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Mary Mattingly’s House and Universe

In her current exhibition “House and Universe,” American visual artist Mary Mattingly combines digital photography with experimental design to explore environmental issues. In an article about the opening in today’s New York Times author Martha Schwendener explains: “Ms. Mattingly bound up virtually all her possessions, creating what she calls ‘man-made boulders,’ which resemble postminimalist sculptures. One photograph finds her pulling a boulder down a city street, while another, “Ruin in Reverse” (2013), is reminiscent of photographs of Ana Mendieta, the Cuban-American performance artist — except here a gravelike trench is filled with a bundle of castoff objects rather than a woman’s body.”

“House and Universe” is on view at at Robert Mann Gallery in New York City from September 9th through October 19th.

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