RECESS (founded 2009) is a collaborative arts initiative based in Portland, Oregon, developing and supporting projects that rupture the experience of everyday life and inspire new social possibilities. We curate semi-monthly group and solo exhibitions and maintain an active community of artists studios. Alongside our exhibition program, we host community events, musical acts, dinners, political gatherings, lectures, and performances. Throughout RECESS's activities, we champion the special capacity of the arts to catalyze change.

Our exhibition space, office, and studios are located in the former Oregon Brass Works Building at 1127 SE 10th Avenue, Portland, Oregon, USA 97214

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