New Work by Ethan Murrow and Francisco Souto

Two of Drawing’s favorite artists are currently holding solo exhibitions featuring terrific new work.

Ethan Murrow, whose graphite drawings often depict pseudo-pioneers and adventurers embarking on strange missions or tasks, is featured in the exhibition “State Flag” at Winston Wachter, in New York City. The exhibition introduces a fascinating series of semi-allegorical drawings inspired by the mythology and history of the 50 states. The exhibition also features an impressive site-specific ballpoint pen piece drawn right on the gallery’s wall.

State of Nevada
by Ethan Murrow, 2014, graphite, 48 x 48. Courtesy Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, New York.

State of Massachusetts
by Ethan Murrow, 2014, graphite, 48 x 48. Courtesy Winston Wachter Fine Art, New York, New York.

The gallery’s website features reproductions of several of the works. You can see more at the artist’s wonderfully named website, www.bigpaperairplane.com. And to read our profile of the artist, download the spring 2011 issue of Drawing.

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Francisco Souto was profiled in Drawing’s recent winter issue. In that article we discussed his new series that combines graphite landscapes with small areas of bright acrylic paint, resulting in an intriguing contrast between the two parts of the work. These graphite-and-acrylic pieces can now be seen in the exhibition “Poetics of Recognition,” on view through May 31 at Kiechel Fine Art, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Horizontal Prairie No. 3
by Francisco Souto, 2014, graphite and acrylic on paper, 9 x 40. Courtesy Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, Nebraska.

Poetics of Recognition No. 3
by Francisco Souto, 2014, graphite and acrylic on paper, 20 x 20. Courtesy Kiechel Fine Art, Lincoln, Nebraska.

 To see more, visit www.franciscosouto.com or www.kiechelart.com. To read our full profile of Souto, download or purchase the winter 2014 issue of Drawing.

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