Tolerance, the long-awaited debut by American artist Chris Mars, features 159 of Mars' technically brilliant and emotionally stirring paintings as well as numerous essays by Mars regarding the nexus and symbolism of individual works, offering rare and candid insight into the mind of the artist and the imagined minds of the troubled and triumphant souls who populate his canvases.Tolerance was published using vegetable-based inks, on recycled, bleach-free paper. It's green and fair-trade.
"Chris Mars' work is saturated with emotion. While we are immediately drawing to his remarkable representations - lovely, lush paint and scary storybook settings - it is the content that grabs us. His sad-eyed nightmare creatures look directly into our hearts. He overwhelms our discomfort and forces us to redefine humanity." --John Vanco, Director, Erie Art Museum
Hardcover: 176 pages
Publisher: Billy Shire Fine Arts / Last Gasp, 2008
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 12.4 x 0.8 inches