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Create at BOCA Museum of Art

William Scott, Inner Limits, n. d. Courtesy of the artist.


On View July 27 – September 22, 2013

Friday, July 26, 5-9pm, Create Gallery
Exhibition Opening Reception featuring Special Guest DJ John (Jellybean) Benitez
Members Preview Reception from 5-6pm
Public Reception from 6-9pm
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Tuesday, August 27, 2pm, Create Gallery
Gallery Talk with Tom Di Maria, director of the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA

Wednesday, August 28, 6:30pm, Museum Auditorium
From the Margins to the Mainstream: Creative Growth Artists in a Contemporary Context
Lecture given by Tom Di Maria, director of the Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, CA

Thursday, September 12, 2-3pm, Create Gallery
Curatorial Highlight Tour: Create, by Kathleen Goncharov, Curator of Exhibitions and Audience Engagement at BOCA Museum of Art

ICI is very pleased to announce the opening of Create at the BOCA Museum of Art in Boca Raton, Florida, opening on July 27, 2013. Create is a major group exhibition that presents the most important works created over the past 20 years by artists involved with the three pioneering non-profit organizations: Creativity Explored, Creative Growth Art Center, and the National Institute for Art and Disabilities Art Center (NIAD). Founded with the belief that exceptional creativity can emerge in anyone, these centers offer an experience that goes beyond the term “outsider art” envisioned by the art critic Roger Cardinal in 1972. Create is curated by Lawrence Rinder, with Matthew Higgs, and organized in collaboration with UC Berkeley Art Museum. Among the artists presented in the show are included Judith Scott, John Patrick McKenzie, William Scott, Evelyne Reyes, and Dan Miller.

For more information on Create at the BOCA Museum of Art, please visit the museum official website here.

July 27, 2013 - September 22, 2013

501 Plaza Real (in Mizner Park)
Boca Raton, FL

presenter

Lawrence Rinder

Lawrence Rinder is Director of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, having previously held the position of Founding Director of the Wattis Institute and Dean of the California College of the Arts as well as the Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator of Contemporary Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He is also a writer of art criticism, poetry, drama and fiction.


Matthew Higgs

Honored for his long-term, passionate commitment to supporting artists throughout their careers, for his prolific curatorial and writing career, and for his insight which he shares through his research, exhibitions, writings, and pioneering work at White Columns.

Born in the U.K., Higgs trained and worked as an artist before also becoming known for his independent publishing and curatorial projects that raised the profile of emerging artists through the 1990s. In 2001 he relocated to the U.S., to San Francisco, where he became curator of the Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts at the California College of the Arts, and later the co-chair of the College’s MFA program. He now lives and works in New York where for the last nine years he has been director of the non-profit art space, White Columns.

For more than 20 years, Higgs has shown consistent ways to supports artists, artist-groups, and curators, through his writing, interviews, curating, and teaching, as well as his reinvention and on-going development of White Columns as a space for people to experiment with the presentation of new ideas and work. Since 1992 he has organized over 250 artists projects and exhibitions, and written for more than 50 publications and art magazines. He is tirelessly making studio visits and proposing projects with new and overlooked artists, including consistently championing a group of developmentally disabled artists from the non-profit organization Creative Growth by writing on their work and including it in many exhibitions.


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