Between October 5th and November 24th, Art Metropole is pleased to present Goin’ Postal, an exposition of mail art organized by Miles Collyer. Please join us on Friday October 5th at 7 p.m. for the opening.
Harvested from private collections, Goin’ Postal, presents work that has never been exhibited, as mail-art is not destined for gallery exhibition. Instead, mail-art invites an intimate and exclusive exchange between artist and recipient; to exhibit mail-art is to highlight its intimate quality in contrast to formal means of public presentation. If the exhibition’s attraction is that it makes previously un-exhibited work available to the public, then its intrigue comes from the curatorial strategy.
Art Metropole is interested in what recipients have in their collections and the exhibition is predominantly culled from these personal museums. The curatorial approach for this exhibit is user-driven, not artist-driven, and has been constructed from the ground-up. It is the exchange that is paramount within the world of mail-art and Goin’ Postal.
2: People checking out the show as Bill Burns blurs by.
3: Illustrated envelope by Peter Thompson addressed to Jason McLean, 1999.
4: Amy Lam - Super Seven Subscription Service issue #3, 2007.
5: Eric Metcalfe (aka Dr Brute) various mail-art & ephemera c. 1979.
6: Artist Multiple barons Ann Dean, Director of Art Metropole & Paul Petro ponder life.
7: Tim Fitzpatrick and Tonik also of Art Metropole, enjoying the opening party.