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Bride of Monster

October 5 - November 18, 2017

Creativity Explored

San Francisco

Devil Girl Monster (Detail) by Christina Fong © 2017 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC, acrylic, paint markers and permanent markers on canvas, 26.5 x 15 inches

Bride of Monster features wild and woolly new intepretations of female monsters.

Bride of Monster is a small-group exhibition featuring wild and woolly new interpretations of female monsters from film, folklore, and mythology.

Creativity Explored 2 Studio Manager E. Francis Kohler curated this exhibition, which he hopes will provoke thought about the historical relationship between representations of monsters and people with disabilities. Bride of Monster is a long-coming third installment of the 2003 exhibition, Monster, and two years later, Revenge of Monster. “It’s been 12 years, and I thought it might be kind of fun to revisit monsters and disability – this time, complicating the theme by adding the layer of women, another group that has been historically oppressed."

With works ranging from a series of repurposed mannequin heads to bold, graphic renderings of yōkai from Japanese folklore, Bride of Monster is a must-see this October.

Featured artists include Christina Marie FongThomas PringleYukari SakuraGerald Wiggins, and Richard Wright

Opening Reception

Thursday, October 5, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Donor Preview*

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

*To become a donor, click here.

Guests are strongly encouraged to attend the opening reception donned in your most extravagant (or subtle) "monsterwear."

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

Related Event: How to Make a Monster
October 28, 2017
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Using the Exquisite Corpse method of creation, participants will design, draw, and build a life-size monster (or two – or three!).

To see photos from the Opening Reception and for the full price list, click here.




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