Gravity Mine, Ironworks Gallery

Drafta questions the limits of where our perception of the human form begins and ends as it exists in time and space...creating pieces on a scale larger than life, reminiscent of the body without being a facsimile of it.

-Mike D'Onofrio, West Orange Chronicle

Drawing, Barry Whistler Gallery

…[T]he dominant subject matter you start to glean is sexual, in the corporeal physicality of gender.  Drafta's work is sensual in its capacity to evoke sensory experiences that remind you of the ways in which gender is constantly defined…Along with a number of other contemporary women artists who are continuing the paths swathed by Janine Antoni, Susan Rothenberg, and Elizabeth Murray, Drafta's work explores the figurative via abstraction. 

-Bret McCabe, Glass Tire

two by two for aids + art, Rachovsky House

What is paramount for Drafta is not the final piece but the intimate connection and delicate understanding each viewer has with the image...view website

Dallas Morning News

[Drafta's] paper works require considerable attention on the part of the viewer. Despite the works' often playful nature, they're bolstered by serious secondary themes, such as emotion, esteem and sexuality. 

-Mike Daniel

Artistic Centers

Jody Lee Drafta's awkward yet somehow elegant drawings and sculptures exist in a unique, in-between realm.  In both, a quiet poetic tension resonates as a seemingly preliminary image reaches toward structure, then retreats; jells then collapses.

-Suzanne Weaver, Dallas Museum of Art

Hover and Swell, Conduit Gallery

Drafta's drawings are unsettlingly  ambiguous, and universally interesting.

-April Brown, On View, The Met

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