Noah Breuer's '07 show Cabbage at VisArts

Alumnus Noah Breuer '07 in Solo Show at VisArts

BY Catherine Fisher, November 29, 2021

Alumnus Noah Breuer ‘07 has a solo show, Cabbage, at Concourse Gallery, VisArts, in Rockville, Maryland. It is on view until January 2, 2022. According to the press release, the exhibition is named for the “pieces of cloth cuttings leftover in the process of creating custom garments and traditionally kept as perquisites by the dressmakers."


In this show, Breuer displays work based on the fabric patterns of his Czech-Jewish family’s pre-war textile shop. The various pieces involve “digital reclamation and reassembly.” By involving himself in a personal history, Breuer brings back to life fragments of his lost ancestors’ legacy, creating new material that is tangible and deeply personal.


For more information about Breuer’s process and interest in familial legacy, you can read an in-depth interview with the artist for one of our 2021 bi-weekly series, Uncovering the Heritage Silhouette.


A selection of Breuer’s recent solo exhibitions include Heirloom at Penn State University Altoona (Altoona, PA, 2020), Something Borrowed / Something Broken at Spring Hill College (Mobile, AL, 2020), CB&S Werkstätte at Spudnik Press (Chicago, IL 2019) and Lucerna at Left Field Gallery (San Luis Obispo, CA 2018). San Francisco Center for the Book and Small Editions in Brooklyn, New York have published his artist books. His work is in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library and the Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Breuer currently works as an Assistant Professor at Auburn University.

Noah Breuer, Rubbing Clipboard Menagerie, 2021, laser-engraved chromed clipboards.

Noah Breuer, Regrets, 2021, cyanotype and dye on cotton, felt, grommets.