The New Social Environment#899

Hearne Pardee: Just Looking

Featuring Pardee and Amanda Millet-Sorsa, with Simon Pettet


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Hearne Pardee joins Rail contributor Amanda Millet-Sorsa for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Simon Pettet.

In this talk

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Hearne Pardee

A picture of Hearne Pardee.
Artist and writer Hearne Pardee is based in New York and California. Pardee is a Professor Emeritus at University of California, Davis. His paintings and collages explore everyday landscapes, including those on the Pacific Island of New Caledonia. His writings for the Brooklyn Rail include a recent review of Lois Dodd’s paintings of the “local”, and a 2019 interview with Wayne Thiebaud.

Amanda Millet-Sorsa

Photo of Amanda Millet-Sorsa
Amanda Millet-Sorsa is an artist, arts writer and arts worker based in New York. She has exhibited at Below Grand gallery, The Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Bookstore, SHIM Art Network, The Socrates Sculpture Park, and elsewhere. She has received support and grants through the Materials for the Arts and NYC Cultural Affairs, among others. She holds an M.F.A from the New York Studio School and B.A. from Brandeis University and has been a resident artist at Proyecto Ace in Buenos Aires, Argentina and at ArtLeadHER in partnership with The Monira Foundation at Mana Contemporary, Jersey City. As a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail a member of AICA (International Association of Art Critics), and a curator at Below Grand, she participates actively in the NY arts community.

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

Simon Pettet

Photo of Simon Petter in front of a colorful mural
English-born poet Simon Pettet is long-time resident of New York’s Lower East Side. Hearth, his Collected Poems, appeared in 2010 and As A Bee (a welcome addenda to the Collected Poems) appeared recently from Talisman, which also issued his Selected Poems (1995) and More Winnowed Fragments (2006). He compiled and edited the Selected Art Writings (Black Sparrow, 1998) of the “New York School” poet James Schuyler, and co-edited (with James Meetze) Other Flowers (FSG, 2010), Schuyler’s posthumous poems. He made two collaborations with photographer-filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt – Conversations about Everything (Vehicle, 1987) and Talking Pictures (Zoland, 1994), as well as a fine-arts limited edition, Abundant Treasures (Granary Books, 2001) with painter Duncan Hannah.

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