Leonardo Drew

Conversations with Artists

February 27, 2020, 6:30 pm

University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection

The sculptures of Leonardo Drew (b. Tallahassee, Florida; lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) are made of materials such as wood, rusted iron, cotton, paper, and mud that he intentionally subjects to processes of weathering, burning, oxidation, and decay. Whether jutting out from a wall or traversing rooms as freestanding installations, his pieces challenge the architecture of the space in which they’re shown. Drew’s work will be included in Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition, which opens at The Phillips Collection on February 29.

He will be joined in conversation by Renée Maurer, Associate Curator, The Phillips Collection.