Cathy Breslaw's Installation

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

Friday, November 4, 2022

New Bend at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles

                             The Right to (My) Life by Dawn Williams Boyd, (2017), Fabric, Mixed Media

                                  Ctrl-Alt-Del  by Qualeasha Wood, 2021,  jacquard weaving

      Holbein En Crenshaw, Washington Blvd. and Crenshaw, LA,CA, Eddie Aparicio (2018), sculpture

                                  Majin Buu,  Anthony Akinbola,  (2022),  Durags on wood panel

Monday, September 12, 2022

LACMA Exhibits Korean Art Never Seen Before in the U.S.: The Space Between: The Modern in Korean Art


                       Shin Nakkyun, Photograph of Choi Seunghui, 1930, Jipyong Collection, Research Institute for the Visual Language of Korea, Seoul,                                                                                                              The Estate of  Shin Nakkyun, digital courtesy Jipyong Collection.

                Kim Eunho, Portrait of King Sunjong, 1923, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, Estate of Kim Eunho,photo 
                                                                                        National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.

                                                Min Chungsik(printed by Ju Myeongdeok), Magician 2,1930's(printed 1981)
,                                                                          Jipyong Collection,Research Institute for the Visual Language of Korea, Seoul.

                                       Kim Whanki, Jars and WOmen, 1951, private collection, Whanki Foundation-Whanki Museum.

                                  Han Youngsoo, Near Savoy Hotel, Myeongdong, Seoul,1956, printed 2019, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 
                                                                           gift of Robin-Hwajin Yoon Kim, Han Youngsoo Foundation.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Lee Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse: Fashion Meets Art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Alexander McQueen, Three Woman's Ensembles from the Deliverance collection, Spring/Summer 2004
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift from the collection of Regina J. Drucker

Paul Cadmus, Coney Island, 1934, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift of  Peter A. Paanakker, 
Art c Jon F. Anderson, Estate of Paul Cadmus/Licensed by VAGA, 
New York, NY photo c Museum Associates/LACMA

Alexander McQueen, Woman's Dress and Harness from the Plato's Atlantis collection, Spring/Summer 2010,
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift from the Collection of Regina J. Drucker in memory of Juliana Cairone

Alexander McQueen, Woman’s Dress and Shoes from The Widows of Culloden collection, Fall/Winter 2006-07, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, gift from the Collection of Regina J. Drucker in honor of Joseph and Genevieve Venegas,

Frans Pourbus II, Portrait of Louis XIII, King of France as a Boy, c. 1616, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 
gift of Mr. and Mrs. William May Garland, photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

Manuel Cipriano Gomes Mafra, Urn, c. 1865-87, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 
                                      gift of Barbara and Marty Frenkel, photo c Museum Associates/LACMA

Alexander McQueen, Woman’s Dress (detail) from the Plato’s Atlantis collection, Spring/Summer 2010, Los Angeles      County Museum of Art, gift from the Collection of Regina J. Drucker,

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Interscope Records Pairs Up with LACMA for Exhibition - Artists Inspired by Music: Interscope Reimagined

                                                Kehinde Wiley        The Watcher          oil on canvas          82 7/8" x 70 3/4"    photo courtesy of the artist   2021

                Cecily Brown    If Teardrops Could Be Bottled      oil on linen     29" x 31"     courtesy of the artist,  photo by Genevieve Hanson  2021

                  Rashid Johnson     Good Kid         ceramic tile, mirror, red oak, oil stick, spray enamel     37" x 37" x 3"    2021   courtesy of the artist
                                   and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles     photo by Martin Parsekian, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles

Partial Installation Shot of the Exhibition

                                                                                                     Partial Installation Shot of the Exhibition

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

The New Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opens In Los Angeles

 Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Wilshire and Fairfax, Los Angeles 

Opens to the public: September 30th 

For ticketing and programming information: 

Article by Cathy Breslaw 

                                                         Aerial shot of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures  Academy Museum Foundation

Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences notes: “The dream of building a museum dedicated to movies has been 90 years in the making for the Academy”. Since 2012 when the Academy hired Renzo Piano Building Workshop as architects to build the museum, there have been collaborations of hundreds of leaders in the area of film, culture and education, non-profit specialists, scholars, curators, programmers, community builders, archivists, and Academy members. All have worked together to create the world’s premier movie museum in Los Angeles, the global center for moviemaking.

The 300,000 square foot museum campus features two buildings, a renovation and expansion of the May Company(built 1939), and a soaring glass spherical structure added to the north, featuring a terrace with broad views of the Hollywood Hills. Included in the buildings are theaters and exhibition spaces as well as a museum store offering film-related merchandise, and Oscars memorabilia designed exclusively for the store, and Fanny’s, a two story restaurant and café, named after Fanny Brice, the legendary theater and movie, vaudeville, and radio star of the 1920’s. 

