Un-drawn Panel Discussion:
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
Free and open to the public
Please join us on Saturday May 4th for a panel discussion with Un-drawn artists J Carrier, Xaviera Simmons and critic Brian Sholis.
After graduating with a degree in biological sciences, J. Carrier became a drummer in a punk-rock band. He spent most of the past decade living and working in Africa and Israel and now lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife. He won the fine art award in the New York Photo Awards in 2010, was the Grand Prize Winner at the National Geographic Traveller / PDN “World in Focus” awards in 2010, and was nominated for the Santa Fe Prize for Photography in 2011.
Xaviera Simmons completed a BFA in Photography from Bard College after spending two years of walking pilgrimage retracing the Atlantic Slave Trade. She participated in the studio program of the Whitney ISP while also completing a 2 year actor training conservatory with The Maggie Flanigan Studio. Simmons has participated in exhibitions at The Studio Museum In Harlem, Zacheta National Art Gallery, The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum and The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, among others. In 2008 works were viewed in Street Art, Street Life, Cinema Remixed and Reloaded, T.error, and 30 Americans. Simmons is the 2008 recipient of The Driskell Prize and an In the Public Realm commission from The Public Art Fund. In 2009 she was awarded an Art Matters Fellowship and exhibited at Foto Festival, Heidelberg, The Sculpture Center, MOCA Miami and The Studio Museum, among others.
Brian Sholis is associate editor at Aperture Foundation and a writer on photography, landscapes, and American history. He contributes regularly to Aperture, Artforum, Frieze, and Art in America, and has written essays for catalogues published by MoMA, the New Museum, the Whitney, the Bronx Museum, and other institutions. He is the coeditor of The Uncertain States of America Reader and the editor of Anton Vidokle: Produce, Distribute, Discuss, Repeat (both Sternberg Press). He lives in Brooklyn.