NSE 941 Eric N. Mack and William Corwin, with Mohammed Zenia

In this talk: Eric N. Mack —— Using fabric and other found objects, Eric N. Mack (b. 1987, Columbia, MD) creates richly textured compositions that collapse the boundaries between fine art, fashion, and architecture. The artist identifies as a painter working in the medium of fabric, although his works frequently move away from the walls to synthesize painting with sculpture. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union and his MFA from Yale University. In 2017, Mack was the recipient of the inaugural BALTIC Artists’ Award selected by artist Lorna Simpson. He has participated in numerous residencies, solo exhibitions and group exhibitions internationally and Mack’s work is in the permanent collections of Albright-Knox Art Gallery, The Studio Museum in Harlem and the Whitney. Mack lives and works in New York.• https://www.paulacoopergallery.com/ar...

/ ernatmack William Corwin —— Sculptor and journalist William Corwin is from New York. He has exhibited at galleries in New York, London, Hamburg, Beijing and Taipei. He has written regularly for The Brooklyn Rail, Artpapers, Bomb, Artcritical, Raintaxi and Canvas. Most recently he curated and wrote the catalog for Postwar Women at The Art Students League in New York, an exhibition of the school’s alumnae active between 1945-65, and 9th Street Club, and exhibitions of Perle Fine, Helen Frankenthaler, Mercedes Matter, Grace Hartigan, Lee Krasner and Elaine Dekooning at Gazelli Art House in Mayfair. He is the editor of Formalism; Collected Essays of Saul Ostrow, (2020).• In the rail: https://brooklynrail.org/contributor/...

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/ williamcorwin The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poem, and on this day we were fortunate to have Mohammed Zenia:🚩 Mohammed Zenia —— Sudanese/Eritrean poet Mohammed Zenia is working through the mediums of text, visual symbols, and sound to explore issues of language and the ever-changing meaning of words, identity and place, gender, sexuality and love, through a black diasporic lens. The author of the chapbook Barroom Seance published by Rockwell Press in 2013, and An Astrex is a Mixtape published by Rly Srys Lit in 2018. Along with video artist Jonathan Rafeal, Mohammed is the co-founder and editor of Nada: the Dadaist Magazine About Nothing. As well as the author of book Tel Aviv, released on Porosity Press April 2020. Mohammed was born in Sofia Bulgaria in 1988, and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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