Thursday, March 6, 2014

Creativity Explored Opening

Tonight I visited my favorite art gallery Creativity Explored.

A Curious Menagerie

March 6 - April 16, 2014
Creativity Explored
San Francisco, CA

Menagerie by Jason Monzon © 2013 Creativity Explored Licensing, LLC. Acrylic on paper, 14.5 x 21.5 inches.

A Curious Menagerie is a group exhibition of artworks depicting various members of the animal kingdom, factual as well as fanciful, as viewed through the eyes of more than two dozen Creativity Explored artists. Encompassing everything from the domesticated to the wild and exotic, plus a few imaginary creatures, this show also comprises a range of media: watercolor, pastel, acrylic, pen and ink, wire, wood, paper, clay, fabric, and cardboard.
Artist Zachary Adams shows his love for “man’s best friend” in a winsome artwork of his own pet, entitledMy Pretty Pepper Girl Dog, in oil pastel and ink text on paper. Christina Marie Fong contributes Bobcat Rabbit, a fanged, savage-looking bunny covered in ornate Indonesian-inspired patterns of gold and silver, using watercolor and metallic felt pen. Gerald Wiggins brings an anthropomorphic element into his Lizard Man and Jake, both glazed ceramic sculptures of half-man, half-animal creatures, dressed like urban hipsters complete with stitched jeans, modern caps and goatees.
Curated by Suda Changkasiri & Glenn Peckman.
Opening Reception
March 6, 2014

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Featuring a 20-minute performance by Chorissima, the concert, recording, and touring ensemble of the San Francisco Girls Chorus.

Here are some of my favorite highlights of the show along with a few other pieces that I discovered in the back gallery. As you can see, I am a huge fan of Pancho Cruz.

Charles "Panco" Cruz
Charles "Panco" Cruz

Lucinda Addison
Melancholy Cat with Green Eyes

Lucinda Addison
The Hare

Charlie Barthelet
made from pantyhose, string, and yarn

Charles "Panco" Cruz

Charles "Panco" Cruz

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