Artist Sarah Crowner will join artist and Rail Editor-at-Large Tom McGlynn for a conversation. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Aristilde Kirby.
Sarah Crowner was born in Philadelphia in 1974. She earned a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1996, and an MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York, in 2002. In her search for a mode of image making that accommodates immediacy and spontaneity, Crowner creates graphic compositions that discretely test the boundaries of abstract painting while also engaging and reshaping its art historical legacy. From afar, the bold geometric forms, clean lines, and elegant arabesques inhabiting her canvases conjure the pristine visual fields of geometric abstraction. On closer viewing, the presence of stitches and seams reveals a craft-oriented methodology in which raw and painted segments of canvas are cut, rearranged, and sewn together using the process-based logic of collage.
Tom McGlynn is an artist, writer, and independent curator 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/the New School. Tom is an Editor-at-Large of the Brooklyn Rail.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and
we’re fortunate to have
Aristilde Kirby is a being constellation of given human category [poet]. She has published this [Daisy & Catherine], that [Sonnet Infinitesimal / Material Girl], & the third [Daisy & Catherine². (forthcoming 2021)]. She is a candidate for a master’s degree at Bard College.