A small exhibition of an unpublished group of drawings by Vienna-born Gertrude Quastler (1909–1963). These evidently private sketches, executed on Long Island towards the end of her life (from around 1958, when she was progressively debilitated by chronic illness), are a parallel to the joyous art for which she is best known. In this group of 75 drawings shown at Pittsburgh’s Brillobox, which gravitate between a near-hysterical playfulness and a darkly neurotic outlook, a modern 20th-century realism can be discerned.
Thursday, September 19th, 2013, 7–10 p.m.
Brillobox, 4104 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224
On view through January 2014
Other times by appointment or by announcement.
—Daniel Baumann and Graham Shearing, curators