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Soul-fire: Artists Reflect on Jennifer Wynne Reeves,
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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