Reginald Sylvester II and Allie Biswas in conversation
21 July 2021, 6:07 PM
On Thursday 5 August at 7pm (BST), 2pm (EDT), 11am (PDT), Reginald Sylvester II will be in conversation with writer and researcher Allie Biswas on the occasion of With the End in Mind, his second solo exhibition at Maximillian William, London.
Featuring new paintings, both abstract and figurative, as well as a readymade sculpture, With the End in Mind marks a recent point of departure in Sylvester’s making, as the artist labours to communicate his philosophies relating to abstraction as a tool, the emotional and spiritual impact of recent acts of protest, and the diasporic experience, through the materiality and form of his works.
The talk will be streamed live on zoom, you can register for it here.
Reginald Sylvester II is a New York based Artist whose abstract work is rooted in social realities as well as spiritual practice. His solo exhibition, With the End in Mind is currently on view at Maximillian William, London until 14 August 2021. In 2022, Sylvester will mount his first solo institutional presentation in an American museum in his hometown of North Carolina at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture. Sylvester’s work is held in public collections including the ICA Miami, Florida; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, UK; Spazio 1, Lugano, Switzerland; and Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy.
Allie Biswas is a British writer and researcher based in London. She co-edited The Soul of a Nation Reader: Writings by and about Black American Artists, 1960-1980 with Mark Godfrey, published in June 2021. She has interviewed artists including Wolfgang Tillmans, Julie Mehretu, Adam Pendleton, Rashid Johnson, Meleko Mokgosi and Zanele Muholi. Forthcoming publications include a catalogue about the U.S. Embassy’s art collection in London and an essay on Arcmanoro Niles.