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Without and Within
Photographs by Keith Carter and Kate Breakey

Keith Carter
Kate Breakey

Keith Carter, Raven, 1996 gelatin silver print

Kate Breakey, Ravens, 2014 hand-colored archival pigment print

Etherton Gallery is pleased to present the first exhibition of the 2014-15 season, Without and Within, featuring a selection of recent work by photographers Keith Carter and Kate Breakey. The exhibition explores the relationship between what Carter terms the "externally objective and internally boundless." Both photographers create images rooted in documentary that also access myth, symbolism and metaphor. Carter evokes the secrets and folklore of the people and places of East Texas; while Breakey’s landscape and still life images reveal interior states of being. Without and Within opens September 13 and runs through November 1, 2014. An installation of artist Ed Musante’s pigment paintings of birds on vintage cigar boxes will be featured in Etherton’s in-house pop-up gallery. A reception welcoming the artists will be held at the gallery at 7-10pm, Saturday, September 13, 2014. Keith Carter will sign copies of his books From Uncertain to Blue and A Certain Alchemy, and Kate Breakey will sign copies of her monograph Painted Light at the reception. Inaugurating The Etherton Gallery Distinguished Lecture Series Keith Carter and Kate Breakey will discuss their work with Chief Curator Joshua Chuang at the Center for Creative Photography (CCP) at the University of Arizona, on September 12, 2014 at 5:30pm. For more information about the lecture, please call the CCP at 520-621-7970.

June 17 through August 30

Press Release Kate Breakey Press Release

June 17 through August 30

Upcoming Lecture @ The Penumbra Foundation
DESERT DAYS & NIGHTS: A conversation with Kate Breakey
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | 7:30pm – 9:00pm
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Tucson Weekly15 Beautiful Moons: Kate Breakey's lunar images of love and loss are part of a great exhibit at Etherton



Ed Musante
MusanteEd Musante is best known for his exquisitely rendered paintings of birds on vintage wooden cigar boxes that blur the distinction between art and popular culture. His paintings are both beautiful objects and puns on hi art's commitment to depth of experience. Musante paints on the surface of found vintage cigar boxes using dry pigment suspended in acrylic gels, a technique that provides both the translucency and the viscous beauty of oil paint. Embossments, stamps, scratches and other marks of age show through the paint, and create “delicate collage effects.” The empty, 3-D boxes are a reminder of Joseph Cornell’s boxed assemblages of found detritus. While created for a different purpose, Musante like Cornell creates poetry from the commonplace, while making us question the artificially imposed categories of “high” and “low.”

  Ed Musante