Terry-Craddock Gallery Presents Cheryl Edwards The Reverence of Water and Its Relationship with Identity

By Editorial Team on January 7, 2019

Fri, 04 January 2019 - Fri, 15 February 2019

Black Male #2, Cheryl Edwards, silkscreen on revere suede paper AP (Ltd Ed. 17), 22×22, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.
Currently on view through February 15, 2019.

The average adult body is approximately 70% water. Cheryl Edwards began exploring the properties of water as an element of identity in 2014 and has continued to investigate this through her art. Opening January 4th, Riverviews Artspace hosts her most recent exhibition, The Reverence of Water and Its Relationship with Identity. In this body of work, Edwards showcases various media from silkscreen prints, ink stain canvas, 3D Ndebele Doll, digital drawings and light boxes. Her prints are taken off collected saliva samples from two females and two males, one of each being African American and the other Caucasian. Using a microscope and light boxes to inspect the samples, she noticed similarities between the four samples and found that “each was unique or remarkably the same.” Using water as muse and medium, raw canvases stained with ink while wet will hang alongside her prints as a visual representation of water.

Terry-Craddock Gallery is located at 901 Jefferson Street, Lynchburg, VA.