Mark Schlesinger: Hello Stranger(s)

Essay by Michael Schreyach, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ruiz-Healy Art

ISBN: 9781389031366

Dimensions: 10 x 8"

Pages: 50

Coming to understand Mark Schlesinger’s canvases—any one of them—demands a degree of sustained attention, reflection, and interpretation that prohibits generalization and reduction. Each painting is a world. [Each] needs to be seen time and again, described and discussed time and again […] It is equally clear that Schlesinger’s [pictorial] logic of touch is analogous to human contact, and to the meaning contact generates and is felt to bring to one’s separate self […] In Schlesinger’s art, painting transforms prosaic communication into an elevated pictorial expression of responsive seeing and feeling.