Greg Drasler: Studio Visit

Greg Drasler Tavern, 2014, oil on linen, 11 x 14 inches (courtesy of Betty Cunin
Greg Drasler Tavern, 2014, oil on linen, 11 x 14 inches (courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery)

Sharon Butler visits the studio of painter Greg Drasler whose exhibition Road Trip is on view at Betty Cuningham Gallery, New York through August 5, 2016.

Butler writes: "Imagine crossing the country before there was an interstate highway system but after the introduction of two-lane paved highways, say in the early 1950s, and you get an idea of what era the paintings evoke. Drasler's palette combines the muted tints of old hand-colored postcards with the vibrant colors of concert posters from the 1960s. The effect is one of nostalgia and longing."