Carl Breuer and Sons
Lucerna
Left Field Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
February 2018

The show’s title, Lucerna, is the Czech word for “Lantern” and it also refers to a branded line of table linens that the CB&S factory produced between 1910 and 1935. Engaging with the small handful of objects that survive from a business that was operated for over fifty years by multiple generations of family members, Noah confronts his limited access to his family’s history. The work of research can be likened to holding a lantern over a forgotten relic in a dark attic: a light with short range shows some details clearly, but it fades at the edges and can only allude to a complete form.
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons  Kala Art Institute, Milvia/Addison Windows Gallery, Berkeley, CA
The Tatra Tassels
Kala Art Institute, Milvia/Addison Windows Gallery, Berkeley, CA
February through July 2018

The textiles on display in these windows all reference the same design motif: a string of tassels from a branded line of CB&S printed fabrics called “Tatra.” (Tatra is the name of a mountain range which today lies on the border between Poland and Slovakia.) All three works use a combination of woodblock printing and ultra-violet reactive fabric dyes on silk and linen.

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodblock and Polymer Plate Prints with Foil-stamped Cover and Screw-post Binding, 24 pages,
CB&S Swatch Book
Woodblock and Polymer Plate Prints with Foil-stamped Cover and Screw-post Binding, 24 pages,
4 x 4 inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcut on Kozo paper
Aurora Cascade
Woodcut on Kozo paper
20.5 x 15 inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcut, Screenprint and UV Reactive Dye on Linen and Raw Silk
Tatra Tassel
Woodcut, Screenprint and UV Reactive Dye on Linen and Raw Silk
40 x 40 inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcut, Screenprint and UV Reactive Dye on Linen
Tassels
Woodcut, Screenprint and UV Reactive Dye on Linen
48 x 105 inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcut, Screenprint and UV Reactive Dye
Tatra Tassels
Woodcut, Screenprint and UV Reactive Dye
60 x 28 each
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Engraved Plywood, Clipboard Clips
Rubbing Workshop Tables
Engraved Plywood, Clipboard Clips
19.5 x 46.5 x 29.9 inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Engraved Plywood, Clipboard Clips
Rubbing Workshop Tables
Engraved Plywood, Clipboard Clips
19.5 x 46.5 x 29.9 inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcut and UV Reactive Dye on Linen
Chuppah
Woodcut and UV Reactive Dye on Linen
84 x 84 inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcut on Linen
Aurora
Woodcut on Linen
40 x 40 inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcuts on Raw Silk
CB&S Floral Swatches
Woodcuts on Raw Silk
65 x 45 inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcut on Raw Silk
CB&S Floral Swatch 1
Woodcut on Raw Silk
38.5 x 28.5 inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcut on Raw Silk
CB&S Floral Swatch 2
Woodcut on Raw Silk
38.5 x 28.5 inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcut on Raw Silk
CB&S Floral Swatch 3
Woodcut on Raw Silk
38.5 x 28.5 inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Woodcut on Raw Silk
CB&S Floral Swatch 4
Woodcut on Raw Silk
38.5 x 28.5 inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Polymer Plate Relief Print
Sample Swatches
Polymer Plate Relief Print
12 x 15 inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint
Sheriff Star Car
Screenprint
26 x 20 inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Scooter Girl Hankies
Screenprint on paper
22 x 22 Inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Aurora Sampler
Screenprint on paper
22.5 x 22.5 Inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Pilot Hankie
Screenprint on paper
22.5 x 22.5 Inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Soccer Guys (Winter)
Screenprint on paper
22.5 x 22.5 Inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Soccer Guys (Summer)
Screenprint on paper
22 x 22 Inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Soccer Guys (Fall)
Screenprint on paper
22 x 22 Inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Lucerna Floral (Fall)
Screenprint on paper
22 x 22 Inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Lucerna Floral (Summer)
Screenprint on paper
22 x 22 Inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Lucerna Floral (Spring)
Screenprint on paper
22 x 22 Inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Lucerna Pool (Winter)
Screenprint on paper
22.5 x 22.5 Inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Lucerna Pool (Summer)
Screenprint on paper
22.5 x 22.5 Inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Lucerna 231 Fall
Screenprint on paper
22.5 x 22.5 Inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Lucerna 231 Spring
Screenprint on paper
22.5 x 22.5 Inches
NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Lucerna 231 Summer
Screenprint on paper
22.5 x 22.5 Inches

NOAH BREUER Carl Breuer and Sons Screenprint on paper
Lucerna 231 Winter
Screenprint on paper
22.5 x 22.5 Inches
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