Melvin Edwards To Exhibit At Bayly Art Museum
Melvin Edwards, sculptor and Rutgers University professor
Gallery talk in conjunction with ongoing sculpture exhibition
Thursday, March 22, 5-7 p.m.; exhibit runs March 16-May
Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia
Edwards is renowned for his welded-steel sculptures, works that
offer a raw evocation of the historical oppression of African-Americans
in this country.
exhibition will include pieces from Edwards ongoing series
Lynch Fragments, in which the artist has transformed railroad
spikes, hammers, chains, nails and locksdark symbols of slavery
and lynchingsinto material testimonies of both injustice and
sculptures are on loan courtesy of the artist and the CDS Gallery
in New York. Edwards work is also on display in such major
venues as the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
and the Art Institute of Chicago.
March 22 gallery talk at the Bayly will be accompanied by the Untempered
Ensemble, a New York improvisational jazz group.
exhibit is made possible by support from the Universitys Arts
Enhancement Fund and the U.Va. Office of African-American Affairs.
about the Bayly Art Museum is available on the Web at http://www.virginia.edu/~bayly.
Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116