Description - Teresita Fernandez: Elemental by Amada Cruz

Teresita Fernandez's experiential and luminous works come to life in this monograph that reveals how one of America's most exciting installation artists investigates the intersection of culture and landscape. Teresita Fernandez's dazzling large-scale sculptures and installations employ diverse materials - charcoal, ceramics, chrome, steel, onyx, wood, resin, and enamel - with an utterly immersive effect. Accompanying a retrospective of Fernandez's career, and including images of her most recent installation, this book captures the powerful nature of an artistic practice exploring issues of perception, geography, ecology, history, and society. Featured works include Fire, her haunting ongoing series on the conceptual phenomena of landscape; Autumn (...Nothing Personal), created as a participatory space at Harvard University; and As Above, So Below, a series of immersive, interconnected installations referencing alchemy and the cosmos. AUTHORS: Amada Cruz is the Sybil Harrington Director and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Art Museum. Franklin Sirmans is Director of the Perez Art Museum Miami. SELLING POINTS: This book presents a retrospective of Teresita Fernandez and includes work from every period of her career, including new artwork. Teresita Fernandez is a Cuban American artist best known for her prominent public sculptures and unconventional use of materials. Fernandez is a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and the recipient of numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA Artist's Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award. Appointed by President Obama, she is the first Latina to serve on the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts. 200 colour illustrations

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