Day 29: Leonardo Drew
The cyclical nature of life–decay and resurrection–plays a central recurring role throughout Leonardo Drew’s elaborate and enthralling installations and multilayered sculptures, which are often composed of found objects, wood, and fabrics. As gripping as Drew’s large-scale works are, they can be enigmatic to the point of hermetic, forcing some viewers to question the validity of its artistry. Others are captivated by the suggestiveness and mystery of the works.
Watch this video of Leonardo Drew as he installs a work at Houston’s Blaffer Gallery, and recalls being questioned about his art while working in Brazil.
From Arts in Houston, the Houston Chronicle's art blog
30 Americans is organized by the Rubell Family Collection, Miami. The presenting sponsor at the Corcoran Gallery of Art is Altria Group.
Additional support has been provided by Morgan Stanley Smith Barney and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.