The New Social Environment#836

Cordy Ryman: Collecting Sparks

Featuring Ryman and Jeffrey Grunthaner, with John DeWitt


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Cordy Ryman joins Rail contributor Jeffrey Grunthaner for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by John DeWitt.

In this talk

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Cordy Ryman

Photo of Cordy Ryman
Cordy Ryman received his B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, New York in 1997. His work has been exhibited at Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY; Bronx River Arts Center, Bronx, NY; Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; and elsewhere. In 2006, Ryman was the recipient of the Helen Foster Barnett Prize from the National Academy Museum. Ryman’s work was recently the subject of a year-long solo exhibition, Free Fall, curated by Thomas Micchelli, at Tower 49 Gallery, New York, NY. The artist’s work has been reviewed in publications including The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, The New York Times, and Art in America. Ryman’s work is held in collections worldwide.

Jeffrey Grunthaner

Portrait of the artist Jeffrey Grunthaner
Jeffrey Grunthaner is a writer, artist, and curator based in Brooklyn. Their articles, reviews, poems, and essays have appeared via Drag City Books, BOMB, American Art Catalogues, Folder, artnet News, Hyperallergic, and other venues. Recent curatorial projects include the reading and discussion series Conversations in Contemporary Poetics at Hauser & Wirth Publishers, New York City, and Daniel Turner; Drawings and Sculpture, at Spoonbill Studios, Brooklyn.

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

John DeWitt

Photo of John DeWitt
John DeWitt is a poet and researcher living in Marseille. Recent writings include 20 20 Pretzels (Materials, 2020) and The Neckless Spokesperson of the Garden of Earthly Delights (Face Press, 2019), as well as a doctoral dissertation on the work of Clark Coolidge.

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