Strangerous

Creative Growth Art Center announces Strangerous, an exhibition in collaboration with Rob Reger, Bay area Artist and the creative force behind illustrated heroine, Emily the Strange. Strangerous features artwork by Creative Growth artists Cedric Johnson, David Albertsen, Dinah Shapiro, Donald Mitchell, Franna Lusson, Gail Lewis, George Wilson, Jade Saren, John Martin, Juan Aguilera, Merritt Wallace, Nick Pagan and Rodney Ridge. Also featuring Rob Reger’s own ‘rotating paintings.’

With an opening party, that will take place during Oakland’s monthly Art Murmur event, Strangerous is a marriage of the strange and the dangerous, a fitting Halloween-season- exhibition.  Curator, Rob Reger comes from a pop culture-neo-surrealist aesthetic in his personal artwork, and naturally gravitated toward the more abstract and peculiar side of Creative Growth artist’s work. Reger says about working with Creative Growth, “I’m blown away by what the artists here in the Studio do, how they approach art making, and their unique visions and explanations, (or not!) for their work. There is an absolute contagious creative spirit living at Creative Growth.”

About Rob Reger: Reger’s design house, Cosmic Debris—grew from a tangle of roots joining the DIY punk scene of the ‘eighties with guerilla art, surrealism, and the psychedelic explosion of the ‘sixties. Reger introduced the world to Emily the Strange—an icon of empowerment for young alternative girls and outsiders of all ages.

Featuring music by the all girl, middle-school-rock-band: Poison Apple Pie and Bar by ERA, Oakland

Also on view: Artwork from the students of Summer Scholarship Program 2010. Check out and collect the visionary work made by high school aged artists with disabilities who have participated in the Creative Growth studio during Summer 2010.

October 1 through November 12, 2010 – Opening Party Friday October 1, 6:00-9:00pm

ALSO OPEN SATURDAY October 2nd from 11:00am to 4:00pm