Art: Girl Explorer

The name of Evelyn Statsinger, 26, is becoming an honored one among American abstractionists. Last week her big, pristine drawings were on view both at Chicago's Frumkin Gallery and at Manhattan's Whitney Museum, where her one entry in the Whitney's annual roundup of contemporary watercolors, drawings and sculpture overshadowed most of the 180 other exhibits. Its subject matter was simply a series of unrecognizable, vaguely amoebic shapes. What made the drawing stand out was its haunting mood of calm and mystery, like a sky hung with changing clouds.

Artist Statsinger's drawings are no more unusual than the artist herself. Pretty, proud and...

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