Encounters: Beth Edwards

Grisham Gallery
April 9 – July 16, 2017

The latest exhibition in this long-standing showcase for outstanding regional contemporary art focuses on the surrealistic paintings of this celebrated Memphis artist. In her creative practice, Edwards approaches her recent subjects of enlarged flowers and animated landscapes from the viewpoint of a still life painter who has been long involved in the domestic realm and with common objects. Edwards has been particularly fascinated by the way in which certain toys exemplify both the animate and inanimate spheres of existence. Moreover, she is interested in the particular cultural connotations of toys, such as in what ways they imprint cultural perspectives upon children. Organized by HMA.