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Inside the Studio with Leonardo Drew
October 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for a conversation with Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Leonardo Drew, whose work, Number 59S, is currently on view in NEW at NOMA: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans through October 8th. Drew will be joined by New Orleans artist Dawn DeDeaux for a moderated discussion followed by questions from the audience.
ABOUT LEONARDO DREW
Leonardo Drew was born in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1961, and grew up in a public housing project in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Although often mistaken for accumulations of found objects, his sculptures are instead made of “brand new stuff”—materials such as wood, rusted iron, cotton, paper, mud—that he intentionally subjects to processes of weathering, burning, oxidization, and decay. Whether jutting from a wall or traversing rooms as freestanding installations, his pieces challenge the architecture of the space in which they’re shown.