Last week Thursday really should have been spent in NYC, sipping warm wine at a MoMA opening, trying not to look too awfully thrilled to bits at the fact that my bloke currently has one of his works gracing the walls of said illustrious institution. Paul’s large format linocut The Same, But Different (below) is part of the Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to now exhibition, curated by Judith B. Hecker.
The show is on in the Paul J. Sachs Prints and Illustrated Books Galleries until 14 August, along with prints by other SA artists, such as Bitterkomix, Kudzanai Chiurai, Sandile Goje, William Kentridge, Senzeni Marasela, John Muafangejo, Claudette Schreuders and Sue Williamson.
Read a review of the show in ArtDaily here. Aw heck, this doesn’t happen every day, so I’m just going to go ahead and quote the bit where they mention my bloke:
The final theme of the exhibition encompasses postapartheid works in various techniques and formats. Installed throughout all the sections of the exhibition, and shown in concentration in the last gallery, many of these works revitalize earlier techniques or use them as a point of conceptual departure. One such development has been with the linocut, as artists new to the medium experiment with its graphic potential in unconventional ways, as seen in sculptor Paul Edmunds’s first linocut The same but different (2001), a single uninterrupted bright red line that undulates across a sheet of paper six feet high. The work’s pulsating composition, which emphasizes method rather than narrative, is a hypnotic meditation on the physical, time-based process of incising.
We’ll be in NYC in September again, for Paul’s upcoming solo show at RH Gallery.