Opening Wednesday, May 8th, from 6PM - 8PM
Artist Melvin Edwards (b. 1937) uses existing objects—chains, shovels, hooks—in small, fierce sculptures that respond to racial violence in the United States. Edwards will be in conversation with Geof Oppenheimer, Sculptor and Associate Professor of Practice in the Department of Visual Arts and Emily Lynn Osborn, Associate Professor of African History, African Studies, and the College at the University of Chicago.
Co-sponsored by the Smart Museum of Art and the Open Practice Committee at the University of Chicago.