Bruce Silverstein presents an exhibition of Frederick Sommer’s glue color drawings from the 1930s-50s. Celebrated for his achievements in photography, Sommer worked in a variety of media including painting, drawing and collage. Concurrent with the most fruitful decades of his photographic work, Sommer experimented with creating “glue color drawings” on the black interleaving sheets between photographic film, later progressing to traditional drawing paper. Sommer added colored pigments to hide-glue, and applied it to paper with either a brush or nib. The works selected for this exhibition indicate the artist’s broad stylistic range and vast creativity. Some drawings are figurative, some are patterned with hard lines, and others are impulsive, created with fluid strokes. Sommer explored the boundaries of abstraction and representation, as well as challenged himself via

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