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Wording the Silent Art collects Barbara Caruso's essays on the contemporary art scene, including controversial issues like the National Gallery's purchase of Barnett Newman's Voice of Fire and the recent transformation of public galleries from institutions of preservation to places of pop entertainment and the effect this has on art. She also writes with elegance and verve on the subject of her own painting, on painting practice, and on how to look at visual art. Her generous and wise advice to a young painter is worth the price of this book alone. Caruso's is a unitary, clear, communicating voice, and she brings to the reader a marvellous and accessible vision of the essential nature of art in our lives.
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Barbara Caruso, author of Wording the Silent Art, graduated from the Ontario College of Art in 1965. Since 1966 she has mounted twenty-two solo exhibitions in private and public galleries in Canada. She has participated in over thirty-five group shows in Canada, the US, England, France and Mexico. Her work is in public and private collections in Canada and the US. She was the editor/designer/printer of Seripress (1972-1980) publishing visual and concrete poetry. Her writing on art has appeared in Canadian art and literary publications. She was the subject of a special issue of Open Letter, dedicated to her life and art. She shows her work often in Toronto, and lives in Paris, Ontario.
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Book Description Mercury Press, 2001. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1551280949