The New Social Environment#499

The Studio Paintings, 1970s & 1980s: Rodrigo Moynihan

Featuring Cressida Connolly, Nathan Kernan, David Nolan, John Yau, and David Rhodes


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Writers Cressida Connolly and Nathan Kernan, gallerist David Nolan, and poet and critic John Yau join Rail Editor-at-Large David Rhodes for a conversation on Rodrigo Moynihan. We conclude with a poetry reading by Guillermo Filice Castro.

In this talk

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Cressida Connolly

A portrait of Cressida Connolly.
Author Cressida Connolly has written novels, short stories, literary criticism, and non-fiction. Her 2018 novel, After the Party, was a Sunday Times bestseller, and her debut collection of short stories, The Happiest Days, won the PEN/MacMillan Silver Pen Award. She was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 2020. The daughter of the author Cyril Connolly, she lives on a confetti petal farm in Worcestershire.

Nathan Kernan

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Writer Nathan Kernan lives in New York. He edited the Diary of James Schuyler, which was published by Black Sparrow Press in 1997, and is writing a biography of Schuyler to be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His collaboration with Joan Mitchell, Poems, was published by Tyler Graphics in 1992. He is the President of the Board of The Milton Resnick and Pat Passlof Foundation.

David Nolan

David Nolan
David Nolan founded David Nolan Gallery in 1987, specializing in modern and contemporary works by an array of international artists working in a variety of media. The gallery’s original mission was to exhibit contemporary works on paper along with painting and sculptures by American and European artists, and to produce monographs together with tightly curated historical exhibitions. The first solo show at the gallery, an exhibition of early drawings by Sigmar Polke, was followed by presentations of now-canonical German artists, including Georg Baselitz, Martin Kippenberger, Dieter Roth, Gerhard Richter, Rosemarie Trockel, and Albert Oehlen. In Spring 2020, the gallery announced its newest location on the Upper East Side inaugurated with an exhibition of works on paper by Jorinde Voigt.

John Yau

A portrait of John Yau.
Photo by Eve Aschheim
John Yau has been publishing reviews and essays on art and literature since 1978. He is the Publisher of Black Square Editions and cofounded the online magazine Hyperallergic Weekend. Recent books by Yau include Joe Brainard: The Art of the Personal, published by Rizzoli in 2022, and the book of poems Genghis Chan on Drums published by Omnidawn in 2021. He is the 2017 recipient of the Jackson Prize in Poetry and a 2021 recipient of a Rabkin Prize for art criticism. He teaches at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and lives in New York.

David Rhodes

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New York-based artist and writer David Rhodes is originally from Manchester, UK. He is an Editor-at-Large at the Brooklyn Rail and has published reviews in Artforum, artcritical, among other publications. He has paintings in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and The Huntington Museum, Los Angeles. He is the author of the monograph Bernard Frize (Lund Humphries, 2019) and has an essay included in the forthcoming book on the paintings of Peter Bradley to be published by Karma, New York, later this year.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Guillermo Filice Castro reading.

Guillermo Filice Castro

A portrait of Guillermo Filice Castro.
Queer poet and photographer Guillermo Filice Castro is the author of the chapbooks Mixtape for a War (Seven Kitchens Press) and Agua, Fuego (Finishing Line Press). His work appears in Allium, Barrow Street, The Brooklyn Rail, Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Fugue, Impossible Archetype, The Normal School, Pine Hills Review, and many more. He’s the recipient of an E-S-B fellowship from the St. Mark’s Poetry Project. Born and raised in Argentina, he lives in New Jersey with his husband and two cats, Cleo and Evita.

❤️ 🌈 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.