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Artist Talk: Matthew Jensen, The Wonder Under
Dec 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm| Free
Matthew Jensen will discuss his new exhibition on display at 99 Plymouth in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Wonder Under uses collection and photography to explore the place histories of public landscapes in New York City. The two-dimensional curiosity cabinets reference museum vitrines but without employing the logical order commonly associated with such forms of display.
Jensen built an extensive collection of objects from the shoreline and construction sites. The objects reveal how the past and present are intertwined in this landscape. Historical artifacts like 19th century porcelain, pottery fragments, and flint and obsidian spear points, mix with contemporary castoffs of plastic, metal and glass. Many of the objects are familiar, while some are strange and unidentifiable.
Jensen has exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Queens Museum, and the National Gallery of Art.
Doors open at 6pm. Talk begins at 7pm.