Leonardo Drew’s looming sculptures, organically woven from wood, metal, graphite, and aluminium, command your attention at first glance. You walk through the broken landscape, around the piles of blackened lumber, and then you must dip your head in order to walk through the cave-like gateways into the next room. It’s a kind of forced intimacy, being thrown into the dangerous yet impeccably assembled maze.
The installation reflects on the cyclical nature of existence, industry, and development. It envelopes you, forcing you to consider your place in the course of it all.
Drew’s work is on view at Sikkema Jenkins and Pace Prints. He has been exhibiting since the age of thirteen and has also shown at The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, the Hirschhorn Sculpture Garden at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C, and the Blaffer Gallery.
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