Baxter Street at the Camera Club of New York and Pioneer Works have partnered to bring three photographers from Baxter Street community to process black and white photography in the darkroom at Pioneer Works over the course of one month. The commencement of the residency partnership will result in three “In Progress” exhibitions at Nolan Park 8B on Governors Island.
From July 20 to September 8, the first exhibition in this partnership will highlight the work of photographer Betsy Kenyon. This site-specific exhibition, entitled LightHouse, sheds light on the deep history of Governors Island’s Nolan Park by using its spatial, textural, and historical elements as a catalyst.
Betsy Kenyon lives and works in New York City. She received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York and her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She exhibits internationally with work in an upcoming group exhibition at the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris scheduled for June 2020. Her artwork can be found in the following collections; Centre Georges Pompidou, The Art Institute of Chicago, Photography Collection; Museum of Modern Art/Franklin Furnace Book Collection; Whitney Museum of American Art, Library; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library; Groniger Museum, Special Collections; New York Public Library, Print Collection; and Yale University, Art and Architecture Library.