Leonardo Drew, ‘CPP2’, 2015, Crown Point Press
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Leonardo Drew

CPP2, 2015

Flat bite toner transfer with hard ground etching and aquatint
56 × 42 in
142.2 × 106.7 cm
Edition of 10
.
$7,000
Location
San Francisco
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Leonardo Drew
American, b. 1961
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Celebrated for tactile works that are rich in historical and cultural references, Leonardo Drew crafts sculptures and installations out of a mix of found natural and manmade materials that evoke urban living, humanity’s relationship with nature, and African American society, among other references. “Take a step back; the truth is right there,” he states, expressing his desire for viewers to engage with his pieces unencumbered by titles or explanations. His work is informed by his experience as an African American growing up in a public housing project. Urban detritus—including wooden scraps and objects from condemned housing and architectural sites, collected by homeless people he pays—figures in his compositions, together with tree branches, roots, paper, raw cotton, rust, and mud. Drew choreographs these materials into complex, textured forms that hold numerous stories.

Leonardo Drew, ‘CPP2’, 2015, Crown Point Press
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About the work
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Crown Point Press
Leonardo Drew
American, b. 1961
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Celebrated for tactile works that are rich in historical and cultural references, Leonardo Drew crafts sculptures and installations out of a mix of found natural and manmade materials that evoke urban living, humanity’s relationship with nature, and African American society, among other references. “Take a step back; the truth is right there,” he states, expressing his desire for viewers to engage with his pieces unencumbered by titles or explanations. His work is informed by his experience as an African American growing up in a public housing project. Urban detritus—including wooden scraps and objects from condemned housing and architectural sites, collected by homeless people he pays—figures in his compositions, together with tree branches, roots, paper, raw cotton, rust, and mud. Drew choreographs these materials into complex, textured forms that hold numerous stories.

Leonardo Drew

CPP2, 2015

Flat bite toner transfer with hard ground etching and aquatint
56 × 42 in
142.2 × 106.7 cm
Edition of 10
.
$7,000
Location
San Francisco
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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