John Edmonds, American Gods, 2017. © John Edmonds. Courtesy of the artist and Company, New York.
John Edmonds, American Gods, 2017. © John Edmonds. Courtesy of the artist and Company, New York.

WWD Covers UOVO Prize Winner John Edmonds’ Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum

November 06, 2020

Inaugural UOVO Prize winner John Edmonds speaks to Kristen Tauer for WWD’s review of “A Sidelong Glance”, elaborating on his process, the role of African art objects in his new series, and the relationships between photography, object, and identity. As Tauer notes, “A Sidelong Glance” sees Edmonds “interested in bridging the disconnect between the relationship of the African artwork and Black human subjects within his photographs.”

In addition to his solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum and the $25,000 accompanying grant, Edmonds was commissioned to install a public mural on the UOVO: BROOKLYN facade. The resulting piece is entitled “A Lesson In Looking With Reverence” and incorporates text from Susan M. Vogel’s book “Baule: African Art, Western Eyes”.

Prints of “A Lesson In Looking With Reverence” are available at both the UOVO: LIC and UOVO: BROOKLYN locations, gratis.

To read the full article, visit WWD’s website here.