Common Ground#783

Aesthetic Confessions: Locks Gallery

Featuring Sueyun Locks, Chloe Stagaman, and David Carrier, with Kelly Corinda


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Locks Gallery Director Sueyun Locks joins Rail Director of Programs Chloe Stagaman and Rail Editor-at-Large David Carrier for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Kelly Corinda.

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Sueyun Locks

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As director of the Locks Gallery since 1989, Sueyun Locks is committed to promoting the work of contemporary artists in Philadelphia as well as presenting exhibitions of established, internationally known artists. She currently serves as a trustee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, on the Director’s Council of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and on the Board of Managers at Pennsylvania Hospital. Previously she served on the Board of Overseers of PennDesign at the University of Pennsylvania, the Board of Trustees at the Curtis Institute of Music, where the Locks Foundation endowed a scholarship fund for promising musicians, and as a Chairperson of the Board of Moore College of Art and Design, where she established the Locks Career Center for Women in the Arts.

Chloe Stagaman

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Chloe Stagaman is a Brooklyn-based curator. She is Director of Programs at the Brooklyn Rail, where she works on the journal’s weekday conversation series The New Social Environment.

David Carrier

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David Carrier taught philosophy in Pittsburgh and art history in Cleveland. He writes art criticism. His In Caravaggio’s Shadow: Naples as a Work of Art (London, 2025) is forthcoming.

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

Kelly Corinda

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Kelly Corinda is a poet who lives in Brooklyn. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Poetry at Brooklyn College, where she worked as a Contributing Editor for The Brooklyn Review. She also holds degrees from New York University and Rutgers University, where she was awarded the Julia Carley and Edna J. Herzberg Prizes for Poetry. Her most recent work can be found in The Journal of New Jersey Poets, where it was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is also a Registered Nurse.

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