Member Preview and Wine Reception

Melvin Edwards: Five Decades

January 30, 2015
6 - 8 PM

In celebration of the opening of Mel Edwards: Five Decades, members are invited to an exclusive preview where they can view this retrospective of renowned American sculptor Melvin Edward prior to the public exhibition opening on Saturday, January 31. 
Complimentary parking provided in the Trammell Crow Center Garage

Members, please RSVP by January 23.
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Working primarily in welded steel, Edwards is perhaps best known for his Lynch Fragments, an ongoing series of small-scale reliefs born out of the social and political turmoil of the civil rights movement.  Incorporating tools and other familiar objects, such as chains, locks, and ax heads, Edwards’s Lynch Fragments are abstract yet evocative, summoning a range of artistic, cultural, and historical references. 

Born in Houston, Texas in 1937, Edwards attended college in Los Angeles, graduating with a BFA from the University of Southern California. In 1967, he moved to New York City, where he lives today, dividing his time between his studio in Plainfield, New Jersey and residences, with studios, in Accord, New York and Dakar, Senegal. His work is held in many US museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.