Mail art by IUOMA members Joey Patrickt (Oakland, California, USA) & Bonnie Diva (Gurnee, Illinois, USA)
August 28, 2019 - As my investigative mail art series on the current Add & Pass phenom continues, I find that veteran legend Joey Patrickt’s (DKult Joey, Post-Urbanism) involvement in A&P is far greater than I ever would have suspected. These sheets that have recently crossed my desk and that I now share with you reveal an interesting new development in A&P currents. They offer a hint about where the turgid mud flow of A&P sheets is ultimately headed and what it represents.
As you see, Joey Patrickt has teamed up with acclaimed emerging mail art star Bonnie Diva to launch some interesting new Add & Pass pieces. Bonnie Diva is much admired for her vintage aesthetic and for being an innovative zinester. Yet matching her with Joey Patrickt, a post-pop conceptualist, might seem dissonant or even implausible. But in these sheets they prove themselves to be a great collab duo, and the magic of the Eternal Network shines through.
HilgArt (Tom Hilgartner) (USA) and Massimo Medola (Italy) also contributed to these pieces. Massimo Medola has been involved with many recent A&P sheets I have seen, including the E (Ambassador of Utopia) Fan Club.
Perhaps the current A&P craze will prove to be a glue uniting disparate factions (such as Old School and Newbies) of the evolving network. Add & Pass, instead of being quicksand, might prove to be a healing fountain.
Another Bon-Joey A&P:
This Add & Pass sheet was also included, although I don’t think it is necessarily a Bon-Joey composition:
Previous installments in the “Secret Masters of Add & Pass Series”