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The ninth annual Boxed In/Break Out features the unique sculptures of Abby Edwards, whose work explores the human experience through absurdity, humor, and child-like curiosity. Her installation Dirt and Stardust examines the relationship between humankind’s inner worlds and the outer cosmos through bold and colorful compositions.

Dr. Katie Geha, Director of the Dodd Galleries at the University of Georgia, selected Edwards’ proposal, noting: “Abby Edwards proposal for Boxed In/Break Out was accomplished and realized. Her works have a playful approach to the unknown, UFOs, and the awe that accompanies the exploration of the unknown. Her sculptures, exaggerated in form and color, display an absurdist examination of our inner and outer galaxies. Her work will read particularly well from the street and inspire joy in the casual passer-by.” Recognizing that the unknown can be an unsettling topic, Edwards ultimately invites curiosity, inspiring viewers to ask questions, and reignite their imaginations.

About the Artist:

Abby Edwards (b. 1993) is an artist based in Savannah, Georgia. She finds inspiration in the unexpected and strives to create a space where people can rediscover their imagination and break free from established norms. Edwards holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Savannah College or Art and Design (SCAD). Her work, ranging from sculpture, painting, installation, and public art, has been shown at Sulfur Studios and Gutstein Gallery in Savannah, Georgia; Lamar Dodd Art Center in LaGrange, Georgia; Westobou Gallery in Augusta, Georgia; ATHICA in Athens, Georgia, S.C.R.A.P. Gallery in Cathedral City, California; and 311 Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has also created work for Fantastic Fungi, UNFK Earth + Amplify Art, CAT Savannah Transit, and SCAD.

For more information about Abby Edwards’ work, visit

Dirt and Stardust is part of Telfair Museums’ #art912 initiative, which is dedicated to raising the visibility and promoting the vitality of artists living and working in Savannah. This exhibition is organized by Telfair Museums and curated by Erin Dunn, curator of modern and contemporary art.

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