The Perception of Appearance | A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing

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By Norman Lundin

Designed by Charla Reid

Edited by Richard V. West and Debra J. Byrne

This volume was published by the Frye Art Museum in associated with the University of Washington Press in conjunction with its exhibition The Perception of Appearance: A Decade of Contemporary American Figure Drawing (June 29–September 22, 2002). Organized by its guest curator Norman Lundin, this exhibition featured contemporary artists including William Beckman, Jane Fisher, Dan Kirchhefer, Peggy Macnamara, Phillip Pearlstein, Robert Schultz and Ruth Weisberg, among others.

The artists associated with this exhibition demonstrate traditional drawing skills in the works presented. The works are “perceptual” in that they are drawn from direct observation or call upon those skills that we associate with observation.

This catalogue includes an introduction by Norman Lundin and a curatorial debate between Norman Lundin and Debra Byrne. along with full-color illustrations including the entirety of works from the exhibition and artist summary biographies.

143 pages, 106 color illustrations

9.5 x 8 in.

Softcover, 2002

Catalogues published before 2010 have been in storage and may have small signs of wear and tear.