Mattingly’s public art project at Prospect Park aims to raise awareness about how to create more equitable and sustainable public water systems.
Mary Mattingly Confronts Climate Change With Utopic Resourcefulness
Mattingly’s landscape photographs evoke each site’s geologic timeline.
At Union Studio, Artists Engage in Serious Play Around Notions of Ecology
The eco-arts studio confronts dire realities with artistic resourcefulness and pluck.
Taking Apart the War Machine to See What’s Inside
By centering the actual machinery of war, Mary Mattingly’s exhibition, What Happens After, pushes viewers who haven’t experienced war to consider what it must be like.
BRIC Presents New Large-Scale Work by Mary Mattingly in What Happens After
An exhibition of large-scale sculpture, photography, and a monumental wall-based flow chart. On view in Downtown Brooklyn through November 11.
Refuse Transformed: Reuse as Social Repair
These assemblages showcase art’s power and, poignantly its limitations, to effect material transformations.
Urban Ecological Consciousness at Wave Hill
By providing more information than viewers might process, the show’s dense, small-font text highlights an aesthetic challenge that confronts social practice art.
The Ghosts of Our Future Climate at Storm King
A group exhibition featuring almost 20 artists suggests directions for visual art in response to climate change.
Mary Mattingly’s Poetry of Things
Mattingly makes the case that poetry is precisely what’s missing from mainstream responses to anthropogenic climate change.
How Can Ecological Artists Move Beyond Aesthetic Gestures?
If art is to be relevant to the environment, it needs to move beyond an art context to engage with the land itself.
Best of 2016: Our Top 20 NYC Art Shows
This list barely scratches the surface of the city’s artistic offerings this year, from overdue retrospectives to surprising sides of artists we know well.
A Floating, Urban Forest Where the Food Is Free
Conceived of by artist Mary Mattingly, “Swale” models what New York City might look like if food were considered not only an economic good, but a public one.