The New Social Environment#413

From My Window: Lois Dodd

Featuring Dodd and Barry Schwabsky


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Painter Lois Dodd joins Rail Editor-at-Large Barry Schwabsky for a conversation. We close with a reading from Anselm Berrigan’s Pregrets by S. David.

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Lois Dodd

A drawing of artist Lois Dodd by Phong Bui.
Portrait by Phong Bui.
For over fifty years, Lois Dodd (American, b. 1927) has painted her immediate everyday surroundings at the places she has chosen to live and work—the Lower East Side, rural Mid-Coast Maine, and the Delaware Water Gap. Dodd’s small, intimately-scaled paintings are almost always completed in one plein-air sitting. Lois Dodd studied at the Cooper Union in the late 1940s, and in 1952 she was one of the five founding members of the legendary Tanager Gallery. Dodd is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Academy. In 1992 she retired from teaching at Brooklyn College. Since 1954 her work has been the subject of over fifty one-person exhibitions.

Barry Schwabsky

A drawing of writer and art critic Barry Schwabsky by Phong Bui
Art critic and poet Barry Schwabsky writes for The Nation and is co-editor of international reviews for Artforum. His recent books include The Perpetual Guest: Art in the Unfinished Present (Verso, 2016), Heretics of Language (Black Square Editions, 2017), Landscape Painting Now (D.A.P, 2019), The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting (Sternberg Press, 2020), and the monograph Gillian Carnegie (Lund Humphries, 2020). His most recent collection of poetry is A Feeling of And (Black Square Editions, 2021). He is co-Director of Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art and 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 S. David reading.

S. David

A Portrait of S. David
History writer and artist from the US capital metro area (Tsenacommacah), S. David focuses on culture, music, and memory at social margins. Known for idiosyncrasy and disquiet, his words have appeared in digital and print sources as diverse as Tiny Mix Tapes, the Brooklyn Rail, Dweller Forever’s blog, and Ars Technica, among others. He is currently a Production Assistant at the Brooklyn Rail.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.