For this exhibition, ‘Journey’, Kate Breakey draws from several bodies of work made over a several decades of image making. Breakey has always altered her photographic images. Over her 40 year career, her techniques include hand coloring – laying the surface with pencil, oil paint or pastel, gilding images on glass (orotones) encaustic wax, and embroidering on silk, which she attributes too her early art school training in printmaking and painting.102 Cypress St.Abilene , TX 79601
The Grace Museum Exhibition - Kate Breakey: Journey
- 102 Cypress St.
Abilene, TX 79601
- Saturday, October 30, 2021-Saturday, November 12, 2022
- Tues.-Fri., 1 to 5 p.m. + Free Thurs., 5 to 8 p.m.
Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For this exhibition, "Journey," Kate Breakey draws from several bodies of work made over several decades of image making. Breakey has always altered her photographic images. During a 40-year career, Breakey's techniques include hand coloring – laying the surface with pencil, oil paint or pastel, gilding images on glass (orotones) encaustic wax, and embroidering on silk, which she attributes to her early art school training in printmaking and painting.
Artwork featured in the exhibition range in size, media and subject matter and will take guests on a journey of the artist's various obsessions, including astronomical images, skies, clouds, oceans, trees, nests, shells, flowers, and animals.
This exhibition includes new work created especially for Grace Museum and is curated to be a circular visual poem with each individual image leading to the next. Corresponding text will relate a short story, explaining time and place in the continuum of the artist's oeuvre. The collection of images in the gallery can be viewed as a shrine to Breakey’s reverence for the beauty and wonder and diversity of the natural world. Breakey is best known for her work Small Deaths memorializing hundreds of dead birds but has more recently made large series of bird’s nests and quail eggs. Her interest in the natural world extends outward to include grass and seaweed, tumbleweeds, and beach stones. Fascinated by the shapes, colors and textures, the scale.
- $6-Adults; $3-Seniors, students and educators with ID, non-active duty military; Free-Children ages 3 and younger, museum members, active duty military and families with ID
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