Jonah Groeneboer’s Exhibition at The Kitchen

Parsons Fine Arts faculty member Jonah Groeneboer’s exhibition, J Jan Groeneboer: Selected Views, will be on view at The Kitchen at Westbeth (163B Bank Street, 4th Floor Loft) from January 10th to 20th, 2024.


J Jan Groeneboer, still from archive of footage, 2020-2023. Courtesy of the artist.

From the exhibition’s website: “J Jan Groeneboer’s new site-specific, multi-channel video installation Selected Views marks the culmination of the artist’s durational process of witnessing fluctuations in the local and global landscape, captured through footage of the singular view from the window of his Brooklyn studio. The installation represents the first iteration of a project the artist has been developing since 2018: following a period of over three years of exploratory research, photography, and writing about the view from his Brooklyn studio, Groeneboer took up a daily practice of filming over the subsequent two and a half years. The resulting footage captures disparate elements of the cityscape that take on unexpected proximities through the artist’s window: the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway; The Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn; a recycling plant; an electrical plant; the Port of New York and New Jersey; the Upper New York and Gowanus Bays; and the Statue of Liberty. Attending to the presence of the architectures and systems that often are hidden from daily city life, Selected Views contemplates the ways the built environment variously conceals and reveals interconnections between democracy, global capitalism, the prison-industrial complex, and environmental crises.”

J Jan Groeneboer: Selected Views will open with a reception on January 10th, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. A panel discussion on the exhibition will be held January 13th, from 3:00 to 4:30 PM. The panel features Malik Gaines, Zoe Leonard, and Ethan Philbrick, and is free with an RSVP.  Learn more about the exhibition and register for the panel at this link, and visit Jonah’s website here.

Congratulations, Jonah!