Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio
Drew Leshko, ‘Mac’s Club Deuce’, 2016, Paradigm Gallery + Studio

About Drew Leshko

By carving, cutting, and layering varieties of paper and wood, Philadelphia-based artist Drew Leshko creates documentary studies of architecture from his neighborhood in an attempt to create a three-dimensional archive of buildings that are in transitional periods. The work examines gentrification and history, how historical relevance is determined, and most importantly, what is worth preserving. Working from observation and photographs, the artist painstakingly recreates building facades from his neighborhood at a 1:12 scale. The scale is familiar for some viewers as standard dollhouse specification, though the treatment to the buildings is widely different. The minute detail of his work includes city detritus such as dumpsters and pallets, which are commentary of the same ideas of what is worth preserving. Highlighting quick fixes and simple solutions, Leshko’s work begs the viewer to build their own ideas of why and when these changes had been made.

— Submitted by Paradigm Gallery + Studio

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Home Is Where Your Park It: works by Drew Leshko, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Cluster: A Group Show of Groupings, Jonathan LeVine Projects, New York
2016
Growth//Decay: A Dual City Group Show, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia
2015
Summer Group Show, Hashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco