Ed Love “Heroes”

Kravets/Wehby Gallery

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The Kravets Wehby Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Ed Love (1936-1999).

On a steady diet of revolution, Ed Love’s art transformed the D.C. art scene in the 60s and 70s forever. Love’s work draws its influences from the carved masks of the Senufo people, combined with a greater understanding of African history. His longtime friends Robert Farris Thompson, Elizabeth Catlett and John Chamberlain also helped to influence the boldness of his work. Ed Love’s assertive sculpture, created from salvaged car parts, recalls Brancusi and Picasso. As a luminary figure in the D.C. art world, Ed Love inspired a league of students, artists and writers. Along with Jeff Donaldson, Sam Gilliam and Alma Thomas, Ed Love solidified D.C. as a mecca for culture and art.

“The crown is not an unambiguous image.” – bell hooks

“[Ed] gives us more than form; he gives us monuments to the future.” – Robert Farris Thompson

Ed Love was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the High Museum of Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Kennedy Center.



from October 14, 2017 to December 12, 2017

Opening Reception on 2017-10-14 from 18:00 to 20:00


Ed Love

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