The de Young Museum in San Francisco will host a solo exhibition of work by artist and Pace Prints collaborator Leonardo Drew. His expansive installation Number 197 spans three walls in the museum’s atrium, comprising a multitude of sculptural elements created and arranged in response to the unique context of the de Young’s landmark architecture.
Leonardo Drew has employed the grid, while also working to subvert it as a principle, to organize his assemblages and installations since the early 1990s. Using off-the-shelf-materials and the occasional found object, Drew produces pieces whose metaphorical power is located within his labor-intensive manipulation of materials and the spatial dynamics of his compositions.
There will be an artist talk titled "On and Beyond Number 197" on May 18, 2017, 7–8pm.