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New Jersey Artist Series: Mel Edwards – Lynch Fragment Series

Jun 17, 1985 - Sep 13, 1985

Mel Edwards, Mdali, 1980, steel


The “Lynch Fragment Series” represents Mel Edward’s smaller scale sculpture. The welded steel mask-like sculpture incorporates barbed wire, chains and locks, and other found objects to create pieces that are expressionistic and violent. This series was begun in the 1960s; this exhibition is a selection of 25 pieces from 1979-1985. The Lynch Fragments are interpretations of stories that Edwards heard as a boy growing up in Texas. The work is intuitive yet retains a formal structuralism to it.

Venue Information Opening Reception
  • Date: Jun 17, 1985 - Sep 13, 1985
  • Location:Paul Robeson Campus Center Gallery, Rutgers University - Newark
  • Curators:PRG

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