Marguerite Edwards: Public Faces and Private Spaces demonstrates the passion and spontaneity that Edwards brings to her art. She is best known for her commissioned portraits of various dignitaries, such as Alabama Federal Court Judge Frank Johnson and others, which she approaches with a sense of fervor through heavy, impasto brushstrokes in oil and deft use of soft pastels.
Alongside portraiture, Edwards creates stunning still-lifes and landscapes, finding excitement in the shapes and colors and geometries found in scenes around her. All her works of art start with a focus on highlighting patterns of light and shadows, combining these elements to create stunning images that bring her subjects to life.
Support for this exhibition was provided by co-sponsors Dan Harris, Montgomery County Commission; Camille Elebash-Hill and W. Inge Hill junior; and River Bank and Trust.