The New Social Environment#393

Balcony: Elliott Hundley

Featuring Hundley and Andrew Woolbright


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Elliott Hundley joins Rail contributor Andrew Woolbright for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Catherine Fatima.

In this talk

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Elliott Hundley

A portrait of Elliott Hundley
Photo by Max Knight
Los Angeles-based artist Elliott Hundley is known for expanding the traditional notions of collage and assemblage in a multidisciplinary practice of painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography that synthesizes ancient epics, futuristic narratives, and contemporary realities. Hundley leverages an abiding knowledge of classical mythology and literature to weave a fabric of allusions, informing projects such as his 2011 solo exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts, and took on the Ancient Greek tragedy The Bacchae by Euripides as its subject matter. In 2019, Hundley inaugurated the exhibition series Open House at MOCA, Los Angeles, exploring how the visual and material logic of collage has informed artists in MOCA’s collection, as well as his own practice.

Andrew Woolbright

Andrew Paul 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 writes for Momus, E-Flux Art and Education, Two Coats of Paint, and Whitehot Magazine. In 2021, Woolbright curated a survey show of the work of Kathy Goodell at the Dorsky Museum; the show Density Betrays Us with Angela Dufresne and Melissa Ragona at the Hole; and will be curating a version of that show with Dufresne and Ragona with Vacancy Gallery, Shanghai in 2022. He currently teaches at SUNY New Paltz and will be an upcoming resident at the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in Dumbo for 2021/2022.

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

Catherine Fatima

A portrait of Catherine Fatima
Writer Catherine Fatima was born, raised, and currently lives in Toronto. Her first book Sludge Utopia was published by Book*hug Press in 2018, and was reviewed by The Literary Review of Canada and The White Wall Review. You might enjoy it if you are interested in sex, depression, fitness of the self for life under the hell of capitalism, young adulthood, a bit too much continental philosophy for a novel, latent Catholicism, some drug use, friendship, family, and love. It’s a work of autofiction.