Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew is a contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He creates sculptures from natural materials and through processes of oxidation, burning, and decay, Drew transforms these objects into massive sculptures that critique social injustices and the cyclical nature of existence.

I saw one at the Perez in Miami a few years ago and was blown away.

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Manuel Mathieu

Manuel (who I first discovered at the Armory Show) is a contemporary Haitian visual artist best known as a painter of abstract works that often evoke figurative shapes in nondescript environments. Mathieu draws from Haitian visual cultures and from Western art movements such as expressionism and existentialism.

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Myra Greene

Artforum has words about Myra’s current series of textually deep work that underscores, I think, the potential of non-representational work to carry potent symbolism:

Piecework refers to labor paid according to the number of items produced rather than the amount of time spent on the job. Often associated with the ruthless economic exploitation of the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, this system …is sadly making a comeback—thanks to its versatility in allowing employers to get around minimum-wage and other labor laws…”

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