Twenty-six (detail)

Twenty-six

Sam Margevicius

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: January 29 – March 9, 2019
Coffee Talks: February 16 – March 2 & 5 at 11am

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is pleased to announce Sam Margevicius’s solo exhibition, Twenty-six, on view January 29 – March 9, 2019 in our project space at 128 Baxter St.

Comprised of 26 stoic photographs installed in a seemingly melodic rhythm, Twenty-six challenges the boundaries of collective versus individual experience in modern daily life. Through repetition, simplicity of composition, and unexpected interruptions, Margevicius asks viewers to slow down and read the images as if they were text. The work presents a myriad of possible narratives, calibrating the intellectual rigor of today’s audience. Through sparse compositional shifts and methodical image placement Margevicius nods toward contemplation versus scrolling, inviting viewers to indulge in an introspective pause.

To commemorate the opening reception on February 13 from 6—8pm, the musical duo Gracie and Rachel will perform a new work composed in response to the exhibition.

Sam Margevicius is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His photographic compositions explore the medium’s complex relationship to drawing, sculpture, and performance. Drawing parallels within a single image or across multiple pieces, Sam’s work plays with the ways in which meaning can be revealed or redacted, fixed or ephemeral. He has shown work in various galleries across the country, from California to New York. In 2017 Sam received his MFA from The International Center of PhotographyBard College.

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is an artist-run arts organization and exhibition space that supports and activates the community of lens-based contemporary artists by offering workspace residencies, a dynamic program and talk series and  memberships. Founded in 1884, Baxter St is one of New York’s oldest artist-run nonprofit spaces fostering the development of emerging lens-based artists at critical moments of their careers.

Providing analog and digital workspace to members, exhibiting solo and group shows by emerging artists, hosting dynamic programming and offering competitive workspace residency programs, Baxter St is a catalyst for innovative creation within the artistic mediums of photography and video practices.

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York operates as a 501(c)3 arts organization and is located at 126 Baxter St and 128 Baxter St. Its programming and exhibitions are supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, The Jerome Foundation, The Tierney Family Foundation, Steven Amedee Fine Custom Framing, Fujifilm of North America, The Puffin Foundation Ltd., Yarden Winery, and Awagami Factory. Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is W.A.G.E. certified.