Leonardo Drew, Untitled, 2005-06. Cast paper mounted on cardboard, nine panels approximately 36 x 36 inches each; 108 x 108 inches overall (91.4 x 91.4 cm; 274.3 x 274.3 cm overall). Gift of Sandra and Gerald Fineberg. Photo by Chuck Mayer. © Leonardo Drew
Leonardo Drew captures the tensions between order and chaos in abstract sculptural artworks that range from the intimate to the monumental in scale. Composed of accumulated found objects, paper, wood, and fabric, his work evokes the cycles of life, from creation and destruction, to fecundity and decay. Drew cast paper to form the gridded square panels of Untitled (2005–06). The process lends the work its varied surface with gaps and breaks revealing the hollow core, while the overall composition is dominated by the regularity of the grid. This piece highlights Drew’s hallmark merging of the abstract and non-representational with process-oriented works that reveal the labor of the artist’s hand.