Thomas Micchelli reviews Edith Schloss: Still Life, Myths and Mountains, A Retrospective, at Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, curated by Jason Andrew and organized in collaboration with Norte Maar, on view through March 28, 2015.
Micchelli observes: "Schloss’s paintings, which, in their seven-decade span, are as much a part of the 21st century as they are of Abstract Expressionism’s Golden Age. Never wedded to a single approach, Schloss’s paintings proceed from an entrancing combination of observation, imagination and material experimentation. … These paintings give off a heat commensurate with the inspired abandon of their creation. Modest in scale, they trade Abstract Expressionism’s existential struggles for an unadulterated rapture in the presence of daily life and the legacies of culture. Taken together, they embody the elusive gift bequeathed by the postwar generation to the rest of us — freedom."