The New Social Environment#774

Louis Osmosis: Recording Artists

Featuring Osmosis and Andrew Woolbright, with jaylen strong


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Louis Osmosis joins Rail Editor-at-Large Andrew Woolbright for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by jaylen strong.

In this talk

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Louis Osmosis

Portrait of Louis Osmosis by Phong H. Bui
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Louis Osmosis (b. 1996, Brooklyn, NY) is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture, drawing, performance, and text. His practice revolves heavily around craft/manufacture, performative actions, and readymades, incorporating found objects and vernacular materials, from popsicle sticks to graphic t-shirts, and hornet nests to violins. Equally invested in reenactment and artistic production, Osmosis’s speculative approach to form reflects his ongoing “investigation into affected modes of aspiration and lack.” Osmosis received his BFA from the Cooper Union in 2018.

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 jaylen strong reading.

jaylen strong

A portrait of poet and artist Jaylen Strong.
multi-hyphenate, slow-walking, seed-catching body jaylen strong is beneath the tree calculating how the shadows might reign. he is the former librarian curator for the playground annex. his work has been featured at moma ps1, artists space, pratt institute, brown university, moca cleveland, the center for african american poetry & poetics, and elsewhere.

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