Selected Drawings from a Distinguished New York Collection

Untitled #121
Simon Frost
Untitled #121, 2007
Graphite on paper

Simon Frost is a British Postwar & Contemporary artist who was born in 1962. Their work was featured in an exhibition at the Gallery Joe. Simon Frost’s first artwork to be offered at auction was Untitled # 13 at Rago Arts and Auction Center in 2006; the work was sold for $2,400 USD. In MutualArt’s artist press archive, Simon Frost is featured in Art in Review; Simon Frost — ‘Ukhamba’, a piece from the New York Times in 2002.

Six Blue Balls
Alexander Gorlizki
Six Blue Balls, 2005
Watercolour and pigment on paper

Alexander Gorlizki was born in London in 1967 and studied Fine Art at Bristol Polytechnic, followed by an M.F.A in Sculpture at the Slade, London. A British native, Gorlizki currently lives and works in New York. Gorlizki’s works on paper originate from an obsession with Indian Miniature paintings – a tradition that he has subverted and applied to his own particular visual language. In the mid 1990’s he opened a studio in Jaipur, India with Riyaz Uddin, a master painter with a perfect command of technique that goes back over 600 years. Gorlizki draws out wonderfully odd subjects, patterns and compositions that Uddin then paints with jewel-coloured pigments, stone colours and gold leaf with a single hair-tipped brush to create works of breathtaking intricacy. When not working together in the studio, drawings get sent back and forth to be modified and adapted between New York and Jaipur, often over a period of years.

Gorlizki’s practice is inspired by and integrated with his passion for the tradition of Indian miniature painting. Gorlizki, who was trained in sculpture, is now best known for his works on paper. The subjects and styles of his drawings range from geometric abstraction to loosely narrative representation, featuring everything from the mythical to the everyday. He draws from ornamental and textile patterns, photographs and magazine pages, pop culture, and both Western and Eastern iconographies. Sometimes Gorlizki exhibits his work alongside traditional Indian drawings. In the mid-1990s, he began to collaborate with master Indian miniature painter Riyaz Uddin. When they did not work together in the same studio, Uddin and Gorlizki would mail drawings back and forth as a means to work on them until completion—a process that sometimes took years.

Six Stone Spots
Alexander Gorlizki
Six Stone Spots, 2006
Pigment on paper
Double or Nothing
Victoria Haven
Double or Nothing, 2008
Ink on graphite paper

Victoria Haven is an American artist known for her investigative drawing practices which often operate in the spaces between two and three dimensions. Using materials as varied as tape, rubber-bands, Gore-Tex, forged steel, and excavated building components, her work traces the corridors of real and imagined space

Untitled (#724)
Chuck Holtzman
Untitled (#724), 2006
Graphite, charcoal, colored pencil on paper

Chuck Holtzman graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1974. He has taught at Harvard University, Dartmouth College, The Art Institute of Boston, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Holtzman’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries throughout the United States. His drawings and prints are held in public collections including The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard, the Addison Gallery of American Art, Dallas Museum of Art in Texas, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has been chosen for two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants, and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, and was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant in Drawing.

New England Drawing 2
Ronnie Hughes
New England Drawing 2, 2006
Mixed media on paper

Born in Belfast in 1965 and now living in County Sligo, Ronnie Hughes studied at the University of Ulster, Belfast, receiving an MA in Fine Art in 1989. Hughes has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout Ireland and has participated in many group exhibitions worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Zygotic Tendencies’ presented at Chicago Art Fair and Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles. ‘Strange Attractors’, a large survey show of his recent work, took place in 2017 at the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) Dublin. Hughes’s work has been written about extensively and he has received a multitude of awards, including a one-year residency in New York (PS1, 1990-91) and three-month residencies at Banff Arts Centre, Canada (1994) and Bemis Arts Canter, Nebraska (1997). In 2006 he was awarded both the ‘Irish Artist Fellowship’ – a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center and a two-month residency at the Albers Foundation in Connecticut.

Shaft # 5
Gloria Hernandez-Ortiz
Shaft #5, 2006
Pigment, powder charcoal & pencil on Fabriano

Colombian artist Gloria Ortiz-Hernández‘s drawings and sculptures have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Her work is in the permanent collections of a number of institutions including The Museum of Modern Art (NY), The Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University (MA), Art Museums Cambridge (MA), The Morgan Library (NY), The
Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center (TX ), and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA). Her work is also in private collections throughout the United States and in Basel, Switzerland, Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Bogota, Colombia. She currently has a drawing (Plate/Shift #10) on view at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City.

Cecil Touchon
FS2206ct06, 2006

Cecil Touchon is a painter, performance artist, collector, draftsman, photographer, and curator. But it is through his collage work and paintings that he has made his most lasting mark. Touchon’s works are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, the Tate Modern, London, UK, and The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA.

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