The New Social Environment#635

Katherine Bradford: Flying Woman

Featuring Bradford, Chris Martin, and Phong H. Bui


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Katherine Bradford joins Rail Contributor Chris Martin and Rail Publishes and Artistic Director Phong H. Bui for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Sasha McEvoy.

In this talk

Visit Flying Woman: The Paintings of Katherine Bradford, on view at Portland Museum of Art through September 11, 2022 →

Katherine Bradford

Katherine Bradford
New York based artist Katherine Bradford is known for her paintings of people in luminous fields of color. Bradford paints with a formal inventiveness and a shifting sense of figure and ground, giving narrative weight to her characters who may appear as heroes or lovers, families or couples, businessmen or isolated individuals. She began her career as artist relatively late in life and has achieved her widest recognition in her seventies, through New York gallery shows at CANADA, Sperone Westwater, and Pace. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Grant. She has taught at Yale School of Art and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.

Chris Martin

A drawing of Chris Martin by Phong Bui
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Working from a heterogeneous array of cultural traditions, Chris Martin (b. 1954, Washington, D.C.) makes paintings that serve as living documents of the eternal present. Chris Martin has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions worldwide, and his paintings are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Museum of Contemporary Art Denver; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among other museums. Paintings, a career-spanning monograph, was published by Skira in 2017. Martin lives and works in Brooklyn and the Catskills, New York.

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 Sasha McEvoy reading.

Sasha McEvoy

Photograph of Sasha McEvoy who has blue eyes and blonde hair and is looking at the camera in front of rainbow lights.
Sasha lives in NY and calls her dog, ‘brother.’ Lately, she is writing with a diffusion of subjectivities through structures, and enjoying things that shift. “Here I Felt Grounded and Saw The World” is her first book of poetry. She received her MFA from Bard College and her writing appears in Waxing and Waning, Vol No. 2, and as press releases for musicians.

❤️ 🌈 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.