Graphite on panel
23.75 x 17.5 inches
Several of Phil Knoll's mixed media drawings currently on view at Morgan Lehman Gallery are quite lovely. "Buster," the piece reproduced above, is by far the show's standout work. Unfortunately, I am unable to identify the species of beetle Knoll depicts. Any coleopterists reading?
Update: A big thank you to Chris Rywalt, who identified the beetle as Lucanus cervus, one of the better known varieties of stag beetle. Chris is also an artist and art blogger. Visit his NYC Art site to read his essays.