled John Patrick McKenzie is Culture Humbug Sexy delivers more of the artist’s stylistically unique, visually captivating, and undeniably mysterious creations.

Brett McDowell Gallery
5 Dowling Street 
Dunedin, New Zealand

As We Live It

June 7 - September 8, 2011

Venue
San Francisco City Hall

Location
San Francisco, CA

Deer by Doris Yen © 2009 Creativity Explored.

Creativity Explored artist Doris Yen is included in As We Live It, a juried exhibition of over 30 participants of the San Francisco Community Behavioral Health System.

Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Study Center, selected artists are among thousands of San Francisco residents who access the City’s multiple programs of assistance for anything from temporary counseling to places to live.

As We Live It celebrates the vast and deep talents of artists who use their visual art practice as one form of articulating their identities in a way that words cannot.

For more information about the exhibition, the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, or the San Francisco Study Center, click here.

San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Ground Floor
San Francisco, CA

Faces

May 13 - June 24, 2011

Venue
Jack Fischer Gallery

Location
San Francisco, CA

Big Eyes by Thomas Pringle © 2010 Creativity Explored.
Charcoal on map, 37.5” x 26”.

Ten Creativity Explored artists are included in Faces, a show themed around portraiture at the Jack Fischer Gallery. The exhibit also includes work by Creative Growth and National Institute of Art and Disabilities (NIAD) artists.

Responses to the human face take shape in a variety of media and form including Charlie Barthelet’s yarn sculptures, animated line drawings by Walter Kresnik and James Miles, plus Camille Holvoet’s wacky expressions. Bertha Otoya and Thomas Pringle use maps as the backdrop for their figures, some of which are in flight. Other CE artists include Peter CordovaCharles Cruz, Daniel Green, and Selene Perez.

This show is timed to coincide with the presentation of Create, the major survey exhibition of work from Creativity Explored, Creative Growth, and NIAD. Create will be on view at the UC Berkeley Art Museum, May 11 through September 25, 2011.

Jack Fischer Gallery
49 Geary Street, Suite 418
San Francisco, CA

 

They Are Full of Holy Nonsense

April 27 - June 21, 2011

Venue
Creativity Explored

Location
San Francisco, CA

One Two Tin by John Patrick McKenzie © 2010 Creativity Explored.
Permanent marker on laminate, 21” x 18”.

John Patrick McKenzie’s first one-person show at Creativity Explored is timed to coincide with the presentation of his work in Create!, the major survey exhibition slated to be on view at the UC Berkeley Art Museum from May 11 - September 25, 2011.

McKenzie is known internationally for his signature work that is composed of linear blocks of writing rendered in his characteristic, highly stylized looping calligraphic hand, as well as for his wryly humorous and sometimes existential commentary. His show at Creativity Explored will highlight a wide selection of art from his oeuvre, including his 3D works, Four Letter Words, Felix Gonzalez Torres, scrolls, and recent “word” pieces.

You can read the press release here.

The opening reception features live music by Danny Paul Grody.

Exhibition sponsored by Adobe.

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

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