The New Social Environment#524

Stillness/Flowing: Bill Jensen

Featuring Bill Jensen and Amanda Millet-Sorsa


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Bill Jensen joins Rail contributor Amanda Millet-Sorsa and Rail staff for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Zach Savich.

In this talk

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Bill Jensen

A drawing of Bill Jensen by Phong Bui.
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Artist Bill Jensen has lived and worked in New York since the early 1970s. He came into prominence with “the return to painting” of the late 70’s and early 80’s. Intuitive and visceral, Jensen’s abstractions have long been admired for their unconventional compositions and profound sense of color. Saturated, densely worked surfaces, seemingly primordial in origin, transcend any sense of the struggle that Jensen attributes to his painting process. Defined by an amorphous, ever-changing search for resolution, Jensen’s results are ultimately determined by the act of painting itself. Jensen’s work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others.

Amanda Millet-Sorsa

Photo of Amanda Millet-Sorsa
Amanda Millet-Sorsa is an artist, arts writer and arts worker based in New York. She has exhibited at Below Grand gallery, The Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Bookstore, SHIM Art Network, The Socrates Sculpture Park, and elsewhere. She has received support and grants through the Materials for the Arts and NYC Cultural Affairs, among others. She holds an M.F.A from the New York Studio School and B.A. from Brandeis University and has been a resident artist at Proyecto Ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at ArtLeadHER in partnership with The Monira Foundation at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City. As a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics), and a curator at Below Grand, she participates actively in the NY arts community.

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

Zach Savich

Portrait of poet Zach Savich.
Poet Zach Savich is the author of eight books of poetry and prose, including the poetry collection Daybed (Black Ocean, 2018) and the memoir Diving Makes the Water Deep (Rescue Press, 2016). He teaches at the Cleveland Institute of Art.

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