The Studio @ 620 presents “Intimate Immensities: Curiosity Cabinets of the Floating Woods” the premiere exhibition of Saint Petersburg & Gulf Hammock FL based artist Kenny Jensen.
This wide-ranging collection comprises nine visually distinct yet thematically interwoven bodies of work featuring more than one hundred recent images and artifacts created or collected over the past two years, as well as several older works dating back to the mid 2000s. From large, sculptural array of swamp driftwood to minute drawings on fragile, decayed paper, these varied explorations dwell in the margins between: the traditional and experimental, the familiar and unfamiliar, pattern and chaos.
The resulting installation embodies a culmination of themes and practices developed over the past decade; some of which were conceived during the formative time as an orchestrator of Project Creo; the former Morean Arts Center contemporary art and site-specific installation space realized in collaboration with Jason Jensen and The City of St. Petersburg at The Pier. In the proceeding years these ideas have been further cultivated outside of traditional gallery settings finding more fertile ground in Florida’s unique wilderness; specifically engaged through the lens of Floating Woods, the Jensen family land, located within the heart of the Nature Coast. “Intimate Immensities” signifies a reemergence into the community; a synthesis of swamp and gallery.
Rachel & Erin Jensen Akil
Wannemacher Jensen Architects, Inc.
ABA Solutions Inc.
Green Bench Brewing Co.
Ken and Jo Jensen
Bob Devin Jones
The Board of Directors, Staff, and Generous Donors of The Studio @620
Dave and Beth Engelman
Jerry and Sarah Span
Annie and Jonathan Engelman
Jason and Summer Jensen
Nicole and Brendan Blowers
Jim Howell & Howell Building Inc.
Amanda Cooper & The Morean
Stephanie and Jon Rinke