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September 19 – October 22, 2006

Margie Livingston
New Work
- an exhibition of paintings exploring the interplay of representation and abstraction.

Ms. Livingston is the recipient of the 2006 Betty Bowen Memorial Award, given annually to one artist living in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho. This award has been presented since 1979. With the assistance of the Seattle Art Museum, an independent committee reviews over 500 applicants to select the recipient.

Margie Livingston Painting
WHEN: September 19 – October 22, 2006
Artist Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 4 – 7 p.m.
Artist Talk at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Archer Gallery, Clark College
Penguin Student Union Building
Ft. Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 992-2246 or

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday 9 am - 8 pm
Friday 9 am - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday 1 - 5 pm

The Archer Gallery presents Seattle painter Margie Livingston’s thoughtful observations of light, space, and gesture. Bringing fragments of the landscape into her studio – branches, leaves, and twigs - Livingston constructs three-dimensional structures that reflect both nature and the architectural grid. These “hybrid structures” of natural and built form are hung in studio and become the models for her paintings. In a lengthy process of building “an equivalent sense of light and space with minimal means” (M. Livingston), Livingston’s multiple decisions of placement, color, and value gradually accumulate on the canvas, creating paintings that reveal hints of their process beneath the final surface.

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: A 1999 MFA graduate of the University of Washington, Livingston currently lives and works in Seattle, WA. She is represented by the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle and has been featured in 2004 and 2005 solo exhibitions. The artist actively exhibits in the region, participating in All in the Painted View, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA (2006); the Northwest Biennial, Tacoma Art Museum (2004); and Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum (1999, 1997). The 2006 winner of the Betty Bowen Annual Memorial Award, Seattle Art Museum, Ms. Livingston received two Seattle-based Artist Trust awards in 2004 - a Grant for Artists Projects "GAP Grant" and the Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2001, Livingston spent a year living and working in Germany in affiliation with Berlin's Freie Universitat (Free University).

For further information please contact Marjorie Hirsch, Archer Gallery Director (360) 992-2701

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