Bob Van Breda’s Lost and Found is an immersive exhibition featuring discarded industrial and natural objects that have been transformed into aesthetic forms by the artist’s eye and hand. Channeling his ongoing fascination with objects from everyday life, Van Breda’s sensitivity to the beauty and power of seemingly unwanted things raises questions about authorship, creativity, personal affinities, and cultural purpose. Ranging in size from miniature and handheld to oversize, the artist’s sculptures emphasize materiality, texture, and shape. Referencing the conceptual history of the readymade and art-making processes such as assemblage, collage, and site-specificity, Van Breda’s installation continues a longstanding inquiry into the nature of art.
Van Breda studied Architecture at Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and received his Bachelor of Fine Art from California State University-Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include those at Santa Monica Museum of Art, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Electric Works, and Heather James Fine Art. This exhibition is organized by Palm Springs Art Museum and supported by Guy & Nora Barron, Cathy Gellepis & Jim Ledwith, Jake & Judy Kerr, and Donna MacMillan.
Additional support provided by Jane Emison, Connie & Bob Lurie, and Garna Muller.
Exhibition Season Sponsors: Carol & Jim Egan, David Kaplan & Glenn Ostergaard, Dorothy C. Meyerman, Marion & Bob Rosenthal, and the Herman and Faye Sarkowsky Charitable Foundation. The Desert Sun is the exhibition media sponsor.