FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

"Get It Off Your Chest"
April 1 - May 1, 2005
Reception:  Saturday, April 2, 7pm to 10 pm
Artist Forum: Sunday, April 10, 2pm




The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA)
Located in the heart of the Artists Village, 117 N. Sycamore (at Second Street), Santa Ana, CA 92701
For enquires please contact Nancy Harlan

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Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 11 to 4 p.m
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A provocative multimedia show about breasts is presented by Women In The Arts and the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, and jurored by Christina Smith and Joanna Roche.



Catriona Grant, Untitled, from "The Examination Room", 2003

The works in this exhibition articulate a multiplicity of viewpoints and concepts that reflect the active spirit of inquiry found throughout the arts community. Overall, they establish that there is a diversity and quality of the methods, media, and concepts incorporated in art based on statements about the part of the human anatomy known as the breast.



Judy Polstra, “Judy's Biological Clock”, 2003

This exhibition, focusing on breasts, is not dominated by any one mode of thought or handling, nor is its production limited to a few styles or schools of working. Multiplicity and experimentation in form, concept, and execution marks the exhibition as a whole. In the chosen works, the breast form has been visually explored for its function, its inherent beauty, as iconography for gender specific politics, as a vessel for disease, as a curvilinear line, and/or as a narrative.



Jonathan Hollingsworth, "She Called Herself Suzanne Summers", Photographed: Winter, 2003



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