Janine was kind enough to send me a postcard from her journey to Neuchatelatel which is just outside of the Land that Time Forgot and east of The Lost World. There's obviously lots to do there but the don't miss item is the Pterodactyl Airshow in which they create a skyborn tableau vivant based loosely on James A. Michener's "History of the World." It's not Oberammergau but it's pretty darn special. Thank you, Janine for going where no man has gone before and sending me a postcard from said place.
Helder Coelho Dias sent me this poster of his show which just happens to start today at the Lisbon Mail Museum. Titled, "T-Shirt and Shirts," it features several of Helder's painted collages, layered with paint, ink, Helder's ghostly figures and manifold meanings. Thank you, Helder.
Nadine Wendell-Mojica also has a new show at the Oxnard MoMA. It's a spectrorective which sounds painful but is apparently a same day procedure. Nadine's oeuvre is catholic in its diversity and this show, curated by Roberta Hodel, offers a wide variety of her work today.
Like this pen and ink drawing, a cryptic history of obscure characters from Nadine's feverish imagination.
Or the Old Coot whose costume the viewer is invited to imagine. Note megaphone, rear view mirror on walking stick and tassled loafers. Based on a colorful character Nadine met during her recent sabbatical at the Oxnard Assisted Living Facility for Decrepit Mail Artists (OALFFDMA), the old coot is shown here wearing "more than he usually did."
In the Oxnard Foyer Gallery Nadine has a separate show of her enormous collection of Invoices, Receipts and Checks. Entitled "Please Retain Your Stubs," the show is a self portrait in financial ephemera.
I'll be posting a piece from this exhibit as soon as I receive the go ahead from the lawyers at the Book Find Club. Great work, Nadine. The catalog, written by Peter Schjeldahl, is a must have.