"One of the quiet giants of post-conceptual photography" (The New York Times), Liz Deschenes continually challenges photography’s traditional conventions. Since the mid-1990s her work has evolved as a stripping away of photography’s inherent interference with its subjects. Making use of the medium’s most fundamentalaspects—paper, light, chemicals—she produces camera-less pieces that not only remind viewers of photography’s essential goal of reflecting light and color but also expand its scope into the realm of sculpture. Filled with dazzling reproductions of Deschenes’s installations and lush work, the only comprehensive publication devoted exclusively to the artist includes her key bodies of works, from early color studies to recent hybrid photo-sculptural installations that playfully interact with their environment. An interview captures Deschenes's voice and point of view and a series of critical essays rounds out this unparalleled exploration of an exciting, boundary-pushing artist working at the height of her powers.
Published by Prestel in association with the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston