Melvin Edwards: Crossroads

Peer into Melvin Edwards’ world of twisting, sinuous metal and you will find a place of possibility, an environment where found objects expand—both formally and conceptually—beyond the boundaries of their given form. Look closer and you may even catch a glimpse of Africa in his dense, abstract assemblages and planar, geometric installations. His works are meant to move, to exist and be seen in different contexts, on different continents. Their presence speaks just as easily to rural blacksmiths in Zimbabwe as it does to the urban denizens of Chelsea. Melvin Edwards: Crossroads explores this relationship and examines the formal, familial, and conceptual affinities between Edward’s work and that produced by African artists and artisans.

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