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Also On View at photo-eye Gallery: Selections from Kate Breakey's 'Golden Stardust' Series


photo-eye Gallery Also On View at photo-eye Gallery: Selections from Kate Breakey's 'Golden Stardust' Series photo-eye Gallery is pleased to have twelve gorgeous selections from Kate Breakey's Golden Stardust series on view along side our current exhibition of Richard Tuschman's Once Upon A Time in Kazimierz, up through October 29th, 2016.
Selections from Kate Breakey's Golden Stardust installed at photo-eye Gallery
photo-eye Gallery is pleased to have twelve gorgeous selections from Kate Breakey's Golden Stardust series on view along side our current exhibition of Richard Tuschman's Once Upon A Time in Kazimierz, up through October 29th, 2016. Breakey's stunning images from the ongoing Golden Stardust are typically crafted by transferring archival black-and-white pigment prints to museum glass plates, then finished with 24 karat gold leaf backing. New to the series are two works which Breakey has applied the wonderful use of color, and platinum leaf. The series pulls imagery from Breakey's nearly 40 year career as a photographer. photo-eye asked Kate to spread some light, or "gold" on a few of the images currently on display.

Six Pears © Kate Breakey | 5 x 12", Archival Pigment Ink on Glass, 24k Gold Leaf, Ed. of 20, $1,320 Framed
"Over the years, I have been inspired by Edward Curtis' Orotones. For this series, I've revisited my inventory of images and choosing ones that I am interested to see 'glow' with the gold-leaf. The 200 or so images I selected are from many places and times, spanning several past bodies of work. Four Lemons, Artichoke, Six Pears, and Pomegranate, are all images I made in the last 10 to 20 years, when I was making large hand-colored still lives in the manner of the Dutch masters.
Moon Setting Over Saguaros © Kate Breakey | 10 x 14", Archival Pigment Ink on Glass, 24k Gold Leaf, Ed. of 20, $1,650 Framed
Big Cloud © Kate Breakey | 8 x 11", Archival Pigment Ink on Glass, 24k Gold Leaf, Ed. of 20, $1,320 Framed
Moon Setting Over Saguaros and Big Cloud are more recent digital capture images. I make these pictures almost daily from my home in the desert. I have a large series of moon and cloud pictures because the sky is a big element of the drama of this landscape - especially during monsoon season. I have started leaving some color in them, because the oranges and and pinks from the sunset seem to give the gold even more warmth.
Palo Verde Beetle © Kate Breakey | 3 x 5", Archival Pigment Ink on Glass, 24k Gold Leaf, Ed. of 20, $900 Framed
Palo Verde Beetle is from a series of insects that include spiders, scorpions cicadas, a dragonfly, moths - all critters I find dead in and around my house. I have always photographed trees and birds, so there are a number of these in the series from work over the years. My work is mostly about the natural world, which never ceases to fascinate me.
White Pumpkin © Kate Breakey | 8 x 8", Archival Pigment Ink on Glass, Platinum Leaf, Ed. of 20, $1,400 Framed 
I recently photographed White Pumpkin - I especially love pumpkins and pears because they are such beautiful shapes. I have started working with Platinum Leaf - this is dark silver and works especially well with some images." —Kate Breakey

A selection of the Golden Stardust series will be on display at photo-eye Gallery through October 29th, 2016.

For more information and to purchase prints, please contact the Gallery Staff at 505-988-5152 x202 or gallery@photoeye.com


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