Lynda Schlosberg received her BFA from Ohio University College of Fine Art in Athens, Ohio and went to the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University for her MFA. She works out of her studio in Waltham, Massachusetts. Multiverse, her solo show at the Fitchburg Art Museum, will run from June 22 to September 2, 2018.
The space between you and me, is it really empty? Consider all the unseen bits of data: radio, television, cell phones, wireless routers, email, instant messaging, the Internet. Our air is filled with waves of electrical currents, digital impulses, and magnetic forces. Also consider that everything we think and do as humans is enabled by electrical signals running through our bodies. How does our invisible energy field mix and flow with the energy field swirling around us? What might space look like if all that energy collapsed into one plane of reality? My paintings use sources from computer animation; a technological process of fragmentation; and the language of abstract painting to depict a non-verbal, non-physical environment that characterizes a relationship between form and formlessness. Objects emerge and dissipate. Layers of data collapse into one another constructing collaborative spaces of interlacing dimensions. Everything in the picture plane is in total flux. In these paintings line and geometry is woven together constructed of thousands of tiny brushstrokes of opaque, saturated colors. As individual marks assert themselves they are instantaneously absorbed back into the collective representing a never-ending cycle, where energy vibrates into form and form breaks down into indiscernible particles of energy, where the sum of all its parts creates an ineffable whole.