Nina Johnson presents Vibrant: 16 artists from Creative Growth

May 15th - July 31st, 2021. Upstairs Gallery

Joseph Alef, Untitled, 2018, acrylic on paper, 15 x 22 in

Nina Johnson presents Vibrant, an exhibition of new works by the artists of Creative Growth Art Center, the oldest and largest nonprofit art studio for artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities.

With styles reminiscent of Abstract Expressionism to Fauvism and Pop Art, these exciting works highlight a group of extraordinary artists once marginalized by disability. Despite never receiving classical training, the distinct and diverse aesthetic considerations of the works on view stem from a sophisticated depiction of the world and their experiences.

Vibrant features works from sixteen of Creative Growth’s artists working across drawings, paintings, and sculpture: Aurie Ramirez, Carrie Oyama, Dan Miller, Donald Mitchell, Dwight Mackintosh, George Wilson, John Martin, Joseph Alef, Juan Aguilera, Latefa Noorzai, Lauren Dare, Maureen Clay, Ron Veasey, Terri Bowden, Tony Pedemonte, and Ying Ge Zhou.

About Creative Growth
Founded in 1974, Creative Growth is a non-profit based in Oakland, CA that provides a professional studio environment and gallery representation to artists with developmental disabilities. The Creative Growth Studio is home to over 140 artists who work in a variety of media.

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