Tepkik, Canadian artist Jordan Bennett’s suspended site-specific installation, now on view at Brookfield Place, intersects the artist’s Mi’kmaq ancestral and contemporary traditions. Mi’kmaq are a First Nations people Indigenous to the eastern seaboard of Canada and into the state of Maine. Bennett’s work draws on historical references to the land, sky, and our galaxy, illuminated by the artist’s handling of color, his interpretation of patterns and shapes, and his use of materials. The title, Tepkik, is a Mi’kmaq word for night, reflecting on our place in the galaxy.
Jordan Bennett is a Mi’kmaq visual artist from Stephenville Crossing, Ktaqamkuk (Newfoundland). He lives and works on his ancestral territory of Mi’kma’ki in Terence Bay, Nova Scotia. Over the past 10 years, Bennett has participated in more than 90 group and solo exhibitions nationally and internationally, created numerous public art commissions, and has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors.
Enjoy an evening of art and music when you visit BFPL’s Waterfront Terrace this summer for free live music by cutting edge First Nations and Native American artists from Canada and the U.S., including DJ Shub on July 25, and Supaman on August 8.
Tepkik is on view through September 6, 2019 from 8 am-10 pm daily in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place (230 Vesey Street, New York, NY). The installation is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit bfplny.com/events/Tepkik.