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Leonardo Drew: No. 45-A

Jan 1 - Oct 1 1996

UB Art Gallery

Leonardo Drew’s massive wall sculpture is assembled from discarded materials such as rust-colored wooden slats, books, and strips of cloth to form a grid-like relief. Writing in the exhibition catalogue, critic John Yau notes that the worn materials “have shed whatever personal associations they might have once possessed and become, in the process, anonymous. It is the anonymity of the wooden slats, books, pages, strips of cloth, and mysterious bundles that one finds most disturbing. They are eloquently mute about whatever life to which they once might have belonged.

Drew was born in Tallahassee, Florida in 1961, and grew up in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He attended Parsons School of Design and received a BFA from The Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and art in new York City. Drew has had various solo exhibitions.

Curated by Al Harris F.