50 Works on Paper
New York City
OCTOBER 4 ‐ 29, 2016
#artistathome has been curated to display Drager’s work in traditional fine art. Her works on paper apply blends of pastel, pencil, and watercolor. She also presents her first portfolio from the printing press: monotype-collages and a woodcut series of brightly colored animal pictures.
Much content is autobiographical depicting herself as the artist at work and numerous portraits of her husband Lee Minoff, a writer and analyst. Her style straddles between illustration and cartoon and is sprinkled with traces of art history from her idol Saul Steinberg to Albrecht Dürer, Anselm Kiefer, Gabriele Münter and contemporaries like Margret Kilgallen, Jenny Saville and Sabine Moritz. Her portraits of Lee Minoff won honorable mention under jurors Robert Storr, former dean of the Yale Art School, and from Instagram-Celebrity curator Jia Jia Fei, director of Digital at the Jewish Museum. Drager’s work has been rented for props by the TV Show “The Affair."
She says about her art: “My journey is one from art appreciation to art making and it continuously provides new destinations of healing, learning, discovery and contemplation. Hence, my art is a tool for living."
#artistathome, Drager's debut at a New York City Gallery, has been donated to Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut, The Montauk Community Playhouse Foundation and New York’s Middle Collegiate Church.