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Drew Leshko

Roadside Sign, 2019

Paper, bass wood, enamel, dry pigment
5 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 4 in
14 × 19.1 × 10.2 cm
This is a unique work.
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Philadelphia
Drew Leshko
American, b. 1983
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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.

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Drew Leshko
American, b. 1983
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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.

Drew Leshko

Roadside Sign, 2019

Paper, bass wood, enamel, dry pigment
5 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 4 in
14 × 19.1 × 10.2 cm
This is a unique work.
Sold
location
Philadelphia
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