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Carbon + Light: Juan Geuer's Luminous Precision

Texts by Caroline Seck Langill (Curator), Barry Ace

Canadian artist Juan Geuer’s ground-breaking work sits in the threshold between science and art. It bridges the human condition, in all its various states, and the carbon-based ecosystems and oxygenated atmospheres upon which we depend. This exhibition catalogue celebrates this artist’s significant legacy as a fearless truth seeker. Through his inventive approach to installation, he pointed out the onset of the Anthropocene long before the term emerged to denote the geological period in which we now find ourselves embedded. Here, Geuer’s work is featured in dialogue with other artists with whom he either collaborated, influenced, or worked with in parallel, from Michael Snow to Catherine Richards. Born in the Netherlands, Juan Geuer (1917-2009) immigrated to Canada in 1954. His work has been recognized in major exhibitions around the world, notably at the Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam, the List Visual Art Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Ottawa Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

64 pp; softcover
Col. ill; 17.15 x 1.27 x 24.77 cm
English, French

Published Year: 2019
Cost: $25.00
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