If Only the Brain Could Talk

If only Edwin Schlossberg’s brain could talk. In a way it does, through the 22 paintings on view at the Ronald Feldman Fine Arts gallery in New York (April 25-May 30). Schlossberg, the founder of ESI Design and advocate of inter-social behavior, has long delved into the innermost psyche and brain tissue to answer questions about consciousness and sub-consciousness. The exhibition is titled At the Moment and the images (painted on Scotchlite reflective panels) are reflections of the moment thoughts are sparked in the mind.

“Through
these images, I wanted to explore how our thoughts relate to our
physical presence in the world,” Schlossberg says, “and I wanted to
express that in a way that would give the viewer an opportunity to
become an active participant in the journey.” Above is “You Being Alone”; below, top is “You Considering Stillness”; and below, bottom is “You Being Focused.” Do you recognize yourself? Share in the comments.

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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