Exhibition Dates: May 2, 2013 – August 15, 2013
Reception: Thursday, May 2, 2013, 6-8pm
Screening: Cleaning a Glacial Pothole, Wednesday, May 15, 2013, Two showings at 7pm and 8pm
Local Expeditions will bring together four years of walking and collection-based projects by the artist, Matthew Jensen. The solo exhibition, his first at Third Streaming, will feature photography, video and sculpture, with many of the works exploring landscapes throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The exhibition will feature a new series, 31 Winter Walks, which combines walking, collection and digital processes to create a visual journal using only sticks and thread. Cleaning A Glacial Pothole, a collaborative video work, is Jensen’s longest video to date. The video is both a document of a process and a portrait of Inwood forest, one of Manhattan’s most majestic landscapes.
Matthew Jensen is a Brooklyn-based artist who utilizes photography, video, walking and collection building to reinvent the way landscape is represented and understood. His landscape series The 49 States is on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until May 27, 2013, and his solo show East Coast, West Coast, The Bronx, The Bronx, is on view from April 2 through May 5, 2013 at Wave Hill in the Bronx. His work was curated by the Aldrich Museum of Art and L.M.C.C. hosted a solo exhibition of his work on Governors Island in 2010. Matthew’s work and projects have been featured in The New Yorker, WNYC, The New York Times, Phaidon.com, Whitewall Magazine online, and the Hartford Courant. He has participated in residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Wave Hill and has a forthcoming artist project at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art.
artists: Matt Jensen