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Cole Morgan



December 29 - January 31, 2005


Mixed media paintings and glass sculptures explore conceptual spaces of imagination. This internationally renowned artist combines his own spontaneous visual-language of bright colors, mysterious handwritten scrawl, scratches, glimpses of underpainting, and strange characters with formalist, abstract compositions. Order and meaning give way to curiosity and discovery. We will debut Morgan's beautiful, new book, "Thirty Years," a retrospective of his painting and sculpture.





Jack Spencer

This Land


December 29 - January 31, 2005


Hand painted silver gelatin photographs narrate the vastness and intrigue of the American landscape. In his images of abandoned houses, circus tents, statuesque buffalo, and wild horses Spencer captures the essence of America in its simultaneously raw and refined cultures. Also featured in this exhibition are numerous dynamic images from Spencer's "Mexico" series.





Sheila Gardner

Wood and Waters


December 29 - January 31, 2005


Well known for painting en-plein-air, this series of regional landscape paintings ranges from large and small scale watercolors to oil paintings on canvas. Gardner focuses on scenes from Idaho's Wood River Valley, exploring the vivaciousness of changing seasons and capturing the spirit of mountains, rivers, and trees.





David deVillier

Desires Dressed as Dreams


December 28 - January 31, 2005


David deVillier's new body of acrylic paintings are stages and settings where his imagery and narratives play out. On canvas or panels encased in wax with handmade-steel frames, deVillier's scenes are playful compositions of unfolding drama. His distinct, vivid style captures singular figures with buildings, birds, forests, music, and symbols from his imagination.





Zoe Hersey


October 3 - December 19, 2005


Zoe Hersey's first solo exhibition with the gallery features her well known paintings on canvas, with imagery that marries her vision of nature poised against a romantic backdrop.





Surface VII


October 3 - December 19, 2005


Group contemporary show with a focus on surface - artists include Squeak Carnwath, Kris Cox, Cole Morgan, and Marcia Myers.





Jun Kaneko & Rana Rochat


October 3 - November 3, 2005


Kaneko's internationally recognized ceramic dangos, platters, and wall slabs create a dynamic compliment to Rochat's visual dialogues of mark making and brilliant color fields in encaustic.





In the Midst


October 3 - November 3, 2005


Group landscape exhibition featuring paintings by Victoria Adams, Connie Borup, Divit Cardoza, James Cook, Sheila Gardner, Theodore Waddell, and bronze wildlife sculpture by Gwynn Murrill.




Kris Cox


August 30 - October 2, 2005


The surfaces of Cox's paintings are tactile and subtle, which he creates through a labor-intensive process of carving away and then building up again with paint, wood putty, and wax. Cox's process and his use of the modernist grid are constructed symbols of the passage of time.






Christopher Reilly and Michelle Haglund



August 30 - October 2, 2005



Reilly and Haglund, husband and wife, create encaustic and casein paintings concerned with stillness and being. Treating nature as divine and iconic, blossom branches, Japanese-maple leaves, swimming koi, and even dragonflies are depicted as silent, mystical objects. After years of working side by side on their individual work, the couple is collaborating for the first time on a number of paintings in the exhibition.





Rana Rochat

Recent Works


August 30 - October 2, 2005


By repeating the simple shapes of vessels, Rochat creates a visual dialog, a personal discourse of marks, lines, and forms. The forms are set off against brilliant color fields. Her process of painting with wax and pigment, applied one layer at a time, gives depth and luminosity to her language of mark making.





Tony Berlant

Extended Ecstasy


August 1 - August 29, 2005


A major figure in contemporary art and pop art, Berlant more recently has been creating images of birds and flowers. Berlant creates elaborate collages with found and fabricated, hand-shaped pieces of printed tin. The tin is then nailed to wood panel with hundreds of steel brads. The assembled patterns and multiple layers of imagery invite the viewer to see multiple layers of meaning. The birds and flowers are representational visions that, while created from pieces of metal, are as fluid as oil on canvas.





Gwynn Murrill



August 1 - August 29, 2005


Highly stylized and yet naturalistic, Murrill's cast bronze sculptures of birds combine a direct observation of hawks and eagles with her contemporary, reductive sense of line. Internationally recognized as one of the foremost American sculptors, Murrill is able to capture the essence of each bird of prey, coyotes, deer, and other animals in a graceful balance between abstraction and realism.





