Correspondence Art Exhibition at Halsey Institute Features Ray Johnson, Richard C[anard] and Bob Ray

Thanks to Lucky Pierre for originally sharing this!

Beginning is January 2016, the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art in South Carolina (USA) will feature an exhibition of correspondence art by (our own) Richard Canard, Bob Ray AND Ray Johnson.

More info:

http://halsey.cofc.edu/exhibitions/correspondence-art-john-mcwilliams/

Congrats to Richard C!!!

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Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 28, 2015 at 8:56pm

Thx Richard.

Comment by Richard Canard on December 28, 2015 at 8:20pm

28.12.15 Dare De Villo S., ...Bob Ray is a fellow North Carolinian, a longtime correspondent (also  corresponded with Ray Johnson), a contemporary artist ( painter,  collagist & a musician/performance artist. He actually produces canvases & stuff [Recently  awarded a North Carolina Art Fellowship])...not to mention: he tolerates my nonsense when  I occasionally comment upon(atop) his mailings (the so-called "collaborations" )  & he lives at the beach.

Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 28, 2015 at 2:25pm

Some people on FB very much want to attend. If anyone is going, you should try to organize something.

"Wendy Rodgers I would love to go to the opening.... Does anyone know if RC will be in attendance? I would like to meet him (in person). Anyone else up for a road trip? De Villo Sloan? Diane Keys? [Maybe we could sit, have a coffee and make some collaborative mail?]"

Comment by De Villo Sloan on December 28, 2015 at 12:00pm

Hi Susan, great question! The presence of Richard C and Ray Johnson has "taken all the air out of the room" in terms of Bob Ray.

I know close to nothing about Bob Ray. He is an IUOMA member. Examples of his work can be found online, including a piece I wrote praising him in 2013. You can see one example of his art:

https://minxuslynxus2.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/minxus-mail-bag-myst...

Bob Ray is clearly a seasoned networker. Maybe someone who knows him can provide more info.

Comment by Susan McAllister on December 28, 2015 at 5:12am
DeVillo, I am intrigued by the idea of collaborations between Richard and Bob Ray. Do you know where we might see some of this work?
Comment by Angelica Paez on December 27, 2015 at 9:15pm
Congratulations Richard!

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