Suzan Frecon is the recipient of the 2016 Artist's Legacy Foundation Artist Award. The honor recognizes her subtle, meticulous compositions and attention to the physical qualities of her works, which are created with pigments she grinds by hand. Discussing this aspect of her practice, Frecon has said: "I need to mix the colors myself; I need to know how the colors feel—I need to be in touch with everything I do."
2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the award, which was celebrated with a video documentary on Frecon and past honorees. For the award, painters and sculptors are anonymously selected by a group of distinguished nominators and jurors with expertise in their fields.
Published to accompany Suzan Frecon’s third solo exhibition at David Zwirner in New York in 2015, oil paintings and sun documents the artist’s engagement with natural light, the varying subtleties of which she integrates into the creation of her paintings.
The publication features color plates illustrating fourteen paintings by Frecon, many of which are depicted several times in different types of light and from multiple angles. Also included is an essay by David Cohen, details and installation views of the exhibition, color photographs of the artist’s studio and materials, and an illustrated visual appendix showing a selection of Frecon’s reference sources for the works with commentary written by the artist.