Four Young Artists from Creativity Explored Step into the Spotlight
June 20 – August 7, 2013
Opening reception: Thursday, June 20, 7 – 9 PM
Creativity Explored Gallery
3245 Sixteenth Street, San Francisco
Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 AM – 3 PM;
Thursday 10 AM – 7 PM; Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM
Creativity Explored presents recent work by four young studio artists who represent a range of artistic styles, perspectives and subject matter in its new summer exhibition, Introductions.
Kate Thompson, 24, expresses her vision in exquisitely detailed scenes using pen and ink on paper, one of which is licensed to the contemporary home furnishings store CB2 for an upcoming pillow design. Marcus McClure, 29, creates exuberant layered abstracts in mixed media using predominantly circular and other geometric forms; CB2 also selected two of McClure’s works as the basis for past rug designs. With black marker on canvas, Steven Liu, 24, fluidly renders intricate scenes with people– all elaborately detailed and in a state of motion, reflecting his own active physical nature. Keenan Dietiker, 23, specializes in abstract landscapes using mixed media on paper.
The four artists have all attended Creativity Explored for at least one year, and are still evolving in their practice. “Each of these young artists incorporates a unique vision, approach and technique,” says Gallery Manager Amy Auerbach, co-curator of the exhibit. “We felt their combined pieces offer an intriguing spectrum of work, from very abstract to intricately rendered,” adds Gallery Assistant and co-curator, Janessa Post.
Introductions and other exhibitions presented during Creativity Explored’s 30th Anniversary are supported by the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.