Tepkik by Jordan Bennett | Downtown Alliance

Tepkik by Jordan Bennett

Jul 9, 2019 to Sep 6, 2019
9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Brookfield Place
225 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10048
(212) 978-1673
FREE
Suspended in the Winter Garden, artist Jordan Bennett’s site-specific installation intersects his Mi’kmaq ancestral and contemporary traditions. In particular, he draws on the Mi’kmaq petroglyph which depicts the Milky Way.
 
Historical references to the land, sky, and our galaxy are illuminated by Bennett’s handling of color, both traditional and pop, his interpretation of Mi’kmaq quillwork patterns and motifs and the use of contemporary materials.
 
For example, Bennett reimagines reflective vinyl on aluminum typically associated with road signs – to evoke cultural markers of the past. The title Tepkik, a Mi’kmaq word for night, reflects on when we can visually see our place in the galaxy – bringing the stars and stories of our galaxy into view at any time of day.
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Location Info

225 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10048