golden pin bowling
22 X 26 inches

Currently on Exhibit at AIV@5700
On exhibit for February - March
local photographer

Barbara Breen
Her black and white prints reflect
past, present and future urban imagery

walking bridge
16 x 20 inches

about the artist.....
Barbara Breen is a Cleveland photographer whose work featuring local neighborhoods incorporates multiple layers of past and present. Her black and white images are presented in a familiar manner that allows the viewer their own measure of nostalgia. The current exhibition at AIV@5700 Gallery features Breen’s work of local storefronts, former factories, and nearby bridges from the Slavic Village area. Her signature process is working in large –format photography that enables the viewer to see character and texture of each subject. Breen is a graduate of the Ohio Institute of Photography and has worked in the Cleveland area for several years. Capturing old storefronts and neighborhoods in the Midwest has been a focus of her black and white portfolio. Her images from her Slavic Village project were published locally; nine of her images were featured in the bicentennial book “ Images From the Heart “ and Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Sunday Magazine (6/16/96). By day she works as a photographer for the Cleveland VA Medical Center, taking shots of surgeries and patients. Currently, she lives in Beachwood and works out of her studio in Cleveland Heights. She has exhibited her work at JCU, BW, Lightkeepers Gallery, the College of Wooster, Mansfield Art Center and she was featured in the May Show at CMA in 1990. Her work has been included in many private collections such as BF Goodrich and KeyCorp. She is represented by the Harris – Stanton Gallery in Akron