Please join us for as the artist lets us experience first-hand his process in pattern formation followed by an artist reception for CB&S Werkstätte featuring the work of Noah Breuer.
In his first Chicago solo exhibition, Noah Breuer presents prints and fabric wall hangings from his ongoing project that examines the visual legacy of “Carl Breuer and Sons” (CB&S), his Jewish family’s former textile printing business in Bohemia. The exhibition’s title, CB&S Werkstätte is a nod to the now-defunct family business that began in 1897 and was forcibly sold to Nazi-approved owners in 1942. Breuer acquired a rich digital collection of original CB&S designs and fabric samples during a 2016 research trip to the Czech Textile Museum and has used these images as the primary source material for his current work. The exhibition features recent laser-engraved woodblock prints, large cyanotypes on cotton and an accompanying risograph-printed artist book published by Spudnik Press.
In conjunction with the opening, Breuer will facilitate a demonstration that will allow exhibition attendees to use the laser-engraved surfaces of custom-built table-tops to make wax rubbings. Attendees may collaborate with the artist and produce new artworks inspired by the CB&S factory designs. The table-tops will be displayed and made available for use through the duration of the exhibition.
Noah Breuer: CB&S Werkstätte will be on view through July 27, 2019 in The Annex at Spudnik Press, 1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60622.
Tuesday – Friday, 12 – 5 p.m.
Monday & Thursday 6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday 1 – 5 p.m.
Or by appointment.
Noah Breuer, laser-engraved surfaces mounted on custom-built table-tops.