Have you noticed the colorful sculpture in front of The Aldrich?
Melvin Edwards’ large-scale sculpture Asafokra will be on view as part of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum’s Main Street Sculpture program until September 5, 2022.
The Aldrich has activated its grounds with public sculpture and outdoor installations. Free and open to the public, Museum visitors can find Asafokra installed at 258 Main Street in Ridgefield, CT.
The exhibition of Asafokra marks the return of Edwards’ work to The Aldrich’s Sculpture Garden after fifty years. From 1971-73, For Coco, the artist’s first large-scale painted work to use the rocker form, was exhibited in the Museum’s Garden.
Melvin Edwards: Asafokra is organized by Richard Klein, Exhibitions Director.
Melvin Edwards was born in 1937 in Houston, Texas. He currently lives and works in Plainfield, New Jersey and New York’s Hudson Valley.