Saturday, June 14, 2008

Debra Drexler: The Pre-New York Show


My friend Debra is leaving in a few weeks for a one-woman show in New York at the Blue Mountain Gallery, but she held a preview for a few friends at her St. Louis studio. Debra's on sabbatical this year from her job as a professor at the University of Hawaii, so she's been splitting her time between St. Louis (home) and New York (opportunity).

Here's a few of her new paintings, from a collection she's calling Pool of Reflection (but another friend fondly dubbed Volcano Heads). My pictures are not that great (a little skewed), but the paintings are really striking--very large (as is most of her work) and with wonderful colors and movement. I'll be going to New York myself later this summer to catch the show (it runs July 8 to 26) and as many other New York sites as I can cram into five days!

A few other photos from the preview: Debra with a painting of the red tide, in honor of our ill-timed trip to Florida last fall, and
Debra in one of the hats I made her model for me (and I'm still grieving that they don't fit me).

7 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Her work is very striking.

I love the shot of her in your hat with her painting in the background.

Hey Harriet said...

I love your friend Debra's work & seeing it up close would be amazing. New York is a little too far from me. Sigh. Hope the show is a big success & you have an aweome time in New York!

Waterrose said...

What beautiful artwork! I also envy people who can wear hats...i love them, but they look awful on me!

Nature Manipulated said...

Wonderful paintings. I'll try and make it to the NY show in July.

Laurel said...

Debra's paintings...what a huge improvement over the "tampon on the beach" painting from years ago(remember?)!! I really do like the 'Red Tide'.
And it's true, she looks beautiful in the photo wearing the vintage hat, what a good capture S.!

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