The Viewing Room: Kate Breakey

Juli Lowe takes us inside the gallery's viewing room and gives us an intimate look at the work of Kate Breakey.

"The piece are orotones, which is a historical process, but Kate Breakey has a contemporary take on it. The photograph is made out of glass, and then it's backed my gold leaf. That gold leaf reflects so much light." - Juli Lowe

Contact us to schedule a time to come in and view work, or stop by! We are open to the public.

"I was struck by the beauty and brightness of the depth of Orotones," says Breakey, "which were first made in the early 20th century by, among others, Pillsbury and Edward Curtis. My work is a contemporary version of an Orotone. The image a digitally printed on UV Art glass with 24kt gold leaf applied to the back."

Kate Breakey was born in Adelaide, South Australia and moved to the United States in 1988. Her work is part of numerous private and public collections including the Museum of Fine Arts (Houston, TX), Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego, CA) and Austin Museum of Art (Austin, TX). 

View more work by Kate Breakey here.