Opposition/Composition

Creative Growth welcomes award winning San Francisco based architect Anne Fougeron as guest curator for the upcoming exhibition, Opposition/Composition, in conjunction with the release of her new monograph.

August 9, 2011 — OAKLAND, CA — Creative Growth Art Center announces its upcoming exhibition, Opposition/Composition, September 2 through September 30, 2011. Opening event on Friday September 2, 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Artwork made by artists in the Creative Growth studio and curated by Anne Fougeron, principal of the award-winning architectural firm Fougeron Architecture and also a board member at Creative Growth.

The title of this exhibition takes its name from Fougeron’s first monograph, titled Opposition/Composition, featuring fourteen of the firm’s projects with foreword by Hitoshi Abe.

The “opposing forces that shape a composition,” as Fougeron notes, are key players in the aesthetic decisions she makes as an architect. It is the push-pull relationship that Fougeron looks for in three-dimensional space that has come together as the foundation for this exhibition of Creative Growth artist work.

Through contradiction the idea of space, both physical and abstract, gets defined. For the artists at Creative Growth, these visual arguments—complimentary colors or fully-rendered shapes next to unfinished outlines—are always at play, though often subconsciously; By highlighting these juxtapositions the viewer can observe how naturally the eye gravitates to opposites, while inviting a new context and parallel in which to view the work made in the Creative Growth studio.

Including the utopic skyscrapers of William Scott, vibrant color studies by Erin Punzel, technical blueprints by Jacob Sockness, the visual labyrinths of Merritt Wallace, and much more.

ALSO ON VIEW: Artwork on view from the students of Summer Scholarship 2011. Check out and collect the visionary work made by high school aged artists with disabilities working in the Creative Growth studio this summer.

EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2011

PRESS PREVIEW: EMAIL FOR APPOINTMENT [email protected]

MEMBERS PREVIEW: 11AM – 2PM

MAIN EVENT: 5PM – 8PM, WITH LIVE MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK

ALSO OPEN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 11AM – 4PM

RUNS SEPTEMBER 2 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

Contacts:

Jennifer O’Neal, PR + Projects Manager: [email protected]

Tom di Maria, Director: [email protected]

About Creative Growth Art Center
http://www.www.creativegrowth.org/

Gallery Hours: M-F, 10AM to 4:30PM