Diane Edison
My Brother Gary Edison, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 36

Diane Edison
Willie Cole, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 37

Diane Edison
Jim Barsness, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 39

Diane Edison
My Father, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 38

Diane Edison
Ed Robbins, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 42

Diane Edison
Wellsley Blackburn, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 44

Diane Edison
Carmon Coangelo, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 40

Diane Edison
Townsend Wolfe, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 43

Diane Edison
Luis Cruz Azaceta, 2006
Color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 41

Diane Edison
Radcliffe Bailey, 2006
Color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 45

Diane Edison
Joseph Norman, 2007
Color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 46

Diane Edison
Gallery view of Installation

Diane Edison
Gallery view of Installation

Diane Edison
Show Announcement

Diane Edison
Show Announcement (continued)

Press Release

During April and May, George Adams Gallery presents a new series of drawings by DIANE EDISON and small bronze and ceramic portrait busts by JOYCE TREIMAN.

Throughout her career, Diane Edison has focused on making portraits and self-portraits in colored pastels and pencil and from time to time, in oil on panel. Recently, however, she began to work in white pencil on black paper, a decision that has enabled her to focus on volume, light and shade. As Edison states in the accompanying exhibition catalogue "The process of chiaroscuro shading on the black paper is slower than working on white paper, but working reductively allows me to cover more ground the first time around and I get to see the ghost of the image evolve."  

The current series, which began in 2005 with a portrait of Willie Cole, her colleague at the University of Georgia, consists of twelve portraits, rendered large-scale, of members of her family, fellow artists and friends, all male.

Portraits of her father and one of her brothers represent Edison's family. Along with Willie Cole, other colleagues include artists Luis Cruz Azaceta and Jim Barsness (both of whom not only exhibit with the gallery, but also teach at UGA), Radcliffe Bailey, Carmon Colangelo and Joseph Norman.

The exhibition, which is accompanied by a 24-page catalogue reproducing 10 of the works in the series, will travel to the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina (June - August) and the Huntington Museum of Art, West Virginia (September - November).

Checklist

1. Townsend, 2007
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 43

2. Ed, 2007
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 42

3. Jim, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 39

4. My Father, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 38

5. Radcliffe, 2007
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 44

6. Luis, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 41

7. Judson, 2007
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 46

8. Joseph Norman, 2007
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd45

9. My Brother Gary, 2006
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 36


FRONT WINDOW

Daphne's Father Wellsley Blackburn
2007
color pencil on paper
44 x 30 inches
DEd 43