For the second installment of FAR & Away Conversations, artist Noel W. Anderson has invited gallerist Jayne Johnson to join him in a virtual live-streamed discussion. In this live-streamed event the collaborators have the platform to talk about topics that they feel are pertinent in the moment and you as the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions via the chat.
Link to Recording: https://youtu.be/Qyijg8KDDVY
Noel W Anderson (b. Louisville, KY) received an MFA from Indiana University in Printmaking, and an MFA from Yale University in Sculpture. He is also Area Head of Printmaking in NYU’s Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions.
Anderson utilizes print-media and arts-based-research to explore philosophical inquiry methodologies. He primarily focuses on the mediation of socially constructed images on identity formation as it relates to black masculinity and celebrity. In 2018, Noel was awarded the NYFA artist fellowship grant and the prestigious Jerome Prize. His solo exhibition Blak Origin Moment debuted at the Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati) in February 2017 and travelled to the Hunter Museum of American Art in October 2019. His first monograph, Blak Origin Moment, was also recently published.
Jayne Johnson is the owner of JDJ, a contemporary art gallery located in New York’s Hudson Valley. Opened in 2018, JDJ highlights artists who embody a range of artistic practices and sociopolitical perspectives. Johnson has nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of roles in the New York art world: as a director of Independent art fair, as a gallery director for Peter Freeman, Lehmann Maupin, and Elizabeth Dee, and with institutions such as MoMA PS1 and The Drawing Center.