Future   |   Current   |   Past

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 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. Co-curator and prominent art consultant/co-founder of Creative Rescue Susan Kay remarks, “Looking at black and white art always leaves just a little bit more room for the imagination.”

Black White includes work from over 30 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.

Curated by Amy Taub and Susan Kay



Opening Reception

Thursday, May 11, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Featuring live music by SONECA 

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.


Featured Events

Fabulate! Opening Reception and Fashion Show
September 20, 2018
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Join us for the opening reception and fashion show for Fabulate!, our new fashion-themed group exhibition. Following a collaboration with Commes Des Garçons in 2013-14, Creativity Expl...


StARTup Small Works Art Fair
September 28-30, 2018

Experience the magic of small artworks! Creativity Explored is pleased to announce that Gerald Wiggins will participate in the inaugural stARTup Small Works Art Fair. Expect to find some Wiggins&rsquo...


Fabulate a Fascinator Workshop
October 13, 2018
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM

In celebration of Fabulate!, our fashion exhibition, Creativity Explored is hosting a family-friendly public workshop at the CE studio on Saturday, October 13, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at our Sixteenth S...


Lit Crawl 2018: Art Speaks to Art
October 20, 2018
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Join Creativity Explored for The Writers Studio: Art Speaks to Art event during the annual Lit Crawl hosted by LitQuake. Creativity Explored will be a featured venue for the annual Lit Crawl&nbs...