Fabricave at Creativity Explored (SF)
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Creativity Explored | 3245 16th St., San Francisco, CA
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Discover an enchanted world of fiber artistry in Fabricave, an immersive group exhibition featuring the work of developmentally disabled artists at Creativity Explored in San Francisco.
Featuring 16 neurodiverse and disabled artists the group exhibition of fiber art, fashion and soft sculpture is on view from September 16 through November 5 at the Creativity Explored gallery in the Mission District during select walk-in hours or by appointment.
Imagine a faraway place where the air is warm and fuzzy, stalactites of soft and luscious textures hang above, and the walls come alive with billowing tapestries covered in vibrant patterns. Textured landscapes and curious characters made of yarn, thread, felt, fabrics, and notions depict a colorful and imaginative world made entirely of fiber.
In the studios and from home, CE artists interested in needle crafts have expanded their horizons by experimenting with technique, scale, and materials to consider their practice from the perspective of sculpture. The art and fashions included in the Fabricave exhibition highlight each artist’s individual approach to needlecraft and surface design, while presenting an aesthetic specific to the nearly 40-year-old communal art studio for disabled artists.
Curated by CE teaching artists Alexander Hernandez and Victor Molina
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Artworks are available for sale at the gallery or on the CE Artsy page with 50% of sales proceeds benefiting the artists directly.
Featured Artists: Laron Bickerstaff, Ada Chow, Linda Davenport, Katherine Finn-Gamino, Allura Fong, Maribel Guzman, Vincent Jackson, Tranesha Smith-Kilgore, Andrew Lee, Steven Liu, Miriam Munguia, Jose Nunez, Karla Quinonez, Ethel Revita, Irene Rivas, Vanessa Ruffin
Learn more about Fabricave, see more art, and plan your gallery visit on the Creativity Explored website.
About Creativity Explored
Creativity Explored is a studio-based collective in San Francisco that partners with people with developmental disabilities to celebrate and nurture the creative potential in all of us. Founded in 1983 by a psychologist and an artist, CE has facilitated the careers of hundreds of neurodiverse artists and serves as a model in the field of art and disability worldwide.
Creativity Explored now serves 130 artists with developmental disabilities offering art supplies, training, exhibition and sales opportunities in traditional and digital media. CE artists have seen their work exhibited in museums, galleries, and art fairs in over 14 countries and have earned over $2.2 million from their art. Our life-changing programs continue to open doors of inclusion to center the personhood and creative vision of people with developmental disabilities. Most importantly, Creativity Explored is a source of community, empowerment and dignity.
Voted Best Gallery & Best Nonprofit 2021 – SF Bay Guardian’s Best of the Bay Awards