Drew Leshko, Heaven Is Whenever

Not Lost, 2016
paper, enamel, acrylic, basswood, wire, clay, inkjet prints,
plaster, plastic on toy car, dry pigments, 7” x 11” x 5”

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Drew Leshko, Heaven Is Whenever

Artist memorialises the icons of mundanity being lost to gentrification in miniature paper and wood sculptures...

Philadelphia-based artist Drew Leshko has brought his singular sculptural work to Europe for what is his first solo show on the continent; Heaven Is Whenever currently showing at Makerversity Amsterdam in a collaborative exhibition with Andenken Gallery.

Drew Leshko, Heaven Is Whenever at Makerversity Amsterdam

Leshko’s sculptures — made largely from paper and wood, and in a 1:12 dollhouse scale — are documentary studies of architectural and everyday objects that are all a part of our collective consciousness yet rarely celebrated; choosing to memorialise the mundane, the artist creates a comprehensive catalogue of visual references that the tide of gentrification is washing away.

From painstaking recreations of corner shop façades to 1980s mobile homes, post boxes to city-living detritus like dumpsters and pallets; Drew Leshko observes the oft-ignored iconography of city life, that which is being irreversibly erased by cookie-cutter coffee shops and bubble cars plugged in to the grid. Heaven Is Whenever presents a selection of his works that traverse the gamut of metropolitan mundanity, rendering its uneasy beauty in miniature scale.

Drew Leshko, Heaven Is Whenever, continues at Makerversity Amsterdam until 14 November.

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Drew Leshko, NUT HUT, 2016

Nut Hut, 2016
paper, enamel, acrylic, basswood, wire, clay, inkjet print,
fabric, plastic, dry pigments 16” x 33 1/2”

Drew Leshko, BREEZY, 2016

Breezy, 2016
paper, enamel, acrylic, basswood, wire, clay, inkjet print,
fabric, plastic, dry pigments, 16” x 19 7/8”

Drew Leshko, Father & Sons Used Tires, 2016

Father & Sons Used Tires, 2016
paper, enamel, acrylic, basswood, wire, clay, inkjet prints,
plaster, plastic, dry pigments, 12” x 22 1/8” x 8”

Drew Leshko, Green Dumpster (with trash), 2016

Green Dumpster (with trash), 2016
paper, enamel, acrylic, wire, inkjet prints, basswood, toy wheels, plastic,
4 3/4” x 6 3/4” x 3 1/2”

Drew Leshko, Postal Boxes, 2016

Postal Boxes, 2016
paper, enamel, acrylic, inkjet prints, dry pigments
4 1/2” x 2 1/8” x 4 1/2”

Drew Leshko, Ice Box (red), 2016

Ice Box (red), 2016
paper, enamel, acrylic, wire, dry pigments,
6 1/2” x 3 1/8” x 2 1/4”

Drew Leshko, GO 4 FUN, 2016

Go 4 Fun, 2016
paper, enamel, acrylic, basswood, wire, clay, inkjet print,
fabric, plastic, dry pigments, 16” x 19 1/4”

Drew Leshko, C4, 2016

C4, 2016
paper, enamel, acrylic, wire, inkjet prints,
6” x 6 3/4” x 6”

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