Melvin Edwards is recognised as a pioneer of contemporary African-American art and sculpture. His fifty-year career is characterised by an extraordinary range of expression, achieved primarily through sculpture. Edwards welds industrial found objects including hammers, chains, locks and agricultural tools into often biomorphic forms that engage with history, culture, a sense of place and violence. The artist is well versed in the modernist and minimalist traditions of his chosen medium and his work is multifaceted: the tools that one might use to make sculpture frequently appear in the sculptures themselves.
5 - 8 October 2017. The preview is Wednesday 4 October.
Stephen Friedman Gallery is at Stand C6.