press release

This exhibition features new commissions by emerging artists ranging from personal monuments to visionary landscapes, each of which was made using materials that directly relate to or are inspired by the artist’s chosen subject matter. Works include Corin Hewitt’s monumental Legacy, a rainbow made entirely of cast street sweepings; Matthew Day Jackson’s bronze sculpture, Staff of Lady Liberty, a loose portrait of America’s past and a monument to its future cast from trinkets, a totem pole and more; Rachel Foullon’s Housescape, an installation of five variously scaled objects including a tent, a beach house, a satellite dish, a weathered horse trough and a parquet dance floor; three untitled, simplified natural forms made by Mamiko Otsubo out of synthetic materials; and Peter Kreider’s an upward down, a colonnade of five unusually tall fire hydrants made of bonded marble. MetroTech Center is bordered by Jay Street, Willoughby Street, Flatbush Avenue and Johnson Street.

Material World is sponsored by Forest City Ratner Companies.


Material World
MetroTech Center in Brooklyn

mit Matthew Day Jackson, Corin Hewitt, Rachel Foullon, Peter Kreider, Mamiko Otsubo