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Leonardo Drew


Leonardo Drew’s large-scale, wall-mounted sculptures and installations are built from everyday materials like iron, paper, cotton, and wood that he intentionally manipulates through oxidation, burning, and weathering. Drew’s painted wood construction Number 175T evokes associations of both the natural and urban landscape: the central, white form resembles a tree with sprawling roots—or perhaps inverted, growing upside down—while the tightly configured grid recalls a topographic view of a city, perhaps a map that reveals a larger vision of the landscape.

Leonardo Drew
born Tallahassee, FL 1961
Number 175T
Wood, paint, and screws, 2015
74 × 99 × 6 1/2 inches
University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Anna R. and Frank M. Hall Charitable Trust, H-3119.A–F.2015