Jack Spencer



July 31 - August 29, 2005


Spencer's new series of mixed media, color photographs explores the dark, romantic nature of flowers.





David Secrest

In Search of Structure


June 26 - August 29, 2005


Secrest's sculptures and benches show us a mastery of ancient, pan-cultural techniques of metalworking. A pure artisan, Secrest joins forged bronze and steel to create architectural forms whose surfaces are rich with intricate, geometric pattern.





James Cook

New Ground


June 26 - July 31, 2005


Cook's paintings capture the energy of the natural environment. Thick and vigorous marks of paint create mountains, alpine lakes, forests, and rivers. Up close the canvases are abstract compositions, which, as the viewer steps back, focus into his renowned visually powerful landscapes.





Allison Stewart

Arpent & Arabesque


June 26 - July 31, 2005


Underneath Stewart's gestural mixed media paintings of botanicals lie hidden maps. With engaging, expressive brushstrokes she subtly juxtaposes the living quality of the flowers and plants against the linear design of the embedded charts and diagrams of land areas. Stewart creates paintings aware of the difference between artistic perception and scientific analysis.





Bruce Park

Inner Light


May 16 - June 25, 2005


Through his use of pastels, Park creates atmospheric landscapes. He seems to place light on paper, letting it roll over walls of clouds, cliff sides, rivers and mountains.





Morgan Brig

Personal Alchemy


May 16 - June 25, 2005


Brig produces copper wall sculpture inspired by the poetics and mystery of day to day living. Fusing imagery and language onto the surfaces of her copper figures, she incorporates text with appropriated images and original illustrations. Brig's art walks the line between insightful revelations and visual daydreams.





Group Contemporary Painting & Sculpture


April 9 - May 15, 2005


Victoria Adams, Tony Berlant, Kris Cox, Bean Finneran, Raphaelle Goethals, Michael Gregory, Jun Kaneko, James Lavadour, Cole Morgan, Marcia Myers, Gwynn Murrill, Luis Gonzalez Palma, Manolo Paz, Mario Reis, Rana Rochat, David Secrest, Therman Statom, Allison Stewart





Gay Bawa Odmark

Roots of a Romantic Notion


March 6 - April 8, 2005


This new series of monotypes illustrates the ancient story of an Indian King and Queen and their return to the Taj Mahal. Born in India, local painter Odmark integrates the divine forms of sacred structures, birds, and the lotus flower. Her art has the resonance of a visual diary attempting to keep past memories intact.





Connie Borup



March 6 - April 8, 2005


Connie Borup's tonal landscapes capture the magnificence of nature, the momentary stillness, and the quiet intimacy we experience alone among trees, water, and sky. One becomes absorbed by the spirituality and mood of Borup's soft brushstrokes in her atmospheric oils on canvas.





Victoria Adams

The Still Point: Recent Landscapes


February 1 - March 1, 2005


Romantic, serene landscapes invite the viewer to experience a dreamlike world of sky and nature. Adams' oil paintings with wax on linen express element of the western European landscape tradition, with her meticulous focus on clouds, horizons, water, and atmosphere.





Michael Gregory



February 1 - March 1, 2005


Gregory's bold oil paintings of mysterious structures draped in brightly striped material beckon us to ask what lies beneath them. This new series of covered structures are an extension of the artist's enthusiasm for American icons. Also featured in this exhibition are paintings of barns, buildings, hummingbirds, and tulips for which Gregory is internationally recognized.





Kenna Moser

Of A Garden


February 1 - March 1, 2005


This new body of lively botanicals focuses on the intricate details of plant-life: leaves, ferns, and flowers. Moser's sophisticated mixed media paintings infuse techniques from various sources, including European icon painting and ancient Egyptian wax paintings. Her underlying collage incorporates old letters, pages from books, and wax seals from around the world.





Ed Musante



February 1 - March 1, 2005


Musante's small-scale paintings of birds and animals, painted on wood panel or his signature found cigar boxes, are intimate portraits of wildlife. These close-up paintings go beyond careful observation to capture the presence of each bird and other animals, while incorporating text and pattern from the cigar boxes.

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