The New Social Environment#691

Jessi Reaves: At the well

Featuring Reaves and Julia Trotta, with Anneysa Gaille


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Jessi Reaves joins filmmaker Julia Trotta for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Anneysa Gaille.

In this talk

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Jessi Reaves

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Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Jessi Reavesholds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Reaves combines iconic modernist design with an irreverent aesthetic in sculpture that toys with functionality. Often beginning with found furniture, which she dismantles, converts, remakes, enhances, pads, and embellishes in ways that still allow the suggestion of physical contact or use, she proposes that objects be examined visually and in terms of their purpose in life. She has been a part of many solo and two-person exhibitions, including Going Out in Style, Herald St, London (2019), among others. She was awarded the Fall 2020 Teiger Mentor in the Arts from Cornell University.

Julia Trotta

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Based in New York, Julia Trotta is an arts consultant who has worked closely with artists, galleries, non-profits and collections for over 15 years. She has curated a number of exhibitions, both in the United States and abroad, including solo presentations by artists such as Cynthia Hawkins, Lorenzo Pace and Ulrike Ottinger. Trotta also made a film on her late grandmother, the art historian Linda Nochlin, and is currently the director of Nochlin’s estate.

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

Anneysa Gaille

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Anneysa Gaille grew up along the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Houston, Texas. In 2018 her chapbook, No Such Thing As, was published by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago. She received her Poetry MFA from Brooklyn College in 2021. Now, Gaille teaches composition, creative writing, and English Lit courses at Brooklyn College and Baruch College.

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