Art Metropole is pleased to announce the publication of GOIN’ POSTAL. This bookwork/catalogue documents the GOIN’ POSTAL mail-art exhibition at Art Metropole, autumn 2007. Photographed by Miles Collyer, who organized the exhibition, and designed by Los Angeles-based Tiffany Malakooti, each book is numbered and has a unique rubber-stamped cover and signed tip-in photograph.
Evincing the modest spirit of mail art and its do-it-yourself complexion, the 96 pages of this book act as an aid to those interested in this under-documented genre. Mail Art is described by Art Metropole Director Ann Dean, in the introduction of GOIN’ POSTAL, as “a means of affordable production, development and distribution of art.” This means of “intimate exchange,” rarely exhibited and seldom given any degree of authority within the canon, now has a home. Includes work by Robert Fones, General Idea, Kevin Immanuel, Ray Johnson, Micah Lexier, Kelly Mark, Jonathan Monk, Juergen Staack, Julie Voyce and others.
Miles Collyer (born, 1983 in Toronto) is a visual artist whose practice is motivated by photo-based sources and issues relating to cultural identity. He studied at the Ontario College of Art & Design where he was the recipient of several academic scholarships and awards before graduating with a BFA in photography in 2006. After completing his undergraduate studies Collyer has gone on to receive further grants and awards for his work, most notably a Gold medal in 2008 from the Canadian National Magazine Awards in the category of Best Art Direction for a Single Magazine Article. His work has been widely published and exhibited across Canada, the United States, Australia, Switzerland, Germany and several curated exhibits online.
Goin' Postal: Catalogue for An exhibition of Mail Art.