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      January 11, 2019

      Friday   7:00 PM (daily until March 7, 2019)

      3245 16th Street
      San Francisco, California 94103

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      Marilyn Wong: Catching Spirit

      Creativity Explored, the premier nonprofit visual art gallery and studio for artists with developmental disabilities, is proud to announce Marilyn Wong: Catching Spirit, the first solo exhibition of work by Marilyn Wong.

      In her over 30 year career, Marilyn Wong (b. 1949) has developed an exceptional artistic vision. The exhibition highlights the range and depth of Wong’s artistic practice with a focus on recent works on paper, from 2010 to the present.

      Wong translates an enduring captivation with pop culture, from icons like Elvis to Prince to popular cinema, including 60’s Beach Party and martial arts films, into densely layered compositions, built with complex linework pulsing with vibrant color.

      Wong has established her own visual vocabulary with elaborate systems of construction that are as intricate as they are enigmatic. With her compelling, singular style, Wong has developed an impressive body of work. When working in the studio, Wong’s momentum is unwavering. When the spirit moves her, she is a force to be reckoned with.

      Wong joined the CE studio in 1985. Her artwork has been widely exhibited in a number of group exhibitions around the world, including Art and Advocacy: To Be Developmentally Disabled (TBD) at the California Museum (Sacramento, 2017), Resonating Resonance at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Japan, 2016), and Bay Area Now 7 at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco, 2014). In 2018 Wong's work was featured in Mind Place, a group exhibition at the CE gallery, and most recently in 6 Women: Female Voices from Creativity Explored at the Marriott Stanton Hotel in South Beach, Florida.

      Curated by Visual Arts Instructor Danielle Wright

      Opening Reception

      Thursday, January 10, 2019
      7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Donor Preview*

      6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

      *To become a donor, click here.

      Music by DJ Sergio Fedasz (Go BANG!, San Francisco), featuring a special setlist of Marilyn Wong's favorite musical artists

      FREE parking available during the opening reception at Mission Dolores Church (enter on Church Street) from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

      Creativity Explored Gallery
      3245 Sixteenth Street, San Francisco
      www.creativityexplored.org

      Gallery hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 AM - 5 PM
      Thursday 10 AM - 7 PM; Saturday 12 PM – 5 PM

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Fundraising & Charity | Performing Arts

      This event repeats daily until March 7, 2019: Jan 17, Jan 18, Jan 19

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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