Lexington artist plays with perception in abstract paintings

Working out of the living room of her Lexington home, artist Lynda Schlosberg delves into her abstract paintings for two to three weeks at a time. She describes the creative process for her brightly colored canvases — blanketed in minuscule dots, circles and lines — as “labor intensive.”

“The work is really, for me, an investigation of this idea that there kind of is no space between physical reality and our consciousness of our thoughts,” said Schlosberg, who teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. “I’m constantly working on ways to collapse information down into a single plane but the paintings have a lot of depth because they’re so layered. But I’m more thinking of how they’re all weaving together.”

Schlosberg, 50, who has a background in graphic design as well as photography, noted the larger concept of her work has taken several years to develop, following the completion of her thesis at the Art Institute of Boston.

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