This and That: Leonardo Drew and Louise Nevelson

by Jessica Fuentes December 27, 2022

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Large black assemblages

A large assemblage sculpture by Leonardo Drew. The piece consists of small pieces of wood stacked and glued together to create a rectangular form. Atop the form are large pieces of tree branches that jut from the top of the work and are also painted black.

Leonardo Drew, “Number 212T,” 2021, wood and paint, 68 x 84 x 34 inches.


A large assemblage sculpture by Louise Nevelson. The piece includes an array of found objects that have stacked together and painted black.

Louise Nevelson, “Lunar Landscape,” 1959-1960, painted wood, 86 x 49 x 14 inches. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Purchase with funds from the Ruth Carter Stevenson Acquisitions Endowment; 1999.3.A-J


No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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