The New Social Environment#644

Wendy Red Star: Travels Pretty

Featuring Red Star and Zoë Hopkins


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Wendy Red Star joins Rail contributor Zoë Hopkins for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Raymond Anthony Senior.

In this talk

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Wendy Red Star

A photo of Wendy Red Star
Artist Wendy Red Star (b. 1981, Billings, MT) lives and works in Portland, OR. Red Star has exhibited in the United States and abroad at venues including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY, both of which have her works in their permanent collections; Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France; Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; Hood Art Museum, Hanover, NH; St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; the Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL; among others. Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from University of California, Los Angeles. She is represented by Sargent’s Daughters.

Zoë Hopkins

Photo of Zoë Hopkins.
Zoë Hopkins is a writer and critic based in New York. She received her BA in Art History and African American Studies at Harvard University, and is currently working on her MA in Modern and Contemporary Art at Columbia University. Her writing has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Cultured and Hyperallergic.

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

Raymond Anthony Senior

A photograph of Raymond Anthony Senior.
Hopeless romantic Raymond Anthony Senior writes mostly of love. Born in Kingston, Jamaica raised in St. Elizabeth Parrish, a descendent of the Maroons, the Arawak, and Irish-German settlers Raymond finds strength and solace in himself, his identity, and his connection to those who came before him. Despite being orphaned as a child, he has always felt driven by love and family. The singer-songwriter and poet wrote some popular songs you might’ve heard in the 80’s. He is the author of several poetry collections including True Love Never Fails (Trafford Publishing) among many others.

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