The Capital City Arts Initiative will host a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the CCAI Courthouse Gallery for Cathy Breslaw, artist in the new Luminosity exhibition which will be on display through May 2. Breslaw will give an informal talk about her work beginning at 5:30 p.m. In Luminosity, Breslaw presents a variety of wall pieces created from plastic industrial meshes originally intended for commercial purposes. She builds each piece by splicing and layering different colors and weaves of the mesh into intriguing compositions.“Color plays an integral role in enhancing the atmospheric transparency of the materials,” said Breslaw, a resident of southern California. “The work, sharing forms of painting, sculpture, and installation leads the viewer to take an intimate look at seemingly ordinary materials.” Breslaw’s work has been the subject of more than 30 solo exhibitions and has been featured in approximately 50 group exhibitions around the nation. She holds a master of fine arts degree from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif.Danielle Susalla Deery wrote the exhibition essay, “Lightness of Being.” Deery is director of exhibitions and communications at Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, Calif., where she manages the exhibition galleries and oversees approximately 20 exhibitions a year. Deery also teaches art history at Fullerton College. She earned an master of fine arts from California State University, Fullerton, Calif. The exhibition and reception are free and the public invited. The Courthouse Gallery is located at 885 E Musser St. For additional information, visit CCAI’s website at www.arts-initiative.org.
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