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Ted Halkin

Pro Grafica Gallery

The Pro Grafica Gallery showed the drawings of Ted Halkin. It was a remarkable group of works characterized by sparkle and dash. This is said in the light of Halkin's earlier work, such as the relief paintings of the 1950s, which were figurative and illustrative of his own private world of mythology; the sculpture constructions were an outgrowth of the reliefs and then the abstract (although still highly evocative) laminated wood sculpture from the 1960s. His most recent works are a series of as yet unexhibited paintings of which here recent drawings from the last eight months are indicative. Over a 15 year span his work has become increasingly abstract although always suggestive and evocative. These drawings exemplify the viability and resilience of this artist.

Graphite, colored pencil, ink link have all been used—relatively simple means. The pastel shadings of colored pencils, mixed and

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