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Mary Mattingly interviewed by Amy Lipton
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6 to 8pm

Screen Shot 2018-09-05 at 2.42.27 PMMary Mattingly, Eagle Mine, Michigan, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.

Amy Lipton, East Coast director of ecoartspace, alongside founder Patricia Watts, were among some of the first curators to commission temporary, site-specific installations in a natural environment. Mary Mattingly, whose works figure prominently within Sedimentations: Assemblage as Social Repair, will be interviewed by Lipton as part of ecoartspace’s ongoing interview series.

*Mierle Lederman Ukeles will no longer be participating in this program.


Amy Lipton was the owner and director of Amy Lipton Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in New York City from 1986 – 1996 where she represented over 20 artists including Polly Apfelbaum, Mel Chin, Amy Sillman and Sue Williams. Lipton was Curator at Abington Art Center in Philadelphia and Director of The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Art Center, Ghent, NY. She is currently an independent curator and has been co-director of ecoartspace, a non profit organization dedicated to raising environmental awareness in the arts since 1999. Lipton has collaborated with hundreds of artists and partnered with numerous arts and environmental organizations to produce exhibitions, public art works, programs, discussions, events and publications. Her pioneering ecological art exhibition and accompanying book Ecovention was presented at the CAC Cincinnati in 2002. She has organized exhibitions for museums, galleries, sculpture parks, universities, environmental centers, corporate offices, and in the public realm. Her recent exhibitions include, FOODshed: Agriculture and Art in Action at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; Jackie Brookner: Of Nature at Wave Hill, Bronx, NY; and Tipping Points: Artists Address the Climate Crises atBergen Community College, Bergen, NJ. She has written essays and articles for books and publications including The New Earthwork, Art, Action, Agency and reviews for Sculpture Magazine.

Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York City. She founded a floating food forest in New York called Swale and recently completed Pull for the International Havana Biennial with the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Mattingly’s work has been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, the Parrish Art Museum, the Seoul Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and the Palais de Tokyo. Her work has been featured in Art in America, Artforum, The New York Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and on Art21. Her work has been included in books such as the Whitechapel/MIT Press Documents of Contemporary Art series titled Nature, and Henry Sayer’s A World of Art, 8th edition.

September 10, 2018