The Drawing Room is currently showing a marvellous set of drawings by British-born, New York-based artist Cecily Brown. This marks Brown’s institutional solo debut in New York and features some 80 drawings which serve as underpinnings for her dramatic bacchanalian oil paintings. Brown takes inspiration from Old Masters such as Hogarth and Goya, animal encyclopaedias, 19th century erotica, and even from Jimmi Hendrix’s album cover “Electric Ladyland”. Rendered in pencil, pen, crayons, and watercolors, Brown’s drawings are beautiful, sensory fragments with a wonderful undercurrent of unsettling erotic sensibility. The show is called “Rehearsal” but Brown proves that her draftmanship is anything but a rehearsal for her paintings but rather represent brilliant artworks in their own right. Through December 18.