A Terrible Compromise


A Terrible Compromise: Matthew Morrocco and Rachel Stern in conversation

Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm
Seating is very limited, RSVP to baxterst@cameraclubny.org advised
Suggested Donation $5
Q & A to follow the discussion

We are delighted to invite you to a Conversation Series at BAXTER ST at CCNY between Matthew Morrocco and Rachel Stern to be held on Wednesday, April 27th at 7pm.

A Terrible Compromise will feature the work of Matthew Morrocco and Rachel Stern–two artists working within the egocentric framework of art history. Matthew Morrocco uses his own, as well as the aging male, body to transcend space and time, extend beyond the limitations of individual experience, and draw connections across generations and cultures. Rachel Stern constructs worlds around her subjects that mix high and low culture, and facilitates the redefinition of beauty and sex-based perceptions. Employing her personal contemporary vision of the past, she builds a potential future full of sumptuous visuals and free, positive, self-expression. The two artists work together and separately to present an expansive framework of inclusion and an uncompromising celebration of self.

This event is part of BAXTER ST at CCNY’s Conversations Series and will include a presentation and talk between the two artists followed by a Q&A. The event is free to the public but please RSVP as space is limited.


Matthew Morrocco is an artist working in themes of sexuality, aging, and history.  He received a BA in Philosophy and Art Theory from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MFA from Columbia University.  His work has been shown in Solo and Group exhibitions at Temp Art Space, and The Leslie Lohman Museum, NY, as well as Tape Modern, and Tete, Berlin.  His work has been featured in Vice, Featureshoot, and Hyperallergic, among other analog platforms in Switzerland, Germany, and China. More information about his work can be found here.

Rachel Stern (b. 1989, NYC) is a photographer whose work challenges conventions of beauty and promotes escapist, constructivist fantasy. She received her BFA in Photography and the History of Art and Visual Culture in 2011 from the Rhode Island School of Design, attended the Skowhegan in 2014, and is part of Columbia University’s MFA class of 2016. Stern has exhibited works at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, Invisible­-Exports, Pioneer Works, Northern­Southern, and Humble Arts Foundation’s 31 Women in Photography at Hasted Kraeutler. Works have been featured in BOMBMATTE, BlinkStill, Vice, and Art F City. Her work can be found at www.MsRachelStern.com.

The BAXTER ST at CCNY Conversations Series is made possible in part by generous support from public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.