by Lily Weisberg
Miles is 19 and afraid. Afraid his paintings are no good, that his gap year was a complete procrastinatory waste, and that his beloved girlfriend will abandon him when they go off to separate colleges in the fall. In an attempt to temper Miles’s existential dread, his mom sets him up to work with her painter friend, Camille, at her studio in Brooklyn. When Miles enters Camille’s orbit, he is immediately drawn in by her creative productivity, the languid sensuality of her long days in the studio, and the coherence of the worlds that she builds in her paintings. As the summer unfolds, an intense intimacy builds in studio 210.