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Breathing Space
November 17 - December 23, 2004 . Opening Reception: November 17, 6-9 pm
closed Thanksgiving Day Nov. 25
extra holidays hours: Dec. 20, 21, 22, 12-6 pm

Chris Walsh
oil on canvas
42" x 36"
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Gary Petersen
oil on canvas
78" x 48"
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rooms on a chair
Jim Osman
"Rooms on a Chair"
wood and paint
18" x 7" x 10"
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electric dance
Serena Bocchino
"Electric Dance"
oil & enamel on canvas
24" x 30"
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captain easy: ignatious geometry & thoelogy
Brian Friedman
"Captain Easy: Ignatious Geometry and Thoelogy"
oil on canvas
56" x 67"
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long splice
Holly Sears
"Long Splice"
oil on paper mounted on board
12" x 40"
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piero dell francesca
Phong Bui
"Piero della Francesca"
color crayon gouache, watercolor and penci
15" x 26"
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formation 3
Karen Margolis
"Formation 3"
sumi ink and gouache on mylar
11" x 9"
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willamette forest (erosion)
Roy Kinzer
"Willamette Forest, (erosion)"
acylic, marker collage map
on wood
20" x 20"
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busy being
Sandy Litchfield
"Busy Being"
acylic, oil , ink, flashe,
on nylon, on canvas
30" x 42"
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stay america
Yoko Inoue
"Coke Kewpie Series:
White Glazed Large
Multiple Buddha Vase
13" x 4"
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Yvonne Estrada
watercolor on paper
14" x 11"
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pitched planes
Stephen Maine
"Pitched Planes"
compound monoprint
19" x 24"
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Pam Longobardi
oil, enamel, patinas, pigment, & collage on
copper over wood
40" x 24"
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still life with Apricot
Mia Brownell
"Still Life with Apricot"
oil on canvas
20" x 14"
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Serena Bocchino, Phong Bui,
Mia Brownell, Yvonne Estrada,
Brian Friedman, Yoko Inoue,
Roy Kinzer, Pam Longobardi,
Sandy Litchfield, Stephen Maine,
Karen Margolis, Jim Osman,
Gary Petersen, Holly Sears,
and Christopher Walsh

BREATHING SPACE is a group exhibition suggestive of the long exhale, a subtle transportation to another plane of engagement like yoga for the brain, a needed stretch, a moment to pause and breathe. One purpose of art is to provide the viewer with breathing space, with an experience that moves one from quotidian "reality" to a place where contemplation can yield a measure of transcendence. It is a brief lift but a necessary one. For artists the effort to define and communicate their relation to the physical world constitutes a search for a sense of meaningful balance that it is possible to find in the work of art. In our Attention Deficit Disordered world constant streams of shifting information form a dense matrix through which we navigate. In this context, works of art, though themselves a form of information, can provide respite. As intensely compressed containers for ideas and experiences, artworks ask of us only to pause and participate as viewers, returning for our gaze another level of consciousness. The artists in Breathing Space provide a focus for just such a journey of art viewing afterwards allowing us to return to the world with our minds excited and our eyes a little more open.