Still Life. Artist Marc Lepson in conversation with author Cara Hoffman.

Join artist Marc Lepson and Cara Hoffman in a dialogue on feminism, masculinity, radical politics and global ecology in art.
Marc’s paintings explore ideas about masculinity, brutality, and beauty in light of the impending end of human life on earth. The paintings speak the language of European portraiture, momento mori, and nature morte in order to point viscerally at the grotesque traditions of killing indiscriminately for sport and war, trophy collecting, and the indoctrination of these social mores in boys. Free cake and wine.

Participant Bios:

Marc Lepson’s work has been shown in Berlin, Vienna, Stockholm, Chicago, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Queens. New York City exhibitions include Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery, The International Print Center NY, and The Brooklyn Museum. He received a Pollock-Krasner Grant and his work has appeared in Art on Paper and Art in America.

Cara Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, So Much Pretty and Be Safe I Love You. She is the recipient of a number of awards, including a Folio Prize nomination, a NYFA fellowship for her work on the aesthetics of violence, and a 2015 Sundance Global Filmmakers Award. Her essays have appeared in Salon, Marie Claire, The New York Times and The New York Times Book Review.