Edith Schloss (1919-2011)

Edith Schloss (1919-2011)

Edith Schloss, "Spring rain and the black bird in the cypress tree," 1970, Oil on canvas, 26-3/4 x 34-1/4 in.

Edith Schloss (1919-2011)

Edith Schloss, "Still Life," 1951, Oil on canvas, 16 x 19-7/8 in.

Edith Schloss (1919-2011)

Edith Schloss, "Air Mail," 1966, Oil on canvas, 23-3/4 x 19-3/4 in.

Edith Schloss (1919-2011)

Edith Schloss, Untitled (Pink Star), 1973, Oil on canvas, 31-5/8 x 35-5/8 in.

Edith Schloss (1919-2011)

Edith Schloss, "Agon," 2000, Oil on canvas, 27-1/2 x 23-5/8 in.

: A Retrospective

curated by Jason Andrew
organized in collaboration with Sundaram Tagore Gallery

February 26-March 28, 2015

Opening reception: Thurs, Feb 26, 6-8pm

Sundaram Tagore Gallery
547 West 27th Street

Download Edith Schloss Chronology

Link to Online Catalogue

Alvin Curran discusses his friendship and collaborations with Edith Schloss

Stephen Dillon. “Long Overlooked New York School Painter Edith Schloss Rediscovered,” Artsy, Feb 27, 2015 (PDF)

Charles Kessler. “Oldies but Goodies: Edith Schloss at Sundaram Tagore Gallery,” Left Bank Art Blog, Mar 4, 2015 (PDF)

Thomas Micchelli. “Forever Young: The Rapturous Art of Edith Schloss,” Hyperallergic, Mar 7, 2015 (PDF)

Norte Maar is pleased to announce its collaboration with Sundaram Tagore Gallery to present a landmark retrospective of work by Edith Schloss (1919-2011), one of America’s greatest expatriate artists whose paintings, assemblage, collage, watercolors and drawings border on the bittersweet, fragile, intimate and naïve. Intrinsically linked to the milieu of Postwar American Art, every aspect of the artist’s eccentric personal iconography will be on view for rediscovery. This is the first show of the artist’s work in New York in twenty-five years. This exhibition continues Norte Maar’s mission of re-presenting the work of under represented emerging, mid-career and historic artists.

The exhibition will open with a public reception on Thursday, February 26, 6-8pm and will continue through March 28. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11-6pm.

Curated by Jason Andrew and organized in collaboration with the Brooklyn-based nonprofit arts organization Norte Maar, this exhibition represents the most comprehensive showing of the artist’s work, offering historic examples from all genres of her career beginning with early still lifes of the 1950s and painted scenes of Penobscot Bay in Maine, to seascapes from her beloved studio in Lerici, Italy, and finally to the mythological abstractions she painted up until her death.

The exhibition also includes a gallery dedicated to Edith’s friends and acquaintances, with work by Marina Adams, Ellen Auerbach, Nell Blaine, Jacob Burckhardt, Rudy Burckhardt, Tom Burckhardt, Joseph Cornell, Hermine Ford, Alberto Giacometti, Mimi Gross, Willem de Kooning, Helen DeMott, Rackstraw Downes, Philip Pearlstein, Yvonne Jacquette, Robert Moskowitz, Fairfield Porter, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Cy Twombly, Jack Tworkov, Stanley Whitney and Francesca Woodman among others.

Additionally a selection of ephemera including letters, photographs and diaries from the Edith Schloss Estate archive will be on view.

Art is a nourishment which is made from the fabric of our daily life but lifts us beyond it to make us see a world bigger than ourselves.
—Edith Schloss, La Serra, 1976

What I really do is what any painter worth his salt has always done. I abstract color and line from life around me, and make another life out of it.
—Edith Schloss

Schloss’ work is beautiful and explosive, moved at once by strength and lightness, by a vibrating breath contained in spaces that can be as small as the palm of a hand.
—Toni Maraini, Rome, 2011


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