The New Social Environment#756

Léonie Guyer: Nothing kept happening

Featuring Guyer and Dore Bowen, with Leah Nieboer


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Léonie Guyer joins Rail Editor-at-Large Dore Bowen for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Leah Nieboer.

In this talk

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Léonie Guyer

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Léonie Guyer makes paintings, drawings, site-based work, and books. Her work is characterized by idiosyncratic shapes that are deployed in a variety of spaces. Guyer’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts; UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; and other venues, and her work is held in numerous public collections. She has taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts, University of California at Berkeley, San José State University, and elsewhere. Léonie Guyer was born in New York, NY. She received a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. She lives and works in San Francisco, CA.

Dore Bowen

Dore Bowen
Dore Bowen, PhD, writes on modern and contemporary art, focusing on perceptual practices that probe the texture of ordinary life. She publishes in journals, such as Art in America, Afterimage, Culture & Musées, Square Cylinder, and Camerawork, on an international group of artists, including Yael Bartana, Dan Graham, Akram Zaatari, Elin Hansdottir, and Lydia Ourahmane. In 2019 Bowen published Bruce Nauman: Spatial Encounters (with Constance M. Lewallen, University of California Press), and is currently completing a monograph on the diorama from the 19th century to contemporary installation art. She is Research Professor in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University.

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

Leah Nieboer

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Leah Nieboer grew up in Iowa. She is a poet, deep listener, interdisciplinary scholar, and current Ph.D candidate in English & Literary Arts at the University of Denver whose work explores embodied strategies for livable futures. Her first book, Soft Apocalypse, was selected by Andrew Zawacki for the 2021 Georgia Poetry Prize, and her work has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, Poetry Daily, Ghost Proposal, Interim, and other publications. A graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, the winner of the 2022 Mountain West Writers’ Contest in Poetry, and the recipient of a Virginia Center for Creative Arts Fellowship, she lives in Denver and is at work on a speculative novel.

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