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Isabella Summers. Photo: Kasia Wozniak

Performance

Isabella Summers
To Neptune, Ruler of the Seas Profound

Monday, December 5, 2022, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Beverly Hills

Join Gagosian for a live performance inside the exhibition Cy Twombly at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, by musician, producer, and film and television composer Isabella Summers, a founding member of Florence and the Machine. Titled To Neptune, Ruler of the Seas Profound, the piece is inspired by Twombly’s life and work. The music is interwoven with quotations from poems and literary texts by authors who have served as muses or subjects for Twombly, including Homer, Stéphane Mallarmé, and William Butler Yeats. The performance expands on a composition Summers performed in Rome in May 2022 at the Fondazione Nicola Del Roscio.

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Isabella Summers. Photo: Kasia Wozniak

Edmund de Waal. Photo: Tom Jamieson

Reading and Book Signing

Edmund de Waal

Tuesday, December 13, 2022, 7pm
Burlington Arcade, London

Join Gagosian for an evening with Edmund de Waal in celebration of de Waal +, his takeover of the Gagosian Shop in Burlington Arcade. The artist will give a short reading and then sign copies of his books, which will be available to purchase at the event. Composer Simon Fisher Turner, de Waal’s friend and collaborator, will be signing a limited number of copies of A Quiet Corner in Time, the 2020 album that marked the first time de Waal worked closely with a musician.

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Edmund de Waal. Photo: Tom Jamieson

Photo: courtesy International Catalogue Raisonné Association

Talk

ICRA Annual Conference 2022
Legacy: The Artist’s View

Thursday, December 1, 2022, 9:30am
Cromwell Place, London
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The International Catalogue Raisonné Association conference will give artists, their families, and catalogue raisonné authors space to articulate their thoughts on the theme of legacy. Engaging with the question of posterity, the conference asks how a family’s closeness to the artist can be both a blessing and a challenge, and thinks about ways in which later generations as well as nonfamily members can address issues surrounding an artist’s continued relevance. Edmund de Waal will be the keynote speaker and Michael Craig-Martin and Rachel Whiteread will contribute to the conference as well. The in-person and online event will include a question-and-answer session.

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Photo: courtesy International Catalogue Raisonné Association

Cy Gavin, Untitled (Moon), 2022 © Cy Gavin. Photo: Rob McKeever

Exhibition

100 Years

Opening reception: Monday, November 28, 5–8pm
November 29–December 4, 2022
Buick Building, Miami
gagosian-deitch.com

Gagosian is pleased to announce 100 Years, the gallery’s seventh annual group exhibition in collaboration with Jeffrey Deitch. On view during Miami Art Week at the historic Buick Building in the city’s Design District, and online at gagosian-deitch.com, 100 Years explores the interplay of past, present, and future through contemporary works in a range of mediums. It focuses on artists who recognize the critical nature of a period of sweeping social and cultural change while alluding to the ephemerality of human life and memory. And while in dialogue with the art of the past century, it also anticipates possible future advances. Some works consider the absurdities and crises of past, present, and future through cyclical, endless, or unresolved situations; others reflect on the passage of time as it is manifested in or by human or animal life, or approach it from the perspective of global cultural, political, ideological, and spiritual histories and customs.

Cy Gavin, Untitled (Moon), 2022 © Cy Gavin. Photo: Rob McKeever

Bruce Bernard, 4: Bella Freud, Celia Paul and Lucian Freud in his studio, 1983 © Estate of Bruce Bernard (courtesy Virginia Verran)

In Conversation

On Bruce Bernard and Lucian Freud with Bella Freud, Celia Paul, and Virginia Verran
Moderated by Richard Calvocoressi

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

Join Gagosian for a conversation between Bella Freud, Celia Paul, and Virginia Verran, moderated by Gagosian director and art historian Richard Calvocoressi, on the occasion of the exhibitions Bruce Bernard: Portraits of Friends and Friends and Relations: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews, both at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, from November 17, 2022, to January 28, 2023. Virginia Verran, who represents Bruce Bernard’s estate, will discuss his photographs of the four artists from Friends and Relations in their studios, while fashion designer Bella Freud, Lucian Freud’s daughter, and artist Celia Paul—subjects of some of the painter’s most significant and intimate portraits—will recount their experiences of sitting for Lucian Freud’s paintings and in front of Bruce Bernard’s camera. 

