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Soul-fire: Artists Reflect on Jennifer Wynne Reeves

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Join artists Lisa Beck, Brainard Carey, Derek Fordjour, and Archie Rand for a panel discussion about Reeves’s life and work and the relevance of her fearless, idiosyncratic aesthetic to the contemporary moment. The panel will be moderated by Melissa Ragona, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Critical Theory, School of Art, Carnegie Mellon University.

The Drawing Center’s Jennifer Wynne Reeves: It's Alright for Now presents a long overdue consideration of Reeves’s unique contribution to the dialogue between representation and abstraction that has preoccupied recent art. From the late 1990s until her too-early death from brain cancer in 2014, Jennifer Wynne Reeves (b. 1963, Royal Oak, MI) developed a reputation as an artist’s artist, garnering an intense and loyal following especially among fellow artists who appreciated her ability to load errant scribbles and globs of crusty paint with humor, narrativity, and poignant emotional affect. Organized by Claire Gilman, Chief Curator, with Rosario Güiraldes, Assistant Curator.

Lisa Beck is an artist who lives and works in New York. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. Select solo exhibitions include New Works, May 68, New York (2018); Rising and Falling, Elizabeth Dee, New York (2017); The House of Eternity, Galerie Samy Abraham, Paris (2016); and The Middle of Everywhere, Circuit, Lausanne, Switzerland (2015). Select group exhibitions include Jeff Bailery Gallery, Hudson, New York (2017), Galerie Emmanuel Hervé, Paris (2017); Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland (2017); MAMCO, Geneva (2016); Anton Kern, New York (2015); Kunst(zeug)haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland (2014); Galerie de Multiples, Paris (2012); La Salle des Bains, Lyon, France (2012); Bell Street Project Space, Vienna (2010); Le Musee des Beaux Artes, Chaux les Fonds, Switzerland (2010); de Pury & Luxembourg, Zurich (2007); Paula Cooper Gallery, New York (2006); P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York (2004); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (2002); Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam (2001); Team Gallery, New York (2000); Musuem Dhondt-Dhaenens, Duerle, Belgium (2000); and White Columns, New York (2015, 2003, 1987, 1985).

Brainard Carey is an educator, author, and artist who lives and works in New York and New Haven, where he has a radio show on Yale University radio WYBCX, The Lives of the Artists, Curators, Architects and more. He is co-founder of the art collaborative Praxis, which was invited to be in the Whitney Biennial in 2002 and to be in a solo show there in 2007, as well as other venues around the world. Carey directs an online school for artists, Praxis Center For Aesthetics, that helps artists to write grants, exhibit, and advance their careers.

Derek Fordjour was born in Memphis, Tennessee. He was recently a resident of the 2017 Sharpe Walentas Studio Program in New York City and awarded the 2018 Deutsche Bank NYFA Fellowship Award. He is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta Georgia, earned a Master’s Degree in Art Education from Harvard University and an MFA in painting at Hunter College. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic and Brooklyn Rail. He has also been featured in several publications such as Forbes Magazine, ESPN’s The Undefeated and VICE Creators. He frequently serves as a critic and lecturer at numerous institutions and serves on faculty at Yale University School of Art. His work also appears in several collections throughout the US and Europe including JP Morgan Chase collection and Dallas Museum of Art.

Melissa Ragona is an Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Art History in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University as well as an independent curator and critic. Her book, Readymade Sound: Andy Warhol’s Recording Aesthetics, is forthcoming from University of California Press. Her essays and reviews have appeared in October, Frieze, Art Papers and numerous edited collections. She has also published criticism on the work of artists, Heike Mutter, Ulrich Genth, Christian Jankowski, Carolee Schneemann, Paul Sharits, Antoine Catala, Matthew Day Jackson, Angela Dufresne, and Brian Tolle. Ragona has curated exhibitions and served as a curatorial consultant at various venues throughout the US, including the Mattress Factory Contemporary Art Museum (Pittsburgh), the Miller Gallery (Pittsburgh), PPOW Gallery (New York), as well as the Museum of Modern Art (New York). She has lectured on experimental film, sound, performance and installation at Yale University, Princeton University, Tate Modern in London, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Freie Universität Berlin, as well as The Academy of Fine Arts (KUVA) in Finland, and other venues both nationally and internationally.

Archie Rand is an artist who lives and works in New York. Rand’s work as a painter and muralist is displayed around the world, including in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France in Paris, and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. He has published collaborative work with poets Robert Creeley, John Ashbery, Clark Coolidge, David Plante John Yau, David Lehman and Jim Cummins. He was awarded, among numerous honors, the Achievement Medal For Contributions to the Visual Arts by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture and he received the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Formerly the Chair of the Department of Visual Arts at Columbia University he is currently the Presidential Professor of Art at Brooklyn College, CUNY.


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