The New Social Environment#389

Balke (Prélude): Erik Lindman

Featuring Lindman, Louis Block, and Tom McGlynn


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Erik Lindman joins artist and writer Louis Block and Rail Editor-at-Large Tom McGlynn for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Elizabeth Lothian.

In this talk

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Erik Lindman

A photograph of Erik Lindman
Artist Erik Lindman lives and works in New York. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Kunsthalle in Freiburg, Switzerland, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, White Columns in New York, le 109 in Nice, France, Kaviar Factory in Henningsvær, Norway, and Foundation Hippocrène in Paris among others. He is the recipient of the Sudler Prize for Excellence in the Arts from Columbia University in 2007 and an Ellen B. Stoeckel Fellowship for Yale Norfolk School of Art in 2006, and was honored at the Hirshhorn Museum’s Artist x Artist Gala in 2019. He earned his BA from Columbia College, Columbia University in 2007.

Louis Block

Black and white photo of Louis Block
Louis Block is a Brooklyn-based painter and writer. His writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic, and Full Bleed Journal, and his work has been shown in New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Venice.

Tom McGlynn

Portrait drawing of Tom McGlynn by Phong Bui
Portrait of Tom McGlynn by Phong Bui
Artist, writer, and independent curator Tom McGlynn is based in the NYC area. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian. He is the director of Beautiful Fields, an organization dedicated to socially-engaged curatorial projects, and is also currently a visiting lecturer at Parsons School of Design, The New School. McGlynn’s work is interested in the morphing of commercial signage into cyphers of phenomenal experience—minimalist, abstract arrangements of color. He holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the Ramapo College of New Jersey. Tom is an 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 Elizabeth Lothian reading.

Elizabeth Lothian

A portrait of Elizabeth Lothian
Writer Elizabeth Lothian is the Social Media Manager at the Brooklyn Rail and an Assistant Editor at Guernica. Her work has appeared in Bookforum, Lit Hub, Electric Literature, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction from The New School where she was a Creative Writing Fellow.

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