The New Social Environment#415

Tree of Life: David Salle

Featuring Salle and Jason Rosenfeld


6 p.m. Eastern / 3 p.m. Pacific

Artist and writer David Salle joins Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Carlos Egaña.

In this talk

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David Salle

Photo of David Salle in front of a blue door.
Photo by Robert Wright
Artist David Salle’s paintings have been shown in museums, galleries, and major international expositions worldwide for over 35 years. Solo exhibitions of his work have been held at the Whitney Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Dallas Contemporary; and the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo in Málaga, among others. Salle is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A collection of his essays, How To See, was published in 2016 by W.W. Norton. Born in 1952 in Oklahoma, Salle grew up in Wichita, Kansas. After earning a BFA in 1973 and an MFA in 1975, both from CalArts, Salle moved to New York, where he has lived since.

Jason Rosenfeld

A black and white photo of Jason Rosenfeld
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., has curated 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 co-author of the monograph Cecily Brown (Phaidon, 2020), and 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 Carlos Egaña reading.

Carlos Egaña

A photograph of Carlos Egaña
Poet, writer, and translator Carlos Egaña (Caracas, 1995) is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing in Spanish at New York University. He has also taught courses on Gender Studies and Modern North American Fiction at Universidad Católica Andrés Bello. He has written three poetry books: antología de la pintura venezolana (LP5, 2021), hacer daño (Oscar Todtmann Editores, 2020), and Los Palos Grandes (dcir ediciones, 2017). He also writes about art, politics and pop culture for various Venezuelan publications. In his last year of college, he was one of the faces of the student movement amidst the Venezuelan presidential crisis.

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