oil on linen
22 x 28 inches
Born in Illinois, Greg Drasler constructs uncanny paintings that recall a glamorized version of early twentieth century travel through his focus on baggage and classic cars. In works like Snake Charmer, Drasler transforms imagery reminiscent of old billboard advertisements into dream-like scenes with radiating plaid backgrounds. The empty vehicle – save for one wicker basket in the backseat – allows the viewer to see the possibilities of the trip, both in the freedom of car travel and the anxious homelessness of a life lived on the road. Drasler has exhibited throughout the US and received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014.
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courtesy of the artist and betty cuningham gallery, new york
gallery website: bettycuninghamgallery.com