Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Norte Maar Announces Major Edith Schloss Retrospective



Edith Schloss, Agon, oil on canvas, 27 1/2 x 23 5/8 in.




From the Press Release:

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 na├»ve. 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. A lecture in advance of the exhibition will be held at the Art Students League, Tuesday, February 10, 7pm. 
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 Ellen Auerbach, Nell Blaine, Rudy Burckhardt, Joseph Cornell, Alberto Giacometti, Willem de Kooning, Helen DeMott, Rackstraw Downes, Philip Pearlstein, Yvonne Jacquette, Fairfield Porter, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, Cy Twombly, Jack Tworkov and Francesca Woodman among others (full list of artists can be found at the end of this release).
Additionally a selection of ephemera including letters, photographs and diaries from the Edith Schloss Estate archive will be on view.

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



Edith Schloss, Ravenna, 1947. Photographer unkown. Courtesy Estate of Edith Schloss.



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