Introducing Ascha Drake, artist and teacher, who does her own work while helping to make the world a better place for hundreds of NYC public school kids in some really tough neighborhoods. I was recently treated to a sneak preview of her encaustic works (made with colored pigments suspended in melted wax) and couldn't wait to post them.
Grass Veil - side view
Capacity for Wonder
Intimate in scale, these works show her fascination with a variety of materials. She is constantly experimenting, embalming various mixed media elements (inks, papers, you name it) in the layers of translucent color, and then carving back into those layers. The overall effect? Sumptuous veils of patterns and textures for your eyes to wander through. Yum.
Lucky for new york city dwellers, Art 101 in Williamsburg is hosting her first solo show in the city. The show, Comparative Densities of Textural Plasticity, opened last week and is up through October 30th.
Art 101 is at 101 Grand Street, Brooklyn. Take the L train to Bedford and walk south to Grand Street, then west to #101. The show is up through October 30th and the gallery is open Fri – Mon. 1pm - 6pm.
Questions/Interest? You can write to Ascha at firstname.lastname@example.org. - Amy Chase
Fever - detail