Can-oni-Cal Mail Art by Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA)

Joey - 5.29.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA)

May 29, 2015 - I am thrilled to receive this work from good correspondence friend Joey Patrickt in Oakland. With Joey, I am always wondering: What is he going to do next? He never disappoints.

This time it is complicated image and word play. However, nothing needs to be complicated in terms of enjoying the work as long as you know an old, kids’ telephone prank involving Prince Albert tobacco and some American slang. If you do not, then you are on your own because it is difficult to explain. (Given the number of international IUOMA members, not to mention generational issues, it is possible that Joey’s brilliance is perplexing to a segment of the audience.

If the language and joke aspect is lost for some, you still have some great surreal popart to appreciate.

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I continue to marvel that Joey Patrickt manages to keep coming up with these un-canny pieces that communicate a persona as well as maintain an artistic position in the West Coast School.

Joey and Ray’s blog is well worth a visit for more FAB work:

http://crosstowncorrespondence.blogspot.com/

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on May 30, 2015 at 2:35am

Thx for the info, Richard.

You know I have terrible gaps, Joey & Ray being one. That is, I knew nothing about either until recently. I saw some of Joey's work here at the IUOMA and thought: "That guy is really good." So I pursued an acquaintance, as we are so fortunate enough to be able to do here. Making any sort of judgment about "good" in this area is hard, so I am glad to know you find these two of interest as well.

Joey has a deep interest in Cleveland. I "talk" to him on FB, and he is sphinx-like. And it gives me no sense of how to interpret the work any better.

Anyway, thanks again. I am thrilled to have made contact with Joey.

Comment by Richard Canard on May 29, 2015 at 11:50pm

29.05.15 Dare De Villo S., ... the Joey & Ray exchange has long been one of the best Mail Art Vollies I've  ever seen posted. Thanx for sharing. Richard C.

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