Emily Mason: The Fifth Element is the first comprehensive presentation of Emily Mason's work and brings long-overdue attention to this contemporary American artist. This volume includes eighty reproductions of the artist's oil paintings, along with a selection of prints, highlighting many of the most significant works from each phase of her impressive career. David Ebony's text brings Mason's life and work into focus, showing how her unique painterly vocabulary has proven that the expressive possibilities of abstract art are indeed boundless.
DAVID EBONY is managing editor of Art in America magazine. He is the author of Botero: Abu Ghraib (2006) and Carlo Maria Mariani (2002) and is a contributing editor of the journal Lacanian ink. He lives and works in New York City.