Sep 25th 2020

Curatorial Talks: Riva Lehrer and Terry R. Myers

@ Mana Contemporary


Opening Friday, September 25th, from 2PM - 3PM

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Join Terry R. Myers in conversation with Chicago-based Riva Lehrer, an artist, writer, and curator. Lehrer’s work focuses on issues of physical identity and the socially challenged body, examining and redefining cultural depictions of disability. Myers and Lehrer discuss the artist’s studio practice, forthcoming memoir Golem Girl, and her future projects. After the talk, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on the discussion.

Riva Lehrer is best known for her representations of people whose physical embodiment, sexuality, or gender identity have long been stigmatized. Lehrer’s work has been seen in venues including the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, Yale University, the United Nations, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Frye Museum, and the Chicago Cultural Center. Lehrer is on faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an instructor in the medical humanities departments of Northwestern University, and is represented by Regal Hoffmann & Associates literary agency.

Los Angeles-based writer and independent curator Terry R. Myers is an editor-at-large of the Brooklyn Rail. His most recent curatorial project was the survey exhibition, Candida Alvarez: Here, at the Chicago Cultural Center. Myers has held faculty positions at institutions including Art Center College of Design, Otis College of Art and Design, Pratt Institute, the Royal College of Art, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was chair of painting and drawing.

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