Zelene Jiang Schlosberg Air's Chamber


16 June - 19 July 2021, extended until 10 August 2021

WOLDT Gallery, London


special guest on 24 June 2021, 7 pm, the oboist

Andrew Nogal

In this challenging period of recent history, air quality and air particles have taken on grave importance. After one year's isolation, artist Zelene Jiang Schlosberg has created hybrid works that dangle precipitously between painting and sculpture, with attention to line and architecture always present. In this series of 12 works, Schlosberg highlights in a rather acute fashion some important themes from the Era of Covid: silhouettes of lungs, figures in an oxygen tank, lines of movement, extensive holes and indescribable patterns. In all, a general sense of anxiety pervades - the canvases have been harmed, after all, even if an optimistic colour palette is trying to maintain a brave face. An array of techniques (stitching, embroidery, script) are employed in the service of materials including beads, paper and wire. A multiplicity of textures, combined with three-dimensional tendencies, help make the role of natural light central to interpretation. Amorphous shapes emerge, rearrange, and suspend themselves, complicating the sense of dimensionality.

On 24 June 2021, at 7 pm for the Kensington and Chelsea Art Week opening night, the gallery will release Zelene's dialogue performance with the oboist Andrew Nogal. 

Zelene Jiang Schlosberg (Chicago), visual artist

Andrew Nogal (Chicago), oboist

For more details please visit the gallery website www.woldtgallery.com