The New Social Environment#541

Painting is an Act of Spiritual Aggression: Dewey Crumpler

Featuring Crumpler and Amanda Gluibizzi


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Dewey Crumpler joins Rail Art Editor Amanda Gluibizzi for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Keith Donnell Jr.

In this talk

Visit Painting is an Act of Spiritual Aggression: Dewey Crumpler, on view at Derek Eller Gallery through April 23, 2022 →

Dewey Crumpler

Photo of Dewey Crumpler
Photograph by Marc Northstar
Artist Dewey Crumpler is an Associate Professor of painting at the San Francisco Art Institute. His current work examines issues of globalization/cultural co-modification through the integration of digital imagery, video and traditional painting techniques. Dewey’s works are available in the permanent collections of the Bank of America Collection at Harvey B. Gantt Center, California African American Museum, and other institutions. Crumpler received the Flintridge Foundation Award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, asinstutions well as The Fleishhacker Foundation Fellowship Eureka Award. Currently represented by Jenkins Johnsons Gallery, The Complete Hoodie Works 1993–Present was Dewey Crumpler’s most recent exhibition at Cushion Works San Francisco, CA, 2021.

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).

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

Keith Donnell Jr.

A portrait of poet Keith Donnell Jr.
Bay Area based poet and book editor Keith Donnell Jr. earned his MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University and his work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Poetry Magazine, Cagibi, Puerto del Sol, and Best American Nonrequired Reading. His first collection, The Move (Nomadic Press), was released in Fall 2021.

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