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Hands on Clay

October 5 - November 19, 2011

Creativity Explored

San Francisco, CA

The Crew by Gerald Wiggins © 2011 Creativity Explored.

A motley crew of ceramics from the studio.

According to Horace Washington, sculptor and curator of Hands on Clay, there are two types of artists in this world: those who like to get their hands dirty and those who do not. This imaginative exhibition showcases the work of a dozen Creativity Explored artists who dive into projects hands first, creating clay works that are anything but ordinary. Monster masks, demonic cupcakes, flying dragons, Eastern deities and spirited mammals from lands real and fantastical — this otherworldly show will entertain and illustrate the power of two hands (on clay).

The wonderful thing about sculptural works is that they beg viewers to envision the process by which they were constructed. Unlike two-dimensional pieces, art objects with depth are almost irresistible to reach out and touch, and they certainly have a more human presence due to their obvious handwork and extradimension. Hands On Clay is a show that aims to highlight the process of art making — a ceramic wheel and slab roller used by many students occupies the window display area of Creativity Explored Gallery — so even before you see a collection of impressive works, you see the tools used to make them.

For more information about the exhibition, click here.


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

After Shelley Duvall '72 (Frogs on the High Line)

September 16 - October 21, 2011


New York, NY

They are Full of Holy by John Patrick McKenzie © 2009 Creativity Explored.

Curator Bjarne Melgaard included CE studio artists John Patrick McKenzie and Michael Bernard Loggins in this fall group exhibition of over 20 artists at New York gallery Maccarone.

630 Greenwich Street
NY, NY 10014
(212) 431-4977 

Three Forms

September 8 - October 8, 2011

Ampersand International Arts

San Francisco, CA

Untitled by Evelyn Reyes © 2003 Creativity Explored.
Oil pastel on paper.

Curated by Patricia Maloney, Three Forms at Ampersand International Arts, joins CE studio artist Evelyn Reyes' works on paper with Sol LeWitt's prints and sculpture by Jeff Jamieson.

Three Forms explores these artists’ systematic adherence to a form or gesture and the visual cadences they produce in allowing color to be the variable within their equations. Repetition does not lead to stasis or inertia; rather, it expands the work rhythmically so that pattern and shape amplify across the space of a room. The abstracted individual forms or lines combine into sequences that operate both linguistically and structurally; meaning evolves from recognizing the syntax the artists employ.

For more information about the exhibition, click here.

Ampersand International Arts
1001 Tennessee Street (at 20th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94107

The Museum of Everything: Exhibition #4

September 2 - October 25, 2011


London, UK

In 2011, The Museum of Everything alighted at Selfridges, Europe's premier department store, for Exhibition #4 - the first global survey of studios for self-taught artists with learning disabilities.

Featuring hundreds of artworks, including those of Creativity Explored artists Andrew Li, Camille Holvoet, Daniel Green, and Evelyn Reyes, Exhibition #4 welcomed 100,000 visitors. The exhibit was also nominated for four prestigious IDCA awards, beating out the likes of MoMA , the Guggenheim and the British Museum to scoop Best Retail Design 2012.

Ed Roberts Campus Exhibition

April 8 - October 30, 2011

Ed Roberts Campus

Berkeley, CA

Untitled by Diane Scaccalosi

Creativity Explored was honored to be asked to include artworks from our permanent collection (Steele Art Collection) at the new Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley. Work by over 25 different CE artists is installed in this new building which commemorates the life and work of Edward V. Roberts, an early leader in the independent living movement of persons with disabilities.

Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline
Berkeley, CA 94703 (at the Ashby BART)

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