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Of The Earth: A Conversation with Stanley Lewis, Ruth Miller and John Yau On the Work of William Bailey

The Evening Lecture Series is free and open to the public. With inquiries, please contact Kara Carmack at kcarmack@nyss.org.


Stanley Lewis (b. 1941) graduated from Wesleyan University in 1963, and received his MFA from Yale University in 1967. The Museum in the Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington, D.C. hosted a major retrospective of his work in 2007. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Altman Prize from the National Academy of Art, National Academy Award for Excellence, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Art. He is represented by Betty Cuningham Gallery in NYC.

Ruth Miller (b. 1930), a painter of still life and landscape, lives and works in Washington Depot, Connecticut. Although working occasionally from memory, the artist paints mostly from observation. For her, no two cabbages, no two pitchers are alike; each object has its unique and formal presence, with attention paid to the way forms press against each other and shape the space around them.  Miller studied at the University of Missouri and the Art Students League, but it was within the charged atmosphere of 10th Street, NYC, in the Fifties, that Miller formed her lasting commitment to painting.  Miller is a member of the National Academy of Design and has most recently shown at John Davis Gallery, Lohin Geduld Gallery, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

John Yau is a poet, art critic, and publisher of Black Square Editions. His art publications include A Thing Among Things: The Art of Jasper Johns (2008), Catherine Murphy (2016) Thomas Nozkowski, (2017), and Philip Taaffe (2018). Foreign Sounds or Sounds Foreign and Genghis Chan on Drums are forthcoming.  He is 2017 recipient of the Jackson Prize in Poetry. An editor of the Hyperallergic Weekend, he lives in New York. John Yau is a contributing author in William Bailey: Looking Through Time, Yale University Press, 2020 (to be released in October).

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