Jenkins Johnson Projects is pleased to present its inaugural exhibitions curated by Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist, Derrick Adams. The opening reception will be on Saturday, September 30 from 4-7 pm with a DJ set by April Hunt. The first gallery of its kind in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Jenkins Johnson Projects plans to engage the local community and celebrate the vibrancy of the neighborhood and greater Brooklyn. Derrick Adams’ curation will include a solo exhibition of Brooklyn based artist, Arjan Zazueta: Beautification, as well as a group exhibition, Hidden in Plain Sight: Carris Adams, Stephen Gurtowski, Harlan Mack, Devin N. Morris, Mary A. Valverde, and Kennedy Yanko.

Arjan Zazueta is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Brooklyn, NY, with previous exhibitions at Rush Arts, The Lux Center for the Arts, and Munson Williams Proctor Museum of Art, among others. Zazueta’s floral collages transform the Project’s parlor level into a colorful garden reflective of the adjacent Prospect Park and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. For this series Zazueta draws inspiration from Jan van Huysum, the 17th century Dutch artist known for his luscious paintings of impossible floral combinations. Using historical flower paintings as a model, this series responds in a minimal and personal way to death, politics and aging through beauty.