Artist Barbara Bloom joins Rail Editor-at-Large Tom McGlynn for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Diana Hamilton.
In this talk
Artist Barbara Bloom (b. Los Angeles, California: 1951) lives and works in New York City. She has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions at major national and international institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; The Serpentine Gallery, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; among many others. An extensive survey of her work, The Collections of Barbara Bloom, was organized in 2007-08 by Brian Wallis for the International Center of Photography, New York, and traveled to Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin.
Artist, writer, and independent curator Tom McGlynn is based in the NYC area. His work is represented in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum of the Smithsonian. He is the director of Beautiful Fields, an organization dedicated to socially-engaged curatorial projects, and is also currently a visiting lecturer at Parsons School of Design, The New School. McGlynn’s work is interested in the morphing of commercial signage into cyphers of phenomenal experience—minimalist, abstract arrangements of color. He holds an MFA from Hunter College and a BFA from the Ramapo College of New Jersey. Tom is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.
The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and we’re fortunate to have Diana Hamilton reading.
Poet Diana Hamilton is the author of three books: God Was Right (Ugly Duckling Presse), The Awful Truth (Golias Books), and Okay, Okay (Truck Books).