Art 21: Artists in the 21st Century

Artist Leonardo Drew at his home sudio
Rotary Education Centre
Free, no registration required

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
5:30 to 6:15 pm

Join us Wednesday evenings for special screenings of season seven of Art 21: Artists in the 21st Century! For over 6 years, PBS’ Art 21 has provided an innovative and intimate look into the studio, inspiration and lives of contemporary artists.  The MacLaren is proud to be a part of Access 100 Artists, an international screening programme initiated by Art 21. Bring a friend, stop by the Café for a drink and enjoy highlights from this special series.

Take a look at how contemporary artists explore and incorporate unexpected materials in art! Similar to the treated surfaces in Veneers by Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky, Leonardo Drew includes a variety of materials subjecting these to processes of oxidation and decay, challenging our perception and architecture of the space in which they are shown. A tour and short discussion of Veneers will follow.

Leonardo Drew was born in Tallahassee, Florida in 1961, and grew up in a public housing project in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Although often mistaken for accumulations of found objects, his sculptures are instead made of "brand new stuff"—materials such as wood, rusted iron, cotton, paper, mud—that he intentionally subjects to processes of weathering, burning, oxidization, and decay.

To view the full Art 21 Season Seven Screening Programme outline, please see the attached document below.