Two at Boston Sculptors

Ed Andrews and Leslie Wilcox

By: - Feb 27, 2024

Ed Andrews

Ed Andrews’ solo exhibition Random Order features a new series of polychrome metal wall sculptures embracing the tenets of maximalism, “more-is-more” and “less-is-a-bore.” These visually rich compositions combine an assertive palette, intuitive layering of patterns, and the intricate application of carefully crafted details. 

Personal expression is integral to Andrews’ process, decoration and ornamentation are celebrated, and visual complexity is standard procedure. Using an eclectic approach incorporating multiple influences and challenging stereotypes, Andrews’ work pushes boundaries and defies established norms while embracing the vibrant diverse world we share.

Andrews’ process begins by cutting aluminum sheets into geometric and organic shapes and applying complex patterns in bold colors. He then stacks the layers together, juxtaposing shape and color combinations to create an oscillating effect. Floating on the supporting wall, the works gain further depth through the complicated shadows they cast.

Andrews holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Indiana University. He taught fine arts for forty years at Northeastern University, Washington University, and the University of Kentucky. Grants and awards for his work include a Massachusetts Artists fellowship, NEA Visual Artists fellowship and M-AAA NEA fellowship. Andrews has exhibited at the Fuller Craft Museum, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, and Socrates Sculpture Park. His work was recently installed at Boston’s new Logan airport terminal E for the Delta Airlines Skyclub. He has been a member of Boston Sculptors since 2016.

Leslie Wilcox

Leslie Wilcox’s solo exhibition OUTWITS is the second in a trilogy of exhibitions that contend with our cascading global climate catastrophe. Extracting weather-beaten driftwood detritus from the beach and ocean, Wilcox petrifies the wood, then gilds it, and adds patinas and metallic screening, providing protective armament against further damage and destruction.

Wilcox’s previous show ROTTEN encouraged audience collaboration, offering paper and pens where gallery visitors could express their own personal feelings, opinions and concerns, some even contributing drawings. Inspired by these comments, the new work is paired with many of these anonymous “witticisms” such as:

 “What can I offer my children when the corrupt steals their future?”

 “It’s too LATE SCREWED” (accompanied by a drawing of screw and screwdriver) and “EARTH WILL BE FINE. HUMANS AREN’T NECESSARILY PART OF IT.”

  “WIT has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.”

- Dorothy Parker, 1956

A founding member of Boston Sculptors, Wilcox lives and works in Boston’s South End. Her work is featured in collections including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Fidelity Investments, Federal Reserve Bank, Boston College, Brandeis and Harvard Universities, and DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA. Wilcox also completes public outdoor installations and is reviewed regularly in regional and national periodicals.

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