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.
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 Photography–Bard 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.
Photos courtesy the artist.