The New Social Environment#529

Color, Gesture, and Posture: Rona Pondick

Featuring Pondick and Jessica Holmes


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Rona Pondick joins Rail ArTonic editor Jessica Holmes for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Jennifer Rose Bonilla-Edgington.

In this talk

Visit Rona Pondick, on view at Marc Straus Gallery through April 16, 2022 →

Rona Pondick

Photo of Rona Pondick
Since 1984, American sculptor Rona Pondick has used the language of the body in her work, both literally and metaphorically. She has had 51 solo exhibitions in both museums and galleries internationally. Her sculptures have been included in over 220 group exhibitions, including numerous biennales. Her work can be found in the collections of 49 museums internationally. In the fall of 2022, Pondick’s sculpture will be on view in both a solo and a group exhibition at the Belvedere in Vienna: Rona Pondick: Carlone Contemporary at the Upper Belvedere, and Grow: The Tree in Art at the Lower Belvedere. This work will then travel to Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in London for a solo exhibition in 2023.

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes
Writer, editor, and critic Jessica Holmes’s writing features regularly in BOMB, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail, where she also edits the ArTonic column. Other bylines include Vanity Fair Spain, The Magazine Antiques, and The Woman’s Art Journal. Recent exhibition catalogue contributions include Judith Braun: My Pleasure (Opalka Gallery, Russell Sage College), Ellsworth Ausby: Somewhere in Space, Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s (Eric Firestone Gallery) and Markus Linnenbrink: THEREARESPACESTHATBREATHE (Museum of New Art, Portsmouth). Previously she served as Editor-in-Chief of the arts publication Degree Critical. For nearly two decades, she worked for the Calder Foundation, including 6 years as its Deputy Director.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Jennifer Rose Bonilla-Edgington reading.

Jennifer Rose Bonilla-Edgington

A photo of [Jennifer Bonilla-Edgington] with the back of a baby's head in the foreground.
Jennifer Rose Bonilla-Edgington is an artist and writer who lives by the Sea with her husband, Colin, baby boy, Wolfgang and dog Jasper J Stone.

❤️ 🌈 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.