The Unexpected: Art in Transit

Event Details

The Unexpected: Art in Transit

Time: November 7, 2012 at 6pm to November 28, 2012 at 7pm
Location: The Basch Gallery
Street: 1130 Greensboro Lane, #1718
City/Town: SARASOTA
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/event…
Phone: 9415363228
Event Type: gallery, opening
Organized By: Van Jazmin
Latest Activity: Dec 19, 2014

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Event Description

For Mail Artists, the message is the medium. Shipping boxes become sculpture and envelopes are transformed into radical traveling collages. Combining the tactility of snail mail with the virtual limitlessness of internet-based collaboration, Mail Art is an ever-expanding, worldwide phenomenon.

 

The Unexpected: Art in Transit is a traveling group exhibit to feature up to 50 contributions from members of the International Union of Mail Artists.

This exhibition acquaints viewers with the non-competitive, visual conversation that is Mail Art – featuring a colorful array of Artstamps, collaged postcards, and package assemblages from around the world.

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SUBMISSIONS CLOSED. Thank you. 

 

*After the exhibit, all works will be forwarded to another I.U.O.M.A. postal exhibit somewhere else in the world on behalf of Ringling College.* Sister exhibit will be announced shortly.

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This exhibition will explore the possibilities of a highly collaborative, versatile medium of expression. It will demonstrate the intimacy of visual correspondence and raise questions about the individual history of mailed objects, as well and the purpose of art outside of commercial use. 

Exhibitions will be installed on Wed Oct 31 and dismantled on Wednesday November 28. The pieces will be forwarded to a sister Mail Art exhibit in another international college. 

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SHOW UPDATE:

The show now consists of Assorted Postal Art from the collections of Sandra Lefever, Sarah Carter, and Van Jazmin 2011-2012.

See photos from the show here (more to come).

A list of artists whose work is featured in the show (in alphabetical order):

Adamandia (USA)

Angie (USA)

C.Z. Lovecraft (USA)

Carina Granlund (Finland)

Cassie Cridlebaugh (USA)

Connie Jean,

Daniel C. Boyer (USA)

Dean Marks (France)

Diane Keys (USA)

DK (USA)

Dr. Art Jones (USA Earth)

Dórian (Brazil)

 “E” Ambassador d’Utopia (FRANCE)

Ellen Salov (USA)

Fog City Fluxus (USA)

Guido Vermeulen (Belgium)

Hester Wright (USA)

Jennie Hinchcliff, (USA)

Joseph Delgado (USA)

Juli Davis (USA)

Karin Greenwood (South Africa)

Keith Miller (Mexico)

Lyn Radford (USA)

Maureen Forys (USA)

Mike Dickau (USA)

Moan Lisa (USA)

Pamela Gerard (USA)

Ryosuke Cohen (Japan)

Sandra Lefever (USA)

Sarah Carter (USA)

Simon Warren (UK)

Stewart Charlebois (Canada)

Susan Corwyn (USA)

Susan McAllister (USA)

Wyatt (USA)

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Comment by DKULT on November 10, 2012 at 3:18pm
Comment by DKULT on November 7, 2012 at 3:21pm

how exciting! thanks Sandra!

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on October 20, 2012 at 8:00pm

Mail art on it's way to you! In transit!

Comment by Jane Smith on October 19, 2012 at 6:07am

Art in Transit Mail on its way to you...........jane

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