Dominique Nahas, Margaret Evangeline, Jonathan Goodman & Lilly Wei
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (42nd St. & 5th Ave., Manhattan)
5:30pm doors, 6pm start
Artist Margaret Evangeline, poet and art writer Jonathan Goodman, art critic Dominique Nahas and curator Lilly Wei discuss art’s potential to mirror social issues without subverting the aesthetic nature of art making. Under discussion is Evangeline’s work Sabachthani, reflective of concerns around her son’s third deployment in Iraq in light of Simone Weill’s 1940 essay “The Iliad or the Poem of Force.” Evangeline’s Southern heritage and exposure to its gun culture has shaped her artistic practice that incorporates gunshot markings on stainless steel canvases that she describes as “painting without paint.” Goodman reads three poems he contributes to Sabachthani addressing love, loss, and war.