Explore the work of UL Lafayette Professor of Visual Arts, Steven Breaux. This talk is presented as a part of the ArtSpark award from Lafayette Economic
Development Authority and the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Professor Steven Breaux will focus on “Waking Space: The Emerging Art Object, Quantum Theory, and Algorithmic Art” referencing the transitional space between
the idea and its materialization. Where does one end and the other begin? What is the “nature” of the transitional area? Paintings are physical objects
and the end result of ideas, concepts, and belief systems. How is a digital image, as the end result of a series of algorithms, different than a physical
painting? What is the relationship of perception and matter to the process of artistic creation? These questions have led him to relate art processes
to certain experiments and concepts of quantum theory through artistic experimentation. “Waking Space” is a solo exhibit at the Acadiana Center for
the Arts on display from October 14 – December 16, 2017.
Professor Steven Breaux has taught at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since 1996 teaching Art and the Computer and Advanced Drawing. Breaux received
an MFA from Florida State University in Painting. His work, ranging from painting, drawing and prints to video, has been accepted regionally, nationally
and internationally for inclusion into galleries, catalogues and exhibitions. In 2015, he was invited to present his abstract Waking Space: The Emerging
Art Object, Quantum Theory, and Algorithmic Art at the Science of Consciousness Conference in Helsinki, Finland, which was later published.