Convergence–SFAI & Creative Growth

Convergence: San Francisco Art Institute and Creative Growth
March 14 –  22, 2013

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 5 – 8PM
Members’ Preview: 11AM – 2PM
Live Music by Steve Oriolo
Drinks by Linden Street Brewery 

In partnership with the San Francisco Art Institute, Creative Growth Art Center presents Convergence: SFAI and Creative Growth, a special one-week-only exhibition curated by SFAI graduate students who have been involved with writing a publication about Creative Growth and its artists over the past semester.

Drawing upon themes from their essays, this show will highlight the commonalities that ultimately emerged—memory, desire, and fantasy—during SFAI students’ research and independent visits to the Creative Growth studio. Each student focused on a certain aspect of the organization and its artists for the written project, spanning everything from topics about the evolution of the Video Production Workshop to the use of sexual content in certain artists’ work. The pieces on view in the gallery will comprise the visual counterpart to the writings—an aesthetic summary that provides insight to the multi-faceted exploration of Creative Growth realized in the SFAI publication to come.

The SFAI/Creative Growth alliance continues across the bridge in a parallel exhibition at the Diego Rivera Gallery on SFAI’s campus, opening April 23, 2013. Translating ideas about collaborative art-making and notions of “home” through the artistic lens of the artists at Creative Growth, Almost Home extends the dialogue begun by the first SFAI-curated exhibition, Convergence, and invites the SFAI community to respond.