Artist Carrie Moyer joins writer Malvika Jolly for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading from Samita Sinha.
In this talk
Artist Carrie Moyer explores and extends the legacy of American Abstraction while paying homage to many of its seminal female figures, including Georgia O’Keeffe, Helen Frankenthaler, and Elizabeth Murray. Rife with visual precedents, Moyer’s compositions reference Color Field, Pop Art and 1970s Feminist art, while proposing a new approach to fusing history, research, and experimentation in painting. Moyer’s work, influenced by a background in design and queer activism, intricately weaves together concept, research, and lived experience with a range of stylistic and physical references. Her work was recently featured in Queer Abstraction at Des Moines Art Center, IA (2019) and Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times at the Portland Museum of Art, ME (2020).
Artist, writer, and translator Malvika Jolly (she/her) lives on occupied Munsee, Lenape, and Wappinger land in New York City. Her essays, interviews, and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in Chicago magazine, The Margins, and the South Side Weekly, where she is a regular contributor focusing on visual culture and community history. She is the Special Projects Associate at the Brooklyn Rail.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Samita Sinha reading.
Artist and composer Samita Sinha creates multidisciplinary performance works that investigate origins of voice: the quantum entanglement of listening and sounding, how voice emerges from the body and consciousness, and how voice can be claimed and rescued from voicelessness. She synthesizes Indian vocal traditions (Hindustani classical and Bengali Baul folk) and embodied energetic practices to create a decolonized, bodily, multivalent language of vibration and transformation.