Cathy Breslaw's Installation

Cathy Breslaw's Installation
Cathy Breslaw's Installation:Dreamscape

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Photo links from exhibitions...

Setting a New Course....

As an artist, it is tempting to rely on the "same old ideas, materials, or concepts" to get me thru the next exhibition. My conscience keeps me from entering down that road - i want each exhibition - which is a gift in and of itself - to cast a different light on my work. I want some semblance of authenticity in my approach and execution of the creation of the work.
Perhaps it might be a new material, a different tack on a similar concept or even something entirely new which will motivate the work.  I am drawn by an exhibition i will have this summer to engage some new ideas - The title for the exhibition is: "Above, Below and Beyond". I have a ton of ideas swimming around in my head, all calling me for attention. More than anything, it conjures up the natural world to me - at least as a frame of reference. I see the natural world and its events as being in control of our universe in many respects. It grabs me intellectually, spiritually and emotionally.  I will be surprised to see what i come up with. It will be interesting to use the title of the exhibition as my jumping off point.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Cathy's recent video of gallery talk and art pieces hanging at soka university
I wanted to document my recent gallery talk/opening reception at Soka University's Founders Hall, in Aliso Viejo, Ca. (link can be copied and pasted into browser to see)
It can  be a bit overwhelming to see 18 pieces of one's work in one space - it definitely gave me pause - I have had an opportunity to review the development of work created over a 6 year time frame.  My critical side tempts me, but more productively, it is a chance to understand where i have been and helps in generating ideas of where i want the work to go... It is never a definite thing, as my ideas and concepts change all the time but
at least it helps to chart the general course ahead...