‘Luscious’ Opens At Bell Gallery

An opening reception for ‘Luscious,’ an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Wendy Edwards, will be held this Friday at Bell gallery. This retrospective spans four decades of work that Edwards has created since joining the faculty of Brown’s Department of Visual Art in 1980.

Two strains of work have occupied Edwards over the past decade. The first was a foray into collage employing Mexican oilcloth. While in Comillas, Spain, Edwards began to use this patterned material as a convenient substrate for paintings. Later, she combined fragments cut from oilcloth with her distinctive nets, creating images like Tipper, 2012, that harken back to P&D.

The second strain continues her fascination with natural forms. A series of small-scaled paintings of flowers reveal Edwards’ dialogue with earlier art.

5:30pm — In conversation with Wendy Edwards and Ruth Fine.

6:30pm to 7:30pm — Reception

Runs through March 15th. Seen here is “Blue Net,” 2001.

5:30pm, Friday, November 15, Bell Gallery, List Art Center, 64 College Street, (directions)

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