An Art at the Mercy of Light is an exploration of structure, colour, space, and light through the work of Eli Bornstein. Maintaining an active studio practice for more than five decades, Bornstein is recognized internationally for his work with abstract reliefs. Over the course of his career, his works have progressed in complexity and the reliefs exhibit subtle shifts in colour under changing light conditions.
This monograph contextualizes the artist’s latest works in relation to both early Modernist movements and the current revival of perceptual and experiential art, while also calling attention to Bornstein’s achievement as editor and publisher of Canada’s longest-running art journal, The Structurist (1960-2010). The publication includes texts by exhibition curator, Oliver Botar, Canadian artist and writer, Rodney LaTourelle, and excerpts from Bornstein’s personal journals.