The New Social Environment#220

Sally Saul with Jason Rosenfeld


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Sculptor Sally Saul joins Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading from Julien Poirier.

In this talk

Sally Saul

Sally Saul
Portrait of Sally Saul by Stephanie Noritz for Artsy.

Sally Saul earned a BA from the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO and an MA in American Literature from the San Francisco State University, where she graduated in 1973. During her time in California, she became acquainted with the Bay Area visual arts movement, characterized by a penchant for bright colors and an interest in drawing subject matter from day-to- day life.

In the early 1980s Saul relocated to Austin where she enrolled in ceramics courses at the University of Texas, and began to formalize her process. Informed by memory, her sculptures came to explore complexities of the human condition. In recent years Saul has achieved significant milestones in her career. Her first survey exhibition Blue Hills, Yellow Tree, opened in May 2019 at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY. The exhibition brought together works from over three decades, representing her years spent in San Francisco, Austin, TX, and beyond. Saul presented a solo show at Almine Rech, Paris in January 2020. She has also participated in exhibitions at venues including Jeffrey Deitch, New York, NY; the Art Museum of West Virginia, Morgantown, WV; the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT; White Columns, New York, NY; and Lumber Room, Portland, OR; among many others. In 2018, the artist, with Peter Saul, co-curated the exhibition Out of Control at Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY. Saul lives and works in Germantown, New York.

Jason Rosenfeld

A black and white photo of Jason Rosenfeld
Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., is Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College. He was co-curator of the exhibitions John Everett Millais (Tate Britain, Van Gogh Museum), Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), and River Crossings (Olana and Cedar Grove, Hudson and Catskill, New York). He is a Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Julien Poirier reading.

Julien Poirier

Julien Poirier
Julien Poirier is the author of Out of Print (City Lights) and Night Mail, an ongoing series of poetry and comics broadcast by the US Postal Service. He was a founding member of the Ugly Duckling Presse collective. He lives in Berkeley and teaches poetry at San Quentin State Prison.

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