Article written by Kathryn Lay
City Bites III also contains artwork by the winners of Call for Chelsea 2015, Mary Mattingly and Stephanie S. Lee. Each of these artists addresses the question of modern urban life, expressing their viewpoints on this uniting theme through their own unique perspectives. Mattingly’s piece Pardon My Dust depicts the constant flux of energy of rebuilding and decay within urban life. The printed photographs of text on a sheet of cut aluminum along with pieces of aluminum debris call forth the feeling of a city site under construction or in flux. Pardon My Dust recalls the notion of movement and change within an urban environment.