By GSN Contributor

Art Intersection presents the work of Arizona artist Kate Breakey through February 24 in an exhibition highlighting her large-scale, hand-colored flora prints from her “Small Deaths” series and several of her still life orotones.

Breakey is internationally known for her work, which has appeared in more than 100 one-person exhibitions and in more than 50 group exhibitions in the U.S., France, Japan, Australia, China and New Zealand.

Her application of colors and gold leaf to the photographs brings depth and beauty to the images. In the 19th century, color tinting was applied to early black-and-white prints to make them more closely resemble reality.

Today, applying color presents a way for photographers to alter their images so that they become something else — something more compelling and unique.

Breakey will instruct a workshop on her hand-coloring techniques March 15-18. As old as photography itself, hand-colored photographs elevate black and white photographic prints into another realm of interpretive artistic expression.

She believes that only imagination limits the possibilities in the ‘hands on’ aspect of applying pigments to photography.


Exhibition: Through February 24.

Opening reception: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3.

Lecture at Phoenix Art Museum: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Hand-Coloring Photographs Workshop: 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. Thursday, March 15 to Sunday, March 18.