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Barry Schwabsky, The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting

In The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting, poet and critic Barry Schwabsky looks at the different directions that painting has taken since the turn of the millennium. He deflates the twentieth-century belief that abstraction and figuration in painting are dichotomous. Instead, Schwabsky argues, they are methods of asking or answering the questions: What is painting? What can painting become in an observer’s encounter with it? This wide-ranging selection of texts emphasizes the coextensive work the viewer brings to painting alongside the artist—the construction of form and meaning.

Edited and with an introduction by Rob Colvin, Sherman Sam
Published by Sternberg Press
Design by Chad Kloepfer
ISBN: 978-3-95679-460-5
328 pages 

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