Robert Mann Gallery- New York

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At Home In The World

by Dave Willis
For her show of new photography and sculpture at Robert Mann gallery in Chelsea, Mary Mattingly first created a number of “man made boulders,” which were made by amassing her possessions and binding them together with light brown twine. Measuring about five feet in diameter, these boulders consist of clothes, journals, keys, bottles, wires, and other miscellaneous items that Mattingly found kicking around her home. Two of these boulders are on display at the exhibition, as well as fifteen... [more]
Posted by Dave Willis on 10/8/13

Domesticity Amiss

by Kirsten Bengtson-Lykoudis
Julie Blackmon’s exhibition of color photographs in Robert Mann’s abbreviated new gallery space is a series of intricately rendered domestic tableaus. Her digitally altered scenes of parents and children interacting within hyper-real spaces traverse the boundaries between past and present, familiar and strange. Set within gorgeously rendered rooms and sprawling suburban streets and lawns, they give the viewer access to private domains, as if intruding upon someone else’s memories. Although at... [more]
Posted by Kirsten Bengtson-Lykoudis on 10/10/10