Theodore Roszak: Sculpture and Drawings
Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
New York

Modernist sculptor Theodore Roszak created drawings as expressive and impressive as his finished works. The Polish-born, Chicago-reared artist, who died in 1981, worked in an astonishing variety of styles over the course of his five-decade career. These sketches, mostly created in the 1940s and ’50s, are associated with his best-known sculptures and reflect a preoccupation with myth and the occult. Eventually some of the sketches in this show would be executed in metal, such as the bronze Insect Plant (1957). Even simply as ink on paper, however, his biomorphic altars and invented creatures have a creepy force. 24 W. 57th St., through Oct. 25. Prices range from $9,000 to $150,000.