41. Liz Deschenes

Deschenes' work has been described by the Whitney Museum as "hovering between photographic images and three-dimensional art objects." Her well-known Tilt/Swing series was mostly created without cameras; instead, photosensitive paper was exposed to light in controlled increments, revealing a spectrum of varying tones. Her 2009 Moiré series pursues the same visual destabilization, but in this case, the effect is a vibration of perception akin to (but notably different than) Op Art. Deschenes' work cannot be simply defined as optical play, especially when her photographs interact with the architectural space they inhabit.

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Above: Installation view, Secession, Vienna, Austria, 2012

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