The New Social Environment#489

1960s Darkness and Light: Louise Fishman

Featuring Carrie Moyer, Brendan Dugan, Amanda Gluibizzi, Ksenia M. Soboleva, and Phong H. Bui


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Carrie Moyer and gallerist Brendan Dugan join Rail Artseen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi and Rail contributor Ksenia M. Soboleva for a conversation on Louise Fishman, with an introduction by Phong H. Bui. We conclude with a poetry reading by Coco Gordon Moore.

In this talk

Visit Louise Fishman, 1960s: Darkness and Light, on view at Karma Gallery through February 26, 2022 →

Brendan Dugan

Photo of Brendan Dugan and artwork.
Gallerist and publisher Brendan Dugan is the founder of Karma. Located in the East Village, Karma began in 2011 and represents emerging, established, and under-recognized multigenerational artists. The gallery handles work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, drawing and printmaking, and accompanies many of its exhibitions with Karma-published monographs. In 2018, Karma opened its standalone bookstore that presents artist books and rare ephemera alongside the gallery’s publications.

Carrie Moyer

Carrie Moyer
Artist and writer Carrie Moyer is known for her sumptuous paintings which explore and extend the legacy of American Abstraction. Moyer’s work has been exhibited throughout the US and Europe, including the 2017 Whitney Biennial and several solo museum presentations. Between 1991-2008, Moyer and photographer Sue Schaffner collaborated as Dyke Action Machine! She has received awards from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, and Creative Capital, among others. Moyer’s first monograph, released this past fall by Rizzoli Books, includes writing by Johanna Fateman, Lauren O’Neill-Butler, and Katy Seigel. Along with Lisa Corinne Davis, she co-directs the MFA Program in Studio Art at Hunter College. Moyer is represented by DC Moore Gallery in New York City.

Amanda Gluibizzi

This is a sunny portrait of the Rail's Art Editor, Amanda Gluibizzi with houses in the background and a blue sky. Gluibizzi is wearing a yellow shirt and sunglasses.
Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Amanda Gluibizzi is the founding Co-Director of the New Foundation for Art History (NFAH) and Artseen Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th century art, design, and urbanism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Amanda is the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (Anthem Press, 2021).

Ksenia M. Soboleva

A picture of art historian Ksenia M. Soboleva.
Photo by Irina Kadyrova-Schuddeboom
Dr. Ksenia M. Soboleva is a New York based art historian specializing in queer art and culture. She holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, with a dissertation on art, AIDS, and lesbian identity in the United States. Soboleva is currently working on a book project titled Friendship as a Way of Art: Queer Identity and Visual Citation, and co-editing (with Svetlana Kitto) the first major publication on the lesbian gallery Trial Balloon. Her writings have appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, BOMB Magazine, Hyperallergic, Ursula Magazine, as well as various exhibition catalogues and artist monographs. She teaches at the New School and NYU.

Phong H. Bui

Photo of Phong Bui taken by Nicola Delorme
Photo by Nicola Delorme
Artist, writer, and independent curator Phong H. Bui is Publisher and Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, the River Rail, Rail Editions, and Rail Curatorial Projects. Among many other awards, Bui received The Dorothea and Leo Rabkin Prize for Arts Writers in 2017, was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from University of the Arts in 2020, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award for Distinguished Service to the Arts in 2021.

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

Coco Gordon Moore

Photo of Coco Gordon Moore.
Artist and poet Coco Gordon Moore lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is a student of the Poetry Field School and Cool Memories. Her work explores classic themes of sex, the struggle of pleasure, and death. She is the author of two chapbooks A Sketch of Romance and Today I Hate the Sun. Her work has appeared in Shitwonder and Apology Mag. Her new chapbook Waiting Room is forthcoming.

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