The Artist’s Voice: Melvin Edwards in Conversation with Naima J. Keith
June 20, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Melvin Edwards is a pioneer in the history of African-American art, best known for his sculptural series Lynch Fragments. His Working Time (1985) from that series is included in the current Studio Museum exhibition Assembly Required. For this program, Edwards will be in conversation with Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator. They will discuss Edwards’ body of work and the importance of location and configuration for sculpture, but also the limits of artistic intention when a work is displayed.
Assembly Required presents photographs, drawings, sculptures and paintings from the Studio Museum’s permanent collection that explore the ways in which certain works are dependent on site, and the viewer’s conceptual and perceptual experience of that locale through the artist’s intervention.
Assembly Required: Selections from the Permanent Collection is organized by Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator.