Wanderings & Wonderings: Mary Mattingly

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Along the Lines of Displacement: A Tropical Food Forest, 2018, Paurotis palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii), ponytail palm (Beaucarnea recurvata), and coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) from agricultural zones 8 and 9 transplanted to zones 4 and 5, 60 x 50 x 22 ft. (18.3 m x 15.2 m x 670.6 cm). Courtesy the artist and Robert Mann Gallery.

Artist Mary Mattingly and her collaborator Amanda McDonald Crowley will lead a walk, conversation, and prepare food: from lamb’s quarters to wild strawberries, dandelion to stinging nettle (hello pesto!). So many common plants are edible and can make delicious meals. Berries and mushrooms, purslane and chickweed: they surround us, offer powerful energy, and help us think about sustainable and delicious futures. Let’s tour Storm King’s grounds to locate nutritious, delicious, edible and medicinal plants, share some recipes, and do some tasting. Join us to learn about common edible and medicinal plants and discover ways to get involved in stewarding symbiotic ecosystems.

The program will occur at 11AM and 3PM.

The program is free with admission, registration is required. Space is limited.
Register for 3PM here.

*Please note that the fee that appears on the registration page is for admission the day of the program.

Mary Mattingly is an artist based in New York. Her work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, International Center of Photography, the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de la Habana, the Seoul Art Center, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, deCordova Museum, and the Palais de Tokyo. She recently transformed a military trailer into a social space and launched Swale, a floating food forest on a barge in New York City. Her work has been featured in Aperture, Art in America, Artforum, Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, Financial Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and on BBC News, NPR, 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. Mattingly is engaged in questions about how art can influence policy and strengthen the commons.

Amanda McDonald Crowley is an independent cultural worker and curator, operating as Public Art Action. With a background in art, science, and technology, she works with artists and cultural institutions to organize events, festivals, and exhibitions about social change in participatory and celebratory ways. She has also a deep interest in art, food, and technology.

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