The New Social Environment#940

Andrew Woolbright & Gitte Maria Möller: A dreaming hand, wounded by thorns

Featuring Woolbright, Möller, and Tom McGlynn, with Katie Naughton


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artists Andrew Woolbright and Gitte Maria Möller join Rail Editor-at-Large Tom McGlynn for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Katie Naughton.

In this talk

Visit Andrew Woolbright & Gitte Maria Möller: A dreaming hand, wounded by thorns, on view at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York through January 6, 2024 →

Andrew Woolbright

Andrew Woolbright
Artist, curator, and critic Andrew Woolbright is based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an MFA graduate from RISD in painting. Woolbright is the founder and director of the gallery Below Grand located on the Lower East Side in New York. In addition to curating, he is an Editor-at-Large at the Brooklyn Rail. In 2021, Woolbright curated the show Density Betrays Us with Angela Dufresne and Cash Ragona at the Hole; and curated shows at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and Hesse Flatow in the summer or 2022. He currently teaches at School of Visual Arts and Pratt Institute and is a 2021-2022 resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in Dumbo.

Gitte Maria Möller

Photo of Gitte Maria Möller
Gitte Maria Möller received her BAFA from the Michaelis School of Fine Art in 2015. She lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa and has exhibited extensively locally and internationally. Gitte uses a range of different mediums and painterly devices to explore the symbolic and numinous possibilities of picture-making. Drawing from religious painting, dream symbology, early video games, online fan art and references to childhood, Gitte’s work holds a complex array of signs, symbols, and archetypes in suspension. Through a solitary game of exquisite corpse, fragments of discarded and disregarded aesthetics are rehabilitated by way of exaggerated symbolism to give expression to issues concerning the soul, femininity, and fear.

Tom McGlynn

Portrait drawing of Tom McGlynn by Phong Bui
Portrait of Tom McGlynn by Phong Bui
Artist, writer, and independent curator Tom McGlynn is based in the NYC area. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian. He is the director of Beautiful Fields, an organization dedicated to socially-engaged curatorial projects, and is also currently a visiting lecturer at Parsons School of Design, The New School. McGlynn’s work is interested in the morphing of commercial signage into cyphers of phenomenal experience—minimalist, abstract arrangements of color. He holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the Ramapo College of New Jersey. Tom is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

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

Katie Naughton

Photo of Katie Naughton
Katie Naughton is the author of the poetry collection The Real Ethereal (Delete Press, forthcoming 2024), and the chapbooks Study (Above/Ground Press, 2021) and A Second Singing (Dancing Girl Press, forthcoming 2023). Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in Fence, Bennington Review, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. She is a doctoral candidate in Poetics at SUNY Buffalo and an editor at Essay Press, the HOW(ever) and How2 Digital Archive Project, and Etcetera, a web journal of poetry and poetics.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.