Reclaiming: A New Asylum


Reclaiming: A New Asylum
On view from January 23 – February 27, 2014

Creative Growth kicks off 2014 with the next installment of it’s Marking 40 exhibition series, a year-long celebration of the Oakland Center’s 40th anniversary (1974-2014).

Reclaiming: A New Asylum includes rarely seen works by artists for whom a history of institutionalization informs private visions and an intent to communicate initiated far outside popular culture or the contemporary art world. This exhibition highlights the early days of the Creative Growth studio, and serves as an introduction to this visionary environment that encouraged creativity above all else.

Presenting works by artists who have participated in the Creative Growth program since its first days, including Dwight Mackintosh, Regina Broussard, George Kellogg, Lolita Triplette, Judith Scott, Louis Estape, Camille Holvoet, Donald Paterson, William Tyler and Nelson Tygart.

Also on view: In Memoriam, featuring an intimate selection of work honoring Creative Growth artists who have recently passed away, curated by Studio instructors Matt Dostal and Kathleen Henderson. Matt Dostal shares, “We want to give the Creative Growth community a chance to process the loss of the artists that they worked very closely with, and to see their accomplishments as artists, on view—the Creative Growth studio is a major part of these artist’s lives, and is an appropriate place and opportunity to memorialize them.”

Don’t miss this first exhibition of the new year and a look at artists’ histories and their community. Including live music and drinks during main event evening opening on January 23.

Exhibition Opening:
THURSDAY, January 23

Members’ Preview: 11AM – 2PM

Director’s walk-through: 11:30AM

Main Event: 5PM – 8PM



Creative Growth Art Center
355 24th Street, Oakland CA 94612
510-836-2340 x15


Dwight Mackintosh, Untitled, 1988, Ink and Prismacolor on paper

Louis Estape, Untitled, 2001, Pen on paper

George Kellogg, Untitled,  1984, Ink and tempera paint on paper