The New Social Environment#900

Mark di Suvero: Painting and Sculpture

Featuring Jed Morse, Steven Henry, Ivana Mestrovic, and Jessica Holmes, with Garrett Caples


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Nasher Sculpture Center Chief Curator Jed Morse, Paula Cooper Gallery Senior Partner Steven Henry, and Mark di Suvero Studio Manager Ivana Mestrovic join Rail ArTonic Editor Jessica Holmes for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Garrett Caples.

In this talk

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Jed Morse

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Jed Morse is an art historian, author, and curator who has organized numerous exhibitions and published and lectured widely on modern and contemporary art and architecture, as well as the role of art in the public realm. He currently serves as Chief Curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center, where he has been curator since 2002. Mr. Morse previously worked at the Dallas Museum of Art and the National Museum of American Art (now Smithsonian American Art Museum) in Washington, D.C. He received his M.A. in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and B.A. in Art History from Middlebury College.

Steven Henry

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Steven Henry has been the Senior Partner of Paula Cooper Gallery in New York since 2021 after joining the gallery as Director in 1998. In 2020, Henry oversaw the opening of the gallery’s first location outside of New York City in Palm Beach, Florida. Previously, Mr. Henry was the Associate Director at Margo Leavin Gallery in Los Angeles. He has also worked at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, and the Dallas Museum of Art in Texas. Mr. Henry serves on the Board of Directors of the Little Opera Theatre of New York, the Selection Committee for Art Basel Miami Beach, the Advisory Board of the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University, and the Board of the Art Dealers Association of America.

Ivana Mestrovic

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Ivana Mestrovic started working for Mark di Suvero in 1987 and is the director of his Spacetime studio. Ivana also sits on the boards of Socrates Sculpture Park, The Athena Foundation, and the little OPERA theatre of ny. She has studied poetry with Marie Howe and Ellen Bass and her work has appeared in Evening Street Review, The Midwest Quarterly and Night Picnic. She holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Yale University.

Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes
Writer, editor, and critic Jessica Holmes’s writing features regularly in BOMB, Hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail, where she also edits the ArTonic column. Other bylines include Vanity Fair Spain, The Magazine Antiques, and The Woman’s Art Journal. Recent exhibition catalogue contributions include Judith Braun: My Pleasure (Opalka Gallery, Russell Sage College), Ellsworth Ausby: Somewhere in Space, Paintings from the 1960s and 1970s (Eric Firestone Gallery) and Markus Linnenbrink: THEREARESPACESTHATBREATHE (Museum of New Art, Portsmouth). Previously she served as Editor-in-Chief of the arts publication Degree Critical. For nearly two decades, she worked for the Calder Foundation, including 6 years as its Deputy Director.

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

Garrett Caples

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Garrett Caples is a poet living in San Francisco, where he’s an editor for City Lights. His most recent book of poems is Lovers of Today (Wave, 2021) and his next book is Proses: Incomparable Parables! Fabulous Fables! Cruel Tales! (Wave, 2024).

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