Leonardo Drew conjures through sculpture the natural cycles of birth, life, death and regeneration. “Human experience allows for layers of realization…the deeper the history, the richer the life.” Drew’s newest installation releases this energy for the site: the main intersection of Pier 92.
About the Artist
Drew was born in 1961 in Tallahassee, Florida, and he grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His natural talent and passion for art was recognized at an early age, first exhibiting his work at the age of 13. He went on to attend the Parsons School of Design and received his BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and art in 1985. His works have been shown nationally and internationally andare included in numerous public and private collections. Public institutions include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; TheGuggenheim, TheMuseum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC; and Tate, London, among othersas well as collaborating with Merce Cunningham on the production of“ Ground Level Overlay”.New York Times art criticRoberta Smith describes his large reliefs as “ pocked, splintered, seemingly burned here, bristling there, unexpectedly delicate elsewhere. An endless catastrophe seen from above. The energies intimated in these works are beyond human control, bigger than all of us”. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.