2 X Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA)

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

March 1, 2016 - I’m thrilled to share two deeply cryptic works by mail art master Joey Patrickt. Both words and images are working in this piece. Does it qualify as Post-Urban?

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I think Joey Patrickt is New Old School drawing from Ray Johnson as well as the polished surface work that has evolved on the USA West Coast. While I see historical resonance, the work is contemporary and never sinks into nostalgia or reiteration.

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I note an architectural preoccupation in these two pieces.

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And for those already not so fortunate as to be hip to it, visit the Crosstown Correspondence blog that documents the epical exchanges between Joey Patrickt and Ray Mantico. This is, in my estimation, one of the foundational mail art projects of our time. You can see ceaselessly inventive work and observe a crazy dialectic.


Thanks as ever to Joey!

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on March 5, 2016 at 1:07am

Thanks Richard.

I discovered (for myself) Joey Patrickt here at the IUOMA and have been following his work for a few years now. He isn't anyone I remember from "back in the day."

Yeah, the Crosstown Correspondence is an amazing dialogue.

I've gotten to know Ray Mantico (as much as, I think, anyone gets to know Ray Man) on FB. He is a poet in the Bay Area going back to Beat day memories of, in particular, Philip Lamantia. So Ray Man is a really interesting guy who is capable of wry comments involving Joey from time to time.

Joey is a guy originally from Cleveland.

So those two are a find, absolutely. 

Comment by Richard Canard on March 3, 2016 at 4:27pm

03.03.16 Dare De Villo S., ....Ray Man & Joey Patrick T ---.one of the best documented playful & inventive mail art exchanges that I know of. Thank  you for sharing once again. Richard C. 



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