Kate Breakey: Avian

Exhibition on View:  June 20th - September 6th, 2020


Catherine Couturier Gallery is delighted to present Avian, an exhibition of new work by gallery artist Kate Breakey.

The exhibition features new work from Kate Breakey's series of 42 bird nests printed on silk and embroidered. In Safe in the Studio, Breakey shares her interest in bird nests: "Perhaps it is because they are mysterious, secret spaces that allow you to have a personal connection with a wild bird and I crave that relationship with nature". Each piece, like the nests they are inspired by, is unique, delicate, and beautiful.

The exhibition also features Breakey's new hand colored pigment prints of birds inspired by scientific drawings from 18th and 19th century natural history encyclopedias and smaller, more intimate quail eggs.

Since 1980 Breakey's work has appeared in more than 110 one-person exhibitions and in over 60 group exhibitions. A native of South Australia, Kate moved to Austin, Texas in 1988. She completed a Master of Fine Art degree at the University of Texas in 1991 where she also taught photography in the Department of Art and Art History until 1997. Her collections include the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, The Australian National Gallery and the San Diego Museum of Photographic Arts, as well as various private collections. She has resided in the Tucson, Arizona for 20 years. She regularly teaches workshops nationally and internationally.

Unlike previous exhibitions, there will be no public reception, and private viewings must be booked in advance. Please email us at gallery@catherinecouturier.com to reserve a time to visit the exhibition. To view installation photos, please click here.

 

Kate Breakey, Nest 9, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Nest 9
framed to 24 x 24 inches
$2,300

 

Kate Breakey, Nest 6, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Nest 6
framed to 24 x 24 inches
$2,300

 

Kate Breakey, Nest 19, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Nest 19
framed to 20 x 20 inches
$2,100

 

Kate Breakey, Nest 21, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Nest 21
framed to 20 x 20 inches
$2,100

 

Kate Breakey, Nest 34, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Nest 34
framed to 24 x 24 inches
$2,300

 

Kate Breakey, Nest 35, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Nest 35
framed to 20 x 20 inches
$2,100

 

Kate Breakey, Nest 37, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Nest 37
framed to 24 x 24 inches
$2,300

 

Kate Breakey, Nest 38, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Nest 38
framed to 20 x 20 inches
$2,100

 

Kate Breakey, Nest 41, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Nest 41
framed to 20 x 20 inches
$2,100

 

Kate Breakey, Nest 42, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Nest 42
framed to 24 x 24 inches
$2,300

Nests are printed with pigment ink on silk and hand embroidered with various thread including silk, cotton, and hemp. Nests are made in an edition of 20. However, each piece is unique. Nests are pinned inside shadow box frames with optium plexiglass. To view more Nests featured in the exhibition, please visit the series page.

 

Kate Breakey, Quail Egg 8, Catherine Couturier Gallery 

Quail Egg 8
2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastels
Edition of 5, framed: $575

  

Kate Breakey, Quail Egg 11, Catherine Couturier Gallery 

Quail Egg 11
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastels
Edition of 5, framed: $575

 

Kate Breakey, Quail Egg 21, Catherine Couturier Gallery 

Quail Egg 21
3 x 3 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastels
Edition of 5, framed: $575

 

Kate Breakey, Quail Egg 23, Catherine Couturier Gallery 

Quail Egg 23
3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastels
Edition of 5, framed: $575

 

Kate Breakey, Quail Egg 30, Catherine Couturier Gallery 

Quail Egg 30
2 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastels
Edition of 5, framed: $575

 

Kate Breakey, Quail Egg 42, Catherine Couturier Gallery 

Quail Egg 42
3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastels
Edition of 5, framed: $575

To view more Quail Eggs featured in the exhibition, please visit the series page.

 

Kate Breakey, Northern Mockingbird, Catherine Couturier Gallery

Mockingbird
14 x 18 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastel
Edition of 20, framed: 
$1,500

 

Kate Breakey, Northern Flicker, Catherine Couturier Gallery
Northern Flicker
22 x 18 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastel
Edition of 20, framed: $1,800

 

Kate Breakey, Cactus Wren, Catherine Couturier Gallery 
Cactus Wren
22 x 18 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastel
Edition of 20, framed: $1,800

 

Kate Breakey, Gannet, Catherine Couturier Gallery 
Gannet
24 x 36 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastel
Edition of 20, framed: $2,600 

 

Kate Breakey, House Sparrow, Catherine Couturier Gallery 
House Sparrow
18 x 14 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastel
Edition of 20, framed: $1,500

 

Kate Breakey, Northern Mockingbird, Catherine Couturier Gallery 
Northern Mocking Bird
18 x 14 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastel
Edition of 20, framed: $1,500

 

Kate Breakey, Prothonotary warbler, Catherine Couturier Gallery 
Prothonotary warbler
18 x 14 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastel
Edition of 20, framed: $1,500

 

Kate Breakey, White crowded sparrow, Catherine Couturier Gallery 
White Crowned Sparrow
15 1/2 x 19 inches
Archival print hand-colored with pencil and pastel
Edition of 20, framed: $1,500

For purchases or further inquiries, please email us at gallery@catherinecouturier.com.