Karnival of Trash Exhibition Opens with FAB Work by John M. Bennett & Diane Keys

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Redepaired – a collab book by John M. Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA) and Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA). This is the first entry in the Karnival of Trash 2016 international mail art exhibition. Redepaired is published by Luna Bisonte Prods.

August 14, 2016 - I am pleased beyond measure to open the Karnival of Trash exhibition I am curating with an extraordinary package sent by John M. Bennett. The jewel in the crown of this mailing is a copy of Redepaired, a collaborative book by John and Queen of Trash Diane Keys. The contents are breathtaking. So on the occasion of the impending Karnival of Trash (September 27-30), I will share the complete edition. Click pages to enlarge:

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From Redepaired by John M. Bennett and Diane Keys

A close-in:

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Vispo collab by John M. Bennett and Diane Keys

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Back cover of Redepaired by John M. Bennett and Diane Keys

The mailing includes an original piece on cardboard by John M. Bennett:

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The reverse:

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I definitely endorse the testimonial by Olchar below. Luna Bisonte is one of the great avant/post-avant publishers and has strong ties to the mail art network.

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Thanks to John M. Bennett for this incredible kick-off to the Karnival of Trash.

The mail art call is open until September 30, 2016. Theme: Karnival of Trash. All submissions will be documented. Send to:

Karnival de Trash Call

c/o De Villo Sloan

PO Box 1314

Auburn, New York 13021 USA

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 15, 2016 at 5:13pm

A pic of JMB & DK that I think was taken at this year's Fluxfest.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on August 14, 2016 at 10:34am

Thanks. JMB was exceedingly generous with this mailing. I think there is room for all kinds of material in this show.

I've been toying with some Karnival de Trash slogans: "Trashpo - this isn't funny anymore." "Trashpo - it can only get better."

In terms of competition, there is no competition. There is an older saying: "In Trashpo. nobody wins."

Comment by Richard Canard on August 14, 2016 at 2:54am

13.08.16 Dare Mister De Villo Sloan, ................This is not trash. Sincelery, Richard Canard

Comment by on August 14, 2016 at 2:50am

That sets the bar very high, beautiful work.



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