The New Social Environment#370

Living Large: Dawn Clements

Featuring Angela Dufresne, Judy Glantzman, Amanda Nedham, and Andrew Woolbright


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artists Angela Dufresne, Judy Glantzman, and Amanda Nedham join artist and Rail contributor Andrew Woolbright for a conversation on Dawn Clements. We conclude with a poetry reading by Taylor Byas.

In this talk

Dawn Clements, Living Large: A Survey is on view at Mana Contemporary through September 4, 2021.

Angela Dufresne

A portrait of Angela Dufresne
Brooklyn-based artist Angela Dufresne is a painter, teacher, and occasional writer who has shown her work in the US and Europe since 1993. She has been the subject of twenty-three solo exhibitions and participated in over 100 group shows at the Hammer Museum, MoMA PS1, and The National Academy of Arts and Letters, among many others. She studied painting at the Kansas City Art Institute, earned her MFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art, and has won grants from the National Academy of Arts and Letters in NY, and the Jerome Foundation in Minneapolis. She is an Assistant Professor in the Painting Department at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Judy Glantzman

A portrait of Judy Glantzman courtesy of the artist
Painter and sculptor Judy Glantzman is a New York based artist and former instructor at RISD and the New York Studio School. She has received grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation, and the Pollock Krasner Foundation, among others. Her work can be seen in numerous public collections, including the Whitney Art Museum, New York, NY; Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY; the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; The Progressive Collection, Cleveland, OH; and the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL. Glantzman is represented by the Betty Cunningham Gallery.

Amanda Nedham

A portrait of Amanda Nedham
Artist, educator, and designer Amanda Nedham is currently living in Brooklyn. She received her BFA in Printmaking at OCAD University and her MFA in Painting at RISD. Her studio practice is interdisciplinary with an emphasis on drawing. Recent exhibitions include Frida Smoked at Invisible-Exports in New York, My Boyfriend is a Peacekeeper at Putty’s Coronation in New York, Q: Are you an undertaker? A: No Q: Are you a service provider? A: Yes at LE Gallery in Toronto, Extract IV Young Art Prize in Copenhagen, Hello Future Talents Archive Project in Athens, and False Dawn at AUD in Dubai. Amanda has received grants from the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and recently completed ARTHA’s one year residency in New York.

Andrew Woolbright

Andrew Woolbright
Artist, curator, and critic Andrew Woolbright is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an MFA graduate from RISD in painting. Woolbright is the founder and director of the gallery Below Grand located on the Lower East Side in New York. In addition to curating, he is an Editor-at-Large at the Brooklyn Rail. In 2021, Woolbright curated the show Density Betrays Us with Angela Dufresne and Cash Ragona at the Hole; and curated shows at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and Hesse Flatow in the summer or 2022. He currently teaches at School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute and is a 2021-2022 resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in Dumbo.

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

Taylor Byas

A photograph of Taylor Byas
Black Chicago native currently living in Cincinnati, Ohio, Taylor Byas is a Yates scholar third-year PhD student at the University of Cincinnati as well as an Assistant Features Editor for The Rumpus. She was the 1st place winner of the 2020 Poetry Super Highway, the 2020 Frontier Poetry Award for New Poets Contests, and a finalist for the 2020 Frontier OPEN Prize. She is the author of the chapbook Bloodwarm (Variant Literature 2021) and her debut full-length I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times is forthcoming in Spring 2023 from Soft Skull Press. She is represented by Rena Rossner of the Deborah Harris Agency. Check out her chapbook here →

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