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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

NEW YORK | Leonardo Drew’s “City In The Grass” at the Madison Square Park Conservancy

Start Date: 7/23/2019 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 7/23/2019 7:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Madison Square Park Conservancy

New York, NY  United States  10010

Organization Name: ArtTable NY

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Email: programs@arttable.org
Phone: 212 343 1735 Ext. 13


Members I $10
Guests | $15


Join ArtTable NY for a light summer reception and a project walkthrough with ArtTable member Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Deputy Director and Martin Friedman Senior Curator and artist Leonardo Drew whose exhibition City In the Grass opened earlier this month at Madison Square Park Conservancy. 

Please meet at the north end of the park, near the reflecting pool. There will be a table, and in the case of bad weather, a tent.

Leonardo Drew is a New York-based artist known for his unique manipulation of natural materials and creation of additive sculptures and installations. While his treatment of materials—which often includes techniques like burning, oxidizing, and weathering—evokes found objects, Drew chooses to work with new materials that provide him with complete control of his material choices and compositional form. Celebrating the materiality and symbolic resonances of his chosen media, Drew creates work addressing both formal and social concerns.

Recent solo museum exhibitions include shows at de Young Museum, San Francisco (2017); SCAD Museum of Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design (2013); Beeler Gallery at the Columbus College of Art & Design (2013); Palazzo Delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena (2006); Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin (2001); and Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC (2000). Drew’s mid-career survey, Existed, premiered at the Blaffer Gallery at the University of Houston in 2009. The exhibition went on to the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC, and the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA.

Drew’s work is included in numerous public and private collections. Public collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; and Tate, London. He has collaborated with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and has participated in artist residencies at ArtPace, San Antonio and The Studio Museum in Harlem, among others. In 2011 he was awarded the prestigious Joyce Alexander Wein Artist Prize presented by The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Drew was born in 1961 in Tallahassee, FL, and grew up in Bridgeport, CT. His talent and passion for art was recognized at an early age, and he first exhibited his work at the age of 13. He attended the Parsons School of Design and received his BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1985. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Leonardo Drew (American, b. 1961)
City in the Grass, 2019 on view in Madison Square Park, New York
Collection the artist, courtesy Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas; Galerie Lelong, New York and Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco
Photo: Rashmi Batt

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