Exhibition

Chromatic - 35 Colorful Years of Creative Growth

  • Aurie Ramirez
  • Terri Bowden
  • Daniel Miller
  • Gina Damerell
  • Ronald Veasey
  • Chuck Nagle
  • Angela Villalobos
  • Nelson Tygart
  • Dwight Mackintosh
  • Judith Scott
  • Cedric Johnson
  • Olga Bielma
  • Dan Hamilton
  • Luis Aguilera
  • Rick Vickers

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

For over three decades, Creative Growth Art Center has played an important role in raising awareness of artists with developmental, physical, mental and emotional disabilities and in promoting their work in the contemporary art world. Recently celebrating its 35th year, Creative Growth provides studio space for over 140 adult artists working in a variety of mediums. The Rena Bransten Gallery salutes Creative Growth and celebrates their artists in its exhibit, Chromatic: 35 Colorful Years of Creative Growth, using the theme of color to span the impressive history of the center.

Since its inception in 1974, Creative Growth has been the largest independent visual art center for adults with disabilities and has started and developed careers of an impressive number of its artists. On display in the first two galleries is a selection of works highlighting the various programs that the center offers to its members: printmaking , painting, drawing, ceramics and video production. Unique bodies of work include Daniel Miller's obsessive renditions of script; Charles Nagle's colorfully infused coiled pots; Aurie Ramirez's watercolors of luscious scenery straight out of dreams, and Merrit Wallace's narrative maps of other worlds. Works by artist Ray Vickers add another dynamic to the exhibition with his black and white dry point etchings, accented with red ink marks. renowned artist Judith Scott's handle on color is displayed with her soft, three-dimensional textile sculptural works. Other featured artists include Luis Aguilera, Olga Bielma, Terry Bowden, Gina Damerell, Dan Hamilton, Cedric Johnson, Nelson Tygart, Ron Veasey, and Angela Villalobos.

In the third gallery are works from two artists who have been pivotal in positioning Creative Growth firmly within the contemporary art world. Renowned artist Judith Scott's (1943- 2005) handle on color is displayed with her soft, three-dimensional textile sculptural works. In the eighteen years Scott made her work, she never repeated a form or color scheme. Her sculptures are highly individualistic reflecting her independent and self-directed spirit. Dwight Mackintosh (1906-1999) came to his artistic career later in his life, but proved to be highly prolific in a variety of mediums: drawing, painting, prints and ceramics. On display here are three of his drawings exhibiting his style of flowing text and "x-ray" views of loosely drawn, yet tightly composed male figures.

Creative Growth Art Center presents eight exhibits annually in its Oakland gallery as well as shows at Galerie Impaire, its new space in Paris, France. Creative Growth studio artists have collaborated with hundreds of contmporary artists; their works have been included in international exhibitions and appear in museum collections such as MoMA, New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

PRESS RELEASE

For over three decades, Creative Growth Art Center has played an important role in raising awareness of artists with developmental, physical, mental and emotional disabilities and in promoting their work in the contemporary art world. Recently celebrating its 35th year, Creative Growth provides studio space for over 140 adult artists working in a variety of mediums. The Rena Bransten Gallery salutes Creative Growth and celebrates their artists in its exhibit, Chromatic: 35 Colorful Years of Creative Growth, using the theme of color to span the impressive history of the center.

Since its inception in 1974, Creative Growth has been the largest independent visual art center for adults with disabilities and has started and developed careers of an impressive number of its artists. On display in the first two galleries is a selection of works highlighting the various programs that the center offers to its members: printmaking , painting, drawing, ceramics and video production. Unique bodies of work include Daniel Miller's obsessive renditions of script; Charles Nagle's colorfully infused coiled pots; Aurie Ramirez's watercolors of luscious scenery straight out of dreams, and Merrit Wallace's narrative maps of other worlds. Works by artist Ray Vickers add another dynamic to the exhibition with his black and white dry point etchings, accented with red ink marks. renowned artist Judith Scott's handle on color is displayed with her soft, three-dimensional textile sculptural works. Other featured artists include Luis Aguilera, Olga Bielma, Terry Bowden, Gina Damerell, Dan Hamilton, Cedric Johnson, Nelson Tygart, Ron Veasey, and Angela Villalobos.

In the third gallery are works from two artists who have been pivotal in positioning Creative Growth firmly within the contemporary art world. Renowned artist Judith Scott's (1943- 2005) handle on color is displayed with her soft, three-dimensional textile sculptural works. In the eighteen years Scott made her work, she never repeated a form or color scheme. Her sculptures are highly individualistic reflecting her independent and self-directed spirit. Dwight Mackintosh (1906-1999) came to his artistic career later in his life, but proved to be highly prolific in a variety of mediums: drawing, painting, prints and ceramics. On display here are three of his drawings exhibiting his style of flowing text and "x-ray" views of loosely drawn, yet tightly composed male figures.

Creative Growth Art Center presents eight exhibits annually in its Oakland gallery as well as shows at Galerie Impaire, its new space in Paris, France. Creative Growth studio artists have collaborated with hundreds of contmporary artists; their works have been included in international exhibitions and appear in museum collections such as MoMA, New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

PRESS RELEASE

For over three decades, Creative Growth Art Center has played an important role in raising awareness of artists with developmental, physical, mental and emotional disabilities and in promoting their work in the contemporary art world. Recently celebrating its 35th year, Creative Growth provides studio space for over 140 adult artists working in a variety of mediums. The Rena Bransten Gallery salutes Creative Growth and celebrates their artists in its exhibit, Chromatic: 35 Colorful Years of Creative Growth, using the theme of color to span the impressive history of the center.

Since its inception in 1974, Creative Growth has been the largest independent visual art center for adults with disabilities and has started and developed careers of an impressive number of its artists. On display in the first two galleries is a selection of works highlighting the various programs that the center offers to its members: printmaking , painting, drawing, ceramics and video production. Unique bodies of work include Daniel Miller's obsessive renditions of script; Charles Nagle's colorfully infused coiled pots; Aurie Ramirez's watercolors of luscious scenery straight out of dreams, and Merrit Wallace's narrative maps of other worlds. Works by artist Ray Vickers add another dynamic to the exhibition with his black and white dry point etchings, accented with red ink marks. renowned artist Judith Scott's handle on color is displayed with her soft, three-dimensional textile sculptural works. Other featured artists include Luis Aguilera, Olga Bielma, Terry Bowden, Gina Damerell, Dan Hamilton, Cedric Johnson, Nelson Tygart, Ron Veasey, and Angela Villalobos.

In the third gallery are works from two artists who have been pivotal in positioning Creative Growth firmly within the contemporary art world. Renowned artist Judith Scott's (1943- 2005) handle on color is displayed with her soft, three-dimensional textile sculptural works. In the eighteen years Scott made her work, she never repeated a form or color scheme. Her sculptures are highly individualistic reflecting her independent and self-directed spirit. Dwight Mackintosh (1906-1999) came to his artistic career later in his life, but proved to be highly prolific in a variety of mediums: drawing, painting, prints and ceramics. On display here are three of his drawings exhibiting his style of flowing text and "x-ray" views of loosely drawn, yet tightly composed male figures.

Creative Growth Art Center presents eight exhibits annually in its Oakland gallery as well as shows at Galerie Impaire, its new space in Paris, France. Creative Growth studio artists have collaborated with hundreds of contmporary artists; their works have been included in international exhibitions and appear in museum collections such as MoMA, New York and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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