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Bruce Bernard, 4: Bella Freud, Celia Paul and Lucian Freud in his studio, 1983 © Estate of Bruce Bernard (courtesy Virginia Verran)

Adriana Varejão (New York: Rizzoli Electa, in association with Gagosian, 2022)

Talk and Book Signing

Adriana Varejão
Louise Neri

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 6pm
Rizzoli Bookstore, New York
www.rizzolibookstore.com

Adriana Varejão will be in conversation with Gagosian director Louise Neri to celebrate the publication of the artist’s first English-language monograph, published by Rizzoli Electa, in association with Gagosian. Edited by Neri, the fully illustrated volume explores Varejao’s diverse body of work in depth and organizes her oeuvre into several conceptual groupings: “Cartographies,” “Antropofagia,” “Mestizaje,” “Baroque,” “Sauna and Baths,” and “Azulejo.” After the talk, Varejão will sign copies of the book, which will be available to purchase at the event.

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Adriana Varejão (New York: Rizzoli Electa, in association with Gagosian, 2022)

Carolina Caycedo, Apariciones/Apparitions, 2018 (still) © Carolina Caycedo

Screening and Talk

Centering Latinx Video Art
Disrupting and Rewriting Colonial Narratives

Wednesday, November 30, 2022, 7pm
Anthology Film Archives, New York
anthologyfilmarchives.org

Gagosian, in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, presents a selection of videos by Latinx artists who engage in destabilizing, disrupting, and rewriting colonial narratives. The creators of the featured works—María Magdalena Campos-Pons, Carolina Caycedo, Lizania Cruz, Michael Menchaca, and Juan Sánchez—launch their interrogations into the effects of colonialism from a place of solidarity with their diverse communities. Using personalized symbologies, historic documentation, architecture and landscape, dance, and sound, they reveal and memorialize suppressed histories while offering alternate understandings of the present. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Campos-Pons, Cruz, and Sánchez, moderated by Marcela Guerrero, associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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Carolina Caycedo, Apariciones/Apparitions, 2018 (still) © Carolina Caycedo

Still from Andrei Rublev (1966), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Screening and Talk

Theaster Gates
Dr. Christina Kiaer

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 7pm
Metrograph, New York
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Join Theaster Gates as he introduces The Trace, a film program he curated as part of a series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph. Gates’s program explores filmic relationships across genres and decades that begin to lay out the origins of Russian engagement with Black American labor movements and analogous cinematic projects. Foregrounding the artist’s interest in propaganda and nation building, Gates and Dr. Christina Kiaer, Arthur Andersen Teaching and Research Professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, will discuss the political voicing and aesthetic and technical devices that appear in films about the Soviet project and the Black Power movement, anchoring their dialogue on Andrei Tarkovsky’s revered film Andrei Rublev, while reflecting on the sacred, the radicalized, and the culturally specific. Clips from Andrei Rublev, Soviet newsreels, and Zora Neale Hurston’s anthropological fieldwork in the rural South will be screened before the talk.

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Still from Andrei Rublev (1966), directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Still from Daughters of the Dust (1991), directed by Julie Dash

Screening

Theaster Gates Selects

November 16–27, 2022
Metrograph, New York
metrograph.com

Theaster Gates has curated a selection of films under the title The Trace, as part of a series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph, in the theater and online. The program, organized in conjunction with the exhibition Theaster Gates: Young Lords and Their Traces at the New Museum, New York, will explore filmic relationships across different genres and decades that begin to lay out the origins of Russian engagement with Black American labor movements and analogous cinematic projects.

Still from Daughters of the Dust (1991), directed by Julie Dash

Edmund de Waal, clogged only with music like the wheels of birds, I, 2022 © Edmund de Waal. Photo: Alzbeta Jaresova

Shop Takeover

Edmund de Waal

November 8–December 23, 2022
Gagosian Shop, London

Edmund de Waal is taking over the Gagosian Shop in London’s historic Burlington Arcade with de Waal +, which brings together recent artworks, treasured objects, and a selection of books curated by the artist.

“I’ve always wanted to take over a bookshop,” de Waal remarks. “I’ve filled it with books, of course. And music and photography, pamphlets recording projects created over the last decade, writing on artists I adore and poetry that sustains me, collaborations with dancers and composers, editions I have made for the British Art Medal Society and for the Victoria & Albert Museum. And I’ve added some pots that I have just made.”

