The New Social Environment#740

To Speak of Everything: The Art of Raymond Mason

Featuring Sarah Wilson, Leo Costello, and Andrew Woolbright, with Jessica Grim


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Curator Leo Costello and art historian Sarah Wilson join Rail Editor-at-Large Andrew Woolbright for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Jessica Grim.

In this talk

Visit To Speak of Everything: The Art of Raymond Mason, on view at New York Studio School through February 20, 2023 →

Leo Costello

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Leo Costello is Associate Professor of Art History at Rice Universiry in Houston, TX. He worked for two years at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston before coming to Rice University in Fall 2004. His current book, Early Turner: Seen and Unseen in London, 1795-1819 is one of the first studies devoted to the artist’s early career is now under contract with Routledge Press. Dr. Costello’s first book, J.M.W. Turner and the Subject of History was published in June 2012. Dr. Costello’s work has been published in numerous publications and catalogs.

Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson, Ph. D, is an art historian, curator and writer. Her global art interests are informed by specialism in postwar and Cold War Europe and the USSR. Among other recognitions, in 2015 she was the recipient of International Association of Art Critics’ Award for Distinguished Contribution to Art Criticism. She is professor of modern and contemporary art at The Courtauld.

Andrew Woolbright

Andrew Woolbright
Artist, curator, and critic Andrew Woolbright is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an MFA graduate from RISD in painting. Woolbright is the founder and director of the gallery Below Grand located on the Lower East Side in New York. In addition to curating, he is an Editor-at-Large at the Brooklyn Rail. In 2021, Woolbright curated the show Density Betrays Us with Angela Dufresne and Cash Ragona at the Hole; and curated shows at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and Hesse Flatow in the summer or 2022. He currently teaches at School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute and is a 2021-2022 resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in Dumbo.

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

Jessica Grim

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Jessica Grim is author of Vexed (BlazeVox, &  /Ubu Editions), Fray (O Books), Locale (Potes & Poets), and The Inveterate Life (O Books). With Melanie Neilson she co-founded and co-edited Big Allis (1989 to 2000). Excerpts of a long-form collaboration with Neilson, The Autobiography of Jean Foos, have appeared in Bomb, Brooklyn Rail, Chicago Review, Conjunctions and Some. A recent collaboration with Melanie and Jean Foos, Alsop’s Tables, was published by Ragged Sky. She lives in Ohio.

❤️ 🌈 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.