Artist Reception March 8, 5:30-7:30 pm
TEMPLE GALLERY/ TEMPLE OF MUSIC AND ART/ 330 S. SCOTT AVE.
Tyger, tyger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
William Blake (1757–1827)
In her new exhibition at the Temple Gallery, Creatures of Light and Darkness (March 8-April 2, 2013), Kate Breakey immortalizes the creatures of the desert at night and early dawn in large scale, hand-colored photographs made using a small, motion-sensing infrared camera.
Bathed in moonlight, the eyes of a coyote burn brightly as he prowls the Sonoran desert. Later a jackrabbit scurries home, frozen for an instant in the early morning light. Like William Blake who immortalized the tiger in his famous poem, Breakey’s photographs are an ode to the inhabitants of an unforgiving world, elusive creatures inaccessible and invisible to us without the aid of the “immortal eye” of photography.
Seen through her loving eyes, Kate Breakey’s photographs frame this rarely seen, dark, desert world through chance encounters with something raw, real and beautiful.
Kate Breakey: Creatures of Light and Darkness opens March 8 and runs through April 2, 2013. An artist reception will be held Friday, March 8, 2013. The Temple Gallery is located in SoCo, the cultural district South of Congress, at the historic Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Avenue in downtown Tucson. For more information about the artist, Kate Breakey, please contact Etherton Gallery, which manages the Temple Gallery, (520) 624-7370 or [email protected].
The Temple Gallery is open most weekdays (Tues-Fri) from 10am – 5pm; weekend and Monday hours vary. The gallery is closed March 24, 30, 31. Please contact the Arizona Theatre Company Box Office (520) 622-2823 or Etherton Gallery (520) 624-7270 to confirm the Temple Gallery’s hours of operation, before your visit.