The New Social Environment#90

Eric Fischl with Phyllis Tuchman

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Painter and sculptor, Eric Fischl will discuss his work with critic and art historian, Phyllis Tuchman. We’ll conclude with a poetry reading from Valerie Hsiung.

Eric Fischl

Eric Fischl
Portrait drawing by Phong Bui
Eric Fischl is an internationally acclaimed American painter and sculptor. His artwork is represented in many distinguished museums throughout the world and has been featured in over one thousand publications. His extraordinary achievements throughout his career have made him one of the most influential figurative painters of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Eric Fischl is also the founder, President, and lead curator for America: Now and Here. This multi-disciplinary exhibition is designed to spark a national conversation about American identity through the arts. Eric is a Fellow at both the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Science. He lives and works in Sag Harbor, NY with his wife, the painter April Gornik.

Phyllis Tuchman

Phyllis Tuchman
Courtesy of Phyllis Tuchman
Phyllis Tuchman is a critic and art historian who teaches and writes about art, particularly sculpture. She has taught at Williams College, Hunter College, and the School of Visual Arts. She is currently writing a book on the life and times of Robert Smithson.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Valerie Hsiung reading.

Valerie Hsiung

Valerie Hsiung
Valerie Hsiung is a poet, writer, performer, and author of four collections — “YOU & ME FOREVER,” “outside voices, please,” “hummingbird et partygirl,” and “e f g.” She has performed her little poetry theater at Treefort Music Festival, The Poetry Project, and The Silent Barn.