The New Social Environment#925

Yevgeniya Baras: Stargazer

Featuring Baras and Amanda Millet-Sorsa, with Sophia Dahlin


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Yevgeniya Baras joins Rail contributor Amanda Millet-Sorsa for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Sophia Dahlin.

In this talk

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Yevgeniya Baras

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Photo by Maggie Shannon
Yevgeniya Baras is an artist based in New York. Her paintings take shape through a process of layering and accumulation, combining oil media with various found and unconventional materials. The resulting objects hover between painting and sculptural relief, with layers that frequently extend onto the sides and supports of the canvas, refusing any definitive boundary. Within these stratified compositions, Baras creates symbolic topographies which address ideas of language, migration, and translation. She has exhibited her work widely throughout the U.S. and internationally, and is the recipient of recognitions including, the Pollock-Krasner grant (2023) and the Guggenheim Fellowship (2019).

Amanda Millet-Sorsa

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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 Sophia Dahlin reading.

Sophia Dahlin

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Poet Sophia Dahlin is the author of the poetry collection Natch (City Lights, 2020). She earned her BA from Bard College and her MFA from the University of Iowa, where she was an Iowa Arts Fellow. Her work has appeared in many journals, including BOMB, Fence, Lambda Literary, Denver Quarterly, and The Recluse. With Jacob Kahn, she edits the chapbook press Eyelet. Dahlin lives in Oakland, California, where she teaches with California Poets in the Schools, conducts generative writing workshops, and hosts occasional readings.

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