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Artist Talk: Matthew Jensen, The Wonder Under

Dec 3, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free
Coal, wood, glass vitrines

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.

Details

Date:
Dec 3, 2015
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/artist-talk-matthew-jensen-the-wonder-under

Venue

99 Plymouth at Brooklyn Bridge Park
99 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Website:
http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/

Organizer

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Phone:
718-222-9939
Email:
Website:
http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/