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THE BUZZ: Macro Views, Micro Wonders

Macro Views, Micro Wonders

Macro Views, Micro Wonders by Cathy Breslaw

San Diego Mesa College Art Gallery
D101 and Gallery Courtyard
7250 Mesa College Dr.
San Diego, CA, 92111

Reception: September 10, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Lecture by Cathy Breslaw at 6:30 pm, G102
On view September 8 – 30, 2015
FREE PARKING RECEPTION NIGHT ONLY: Park in upper faculty A lot parking areas adjacent/across from flagpole.
Gallery Hours: MT 11-4 pm, W, TH 1 – 8 pm. Closed Fridays, Weekends and School Holidays.

Cathy Breslaw creates fantasy landscapes out of industrial mesh, paint, plaster and vinyl fabric. Her artwork revolves around an interest in space and light but it is also very much connected to life, ecology and nature—reminding us of the fragility of our surroundings. Her visual inventions incorporate the myriad points of a constellation, a macro view towards the universe or zoom in to capture a minute detail. Artwork elements hang gracefully from the ceiling or sprawl on the ground. Acrylic paint is layered and spilled to form gorgeous splotches of varying thicknesses. It evokes a multi-hued growing organism as seen through a microscope—a glorious amoeba or a Roscharch blot. Another installation, Sensation was inspired by a surreal experience at Columbia Glacier in Alaska. Mesh and reflective materials combined with photographic images suggest the surface of glaciers while a sound piece by Mexican artist Francisco EME utilizes the sound of icebergs cracking. Eme’s audio fragments reveal the effects of climate change and the fragile nature of melting glaciers.

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