Leonardo Drew

March 31 – May 12, 2011

 

Number 13S, 2011

Wood

96 x 96 x 14 inches overall

243.8 x 243.8 x 35.6 cm

 

Number 19S, 2011

Toilet paper, thread, and mixed media on paper

36 x 36 x 2 inches

91.4 x 91.4 x 5.1 cm

 

Number 16S, 2011

Wood and mixed media on paper

23 x 23 x 4 inches

58.4 x 58.4 x 10.2 cm

 

Number 11S, 2011

Wood

108 x 48 x 24 inches overall

274.3 x 121.9 x 61 cm

 

Number 14S, 2011

Wood and mixed media on paper

Triptych

Framed: 26 ½ x 26 ½ x 4 inches each

Framed: 67.3 x 67.3 x 10.2 cm

 

Number 15S, 2011

Wood and mixed media on paper

Triptych

Framed: 26 ½ x 26 ½ x 4 inches each

Framed: 67.3 x 67.3 x 10.2 cm

 

Number 12S, 2011

Wood

36 x 36 x 36 inches

91.4 x 91.4 x 91.4 cm

Press Release

 

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by New York based artist Leonardo Drew.  Exhibiting at the gallery for the first time, Drew puts forth a group of mixed media three-dimensional wall works that are as gritty as they are refined.

 

Leonardo Drew began making and exhibiting serious artwork as a child, first showing his work publicly at age 13.  Known for creating large-scale, dynamic sculptural installations, Drew incorporates scavenged materials such as paper, wood, tree branches and roots, rust and mud. 

 

Drew’s installation at Anthony Meier Fine Arts features rugged works of a habitable scale.  There is a velocity to the works, a movement, but also a quiet - reminiscent of being in the eye of a storm.  The raw energy and vitality of Drew’s oeuvre transcends their eclectic nature and resolves in an elegance and beauty.

 

Drew has exhibited at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., the Royal Hibernion Academy in Dublin, Ireland, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Miami Art Museum and the St. Louis Art Museum.  A mid-career survey exhibition, Existed:  Leonardo Drew, debuted at the Blaffer Gallery, Art Museum of the University of Houston, in 2009.  It continued to the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC and the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA.