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Sculptor Melvin Edwards To Exhibit At Bayly Art Museum

March 6, 2001--

    • WHO: Melvin Edwards, sculptor and Rutgers University professor
    • WHAT: Gallery talk in conjunction with ongoing sculpture exhibition
    • WHEN: Thursday, March 22, 5-7 p.m.; exhibit runs March 16-May 13
    • WHERE: Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia

Melvin Edwards is renowned for his welded-steel sculptures, works that offer a raw evocation of the historical oppression of African-Americans in this country.

The exhibition will include pieces from Edwards’ ongoing series Lynch Fragments, in which the artist has transformed railroad spikes, hammers, chains, nails and locks–dark symbols of slavery and lynchings–into material testimonies of both injustice and determined resistance.

The 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.

Edwards’ March 22 gallery talk at the Bayly will be accompanied by the Untempered Ensemble, a New York improvisational jazz group.

The exhibit is made possible by support from the University’s Arts Enhancement Fund and the U.Va. Office of African-American Affairs.

Information about the Bayly Art Museum is available on the Web at http://www.virginia.edu/~bayly.

Contact: Jessica Tyree, (804) 924-7116

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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