Future   |   Current   |   Past

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

*To become a donor, click here.

Featured Events

Is Your Creativity Explored? Workshop with Ana Teresa Fernández
January 18, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

As part of our debut exhibition at UNTITLED, ART in San Francisco, we will host a special workshop with local artist Ana Teresa Fernández, with whom CE artists are collaborating for o...


Sparked Conference at The Battery
January 25, 2020
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Creativity Explored is excited to be a featured partner at Sparked - a day of Ideas, Connections and Stories taking place at the Battery on January 25, 2020.  To learn more about Sparked visit h...


Imaginate Saturdays - January 25
January 25, 2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to join the CE studio? Now is your time. Creativity Explored presents Imaginate Saturdays, our weekly inclusive public program that brings CE artists and community members t...


50% Off Art Sale - CE Loves You!
February 8, 2020
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Creativity Explored loves you! All of us at CE are grateful for our patrons and supporters that allow us to provide services to our artists. So for Valentine's Day, we're offering a whopping 50% off ...


Art Changes Lives 2020
April 17, 2020
5:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Join us on April 17th for Art Changes Lives 2020! An event that started 16 years ago, Creativity Explored’s annual gala has grown into an annual must-attend event to honor CE artists and their ...