February 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
"Untitled (Rochelle Feinstein's studio at the American Academy in Rome)", 2018. Photo by Rochelle Feinstein


Book Launch Location: 
The Block Gallery 80 White Street, 2nd floor , New York, NY, 10013


The work of Bronx native Rochelle Feinstein is deeply informed by abstraction, while also conveying a keen sensibility to contemporary culture, particularly to our everyday use of language. Over the span of the last four decades, Feinstein has probed the relevance of the abstract painting tradition vis-a-vis a rapidly changing cultural environment. She has played an important role in the contemporary art scene as an artist, as well as a professor of painting at Yale University from 1994 to 2017 and her engagement and support for younger generations of artists. "Pls. Reply" offers the reader a broad scope of Feinstein’s ongoing engagement with contemporary art and culture, whether in magazine articles, personal writing, conference presentations, school assignments, or exhibition proposals.

Visual artist and AIM alumnus Didier William is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and has taught at Yale School of Art, Vassar College, Columbia University, and SUNY Purchase. He is currently Associate Professor of Art and the Chair of the MFA Program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia.


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"Pls. Reply" is generously supported by S.J. Weiler Fund, Frances and Michael Moskowitz Charitable Fund, JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey LLP & Syzygy-nyc.org, and Deborah Goodman Davis.


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