In his interlinked sculptural, writing, and research practices, de Waal studies and utilizes objects as vehicles for human emotion and history. His installations of handmade porcelain vessels, often contained in minimalist structures, investigate themes of diaspora, memory, and materiality

In addition to working across mediums, de Waal has also collaborated with museums, poets, performers, musicians, and other artists. Offering viewers a glimpse of his varied interests and inspirations, de Waal says, I hope you come and find a corner to sit and read.”

Edmund de Waal, clogged only with music like the wheels of birds, I, 2022 © Edmund de Waal. Photo: Alzbeta Jaresova

Rick Lowe, Untitled, 2021 © Rick Lowe Studio. Photo: Thomas Dubrock

In Conversation

Rick Lowe
Elyse A. Gonzales

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 7pm
Carver Community Cultural Center, San Antonio
www.rubycity.org

As part of Taller Talks, a series of public talks organized in collaboration by Ruby City and the Carver Community Cultural Center, both in San Antonio, Rick Lowe will discuss his work and process with Ruby City director Elyse A. Gonzales. In 2021 the contemporary art center acquired Lowe’s painting Untitled (2021) and it is currently on view for the first time in the exhibition Tangible/Nothing through July 30, 2023.

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Rick Lowe, Untitled, 2021 © Rick Lowe Studio. Photo: Thomas Dubrock

Left: Jenny Saville. Photo: A. Saville. Right: Martin Gayford. Photo: Geraint Lewis

In Conversation

Jenny Saville
Martin Gayford

Friday, November 18, 2022, 6:30pm
Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London

Join Gagosian for a conversation between Jenny Saville and art critic and author Martin Gayford in conjunction with the exhibition Friends and Relations: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, Frank Auerbach, Michael Andrews opening at Gagosian, Grosvenor Hill, London, on November 17. Taking Saville’s momentous encounter with Francis Bacon’s work in his 1985 Tate retrospective in London as a starting point, the pair will discuss the revelatory influence the artists in the exhibition have had on Saville’s own practice, as well as how her continued exploration of the human form relates to how these masters of portraiture have approached the subject. Gayford will also speak with the artist about her most recent works on view in the exhibition Jenny Saville: Latent at Gagosian, rue de Castiglione, Paris, through December 22.

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Left: Jenny Saville. Photo: A. Saville. Right: Martin Gayford. Photo: Geraint Lewis

Installation view, New York: 1962–1964, Jewish Museum, New York, July 22, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, left to right: © 2022 Kenneth Noland/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2022 Estate of Isamu Noguchi/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2022 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; © 2022 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Marjorie Strider. Photo: Nicholas Venezia, courtesy Selldorf Architects

In Conversation

New York: Between Art and Life: The Task of the Critic
Flavin Judd in conversation with Johanna Fateman and Wayne Koestenbaum

Thursday, November 3, 2022, 6:30–8pm EDT
thejewishmuseum.org

Join Judd Foundation and the Jewish Museum, New York, for an online conversation on the occasion of the Jewish Museum’s exhibition New York: 1962–1964, the final project conceived and curated by Germano Celant (1940–2020). The exhibition explores a pivotal three-year period in the history of art and culture in New York City by examining how artists living and working in the city responded to their rapidly changing world. Flavin Judd, artistic director of Judd Foundation, will speak with writers and critics Johanna Fateman and Wayne Koestenbaum about connections between artists represented in the exhibition, Donald Judd’s work as a critic, and the state of art criticism in a conversation moderated by Sarah C. Bancroft, executive director of the James Rosenquist Foundation. The recorded conversation will air on the Jewish Museum’s YouTube channel.

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Installation view, New York: 1962–1964, Jewish Museum, New York, July 22, 2022–January 8, 2023. Artwork, left to right: © 2022 Kenneth Noland/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2022 Estate of Isamu Noguchi/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © 2022 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation; © 2022 Judd Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; © Marjorie Strider. Photo: Nicholas Venezia, courtesy Selldorf Architects

Jenny Saville, Chasah, 2020 © Jenny Saville

In Conversation

Jenny Saville
Skarlet Smatana

Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 4–5pm
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
britishart.yale.edu

Jenny Saville will speak with Skarlet Smatana, director of the George Economou Collection in Athens, as part of the Yale Center for British Art’s Artists in Conversation series, which brings together curators and artists to share insights into their work. The pair will discuss Saville’s practice and her interest in the human body and imperfections of the flesh. The event is free and open to the public.

