Visiting an artist's studio before a new body of work is packed and shipped off for a solo show can be a stirring experience. The artist is anxious, perhaps, but by the same token brimming with anticipation and eager to discuss the new paintings and explain the process and ideas behind the work. A few weeks ago I visited Greg Drasler just before his fourth solo show at Betty Cuningham. In 2015 Drasler received a Guggenheim fellowship that he used to drive across country and gather ideas for this new body of work. The new paintings feature small buildings that he saw from his car windows.
[Image at top: Greg Drasler's studio wall.]