Sunday July 21, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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See works spanning 1985 to the present, that interact with and mixes various materials.
The Inpost Artspace’s Summer/New Mexico Jazz Festival exhibition features Ranging Conversation: Artwork by Edgar Sorrells-Adewale. Spanning 1985 to the present, this body of work interacts with, and mixes, various materials. Sorrells-Adewale states, “I view art-making as similar to wide ranging conversations with friends. Sometimes a certain musical tune inspires a way to develop an idea”. The work in Ranging Conversation includes mixed-media paintings, sculptural forms using various materials, graphite drawings and large paper collages. Edgar Sorrells-Adewale was born in Philadelphia, PA and received his BS degree from Morgan State College (now University), Baltimore, MD, as well as an MFA from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. He has taught in the art departments of Howard University, Washington, DC, Cheyney State College (now University), Cheyney, PA and Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues that include U.S. Ambassador Reddick’s residence in Niamey, Niger, West Africa, various European sites in connection with the Arts America Program, USIA arranged exhibition, “Crossing Over, Changing Places”, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Emerson Gallery, McLean Project for the Arts, McLean VA, The Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY, and many more. He currently works and lives with his wife Raine, a basket weaver, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Free!
Following Edgar Sorrells-Adewale’s reception from 2-4pm, this year's John Lewis Celebration, will offer a film screening of the newly produced film, The Modern Jazz Quartet: From Residency To Legacy, directed by George Schuller. The screening will be followed by a Q& A with Schuller. “Formed in 1952, The Modern Jazz Quartet pushed the boundaries of jazz and classical music at a time when the genre, like the country itself, was in the throes of change. An epicenter of this evolution was The Music Inn, a musical oasis nestled in the Berkshire Mountains.” The place welcomed “Percy Heath, John Lewis, Milt Jackson, Dave Brubeck, Gunther Schuller, Randy Weston, Herb Pomeroy, Ornette Coleman, Jim Hall, Ran Blake and many others.” This documentary, directed, compiled, and edited by George Schuller, collects “remembrances and anecdotes as it highlights The Modern Jazz Quartet’s role in developing The Music Inn’s iconic School of Jazz.” FREE!