January 25 – March 2, 2018

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, January 25
Members’ Preview: 11am – 2pm
Main Event: 5pm – 8pm
Book Launch and Signing with William Scott: 6:30pm

Music by Gerone Spruill AKA DJ Disco Duck

Creative Growth begins the New Year with an exhibition of work that brings alternate realities to life. Explore the landscapes of Meyshe Benyomen Shapiro-Nygren’s warring galaxies, Chris Corr-Barberis’ cryptic drawings of the “Real” and “Unreal,” and Rickie Algarva’s worlds, filled with surreal and mythological creatures. Nicole Storm brings her prolific practice to the gallery with an artist-curated section of the exhibition; her prophetic thoughts and observations, looped into abstractions in her pink and purple washes of paint, are worlds onto their own. At times, there is a sense of artists willing fantasy into truth, such as Aurie Ramirez’s repetitive, dreamlike characters and William Scott’s paintings of re-imagined housing projects, the deceased returning to earth as benevolent aliens, and depictions of William’s own life filled with the love and peace he longs for.

Concurrent with the opening of An Other Life is the release of Creative Growth’s new book, Painting Utopia – a retrospective of William’s Scott’s career and creative process. William is a long-standing and treasured artist at Creative Growth and has spent the past 25 years developing a meticulous drawing and painting style that explores an alternative past, present, and future. William will be signing books and speaking first-hand about his work beginning at 6:30pm on Thursday, January 25.

On the Ramp: Terri Bowden
Terri Bowden’s otherworldly drawings of celebrities and animals re-imagined as albino and rendered with nuanced expression will join her impressionistic beachscapes and neon portraits of punk rockers in a presentation of the artist’s work on paper.

William Scott, Untitled, 2016, Acrylic on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Aurie Ramirez, Untitled, 2012, Watercolor on paper, 12 x 17 inches


Chris Corr-Barberis, Untitled, 2017, Ink on paper, 11 x 15 inches

Meyshe Benyomen Shapiro-Nygren, Untitled, 2017, Graphite and watercolor on paper, 15 x 22 inches

Nicole Storm, Untitled, 2016, Acrylic and masking tape on paper, 18 x 23 inches



Rickie Algarva, Untitled, Prismacolor on paper, 22 x 30 inches