This is the first major exploration of the works of American abstractpainter and watercoloristSuzan Frecon (b. 1941), critically acclaimed for her sensitive arrangement of color, form, and texture, and for the philosophical resonance of her art. By restricting herself to nonrepresentational forms, earth-based colors, and, in the case of her watercolors, found pieces of paper, Frecon achieves an unequaled sense of balance and openness in her work. The bookfeatures ten oil paintings andthirty watercolors dating from the late 1990s to 2007.
form, color, illumination celebrates the uniqueness of Frecon's painting and articulates how her work distinguishes itself within the history of abstract painting.The authors describein-depthhow her artistic process and materials are an integral part of her focus and aesthetic. Included is an essay revealing the ethics of her aestheticsan argument for abstraction and an attention to truth that is not divorced from social and environmental concerns.