Edwin Schlossberg: I Looked Out The Window: 211 Fishkill Ave


Ethan Cohen Gallery is pleased to present I Looked Out The Window, its first solo exhibition of Edwin Schlossberg’s work. Edwin Schlossberg is an artist and poet whose art practice carries the written word into the realm of visual art. This exhibition showcases five works from Schlossberg’s From Here series that he created from 2012 to 2013. These works are based on photographs that the artist took from his New York studio and from airplane windows while traveling to visit his wife whose work had taken her to Japan. The drawings accompany written text of the artist’s thoughts and musings at the time of creating each work.


Schlossberg creates visual and poetic worlds using a variety of unconventional media such as aluminum, vinyl, plexiglass, and copper. One of the fathers of interactive art and design, Schlossberg developed as an artist during the 1960s in New York, as a younger member of the dynamic art scene. Working with artists such as Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, and Buckminster Fuller, Schlossberg developed an art practice that was unique, focusing on the meaning of words instead of their form. What shaped his artistic development significantly was his introduction to Tatyana Grossman, a Russian printmaker and publisher who ran Universal Limited Art Editions. Grossman published Schlossberg’s first book WORDSWORDSWORDS, which was exhibited at the Jewish Museum in 1968. He has ever since been a pioneer in the field of interactive experience.


Schlossberg’s work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions in the United States and internationally. It is featured in private collections and museums, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. In 2004, he won the National Arts Club Medal of Honor, and in 2011, was appointed by President Barack Obama to the U.S. Commission on Fine Arts. Schlossberg is the author of 15 books and is also the principal and founder of ESI Design, an experience design studio in New York City.


Ethan Cohen Gallery will be showcasing its solo exhibition of Schlossberg, Once Upon A Time When Everyone Was Conscious, beginning October 14th, 2021 in its headquarters in Chelsea, New York City. This exhibition will include recent paintings and works on paper created during the pandemic.


Ethan Cohen Gallery will also be exhibiting Schlossberg’s work at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair, September 2 – 5, 2021.