The New Social Environment#749
Loie Hollowell and Harminder Judge: Love Letter
Featuring Hollowell, Judge, and Jason Rosenfeld, with Leah Dworkin
1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific
Artists and curators Loie Hollowell and Harminder Judge join Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Leah Dworkin.
In this talk
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Loie Hollowell was born in 1983 in Woodland, California, and lives and works in New York, New York. She received a BFA from University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Existing between abstraction and representation, Hollowell’s vibrant and evocative paintings refer to human bodies as sites of sensuality and sexuality, desire and disgust, pleasure and pain. Originating in autobiography, her work explores themes of sexuality, pregnancy and birth. In referencing her own personal experiences, Hollowell’s paintings are at once personal and universal in their fierce vulnerability. Her use of symmetry – often anchoring her compositions in a central, singular axis – relates her paintings to her own body as well as the natural world.
Harminder Judge lives and works in London. His practice explores processes of spiritual and material transformation while drawing from a diverse array of sources for inspiration, including a funeral pyre on his family’s farm in rural Punjab, India, and the rebuilding of a 1930’s bungalow in South Yorkshire, England. With references to the Abstract Expressionist and color field movements of the 20th century as well as traditions of Neo-Tantric painting, Judge’s works negotiate the boundaries of color, form, and composition to create transportive portals that bridge the physical and metaphysical. His intensive process involves layering pigments into pools of wet plaster followed by prolonged periods of excavation in the form of sanding, oiling, and polishing.
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 co-author of the monograph Cecily Brown (Phaidon, 2020), and a Senior Writer and 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 Leah Dworkin reading.
Leah Dworkin is a writer living in New York. Her stories have been published in Fence, Best American Experimental, BOMB, Hotel and elsewhere. She’s currently working on a short story collection and a novel. She’s a Contributing Editor at BOMB, and has an MFA from Columbia University.
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