Eric Firestone Gallery: Montauk Highway II / Panel Discussion — August 11, 4 PM


Panel Discussion 
with Barbara Rose, Lana Jokel, and Gail Levin; moderated by Jennifer Samet 
On the occasion of the exhibition 
Montauk Highway II: Postwar Abstraction in the Hamptons 
Saturday, August 11, 2018, 4 PM
 Lee Krasner, Present Conditional, 1976, collage on canvas, 72 x 108 inches
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Barbara Rose, the American art historian, curator, and critic, has been described as “a force of nature with a penchant for the rarified fine arts.” She was Senior Curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the founding director of the Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, D.C. She is the author of the major textbook American Art Since 1900 (1967) and American Painting: The Twentieth Century (1970), as well as numerous monographs. She was a Professor at Sarah Lawrence, Yale, the University of California at Irvine and at San Diego, and American University, and co-directed the American University Art in Italy Program. She has served as correspondent, editor, and critic for Art International, The Partisan Review, Arts Magazine, Art in America, Artforum, New York Magazine, among others. She also lived and worked in Spain as a curator and art historian. She curated the exhibition “Lee Krasner: A Retrospective” for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Museum of Modern Art, New York (1983-84). She is the producer of eight films, including “Lee Krasner: The Long View,” which she directed and which was edited by Lana Jokel. She personally knew most of the artists in the exhibition and we can’t wait for her to share her stories. 
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Lana Jokel is a documentary filmmaker who was born in Shanghai, China and has lived in Brazil, France, and the United States. Her film career began at Leacock-Pennebaker. She has made documentary films about Howard Kanovitz, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Larry Rivers, the New York School, as well as “American Art in the Sixties,” and “A Moment in Time,” a film on 12 artists in the Hamptons from impromptu visits in the 1990s. She was an art advisor in the 1980s and curator of several exhibitions in the Hamptons including work by Rivers, Kanovitz, and John Chamberlain, among others. Jokel will show choice clips arranged for this occasion, and talk about her experience making the films. 
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Gail Levin is a Distinguished Professor of Art History, American Studies, and Women Studies at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of CUNY. She served as the first curator of the Hopper Collection at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She is the author of three biographies: “Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography;” “Becoming Judy Chicago: A Biography of the Artist;” and “Lee Krasner: A Biography.” Oprah Magazine called her Krasner book a “quintuple whammy of a biography-the story of a major artist; a description of a notorious marriage; an education in 20th-century art; a gossipy immersion into bohemian New York; and a settling of scores against those who practiced gender bias.” Amidst the show, which includes a major painting by Krasner, Levin will share her ideas and reminiscences of artists. 
Jennifer Samet is director of research at Eric Firestone Gallery, and author of the column “Beer with a Painter” in Hyperallergic Magazine.
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