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Sam Margevicius @ Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York


Sam Margevicius: Twenty-six
January 29 – March 9, 2019

Opening Reception: Wednesday, February, 13 2019 | 6-8pm

“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.”

Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York
Project Space at 128 Baxter St.


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Yuri Kozyrev & Kadir van Lohuizen @ Saatchi Gallery

Point Hope, Alaska, USA, May 2018. © Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR for Fondation Carmignac

Yuri Kozyrev & Kadir van Lohuizen – Arctic: New Frontier —A Double Polar Expedition
March 15—May 5, 2019

“Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen (NOOR) were awarded the 9th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award dedicated to the Arctic. The endowment allowed them to carry out their pioneer double polar expedition «Arctic: New Frontier». For the very first time, two photojournalists have simultaneously covered the entire Arctic territory to bear witness to the irreversible effects of climate change. They wanted to experience the dramatic transformation of natural landscapes and the demographics in the Arctic, and the impact of these changes on the lives of the region’s inhabitants.”

Saatchi Gallery
Duke of York’s HQ
King’s Road
London SW3 4RY


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Laurie Simmons @ MCA Chicago

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Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera
February 23 – May 5

FREE Opening Day: February 23 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Artist Talk: February 23 | 3 PM

“This major retrospective of works by Laurie Simmons (American, b. 1949) celebrates an artist who has distinguished herself as a pioneer of new directions in art photography. ​Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera presents nearly all of the artist’s major series​ and more than four decades of her work will be on display, showcasing her importance both historically and as an active contemporary artist.​”

MCA Chicago
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL


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Vanessa Filley @ Perspective Gallery

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Vanessa Filley: Voices of Resistance
January 31 – February 24

Artist Talk: February 21 | 7 – 8 PM

“Since the founding of the United States, voices of resistance have given rise to concerns and movements to improve the quality of life for a greater intersection of The People. This series looks to the past to understand the struggles, gallant efforts, and endurance of those who came before; to find inspiration in the work they did to lay the cornerstones of who we are today; to build a bridge of conversation between then and now in order to connect more deeply with those who were ignored and devalued in the past, in order to imagine a more inclusive, brighter future for generations to come.”

Perspective Gallery
1310-1/2B Chicago Ave.
Evanston


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Rafael Soldi @ Filter Space

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Rafael Soldi: Life Stand Still Here
February 15 – March 16

Opening Reception: February 15 | 6 – 9 PM | Artist Talk: 7:30 PM

“Life Stand Still Here explores internal dialogues and moments when life and its darkest facets can offer monumental symbolism. Inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf, Rafael Soldi is interested in the elusive abstract space within us that defines the core of our psyche. With the idea that each of us has a certain resolute innerness—a core of selfhood that we can’t share with others because it is so private, internalized and visceral, Soldi is drawn to this ambiguous, sometimes painful inner darkness, not the kind that is perverse, but the kind that feels unknown and is, by default, frightening.”

Filter Space
1821 W. Hubbard St.
Suite 207


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Furtive @ Chicago Cultural Center

© Left to Right: Krista Wortendyke, Daniel Hojnacki, Karolis Usonis

Furtive
Daniel Hojnacki, Karolis Usonis, and Krista Wortendyke
February 2 – April 7

Gallery Talk: March 15 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM
Interactive “Meet the Artists” Events: March 16 | 1 – 3 pm & April 5 | 12 – 2 pm

“Curated by Jennifer Murray, Furtive is a photography-based exhibition that explores the complexity of memory, both personal and collective. Through an examination of place, archive, and the intersection of perception and knowing, three artists ask us to reconsider what we think we know based on our past experiences, communal knowledge and memories.”

Chicago Cultural Center
Michigan Avenue Galleries
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL


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GABRIELA MORAWETZ @ AnzenbergerGallery


GABRIELA MORAWETZ: UNWAEGBARKEITEN / IMPONDERABLES
February 20, 2019 until April 30, 2019

Opening: Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 2 pm

“The best of reproductions cannot easily restitute the fullness of the works of Gabriela Morawetz, whose “volume”, even though these are photographic images, has more in common with three-dimensional, moving objects. These are complex works, done on canvas, on glass, and on metal, where-in reflections play with their matter. With Morawetz, photography enters another dimension. Weightlessness, working in zero gravity appears then as a metaphor for the work of this artist who, disconnected from reality and completely absorbed by an idea that has become an absolute urgency, is ever borne forth by an underlying energy toward an unknown result. This investigation transforms Morawetz into an alchemist grappling with the magic of matter and practical experiments as she moves between her studio and her laboratory. Having come to photography gradually after studying painting, sculpture, and engraving at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, echoes of all these practices remain highly present in her work.”

AnzenbergerGallery
Absberggasse 27
1100 Vienna, Austria.


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Arpita Shah @ Street Level Photoworks


Arpita Shah: ‘Nalini’
9th February until 7th April 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday 9th February, 3-5pm

“Arpita Shah’s Nalini is an ongoing photographic series that focuses on her mother, her grandmother and herself. It explores the ancestral intimacies across space and time, and how their histories, memories and bodies are intertwined.”

Street Level Photoworks
Trongate 103
Glasgow, G1 5HD
United Kingdom


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CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL @ Gitterman Gallery

The Explorers #34, 2018

CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL
February 6 – March 23, 2019

Opening reception with the artist Wednesday, February 6, 6–8 pm

“Russell’s work challenges the traditional conception of photography as producer of evidence, and provokes reflection on our understanding of nature and the landscape. He uses historical plant and floral patterns from the Arts and Crafts era of the late 19th to the early 20th Century as source material for his drawing, and thus alludes to the concept of the infinite within nature. Though he pushes conceptual and art historical boundaries, Russell remains a Romantic and his artwork is a way for the viewer to experience the wonder that he has found, and that continues to inspire him.”

Gitterman Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1103
New York, NY 10022


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Jess T. Dugan @ Gregory Allicar Museum of Art

Gloria © Jess T. Dugan

Jess T. Dugan: To Survive on This Shore
February 1 – May 18, 2019

Artist Talk and Reception February 15th at 5:30pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
1400 Remington Street
Fort Collins, CO


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