The seven-story museum includes a 30,000 square foot core exhibition space spanning three floors: Stories of Cinema offering celebratory, critical and personal perspectives on the impact of moviemaking past and present,a temporary exhibition of acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazai, his first museum retrospective in North America in addition to Studio Ghibli. Other offerings are: The Path to Cinema: Highlights from the Richard Balzer Collection, which are selections from the world’s foremost holdings of pre-cinematic optical toys and devices, Backdrop: An Invisible Art a double height installation that presents the painting of Mount Rushmore used in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (USA 1959), and The Oscars Experience an immersive simulation that lets viewers imaginatively step onto the stage of the Dolby Theater to accept an Academy Award. The Academy Awards History Galleries are in a circular gallery of 20 historic Oscar trophies and wins, moving into an historical walk-through from 1929 to the present, displaying the origins of the Oscars and the Academy, memorable wins and infamous snubs, Oscars fashion, and wraparound screens showcasing significant acceptance speeches. There is also the Directors Inspiration Gallery currently featuring the director Spike Lee’s personal collection of objects, considering his creative process and inspirations for his most iconic titles, the Story Gallery which includes screenplays and storyboards from seminal films, also highlighting the disciplines that brings a story to life – screenwriting, casting, make-up design, costume design, production and sound design, special effects, acting, directing, producing and more. 

There are a series of galleries dedicated to components of film artistry including a Performance Gallery, Sound Gallery, and Identity Gallery. And another gallery Impact/Reflection which explores how documentary and narrative film can ignite cultural change, structured around four social impact areas: Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, labor relations and climate change. There are also the Animation, Effects and Encounters Galleries, each highlighting the history of animation, special visual effects and the artistry that brings the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy and horror to life, as well as a Composer’s Inspiration Gallery. The museum will have a roster of movie screenings (including Oscar Sundays and Family Matinees) presented in its new 1000 seat David Gefen Theater and the 288 seat Ted Mann Theater. There will also be ongoing education and family programs taking place throughout the museum in exhibition galleries, theaters and the Shirley Temple Education Studio including: teen programs, family studio activities, and school tours.

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is destined to become one of Los Angeles’s greatest treasures and destinations for entertainment, education and inspiration. There are many grand opening festivities and offerings in October with ticket information all found on the museum webpages:

                                                Film Still, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Judy Garland, Jack Haley in The Wizard of Oz (USA 1939)

                                                    Film Still,   My Neighbor Totoro (1988)    Hayao Miyazaki    1988 Studio Ghibli  

                                                       Anna May Wong and Marlene Dietrich, scene from Shanghai Express,  1932  
                                                                                  Film Still,  Shanghai Express(USA 1939)

                                    "Bruce the Shark" Installation at the Academy of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles  November 2020
                                                                Credit: Photo by Todd Wawrychuk  Academy Museum Foundation

Monday, September 20, 2021

Star Trek:Exploring New Worlds Exhibition at Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds 
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles 
October 7 – February 20, 2022 

™ and © 2021 CBS Studios, Inc. © 2021 Paramount Pictures Corp. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


"To boldly go where no man has gone before." If you are a Star Trek fan no doubt you have heard these words before. Famously spoken by Captain James T. Kirk, of the U.S.S. Enterprise, his words immediately came to mind while visiting Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds opening to the public at the Skirball Cultural Center October 7th. 

 The exhibition organized by the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, includes a dizzying array of 100’s of artifacts and props, numerous scripts, conceptual artworks, set pieces and costumes spanning over 50 years since the original series aired between 1966-1969. Though the original series was cancelled, when it went into syndication in the 1970’s it prospered, building a huge audience. During the 1980’s the show’s creator, producer and writer Gene Roddenberry launched Star Trek: The Next Generation and several motion pictures and in 2009, a re-boot of the series followed. Enthusiasm for Star Trek fueled the success of comic books, cartoons, novels, action figures and other merchandise as well as Star Trek themed conventions attended by thousands at various venues around the world. 

The exhibition highlights Star Trek themes of diversity, fellowship, friendship, forgiveness, equality and acceptance as well as portraying its’ continuing impact on culture, art and technology and how it led people to create and invent. The exhibit gives visitors the opportunity to see how the technology envisioned in the series has become real-life technology such as cellphones, tablets and virtual reality devices. Star Trek broke boundaries with its vision of cooperation and inclusion where humans and aliens work together for the common goal of exploring the galaxy.The show was set in a 23rd century world where interplanetary travel was an established fact and where divides of race, gender, and nationality didn’t exist, using alien cultures to comment on contemporary issues. And, Star Trek was one of the first American series to promote racial diversity and multiculturalism in both cast and themes. 

Whether it’s Captain Kirk’s original command chair and navigation console, Dr. Spock’s tunic worn by Leonard Nimoy, a Borg costume, Uhura ‘s dress (worn by Nichelle Nichols), or Captain Picard’s uniform(worn by Patrick Stewart) visitors will be enthralled. Spaceship filming models of the U.S.S. Enterprise, U.S.S Excelsior, U.S.S. Phoenix, and Deep Space Nine space station are also on display. 

Star Trek:Exploring New Worlds is a fun, educational, thought-provoking and captivating experience for all ages.