Cathy Breslaw: Transitions Art Exhibit Opening ReceptionDate: 01.26.2012
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Founders Hall Art Gallery 1st Floor
Open Monday - Friday from 9 am - 5 pm. Admission Free
About the Artist:
Cathy Breslaw is a southern California contemporary visual artist who has been featured in over 25 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 40 group exhibitions across the U.S. in museums, art centers, college and university galleries and commercial galleries. She holds an MFA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. Since the early 90’s Breslaw has been exploring the boundaries of painting and is continually experimenting with accessible commercial materials to create large format wall, floor, sculptural and installation works that engage concepts of light, space, and the interconnected and ephemeral nature of life.
Making art has been a continuous thread throughout my life. Punctuated by the joy and reverence I have for nature and a relentless curiosity about the world around me, my work combines painting, drawing and sculpture. Many of my ideas stem from research and reading about space and time as well as structural forms appearing in the natural world. I am especially drawn to transparent-like elements and have been primarily using industrial mesh and other commercial plastic materials to create my works. Color plays an integral role in enhancing the atmospheric transparency of the materials. The work, sharing forms of painting, sculpture and installation leads the viewer to take an intimate look at seemingly ordinary materials that because of what has been done to them, transcends their function.