An Art at the Mercy of Light: Recent Works by Eli Bornstein

By Oliver A.I. Botar, Eli Bornstein, and Rodney LaTourelle

Eli Bornstein places the sensory experience of colour, light and structure at the heart of his practice of nearly 50 years. Bornstein is renowned for his abstract reliefs; later examples exhibit subtle shifts in colour under changing light. This monograph contextualizes the Saskatoon artist’s latest works in relation to early Modernist movements and the current revival of perceptual and experiential art. The book, which includes excerpts from Bornstein’s personal journals, also saluteshis achievement as editor and publisher of Canada’s longest-running art journal, The Structurist (1960-2010).

Full colour, 60 pp., $20
The Mendel Art Gallery, 2013
ISBN 978-1-896359-83-0
Distributed by ABC Art Books Canada.
Available in the Gallery Shop and Amazon.ca.