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Opening this Friday: 'Tree Stories' by Kate Breakey

photo-eye Gallery Kate Breakey: Tree Stories Opening Friday, November 29, 2019 Alexandra Jo Tree Stories encompasses a wide array of approaches to a singular subject as the exhibition will include a combination of the many photographic materials and techniques Breakey is known for. An opening reception for Tree Stories will take place this Friday, November 29th from 5-7 pm in coordination with the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Art Walk.

Above Image: Kate Breakey, Tree of Life, Mesquite, Full Moon Rising, Bahrain, Hand colored archival pigment print

The versatility of technique that comes from Kate Breakey’s studio is astounding. Though all of the work centers around photography, Breakey is an artist who explores the relationship between materials and images with a sense of openness and experimentation. This Friday, November 29,  photo-eye Gallery will host an opening reception for Tree Stories, our current exhibition featuring a diverse selection of Kate Breakey's photographs.

Kate Breakey, Eucalyptus Trees, Xmas Day, South Australia, 
Archival pigment ink on glass, 24k gold leaf, 5 x 12 inches, $1375 Framed 
Some of the oldest living things on earth are trees. Simultaneously fascinating and daunting in their endurance, trees are seemingly still and eternal, yet are constantly growing and changing. Trees have many stories to tell, as forests provide the backdrop for countless fairytales, ghost stories, and ancient mythologies. Home to a variety of creatures, intelligent beyond our full understanding, and vital to many of earth’s ecosystems, these deciduous beings connect many aspects of life on our planet. Trees can experience the equivalent of many human lifetimes and have become symbols for the cycles and mysteries of the natural world.

Tree Stories encompasses a wide array of approaches to a single subject, as the exhibition will include a combination of the many photographic materials and techniques Breakey is known for. Shimmering gold-leaf orotones bring richness and a dazzling quality of light to this selection of work. Hand-colored photographs of trees are traditionally illustrative and straightforward, while delicately hand-embroidered photographs of bird nests on silk embody grace and elegance in exquisite detail.

This exhibition also coincides with photo-eye’s 40th Anniversary celebration. Founded as a mail-order photography book source in 1979 in Austin, Texas by Rixon Reed, photo-eye has grown into one of the leading contemporary photography galleries while continuing as the oldest and largest photography bookstore in the country. Today, photoeye.com is recognized as one of the foremost websites devoted to contemporary photography and our online bookstore includes the world’s largest selection of contemporary photobooks. photo-eye Gallery and Bookstore have been in Santa Fe since 1991.

Kate Breakey, Nest 32, Hand embroidered archival pigment print on silk, 24 x 24 inches, Edition of 20, $2290


Tree Stories will run November 22, 2019 to February 22nd, 2020 with an opening reception this Friday, November 29th from 5-7pm in coordination with the Railyard Arts District Last Friday Art Walk.


ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kate Breakey was born in Adelaide, Australia and received her MFA in photography from the University of Texas, Austin in 1991. Breakey is known for working in a multitude of photographic techniques, including large-scale, hand-colored archival pigment prints, gold-leaf backed orotones printed on glass, and hand-embroidered images printed on silk. Since 1981 her work has appeared in more than 75 solo exhibitions and more than 50 group exhibitions in the United States, France, Japan, Australia, China, and New Zealand.

All prices listed were current at the time this post was published.

For more information, and to purchase artworks, please contact photo-eye Gallery Staff at:
(505) 988-5152 x 202 or gallery@photoeye.com


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