Knowing Not Known

Edwin Schlossberg

May 03 – May 31, 1997

Edwin Schlossberg

Clarity, 1.20.96-2.17.97

Description


An exhibition of drawings by Edwin Schlossberg, titled Knowing Not Known, will open on May 3 at the Ronald Feldman Gallery. The exhibition consists of 45 drawings, created over the last two years.

The inspiration for the drawings comes from the Dadien, an encyclopedia of knowledge created in a six-year period (1403-1409) during the Ming Dynasty in China. The emperor asked more than 2,000 people to spend one year describing the world. The artist was struck by the clarity of the request and the directness of the response as well as the beauty of the scrolls.

Each of the drawings from Knowing Not Known is an effort to describe one aspect of the world. At the same time that the artist attempts to evoke the atmosphere of what he imagines one of the authors of one of the scrolls was experiencing at that time, his drawings represent the way he knows how to describe the world.
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Edwin Schlossberg

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Intelligence, 8.27.95-2.8.97, 1995-1997

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Intention, 7.8.96, 1996

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Discover, 8.29.96, 1996

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Being, 8.2.96

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Discover, 8.29.96

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Friction, 9.29.96

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At First Light, 8.20.96

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