Review of ‘Melvin Edwards: Five Decades’ at the Nasher Sculpture Center

March 31, 2015 10:00 PM

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Review of ‘Melvin Edwards: Five Decades’ at the Nasher Sculpture Center

An introduction to an unruly Constructivist whose work bridges African and Modernist sensibilities.

If you’ve never heard of Melvin Edwards, the contemporary African-American sculptor known for making industrial, visceral abstractions out of welded steel, you are not alone. “Melvin Edwards: Five Decades,” a traveling survey of about 90 sculptures, maquettes and drawings, is the first retrospective...

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