Home 2016: Where Horror Meets Hilarity Meets Adventure

Spring is in the air: days are longer, flowers are in bloom, and summer vacation is on the horizon. Why not shake up this idyllic time of year with some quirky excitement from Creative Growth’s annual Home show? This time, we stop at the peculiar intersection Where Horror Meets Hilarity Meets Adventure, an exhibition title borrowed from John Martin’s drawing of a Simpsons character gone rogue. With new work from over fifty artists, this show features the latest curious creations from the Studio.

The show highlights Creative Growth artists’ interest in twisting reality and manipulating elements of pop culture. John Hiltunen brings us a jovial gathering of Muppet-human hybrids, Terri Bowden contributes elfin albinos and festively coiffed animals, and Aurie Ramirez brings an assortment of ice cream treats – decked out in the artist’s signature harlequin style – to the party. Carlos Perez’s ceramic monsters mingle with Ying Gee Zhou’s haunting portraits, and a few Internet sensations, pop-culture celebrities, and foreign dignitaries make special appearances. As always an expansive array of furniture, quilts, pillows, ceramics, and wood sculpture rounds out this little shop of horrors, so you can incorporate a little hilarity or adventure into your own humble abode.

Also on view is a recent body of work from our Saturday Youth Program, where young artists gather in the Creative Growth studio every weekend to explore their talents in various mediums from wood to textiles.

Exhibition Opening:
FRIDAY, MAY 6
MEMBERS’ PREVIEW: 11AM – 2PM
MAIN EVENT: 5PM – 9PM

LIVE MUSIC by Sun Hop Fat
BAR + SNACKS

May 6 – June 17, 2016

PRESS IMAGES BELOW:

John Martin, 2016, Pen and marker on paper, 22″x30″

Ying Gee Zhou, 2016, Wool and acrylic handmade rug, 33″ x 41.5″

Carlos Perez, 2016, Ghostbusters Monster Dog, Ceramic, 16″ x 9.5″ x 9.5″