Editor's Choice - Wardell Milan
Wardell Milan’s image exemplifies the way an artwork can entice by being simultaneously straightforward and strangely elusive. We are drawn into the mystery of the drawing’s incompleteness and disarming psychological complexity, from the figure’s pockets of musculature up through the sharpness of its facial features . The floor is a vertiginous pattern of tiles that help establish a sense of imbalance. Ultimately, this masterful pastiche of line and gesture collaged together by ample space to serve as glue and invitation to engage is an elegant testimony to the power of art and suggestion.
graphite, charcoal, oil pastel, pastel, gesso, cut-and-pasted paper on paper
60 x 44 in
Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery, New York