Tag: Kate Breakey

April 14th, Doylestown, PA: Artist lecture: Kate Breakey

© 2015 Kate Breakey

Michener Art Museum
Artist lecture: Kate Breakey
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, 1:00-2:00 pm

“A former professor of photography at the University of Texas at Austin, native Australian Kate Breakey now lives and works in Tucson, Arizona. She first received international recognition for her large-scale, hand-colored photographs then adds layers of transparent oil paint and pencil.

Small Deaths, on view at the Michener Art Museum from March 14 – July 12, 2015 in the Fred Beans Gallery, features thirty extraordinary, hand-colored, oversized images of the birds, flowers, and insects that photographer Kate Breakey has memorialized through her work. The brilliance of her palette draws viewers to a close-up and unexpected confrontation with mortality. The images are life-size silver gelatin contact prints toned by hand with a golden wash. Breakey’s work has appeared in over 30 one-woman exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in the U.S. and abroad. She received the Photographer of the Year Award in 2004 from the Houston Center for Photography.

Online registration is closed. Please call 215-340-9800 for ticket availability.

The James A. Michener Art Museum
138 South Pine Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania

October 7th, NYC: Desert Days and Nights: A Conversation with Kate Breakey


© 2014 Kate Breakey

Penumbra Foundation
Desert Days and Nights: A Conversation with Kate Breakey
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7:30-9:00 pm

“Please join Tucson-based photographer Kate Breakey and Harper’s Magazine Art Director Stacey D. Clarkson for an evening of lively conversation about Breakey’s expansive, poetic bodies of work about light, place, and the marvelous complexities of the desert. Topics on the agenda for discussion are perseverance, triumph, rattlesnakes, jackrabbits, javelinas, clouds and coyotes in the moonlight.

rsvp@penumbrafoundation.org to reserve your seat.”

Penumbra Foundation
36 E 30th Street
New York, New York 10016 [map]

November 10th, San Marcos, TX: Reception & Book Signing “LAS SOMBRAS | THE SHADOWS” by Kate Breakey

© 2012 Kate Breakey

The Witliff Collections 
Reception & Book Signing
LAS SOMBRAS | THE SHADOWS: Photograms by Kate Breakey
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Attendees are asked to RSVP to thewittliffcollections@txstate.edu

Las Sombras/The Shadowsfeatures work Australian native Kate Breakey created after moving to Arizona in 1999. Making pictures without a camera like William Henry Fox Talbot and Anna Atkins in the nineteenth century, Breakey also shares their affinity for recording the natural world in scientific detail as well as with artistic beauty. Her contact prints—known as photograms—have the sepia-toned look of Victorian images, yet their sensibility is distinctly modern. Luminous coyotes and whipsnakes, mice, rabbits, quail, cactus, moths and scorpions are imbued with her affection for the flora and fauna that inhabit the American Southwest, which is now her home. As she says, “The natural world is full of wondrous things to look at and to chronicle and catalogue. In my own way, I have devoted myself to that end.” Over 200 photograms, which Breakey donated to the Wittliff Collections and arranged salon style for the show, are on display, along with images from her newest series, Creatures of Light and Darkness.  Las Sombras/The Shadows celebrates the next volume in the Wittliff’s Southwestern & Mexican Photography book series with the University of Texas Press.”

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