Skip to main content

Artist brings nature indoors at Brandywine Museum

08/19/2014 05:15PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print, Arts+Entertainment


The landscape of the Brandywine will inspire a new work by Brooklyn-based artist Matthew Jensen, whose “Alongside Tall Grasses” installation will be at the Brandywine Museum of Art from Aug. 23 to Nov. 16.

A conceptual landscape artist, Jensen combines photography, found objects and immersive exploration of the landscape to create his art.

Spending a great deal of time in the landscape – walking and exploring – is essential to his process and often yields voluminous collections. His work, “The 49 States,” acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, captured what he calls expansive and beautiful "nowheres" that, "despite their separation from the hustle and flow of people and cities, are still touched by technology."

The Brandywine River Museum of Art project began with a series of discovery walks around Chadds Ford, with the artist taking pictures and collecting interesting objects. The project culminates in a display created by the artist of his photos and found objects in the museum. The project will be on view in the third floor hallway, juxtaposed with the landscape he walked and observed. A map created by Jensen invites visitors to explore the environment themselves. 

Jensen's interest in nature springs from childhood experiences exploring ruins along rivers and creeks in his native Connecticut. His work has been featured in The New Yorker and Art in America.

The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for students and ages 6 to 12, free for children under 6. Call 610-388-2700 or visit www.brandywinemuseum.org.



chadds ford brandywine river museum of art


You might also like

Thumb_winery-002

Ten Gallon Hat Winery steps up its game in Chadds Ford

"I think people take wine too pretentiously. I want to bring wine down a little bit."


Family art workshops scheduled at Brandywine

The Brandywine River Museum of Art has announced its "First Sundays for Families," a series of free workshops that focus on art in the museum's collection.
Thumb_barns-brinton

The Barns-Brinton House marks 300 years

Several events are scheduled to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Barns-Brinton House (circa 1714).

  • Milburn Orchards Apple Harvest Festival

    09/28/2014
    10:00am — 04:00pm

    It's Apple Harvest time at Milburn Orchards this weekend! Apples Galore! Cider, pies, cider don...


  • Taste Kennett Food Tours

    09/28/2014
    01:00pm — 04:00pm

    Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hou...


  • Terminator, the Second

    09/28/2014
    03:00pm

    The story of a boy and his cyborg protector completed entirely in lines and phrases taken from th...


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

Chester County High School Sports