First published on 26 July 2019
Viewpoints | Episode 3 | Leonardo Drew, Larry Ossei-Mensah
'In this episode of the Viewpoints podcast, we'll hear from artist Leonardo Drew and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, two link-minded voices in contemporary art,' says Mary Sabbatino, Vice President/Partner at Galerie Lelong & Co. 'Drew is a Brooklyn-based sculptor known for transforming and assembling varied material in an attempt, as he says, to make chaos legible.'
Their in-depth conversation touches on Drew's ever-changing art practice, his growing up in the P.T. Barnum apartments, and the connection Drew found with an older generation of artists including Jack Whitten and Joe Overstreet. Larry Ossei-Mensah, the Susanne Feld Hilberry Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), examines Drew's current solo exhibition at Galerie Lelong in New York as well as his first public-art project, a monumental work now on view in Madison Square Park.