2018 Highlights

Let’s take a look at what we have accomplished in 2018. Thank you to everyone who helped make this an exceptional year!

EXHIBITIONS

Nicole Storm with Installation, AN OTHER LIFE, January 25 – March 2, 2018

Nicole Storm with Installation, AN OTHER LIFE, January 25 – March 2, 2018

JOHN MARTIN’S TOOLBOX, Institute 193 (1B), November 10, 2018 – January 1, 2019

JOHN MARTIN’S TOOLBOX, Institute 193 (1B), November 10, 2018 – January 1, 2019

NADA Miami Booth, Featuring John Mullins & Dan Miller, December 2018

NADA Miami Booth, Featuring John Mullins & Dan Miller, December 2018

Latefa Noorzai Spread in Creative Growth Magazine: Issue 3, Released September 2018

Latefa Noorzai Spread in Creative Growth Magazine: Issue 3, Released September 2018

William Scott with Billboard in San Francisco, For Freedoms Project, November 2018

William Scott with Billboard in San Francisco, For Freedoms Project, November 2018

Fabric Marker Jam at BAMPFA, February 9, 2018

Fabric Marker Jam at BAMPFA, February 9, 2018

More or Less Magazine Feature on Creative Growth Textiles, June 2018

More or Less Magazine Feature on Creative Growth Textiles, June 2018

Allan Lofberg

Allan Lofberg is a quiet artist with a signature style that encompasses both sophisticated abstraction and whimsical representation. With over a decade of art making under his belt, Allan lets his mood dictate his studio practice. His abstractions are introspective and vary from muted to loud palettes, while his representational work reveals an affinity for animals from the cuddly to the creepy-crawly. Allan has a way of imbuing a drawing with a unique character, capturing the essence of a creature with an economy of line and color. In his mixed media and textile sculptures, material becomes a way to express the personality of his subjects. With an innately playful impulse to freely associate forms, Allan might use twigs to represent insect legs or scraps of lace to suggest bird wings. Through these experiments with material, Allan engages with the physical world, hunting down scraps in the studio, trying them out, and smiling at the results.

Allan has been practicing at Creative Growth since 2001.

Born 1955, Berkeley, California.

 

Barry Regan

A quiet but obsessive draftsman, Barry Regan has been painting circles for as long as he can remember. The repetitive motif of his works on paper parallels his investigations in wood sculpture for which he meticulously hand-cuts and glues cross-sections of dowels into abstract shapes. Working quickly but slow enough, he says, “to not mess it up,” Barry is utterly calm and focused. Prior to working as an artist as Creative Growth, Barry helped out with gardening and landscaping. The fields of flowers and organic patterns he encountered undoubtedly influence his color choices and compositions. While Barry views his own work as solely abstraction, one can perceive them as both microcosms and macrocosms, from cell structure to aerial views of cities or farms. In 2012, Barry’s work was shown at the Gyeonggi Museum in South Korea, and most recently, his work was featured at the Marin Community Foundation.

Barry has been working at Creative Growth Art Center since 2002.

Born 1956, Walnut Creek, California.