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Artist April Gornik joins Rail Editor-at-Large Jason Rosenfeld for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Kate Farrell.

In this talk:

🚩 April Gornik —— April Gornik received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. Since then, Gornik has gone on to become one of the foremost figures of contemporary American landscape painting, having exhibited at the 1989 Whitney Biennial and both the 41st and 56th editions of the Venice Biennale. In 2021, she cofounded The Church, an innovative artist residency and exhibition space in Sag Harbor, NY. Gornik has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; Danese/Corey Gallery, New York, NY; Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH; and elsewhere. She lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY.

🚩 Jason Rosenfeld —— 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 poem, and on this day we were fortunate to have Kate Farrell:

🚩 Kate Farrell —— Poet Kate Farrell’s seven books include Sleeping on the Wing, An Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Reading and Writing, co-written by the poet Kenneth Koch, and widely used in high school and college classrooms. Farrell has taught writing at Columbia University and elsewhere, and she authored a series of Metropolitan Museum of Art anthologies that illustrate poetry from around the world with great works of art. Her most recent book is Visiting Night at the Academy of Longing, a collection of her poems. She is also the editor of You Are The You: Writings and Interviews on Poetry, Art, and the New York School, by the poet David Shapiro, forthcoming from MadHat Press in spring 2024.


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