The New Social Environment#905

Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light

Featuring Eversley and Amanda Gluibizzi, with Roberto Harrison


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Fred Eversley joins Rail ArtSeen Editor Amanda Gluibizzi for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Roberto Harrison.

In this talk

Visit Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light, on view at Doris C. Freedman Plaza, Central Park through August 25, 2024 →

Fred Eversley

Black and white photo of Fred Eversley
Fred Eversley, photo © Maria Larsson
Fred Eversley (b. 1941) is a pivotal figure in West Coast postwar contemporary art. Influenced by Southern California movements like Light and Space, his work is a unique synthesis, shaped by lifelong studies of light, space, time, gravity. A former engineer, Eversley collaborated with NASA, contributing to Gemini and Apollo programs. This developed his interest in the parabola, which emerged in his youth. Eversley’s pioneering use of materials like plastic and polyester resin mirrors postwar technological leaps, while unveiling the enduring mysteries of human perception - art transcending eras, offering timeless insights into the workings of the human eye and mind.

Amanda Gluibizzi

This is a sunny portrait of the Rail's Art Editor, Amanda Gluibizzi with houses in the background and a blue sky. Gluibizzi is wearing a yellow shirt and sunglasses.
Formerly Associate Professor at Ohio State University, Amanda Gluibizzi is the founding Co-Director of the New Foundation for Art History (NFAH) and Artseen Editor for the Brooklyn Rail. She specializes in mid- and late-20th century art, design, and urbanism in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Amanda is the author of Art and Design in 1960s New York (Anthem Press, 2021).

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Roberto Harrison reading.

Roberto Harrison

A portrait of Roberto Harrison by Eirik Steinhoff
Photo by Eirik Steinhoff
Roberto Harrison is the author of eight books of poetry: Tropical Lung: exi(s)t(s) (Omnidawn, 2021), Tropical Lung: Mitologia Panameña (Nion Editions, 2020), Yaviza (Atelos, 2017), Bridge of the World (Litmus Press, 2017), culebra (Green Lantern Press, 2016), bicycle (Noemi Press, 2015), Counter Daemons (Litmus Press, 2006), OS (subpress, 2006), as well as of many chapbooks. He was Milwaukee Poet Laureate for 2017-2019 and is also a visual artist.

❤️ 🌈 We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.

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Fred Eversley: Parabolic Light

Featuring Eversley and Amanda Gluibizzi, with Roberto Harrison

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