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Nov 2017
Vol. 36 No. 9

A publication of the
International Sculpture Center
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Making Chaos Legible: A Conversation with Leonardo Drew
by Jane Ingram Allen
Number 159, 2012. Leonardo Drew's newest and largest work to date, Number 197 (on view through October 29), activates and energizes the atrium of the de Young Museum in San Francisco with an orchestrated arrangement of wall-mounted sculptural elements. Claudia Schmuckli, the de Young's curator-incharge of contemporary art and programming, invited Drew to create the first in a continuing series of site-specific installations designed to respond to the museum's landmark architecture. Drew uses a variety of off-the-shelf materials--wood, cardboard, paint, paper, plastic, rope, and string--combining them with occasional found objects such as branches or tree trunks. In his studio, he subjects these elements to labor-intensive manipulations that mimic natural processes, giving the illusion that they have burned, rotted, or rusted ...see the entire article in the print version of November's Sculpture magazine.

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Number 159, 2012. Wood and aluminum, 114 x 186 x 71 in.

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