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Home Show: Togetherness
May 03-Jun 22
Creative Growth’s annual Home show features a large selection of artwork and homewares, including pillows, woven blankets, ceramic planters, wood sculptures, and for one-night-only, an installation of artist-created table settings complete with dishes, linens, and artwork.
This year, Creative Growth’s Home show focuses on Togetherness and the complexities of gatherings and personal connection. Do we gather to celebrate and share in one another’s life or do we come together due to proximity or familial obligations? Do we blend together or remain distinct? What happens when the longed for connection is not reciprocated? Gatherings can feel harmonious, like the throng of whales in Larry Randolph’s ceramic pod, or ambivalent, like the two figures sharing a tension filled space in Ying Ge Zhou’s watercolor work. Interpersonal relationships can be full of complication and full of love Rosena Finister explores this strife of through her painting of anthropomorphized talking birds and Zina Hall immortalizes familial dynamics in her hand-embroidered “Good Times” handkerchief.
With work by over 50 Creative Growth artists, Togetherness explores the myriad ways we come together and for the exhibition’s opening, there will be a one-night-only opportunity to gather together, as communities often do, around the dinner table. This year’s Home show includes a presentation of complete table settings of one-of-a-kind ceramics, tablecloths, and artwork each setting of tableware is the creation of a single artist. Join us on the evening of May 3 when the artist tableware will be on display and for sale throughout the gallery and studio.