CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/6/2016
Join us FRIDAY MAY 6 at 192 Books to celebrate the publication of Who Does She Think She Is?, Gregory R. Miller & Co.'s big and bold new monograph on the inimitable artist, novelist, Obie Award-winning playwright, Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and former professional wrestler, Rosalyn Drexler. At 7PM, Drexler will appear in conversation with art historian and curator Katy Siegel and acclaimed novelist Jonathan Lethem. Book signing to follow.
Born in the Bronx in 1926, ROSALYN DREXLER first began exhibiting her work during the late 1950s. Since then, she has had over 15 solo exhibitions. Drexler’s paintings are in the collections of many museums, including: the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution; the Wadsworth Athenaeum; the Walker Art Center; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In addition to her work as a visual artist, Drexler is also an accomplished novelist and playwright. She published her first play in 1963 and her first novel in 1965. She is the recipient of three Obie Awards, as well as an Emmy Award for her work on Lily Tomlin’s television special Lily (co-written with Richard Pryor).
KATY SIEGEL is the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Endowed Chair at Stony Brook University, and Curator at Large at Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum. Her books include "Since 45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art" (2011) and “'The heroine Paint': After Frankenthaler" (2015). Among her curated exhibitions are "High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975" (2006), "Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971–1974" (2013), and "Rosalyn Drexler: Who Does She Think She Is?" (2016).
JONATHAN LETHEM is the "New York Times" bestselling author of nine novels, including "Dissident Gardens," "Chronic City," "The Fortress of Solitude," and "Motherless Brooklyn," and of the essay collection "The Ecstasy of Influence," which was a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, Lethem’s work has appeared in "The New Yorker," "Rolling Stone," "Esquire," and "The New York Times," among other publications.
Friday, May 6: 7PM
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Hbk, 8.25 x 10.5 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout.
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