The New Social Environment#280

Carrie Moyer with Malvika Jolly


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Carrie Moyer joins writer Malvika Jolly for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading from Samita Sinha.

In this talk

Carrie Moyer

Carrie Moyer
Artist Carrie Moyer explores and extends the legacy of American Abstraction while paying homage to many of its seminal female figures, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler, and Elizabeth Murray. Rife with visual precedents, Moyer’s compositions reference Color Field, Pop Art and 1970s Feminist art, while proposing a new approach to fusing history, research, and experimentation in painting. Moyer’s work, influenced by a background in design and queer activism, intricately weaves together concept, research, and lived experience with a range of stylistic and physical references. Her work was recently featured in Queer Abstraction at Des Moines Art Center, IA (2019) and Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times at the Portland Museum of Art, ME (2020).

Malvika Jolly

A photograph of Malvika Jolly
A writer living between New York and Chicago, Malvika Jolly is the events assistant at the Brooklyn Rail and a regular contributor to the South Side Weekly, where she focuses on local culture and community history.

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

Samita Sinha

Samita Sinha
Photo by Julia Discenza
Artist and composer Samita Sinha creates multidisciplinary performance works that investigate origins of voice: the quantum entanglement of listening and sounding, how voice emerges from the body and consciousness, and how voice can be claimed and rescued from voicelessness. She synthesizes Indian vocal traditions (Hindustani classical and Bengali Baul folk) and embodied energetic practices to create a decolonized, bodily, multivalent language of vibration and transformation.