Long Overlooked New York School Painter Edith Schloss Rediscovered at Sundaram Tagore
Curated by Jason Andrew, the show presents work by one of the leading members of the New York School, which also included
Schloss once said, “Art is 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.” Her interest in everyday situations (and perhaps the influence of
Her sociability and affection for her colleagues can be seen in many works. Her 1962 sculpture, Night Voyage: Homage to Joseph Cornell, pays loving tribute to
Schloss achieves numerous effects in her
Schloss is less known today than many of her contemporaries but is no less talented. Her work stands as a bridge between their radical reinvention of painting and the old world that they left behind. She was a painter of pictures, but also a painter of life.
“Edith Schloss: Still Life, Myths, and Mountains, A Retrospective” is on view at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, Feb. 26–Mar. 28, 2015.