MATTHEW JENSEN | JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM MEMORIAL FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
Congratulations to Matthew Jensen on his 2016 Fellowship
Light and landscape combine as metaphor in numerous works by Jensen. In 2009 the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquired his photographic series The 49 States and exhibited it in After Photoshop: Manipulated Photography in the Digital Age (2012). The photographs were derived from months of exploring small towns in the early days of Google Streetview. The series is also in the collection of the National Gallery of Art where it was also exhibited (2016). Other works likeThe Sun Returning, 14 Hour Sunset and Rainbow Around the Sun were exhibited together at Yancey Richardson Gallery as part of Jensen's solo show Feels Like Real (2015).
MATTHEW JENSEN | NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON D.C.
November 1, 2015 - March 13, 2016
This exhibition will highlight a selection of photographs donated in honor of the 25th anniversary of the National Gallery's photography's collection. Marking the culmination of a year-long celebration of photography at the museum, this installation brings together an exquisite group of gifts, ranging from innovative photographs made in the earliest years of the medium's history to key works by important 20th-century artists and contemporary pieces that examine the ways in which photography continues to shape our experience of the modern world.