Episode No. 401 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Leonardo Drew.
The Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York is presenting “Leonardo Drew: City in the Grass.” Drew’s over 100-foot-long work presents an abstracted cityscape atop a patterned, carpet-recalling panorama. It is on view through December 15. Drew’s work is also on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles in “Open House: Elliott Hundley,” a collection installation that Hundley curated. It’s at MOCA’s Arata Isozaki-designed building through September 16. New York’s Galerie Lelong is showing more of Drew’s new work through August 2.
Leonardo Drew makes sculptures and works on paper from natural materials that Drew has often oxidized, burned or otherwise nudged toward collapse. His work often references American and trans-Atlantic history and social injustice. In 2009 the Blaffer Gallery at the University of Houston organized a mid-career survey of his work.
He has also had solo shows at The Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and MCASD.
Air date: July 11, 2019.