Uncommon Sense

Uncommon Sense

October 9 – November 12, 2014

Creative Growth invites you to Uncommon Sense, an interactive exploration of the five senses–sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste. But what does it mean to hear music in images or associate tastes or feelings to color? Capturing the basic sensations people depend on to interpret the world around them, this exhibition also evokes the more uncommon experience of synesthesia, or when two or more senses blend in perception.

From the pointillist surfaces of artist Monica Valentine‘s pin sculptures to the staccato ‘CLICKS’ of Dan Miller‘s drawn line atop sheet music, viewers are asked to rely on their sensory impulses, leading to a heightened awareness of what ‘enables’ or ‘disables’ the viewing experience.

POINT-OF-VIEW | Cedric Johnson: Upstairs in the Viewing Room, we feature our second artist, Cedric Johnson, whose abstract and figurative Cubist compositions form a fractured 3D wall ‘drawing’. New paintings and intricately patterned ceramic masks are also highlighted.

Exhibition Opening:
Thursday, October 9
Members Preview: 11AM – 2PM
Main Event: 5PM – 8PM
Live Music by Vanessa Harris + Friends
Bar + Snacks 

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

Dan Miller, Untitled, 2014, Ink and color pencil on found paper,
10 x 13 inches


George Wilson, Untitled, 2014, Color pencil on paper, 11 x 15 inches