Coffee & Conversation with Mary Mattingly


Sep 29, 2018 • 12:00 PM




Gallery at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
(Enter on Rockwell Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States
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Join artist Mary Mattingly for a gallery tour and discussion of her new work commissioned by BRIC, What Happens After. Coffee will be provided!

What Happens After is a major new work that examines the connection between mineral mining and the massive military industrial complex, and its profound effects on the environment, indviduals and communities. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a 19,000-pound military cargo truck used in the Gulf and Afghan wars, deconstructed and creatively transformed by twelve performance artists as a bridge for communication and a stage for re-visioning a future for public spaces in an increasingly militarized world. The act of collaboratively changing the form of an object with a violent and complex history, can be a powerful one. Can it become ritual? Healing?

Mary Mattingly is a Brooklyn-based visual artist best known for Swale, a floating food forest for New York. Mattingly’s work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, the Brooklyn Museum, the Palais de Tokyo, and in the Havana Biennial, among many other institiutions. With the U.S. Department of State and Bronx Museum of the Arts she participated in the smARTpower project, traveling to Manila. In 2009 Mattingly founded the Waterpod Project, a barge-based public space and self-sufficient habitat that hosted over 200,000 visitors in New York. Mattingly has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Yale University School of Art, the Harpo Foundation, NYFA, the Jerome Foundation, and the Art Matters Foundation. Her work has been featured in Aperture magazine, Art in America, Artforum, Sculpture, The New York Times, New York, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Brooklyn Rail, and the Village Voice; and on BBC News, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR, WNBC, NY1, and on Art21's New York Close Up series.


Venue Information:

The 3,000 square-foot Gallery in BRIC House has soaring 18-foot ceilings that permit major exhibitions focusing on emerging and mid-career artists and curators. 

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