We are honored to present Orchestrations in Color in the new gallery location. We look forward to welcoming you to visit our new Portland, Maine gallery to view these rare pieces in person. Until then, we invite you to explore this rare presentation of never before seen paintings from her '60s and '70s New York City practice as a testimony to her uniquely vibrant, patterned approach to Abstract Expressionism and her lasting influence on subsequent generations of artists.
Orchestrations in Color features works painted by Drexler from 1959 to 1980. On view to the public for the first time, these lush colorful abstract works—elements of which recall the work of Vincent Van Gogh and Gustav Klimt—show the progression of her artistic development and maturity as an artist. Drexler was a second-generation Abstract Expressionist artist with a distinctive painting style.
Her vibrant paintings, executed with large, exuberant brush strokes, derive from abstract visions of both the landscape and still life. She was among the few female Abstract Expressionists during this time, and her work was often overlooked by the New York establishment. Auction prices throughtout 2021 indicate she's the establishment's hottest newly "discovered" artist and worthy of serious investment.
`Drexler’s work has been in high demand after one of her paintings was featured in the home of celebrities Chrissy Teigen and John Legend in the February 2015 issue of Architectural Digest.
Photograph from Architectural Digest Ad, January 7, 2015.
Drexler exhibited extensively throughout her life at venues such as Tanager Gallery, Esther Robles Gallery and Westerly Gallery. In 2008 she was honored with solo shows at the Monhegan Museum and the Portland Museum of Art. Her work is part of the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Monhegan Museum, Farnsworth Museum, Brooklyn Museum and the Queens Museum, Greenville County Museum of Art and the Portland Museum of Art among others.
All paintings signed and titled verso. Artworks are unframed and may have minor signs of age