13 November–31 December, 2015

Leonardo Drew

Hong Kong


Pearl Lam Galleries Pedder Building is delighted to present the first solo exhibition of works by Leonardo Drew in Asia, running from 13 November–31 December,2015. The show comprises of 13 new works by the Brooklyn-based American artist, which will see the introduction of applied colour in his practice for the first time. Drew’s works are made of natural materials, including wood, rusted iron, cotton, and paper. Drawn from historical evidence, the resulting abstract sculptural compositions are an emotional reflection on the cyclical nature of existence, the human condition, and the connectivity of all things.

This exhibition will include ten new works made from wood, one of Drew’s staple materials, in various states. While much of his work appears to be constructed with old, oxidised or burnt matter, Drew sources new materials and subjects them to transformational processes before assembling them into larger works. In addition, many of the works on display will demonstrate the introduction of colour into the artist’s practice, as opposed to the colours that naturally occur during the transformational process. The exhibition will also include a mixed media work, as well as two new works on paper.

Selected works