Creative Growth @ 836M | San Francisco, CA

September 12, 2016 – May 8, 2017

VIVE L’ART – March 2 – May 8, 2017
COMMON THREADS – (PAST) September 12 – October 14, 2016
LARGE DRAWINGS – (PAST) October 24 – December 9, 2016
HOME – (PAST) December 19th, 2016 – February 24th, 2017

Creative Growth crosses the bridge from Oakland to San Francisco for a series of four exhibitions at 836M.
VIVE L’ART: Judith Scott and Dan Miller
March 2 – May 8, 2017

“Vive l’Art” is a rare Bay Area exhibition of the work of Judith Scott alongside her noted Creative Growth colleague Dan Miller in celebration of the two artists’ inclusion in the 57th International Exhibition at Venice Biennale, “Viva Arte Viva.” Together, the work of Judith Scott and Dan Miller has changed the understanding and appreciation of how artists with developmental disabilities can become a part of the contemporary art world.

A fiber artist who spent her entire artistic career working at Creative Growth’s Oakland-based studio for artists with disabilities, Scott’s work has gone on to international recognition and acclaim. The exhibition features rarely seen sculptures from the Creative Growth collection and presents an opportunity for Bay Area audiences to see her work for the first time in several years. On view from Miller will be his signature text-based work on paper, wood and ceramic objects, and his rarely seen sewn work on fabric.

Judith Scott, Untitled, 1992, mixed media, 38 x 15 x 5 inches

Dan Miller, Untitled, 2012, Acrylic and pen on wood, 34.5 x 25 inches


HOME December 19, 2016 – February 24, 2017
“Home” presents depictions of new worlds or homes that include William Scott’s take on a more “wholesome” San Francisco as well as his notions for public housing projects. Work in the exhibition by Ying Ge Zhou, William Tyler, Rickie Algarva, Nicole Storm, Edwin Zalenski, Ed Walters, and Donald Mitchell further explore constructions of community and home.

William Scott, Untitled, 2016, Acrylic on paper, 23 x 26 inches


LARGE DRAWINGS October 24 – December 6, 2016
Part Two includes work from Dan Miller, the first artist with autism to have work acquired by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Miller’s large-scale drawings are contemporary constructions based upon his use of words.


Installation of Dan Miller scrolls at 836M




COMMON THREADS September 12 – October 6, 2016
The first installation of the project, “Common Threads” shows notable work from Creative Growth’s fiber arts and fashion projects. With an emphasis on new work from Tony Pedemonte, whose work parallels that of Creative Growth’s internationally renowned fiber artist Judith Scott. “Common Threads” also highlights original garments for the Center’s noted fashion show Beyond Trend.

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textile_836m_installation5“It’s truly an honor to have our artists invited to participate in this months-long project with 836m. While our Oakland center is the oldest and largest center for artists with disabilities in the world, we are less known in San Francisco than in many other cities worldwide. This extraordinary series of exhibitions and projects will allow San Francisco audiences to truly immerse themselves in our work.” – Tom di Maria

For more information about 836M and this series of exhibitions, click here.

836 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
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