Jenny Saville, Chasah, 2020 © Jenny Saville

Maria Hummer-Tuttle, Objects of Desire (New York and London: Vendome Press, 2022)

Book Signing

Maria Hummer-Tuttle
Objects of Desire

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 5–7pm
Gagosian Shop, New York

Maria Hummer-Tuttle will sign copies of her new book, Objects of Desire, at the Gagosian Shop in New York, to celebrate its publication. Featuring over two hundred photographs and a foreword by Edmund de Waal, the book captures Hummer-Tuttle’s three dwellings—a Los Angeles hillside house, a New York City pied-à-terre, and a beach house north of LA—highlighting objects ranging from an ancient Chinese horse sculpture to Andy Warhol lithographsFor Hummer-Tuttle, the objects she has collected over the years, from flea-market finds to the priceless, are precious not only for their beauty, uniqueness, and craftsmanship but also for the stories they tell. Published by Vendome Press, the book will be available for purchase at the event.

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Maria Hummer-Tuttle, Objects of Desire (New York and London: Vendome Press, 2022)

Sarah Sze, Papillion, 2021 © Sarah Sze

Auction

Rema Hort Mann Foundation
25th Anniversary Gala & Benefit Auction

Live auction: November 1, 2022, 8:30pm
Online auction: October 18–November 1, 2022
Tribeca 360, New York
www.remahortmannfoundation.org

Celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary this year, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s annual gala and benefit auction supports the organization’s three unique grant programs, which are dedicated to supporting emerging artists, community-based art projects, and cancer patients. Hosted by Artsy, the live and online auction features more than 120 artworks, including a screenprint by Sarah Sze.

Sarah Sze, Papillion, 2021 © Sarah Sze

Tyler Mitchell’s commission for Frieze Masters 2022. Artwork © Tyler Mitchell. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

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V&A Friday Late
Tyler Mitchell: Indelible Images

Friday, October 28, 2022, 6:30pm–10pm
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
www.vam.ac.uk

Tyler Mitchell guest curates the October Friday Late at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, by transforming the museum into a space for viewers to engage with images in new and unexpected ways. The event is the latest iteration of Night at the Cinema, a twenty-four-hour online film festival initiated by Mitchell during the COVID-19 pandemic and live-streamed from his computer desktop to viewers around the world. The evening will be a celebration of Mitchell’s unique ability to bring communities together through film and visual culture. Friday Late celebrates contemporary visual culture and design, gathering audiences together with artists and designers through live performance, film, installation, debate, DJ sets, and more. The event is free and open to the public.

Tyler Mitchell’s commission for Frieze Masters 2022. Artwork © Tyler Mitchell. Photo: Lucy Dawkins

Sam Lipsyte, Friend of the Pod / Jordan Wolfson, Untitled (New York: Picture Books | Gagosian, 2022)

In Conversation

Sam Lipsyte
Geoff Dyer

Thursday, October 20, 2022, 6:30pm
NeueHouse Hollywood, Los Angeles
www.neuehouse.com

Join Gagosian to celebrate the publication of Friend of the Pod by Sam Lipsyte with a reading by the author, followed by a conversation between Lipsyte and writer Geoff Dyer. Matched with an artwork by Jordan Wolfson, in the form of a printed poster, the book is the third release from Gagosian’s Picture Books, an imprint conceived by author Emma Cline and dedicated to publishing fiction by leading writers alongside contributions by celebrated contemporary artists.

Friend of the Pod introduces readers to Jason, a stalled Gen X playwright from Queens whose friend Nando lands him a job producing a podcast. But when Ted Goldsworthy, the aging but irrepressible host of Inter Alia, New Jersey, insists that Jason commutes to his house in the Garden State, his egomaniacal daughter Roanne begins to cast her spell. Wolfson’s photograph—a self-portrait of the artist clutching a smartphone as he shoots a selfie in a mirror—reflects on the psychological power of the confrontational and prompts consideration—as does Lipsyte’s fiction—of the ways in which new media further complicates the already myriad challenges of self-expression.

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Sam Lipsyte, Friend of the Pod / Jordan Wolfson, Untitled (New York: Picture Books | Gagosian, 2022)

Adam McEwen signing copies of his book Sidewalks at the Gagosian Shop, New York, 2022

Book Signing

Adam McEwen
Sidewalks

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 5pm
548 West 22nd Street, New York
printedmatterartbookfairs.org

Adam McEwen will sign copies of his new book, Sidewalks, at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair in New York. Designed in close collaboration with the artist, the limited-run publication presents fifty-one inkjet-on-sponge paintings alongside the ambient poetry of Tan Lin, written in response to the works. Photographs of city sidewalks—some pristine, others strewed with cracks, manholes, and once-chewed gum—are printed on vividly colored cellulose sponge and oriented vertically, giving a sense of perspective and landscape but also of disorientation and abstraction. Published by Zolo Press, the book will be available for purchase at the event.

