The Drawing Center currently has on view at 3 Wooster Street Mexican artist Dr. Lakra's first exhibition in New York. A collaboration with Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, where Dr. Lakra had a terrific solo show last summer, the Drawing Center exhibit offers a pared down collection of the artist's works on paper hanging on walls covered in site-specific drawings.
Inspired by the imagery he uses in his tattoo work, Dr. Lakra also finds inspiration from anatomy textbooks, vintage pin-up magazines, and comic books. Sepia-toned images of wild animals, wrestlers, biker dudes, hyper-sexual babes, and Day of the Dead-like skulls and bones adorn the vast white walls. Visitors are immersed in Dr. Lakra's surreal world - his drawings marking the gallery's pristine surfaces with sinister-ish images of sex and violence like deep, indelible stains or scars. Learn more at drawingcenter.org and see my post from last year on Dr. Lakra's exhibit at Boston's ICA here. Read more on the artist at NYT.com. Through April 24th.