Cheryl Edwards

Cheryl Edwards

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  Artist: Cheryl Edwards
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ARTIST STATEMENT Cheryl D. Edwards was born in Miami Beach, Florida. She began her studies in art during 1988 in New York City in a class at the Art Student League taught by the late, Ernest Crichlow. Cheryl has exhibited in many shows in the Washington, DC area. Her interest in art stems from her fascination of the human body as a whole. Her medium is oil, ink and acrylics. After 15 years of painting nudes she has become fascinated with nature and how it relates to humanity. She says, '...the transfer of an image to canvas begins from the process of having the ability to capture the spirit of a person or object being observed. ...the person's soul shines through the process of capturing the light and dark areas. Art allows me to travel into all realms of possibility. As I look at my life, I have found that I have always chosen ART...' Please contact her for viewings and/or visit her website: Cheryl-edwards.artistwebsites.com EXHIBITS Red Dot Art Fair, Miami, Florida (2012) Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagarstown, MD (2012) African American Museum of Nassau County, Solo Exhibit, Hempstead, NY (2012) African American Museum of Dallas, Southwest Art Fair, Dallas Texas (2012) Purvis Studio/Museum, Art Basel, Miami, Florida (2011) International Visions, Bombay Sapphire Reginale Finale, Washington, DC (2011) Avisca Fine Arts Gallery, "Shout", group exhibit, Marietta, GA (2011) Brentwood Arts Center, "The Sky's the Limit", group exhibit, Brentwood, MD (2011) David Driskell Center for Art University of Maryland, group exhibit, College Park, MD (2011) Washington County Museum of Fine Art, group exhibit, Hagerstown, MD (2011) Shenandoah Art Council, Our Recent Roots Exhibit, (2011) Torpedo Factory, Offrenda Art Exhibit, (2010) Washington County Museum of Fine Art, group exhibit, Hagerstown, MD (2010) Gallery That, group exhibit, Hong Kong, China, (2010) Wohlfarth Gallery-solo exhibit, Washington, DC, (2009) Wohlfarth Galleries, group exhibit, Province Town, Massachusetts, (2009) Florence Biennale, Florence, Italy, invited to participate in December, (2009). Solo Exhibit, Wohlfarth Gallery, Washington, DC (2008) Girls Gotta Run Exhibition"¨, Strathmore Center for the Arts Mansion, Rockville, Maryland (2008) Black Fine Arts Exhibit, The Puck Building, New York, New York (2008) Girls Gotta Have Shoes, Prose and Poetry Coffee House, Washington, DC (2007) Solo Exhibit Willow Street Gallery, Takoma Park, DC (2007) Solo Exhibit Washington Works on Paper, Brookland, DC (2007) Whitman Walker Clinic Art Auction, Washington, DC (2007) James Porter Colloquium Art Auction, Washington, DC (2007) A. Salon Group Spring Show - Willow Street Gallery, Takoma Park, DC (2007) Group Exhibit - Mark's Kitchen, Takoma Park, Maryland (2006) Legacy Fine Arts Show- Camelot, Mitchellville, Maryland (2006) Juried Exhibition - Urban City Gallery, Capitol Hill, DC (2006) Solo Exhibit Sackville Gallery, King Street, Alexandria, Virginia (2006) Juried Exhibition - Capitol Hill Art League (2006) Solo Exhibit - Saint Albans Society - Washington, DC (2005) Art Series - 2007-"The Return" The return is about the enslavement of Senegalese people and how they preserved to survive that period of darkness in their history. The work of Cheryl Edwards begins from the beginning of the most abhorred period in Senegal with the "Door of No Return"; which is geographically located in Goree Island, Senegal. The action of perseverance is depicted in semi abstract spiritual pieces of work embodied with strong symbolism, which appeals to everyone on a universal plane. The series ends with every day scenes of what Senegal looks like in today's society. Art Series - 2008-"Ndebele People - Dolls Ritual/Play" This series sets forth the concept of the use of dolls by the Ndebele People of South Africa. Traditionally all over the world dolls are inevitably used for play and also used for performing rituals. The series consist of 19 artworks using a technique, which combines ink and water-soluble oils. The works depict a combination of the Ndebele people in South Africa in common everyday scenes, and the work demonstrates through creative visual the effect of the use of dolls for the purpose of performing rituals. Dolls have been historically used by the Ndebele People to enhance the possibility of marriage and childbirth. A more widespread usage is to employ a doll to assist in a healing ritual. Many of the dolls made by the Ndebele woman are representative of the traditional healers (Sangoma); they are notably recognized by their dress and always accompanied by a red blanket or cloth worn over their shoulders. This is symbolic of protection of one's powers. This series opened for exhibit at the Wohlfarth Galleries in Washington, DC on October 17, 2008. Art Series-2009-"New York