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Adam McEwen signing copies of his book Sidewalks at the Gagosian Shop, New York, 2022

Still from Bacurau (2019), directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Screening

Adriana Varejão Selects

October 21–30, 2022
Metrograph, New York
metrograph.com

Adriana Varejão has curated a selection of films as part of a series copresented by Gagosian and Metrograph in the theater and online. The program will feature cinema exploring themes of eroticism, excess, and science-fiction fatalism.

Varejão explains: “With these screenings, I’m taking a poetic approach, bringing together films that have opened doors in my art. . . . These aspects are present in my own art in the representations of flesh, in the imagined environments, in the historical parodies. The program also includes more recent remarkable Brazilian productions that resonate with my own thinking.”

Still from Bacurau (2019), directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho

Adam McEwen: Sidewalks (Mexico City and Brussels: Zolo Press, 2022)

Book Signing

Adam McEwen
Sidewalks

Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 5–7pm
Gagosian Shop, New York

Adam McEwen will sign copies of his new book, Sidewalks, at the Gagosian Shop in New York. Designed in close collaboration with the artist, the limited-run publication presents fifty-one inkjet-on-sponge paintings alongside the ambient poetry of Tan Lin, written in response to the works. Photographs of city sidewalks—some pristine, others strewed with cracks, manholes, and once-chewed gum—are printed on vividly colored cellulose sponge and oriented vertically, giving a sense of perspective and landscape but also of disorientation and abstraction. Published by Zolo Press, the book will be available for purchase at the event. 

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Adam McEwen: Sidewalks (Mexico City and Brussels: Zolo Press, 2022)

Gagosian Shop, New York, 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

Visit

Madison Avenue Fall Gallery Walk 2022

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 10am–6pm
New York
madisonavenuebid.org

Join Artnews and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District on an autumn walk to visit over fifty galleries that line Madison Avenue from East 57th to East 86th Streets. The Gagosian Shop, which offers an exclusive and extensive selection of artist’s books, exhibition catalogues, posters, and prints, is featuring displays dedicated to Urs Fischer and Cy Twombly, including screenprinted T-shirts, limited-edition plates, and vintage posters.

Gagosian Shop, New York, 2022. Photo: Rob McKeever

“Swap Meet” drawing by Rob Pruitt © Rob Pruitt

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Swap Meet
Rob Pruitt × Urs Fischer

Sunday, October 16, 2022, 12–5pm
Gagosian at Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles

Artist Rob Pruitt is curating a “swap meet” in conjunction with the exhibition Urs Fischer: CHAOS #1–#500, presented by Gagosian at Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles. The gathering echoes the process of object pairing that plays out in Fischer’s digital sculptures by inviting visitors to bring an object and trade it for another. A banquet-length table will serve as a field of action for the exchange of items. This nomadic event has taken place all over the world, including at Frieze London; Tate, London; Karma, New York; NSU Art Museum, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago; Palm Springs Art Museum, California; and the Yokohama Triennale, Japan. Musician Pete Drungle, who is in residence during the exhibition, will be joined by saxophonist Logan Richardson on the day of the event. The event is free to attend with an exhibition appointment.

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“Swap Meet” drawing by Rob Pruitt © Rob Pruitt

Left: Rick Lowe. Photo: Brent Reaney. Right: Amanda Williams. Photo: Jacob Hand

In Conversation

Chicago Humanities Festival 2022
Rick Lowe and Amanda Williams on the Transformative Power of Public Art

Saturday, October 22, 2022, 12pm
Northwestern University, Chicago
www.chicagohumanities.org

As part of this year’s Chicago Humanities Festival, Rick Lowe and Amanda Williams—who were named MacArthur Fellows in 2014 and 2022, respectively—will reflect on community-based creative practices and the power of art to remake our public lives. The Chicago Humanities Festival connects people to the ideas that shape and define us and promotes the lifelong exploration of what it means to be human.

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Left: Rick Lowe. Photo: Brent Reaney. Right: Amanda Williams. Photo: Jacob Hand