Knight Foundation Awards Grant to Mary Mattingly

Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to announce that artist Mary Mattingly's Wetland project has recently received a grant from the Knight Foundation, an organization dedicated to environmental conservation and to fostering community art projects. In 2009, Mattingly designed and engineered a 3,000 sq. ft. barge-like structure, The Waterpod Project, in order to explore issues of global environmental politics in the current postindustrial age while investigating the efficacy of a self-sustaining mobile community. Her on-going projects serve as part of a larger initiative on behalf of the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs called smARTpower, which seeks to engage youths by creating a broader cultural and environmental awareness through its unique projects. To honor the program's achievements, the Bronx Museum of the Arts is hosting an upcoming celebration on Friday, May 3rd showcasing documentary films which track 15 artists in 18 countries around the world including Mattingly herself. On the heels of this tremendous accolade, the gallery will be exhibiting new works by Mary Mattingly this coming Fall.