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Pandemic Garden: A Conversation with Darren Waterston and Mark Doty

Left: Darren Waterston
Right: Mark Doty

This week, an Instagram Live conversation brings together artist Darren Waterston and poet Mark Doty to discuss Waterston's exhibition Notes from the Air, currently on view at DC Moore Gallery. 

Instagram Live
Friday, September 25
5pm EDT

Mark Doty is the author of more than ten volumes of poetry and three memoirs. His many honors include the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction, the Los Angeles TimesBook Prize, a Whiting Writers' Award, a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award, and, in the UK, the T.S. Eliot Prize. His most recent publication What Is the Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life, was published this year. Previously, he and Waterston collaborated on the publication A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures (2013) and the two are set to collaborate on the forthcoming exhibition Congregation of Tears

Darren Waterston has been exhibiting his paintings, works on paper, and installations in the U.S. and abroad since the early 1990s. Recent exhibition highlights include: Filthy Lucre: Whistler's Peacock Room Reimagined currently on view at Victoria & Albert, London (2020); Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre at The Smithsonian Institution’s Freer/Sackler Galleries (2016); Uncertain Beauty at Massachusetts Museum of Modern Art (2014); Forest Eater at The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu (2011); and Splendid Grief: The Afterlife of Leland Stanford Jr. (2009), an installation at The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, CA. Waterston’s paintings are included in numerous permanent collections including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; New York Public Library, New York City; The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles; Seattle Art Museum, Seattle; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The artist lives in New York.

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