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Sculptor Melvin Edwards, circa 1965. His welded metal sculptures explore process and abstraction alongside themes pertaining to personal and cultural histories, the African Diaspora, and materiality. I may take a metals class this semester, and if so, this'll be the studio look. #melvinedwards

From @nytimes: "Alexander Gray Associates: The poetic potential of scrap metal has long occupied another African-American artist: the veteran sculptor Melvin Edwards, who works in upstate New York but also keeps a studio in Dakar, Senegal. Chains, hooks, locks and horseshoes are welded into dense knottings of steel, which hang from the wall in this gallery like malevolent sconces; skeins of barbed wire stretch from one wall to the next, and are (a little melodramatically) suspended from the ceiling to form a large tent. Mr. Edwards’s fiercely welded hunks and chains in this show, titled “In Oklahoma,” certainly call forth the history of slavery and discrimination: Many are from a continuing series known as “Lynch Fragments.” But they are also careful exercises in abstract form, in harmony with the metal sculptures of his contemporaries Mark di Suvero and John Chamberlain." –Jason Farago for The New York Times Arts & Design
#MelvinEdwards #ContemporaryArt #Sculpture #Architecture #Art

Melvin Edwards' unique paper works created @dieudonnepaper! On view @alexandergrayassociates with Mel's incredible sculpture works #melvinedwards #worksonpaper #sculpture #artistresidency

Melvin Edwards, Iraq, 2003; Daiga Grantina, V in BB, 2016; Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Servanta of the Dry Facade, Delft Blue, 2016 #melvinedwards #daigagrantina #matthewlutzkinoy

RECONSTITUTION #melvinedwards breathtaking piece at #laxart show. Grateful for the special personal tour with Hamza Walker

Melvin Edwards's "Two is One," 2016, part of the artist's solo exhibition "In Oklahoma," on view at @alexandergrayassociates through May 20, 2017 #MelvinEdwards

Ibadan Oke (1992)
Welded steel
Melvin Edwards
See "In Oklahoma," at @okcontemporary-- full of site-specific works by Melvin Edwards, a prominent Black Arts Movement artist who continues to explore identity in art. #oklahomacontemporary #okcart #melvinedwards #contemporarysculpture #blackartsmovement

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From @nytimes: "Alexander Gray Associates: The poetic potential of scrap metal has long occupied another African-American artist: the veteran sculptor Melvin Edwards, who works in upstate New York but also keeps a studio in Dakar, Senegal. Chains, hooks, locks and horseshoes are welded into dense knottings of steel, which hang from the wall in this gallery like malevolent sconces; skeins of barbed wire stretch from one wall to the next, and are (a little melodramatically) suspended from the ceiling to form a large tent. Mr. Edwards’s fiercely welded hunks and chains in this show, titled “In Oklahoma,” certainly call forth the history of slavery and discrimination: Many are from a continuing series known as “Lynch Fragments.” But they are also careful exercises in abstract form, in harmony with the metal sculptures of his contemporaries Mark di Suvero and John Chamberlain." –Jason Farago for The New York Times Arts & Design
#MelvinEdwards #ContemporaryArt #Sculpture #Architecture #Art

OPENING TONIGHT: Melvin Edwards solo exhibition featuring wall-based and freestanding sculptures, works on paper, and debuting a new barbed wire installation at Galerie Buchholz, Berlin.

Exhibition dates: April 28, 2017 – June 17, 2017

#MelvinEdwards #ContemporaryArt #Watercolor #GalerieBuchholz #Berlin

Le sens de l'objet #melvinedwards #bulchholz #berlin

Le sens de l'objet #melvinedwards #Bulchholz #berlin

Melvin Edwards' unique paper works created @dieudonnepaper! On view @alexandergrayassociates with Mel's incredible sculpture works #melvinedwards #worksonpaper #sculpture #artistresidency

The incredible Melvin Edwards @alexandergrayassociates #melvinedwards 💥💥💥

RECONSTITUTION #melvinedwards breathtaking piece at #laxart show. Grateful for the special personal tour with Hamza Walker

⚙️⛓The ties that bind... Amazing exhibit of five decades of work by #melvinedwards at @alexandergrayassociates. Thanks @alejassan for the intro!

Latergram but very thankful I got to meet #MelvinEdwards & hear him speak about his work & life @alexandergrayassociates - one of the highlights of my time in the art world for sure. He is exactly the type of artist I admire most & the type of person I can only hope to be one day. #nicsthanks2017

Melvin Edwards's "Two is One," 2016, part of the artist's solo exhibition "In Oklahoma," on view at @alexandergrayassociates through May 20, 2017 #MelvinEdwards

Melvin Edwards: In Oklahoma at @alexandergrayassociates #melvinedwards

Melvin Edwards’ “Agricole” (2016), currently on view at Alexander Gray Associates, is a large segment of a plow head suspended from the ceiling by three taught chains. The title translates to “Agricultural” in French, and reflects Edwards’ engagement with the French-speaking African diaspora. He has maintained a studio in Dakar, Senegal since 2000, and notes that the development of his land there was “literally an ‘agricole’ project. It was there where [he] started hearing the word so much that it felt familiar.” He has gone on to consider art a product of agriculture, thus his use of agricultural tools. Edwards also recalls memories of Texas, where the generation of his parents, teachers, and role models—the storytellers of his youth—transitioned from rural to urban living. Through his use of recognizable metal elements, he invites multiple associations; metal sourced in local scrap yards evokes industrial history, and agricultural tools recall rural life and sustenance. While the landscapes and socio-political dynamics in both Texas and Oklahoma have changed radically since his youth, the contrast of farming and industry remained consistent, and the tools of agriculture are where these multiple histories reside.
#MelvinEdwards #ContemporaryArt #Sculpture #Architecture #Art

Looking forward to the upcoming exhib @simonleegallery ・・・
BLACK FEAST
DARJA BAJAGIĆ | MELVIN EDWARDS | MATIAS FALDBAKKEN | ROBERT GOBER | JENNY HOLZER | BARBARA KRUGER | JUSTIN MATHERLY
Showing until 22 April 2017.
Image: Matias Faldbakken ‘Screen Jacket (Wildly Overcommit)’, 2017.

#blackfeast #darjabajagic #melvinedwards #matiasfaldbakken #robertgober #jennyholzer #barbarakruger #justinmatherly #simonleegallery #newyork @simonleegallery

BLACK FEAST
DARJA BAJAGIĆ | MELVIN EDWARDS | MATIAS FALDBAKKEN | ROBERT GOBER | JENNY HOLZER | BARBARA KRUGER | JUSTIN MATHERLY
Showing until 22 April 2017.
Image: Matias Faldbakken ‘Screen Jacket (Wildly Overcommit)’, 2017.

#blackfeast #darjabajagic #melvinedwards #matiasfaldbakken #robertgober #jennyholzer #barbarakruger #justinmatherly #simonleegallery #newyork @simonleegallery

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