Black/White by Reuben Breslar at The Athenaeum

August 10, 2009

Black/White, an exhibition of painting, collage, and installation by Corcoran alumnus Reuben Breslar (BFA Fine Arts, 2006) opened on February 9 at The Athenaeum in Alexandria, Virginia, and will remain on view through March 16.

Breslar conjures a rich interplay of texture, pattern and depth from his monochromatic palette. His large paintings often depict small scenes built from two-dimensional items such as old photographs and magazine pages. Included in the show are several of the binders the artist uses to collect and organize his source material. Gallery visitors are invited to browse the hundreds of tear sheets, photocopied pages, and printed ephemera and get additional perspective on his creative process.

Providing further context to Breslar's work, Dorothea Dietrich and Mark Cameron Boyd, two Corcoran faculty and well-known Washington arts presences, have contributed written commentary for the exhibition.

A Gallery Talk will take place on Saturday, February 23, at 4:30 p.m.

The Athenaeum
201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-0035(703) 548-0035
www.nvfaa.org

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