The New Social Environment#455

I Love Mud: Philip Pearlstein

Featuring Pearlstein and Jason Rosenfeld


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Philip Pearlstein joins Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation on his exhibition at Betty Cuningham Gallery. We conclude with a poetry reading by Zach Wollard.

In this talk

Visit Philip Pearlstein: I Love Mud on view at Betty Cuningham Gallery through January 22, 2022 →

Philip Pearlstein

Philip Pearlstein in Studio Painting, by Jerry Thompson, 1993
Philip Pearlstein in Studio Painting, by Jerry Thompson, 1993
Artist Philip Pearlstein (b. Pittsburgh, PA, 1924) received his BFA from Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1949. Upon graduation, he moved to New York City where he received a Master’s degree in art history from New York University. Pearlstein worked as a graphic designer for Life Magazine before becoming an instructor at the Pratt Institute, and then a professor at Brooklyn College; he has also served as a visiting artist at several prestigious institutions. His work has been exhibited in solo exhibitions throughout the United States, with paintings in the collections of over 70 public art museums. Pearlstein served as a President of the American Academy of Arts and Letters from 2003-2006 and currently lives and works in New York.

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 Zachary Wollard reading.

Zachary Wollard

Photo of Zachary Wollard
Photo by Brad Ogbonna
Poet and artist Zachary Wollard (born 1974) lives in Brooklyn, NY and Bradford, VT. He spends most of his time pushing color around canvases

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