Wendy EdwardsAmerican, b. 1950
Wendy Edwards’ vibrant drawings and paintings present still objects and elements of line and abstraction that are elegant and an intensely confident. Clusters of flowers, and pairs of cherries rendered with ink and crayon lend an innocence inherent to the objects themselves, creating a shift between simplicity of subject and complexity of meaning.
Edwards explains, “My recent work combines materials that refer to both a domestic and decorative order. In the paintings, I adhere patterned oil cloth to the canvas and then paint around and on top of it. The imagery comes together as an undulating painted net pattern spills over and beyond the visible print of the oil cloth. This protective cover for a table within a familial space is a visual jumping off point in each piece. Within an organic perimeter, thin brush strokes form a translucent veil alongside thick lush applications of paint as the net simultaneously covers and exposes the domestic reference in the work.”
Edwards holds and MA in Painting from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and a BFA in Painting from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Her work is included in collections at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Tamarind Insitiute of Lithography, The University of New Mexico and the San Antonio Museum, among others.