IN HER HANDS
GROUP EXHIBITION CURATED BY
ORLY COGAN AND JULIE PEPPITO
102 East Central Avenue
Bentonville, Arkansas 72712
Hours: Thursday - Saturday from 12-8pm
pop-up show in Bentonville, Arkansas
Julie Blackmon: Midwest Materials
June 22 - July 28, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, June 22, 6-8pm
WHAT TO SEE IN NEW YORK ART GALLERIES THIS WEEK
BY JILLIAN STEINHAUER
May 16, 2018
Mary Mattingly’s new collage photographs are disorienting. One, titled “Endgame” (2017), centers on a picture of two cranes standing in marshy waters. As the birds dip their beaks, the slope of their necks directs the viewer’s gaze downward, to a table in front of the picture, on which sit three objects: what looks like an oblong chunk of black rock, a pile of rocks tied together with string and shards of pottery similarly bound. Just below the tabletop, where there should be a wall, there is instead a rectangle of bare trees. It interrupts the illusionistic space and compounds a looming question: How do all the elements here conceptually connect?
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