Leonardo Drew has been working in Pace Paper’s Brooklyn workshop for the last year, creating the works to be exhibited in his upcoming show at Pace Prints. In this video, he discusses his new body of work and the cast paper techniques used to create it.
Tangents are interesting. They represent possibilities. I’m reinvestigating a direction that had its beginnings in 1999, exploring past works and the possible alternate routes that were not or have not been taken. My visit to the Pace Prints facilities was an inspired moment. It brought on the question “WHAT IF…?” – Leonardo Drew
Leonardo Drew’s installation of new works at Pace Prints is comprised of self-described “monstrosities created in paper pulp” which simultaneously push toward and pull from “that something else.” Drew’s work addresses the physical space around the works by anchoring each piece with a core, creating force and weight, while finessing a solid meaningful structure. His works have roots in spirituality, energy and nature, arising from the ground which we come from and to which we return. Drew approaches his collective body of work in the same manner, allowing one work to organically inform another and removing ego from the works by numbering sequentially rather than providing titles.
Drew’s exhibition opens Friday September 14, 2012, at Pace Prints, 521 West 26th Street.