28 Dec 2015

OCULA | Leonardo Drew at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong

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In 1988, Leonardo Drew arguably found his artistic voice with his seminal work Number 8. Using rope, animal hide, raccoon skull and a dead bird, Number 8 is a black mass of detritus, which hangs from the wall like a curtain of darkness. With this work in mind, and the thoughts of destruction and decay it engenders, I approached Drew’s recent exhibition at Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong with a sense of foreboding. What I discovered at the gallery however proved surprisingly different.

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