The New Social Environment#265

Super Dutchess with Jason Rosenfeld

Featuring Reilly Davidson, Lauren Fejarang, and Andrew Woolbright

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artists and members of the collective Super Dutchess Reilly Davidson, Lauren Fejarang, and Andrew Woolbright join Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld. We conclude with a poetry reading from Aris White.

Reilly Davidson

Reilly Davidson
A writer, curator, and interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Her practice is largely research-based, working in both video and tactile poetry, with a distinct focus on capturing an “instant-now.”

Lauren Fejarang

Lauren Fejarang, Photo by Yael Nov
Lauren Fejarang, Photo by Yael Nov
A Los Angeles-born Pacific Islander, sculptor, and interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles. Fejarang received her MFA from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA in 2013. Her practice utilizes materials such as concrete and paper, to address questions around contradicting sensations that impinge the body. She has shown her work at MiM Gallery in Los Angeles, Launch F18 in New York, and Coherent in Brussels among others. Along with her art practice, she is also a curator of the artist-run gallery Super Dutchess in New York.

Andrew Paul Woolbright

Andrew Paul Woolbright
(American, b. 1986) is an artist, curator, and critic based in Brooklyn, New York, and is an MFA graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design in painting. Woolbright is the founder and director of the gallery Super Dutchess located on the Lower East Side in New York. In addition to curating, he writes for Momus, E-Flux’s Art and Education, Two Coats of Paint, and Whitehot Magazine. In 2021, Woolbright has curated a survey show of the work of Kathy Goodell at the Dorsky Museum and will be curating a show based on his concept of Phantom Bodies with Yossi Milo Gallery and Vacancy Gallery in Shanghai. He has previously taught at the Rhode Island School of Design and currently teaches at SUNY New Paltz.

Jason Rosenfeld

A black and white photo of Jason Rosenfeld
Jason Rosenfeld
Distinguished Chair and Professor of Art History at Marymount Manhattan College Jason Rosenfeld, Ph.D., has curated the exhibitions John Everett Millais (Tate Britain, Van Gogh Museum), Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate Britain and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.), and River Crossings (Olana and Cedar Grove, Hudson and Catskill, New York). He is a Senior Writer and Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Arisa White reading.

Arisa White

Arisa White, courtesy of Nye' Lyn Tho
Courtesy of Nye' Lyn Tho
A Cave Canem fellow and an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Colby College. She is the co-editor of the anthology Home Is Where You Queer Your Heart and co-author of the middle-grade biography Biddy Mason Speaks Up, winner of the 2020 Maine Literary Award for Young People’s Literature and the Nautilus Book Award Gold Medal for Middle-Grade Nonfiction. Published by Augury Books, Who’s Your Daddy is Arisa’s recently released poetic memoir, which poet Patricia Smith says “unreels like heart-wrenching fragments of film.” She serves on the board of directors for Foglifter and Nomadic Press and is a community advisory board member for MWPA.