Edwin Schlossberg

At the Moment
April 25 – May 30, 2009

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Click here for a PDF version of the following
Press Release.
For Immediate Release: March 18, 2009

EDWIN SCHLOSSBERG

AT THE MOMENT

APRIL 25 – MAY 30

From April 25 to May 30, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts will present twenty-two new works by Edwin Schlossberg in his eleventh solo show at the gallery. Titled At the Moment, the exhibition features paintings that combine text and abstract images on aluminum panels and investigates the boundaries of perception and interaction.

Throughout his expansive career, Schlossberg’s art has expressed his curiosity about the recursive and reflexive systems at work when humans interact with the world around them. His new series of paintings extend that inquiry into a dense visual field of refracted light, imagery, and language that subtly invites viewers to consider what their thoughts might look like at the very moment they are contemplating them.

“Through these images, I wanted to explore how our thoughts relate to our physical presence in the world,” Schlossberg says, “and I wanted to express that in a way that would give the viewer an opportunity to become an active participant in the journey.”

Schlossberg’s work offers a metaphor of what nervous systems that support consciousness might look like. More compelling still, he carries the investigation further by engaging viewers in thought about how their nervous system is actively participating in a sensory exchange with the paintings’ symbolic and figural forms.

Schlossberg believes that art, like science, is an open process of discovery for the observer, as well as the maker. His newest paintings invite careful attention to their subtle perceptual changes, while also leading viewers to consider their own place within the experience.

To view preview images of the exhibition, visit: http://www.esidesign.com/At_the_Moment/ and http://www.esidesign.com/At_the_Moment/Gallery/

Edwin Schlossberg is an internationally recognized artist and designer whose work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and collections, including representation by the Feldman Gallery since 1978. Schlossberg is also the founder and principal designer of ESI Design, a company that creates participatory exhibit experiences and communication strategies that foster dialogue, discovery, and learning between organizations and their audiences. His designs are best known for their high level of interactivity, a concept that Schlossberg and his company helped pioneer through projects such as the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the National Immigration History Museum at Ellis Island, the College Basketball Experience, INFINITY at NASA Stennis Space Center, Mercy Corps’ Action Center to End World Hunger, and many others. Schlossberg holds a Ph.D. in Science and Literature from Columbia University and is the author of several books including Interactive Excellence: Defining and Developing New Standards for the Twenty-First Century.

There will be a reception for the artist on Saturday, April 25: 6:00 - 8:00. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 - 6:00. Monday by appointment. Media Contacts: Sarah Paulson at Feldman Gallery (212) 226-3232; Sarah@feldmangallery.com & Bryan Markovitz at ESI Design (212) 989-3993; bmarkowitz@esidesign.com.

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