Leonardo Drew

172T
2013
wood
25 1/2 x 23 x 7 1/4 inches

Leonardo Drew’s sculptural works resonate with a sense of time and memory. New York-based Drew creates his work with a variety of found objects – wood, rags, and paper – that carry the visual evidence of their previous life. Drew has also developed methods for aging the materials himself, saying “You can become the weather, you can put things in the process of aging.” In this work, a dense field of wooden pieces is divided into a new, brightly-colored section at the bottom, and a dark, weathered section at the top. The two areas offer a simple, yet potent, meditation on the passage of time, and even life and death. Drew’s work was the subject of a traveling mid-career survey organized by the Blaffer Museum at the University of Houston. He has also had one person exhibitions at Artpace, San Antonio; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Saint Louis Art Museum; and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Group shows include the 1995 Carnegie International and 30 Americans at the Rubell Family Collection, Miami, in addition to those at The Studio Museum in Harlem and The Art Institute of Chicago.

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courtesy of the artist, talley dunn gallery, dallas; and anthony meier fine arts, san francisco
gallery websites: www.talleydunn.com, www.anthonymeierfinearts.com