© Michael Magers, Independent Mysteries
  • Date: Friday February 21st  
  • Doors Open: 6:30 pm 
  • Talk Begins: 7:00 pm

Member Ticket: $20
Member Ticket with book: $52

Non-Member Ticket: $30 
Non-Member Ticket with book: $62

Purchase tickets here.

We live in a very disconnected time, come together for a performative piece on the tension between connection and disconnection. Photographer Michael Magers will share images from his first monograph, Independent Mysteries alongside writer Mitch Moxley, who will read a selection from his contribution to the project. Music to follow.

In the book, Magers exposes the persistent tension between connection and disconnection – a feeling of “intimate distance”  – he grappled with while traveling to places like Japan, Haiti, and Cuba for various assignments and personal projects. Drawing on nearly a decade of work, each image can be viewed as a film-still, with little context other than light brushes of human contact, fleeting intimacy, solitude and vulnerability. 

Independent Mysteries features design by Bonnie Briant, editorial by Nadine Barth and Claire Cichy of Hatje Cantz, and contains original prose/poetry/artwork from a host of collaborators with whom Michael has worked over the past few years including: 
– Acclaimed Cuban Musician Daymé Arocena
– Celebrated Japanese Tattoo Artist Horiren 1st
– Photographer Larry Fink
– Award-Winning authors Matt Goulding and Mitch Moxley
– Musician, Poet and Visual Artist Matthew Shultz (lead singer of Cage the Elephant)