hyperallergic zine

6 Sep

In June, I wrote a post about my submission to the hyperallergic mail art exhibition in New York  (shown below). For the exhibition, Katie Wadkins (the curator) put together a low-brow zine that featured some of the participating artists. I found out they had selected pieces of my work for the small limited run edition of 80, so I ordered myself a copy online before they sold out.Keeping in stride with the theme of MAIL ART, the zine was delivered folded in half, sealed together with some scotch tape, and then plastered with some stamps and my address. Very on point. I didn’t know what to expect, but when I discovered a black and white xerox copied zine with mostly random imagery and very little text, it made sense. Much like zines, mail art also started as an underground culture – a way to quickly circulate information because the message was within the medium. I felt flattered that I had 2 pages and was one of only 20 featured artists. One page featured a spread from my who? hoo! zine while the other was a small graphite drawing of a bird done on vellum. Although it’s not some super fancy exhibition catalogue, I am so proud my work was selected from dozens of entries to be a part of that little publication. Plus it was a nice change of pace to have mail art recognized as a REAL artform, worthy of an exhibition, instead of it being seen as just a craft!


3 Responses to “hyperallergic zine”

  1. Anna Jane Searle 06/09/2011 at 11:22 #

    Your drawings look brilliant me dear, its great seeing your work in a zine. I was trying to read the small print on that envelope….’It says something about a debate on who started the first ever mail art’. You started the whole mail art thing for me, you don’t realise how happy it makes me getting such thoughtful and generous packages from so many talented individuals :)

    • naturesmyfriend 06/09/2011 at 11:56 #

      Thank you Anna. It makes me smile to know that I have introduced you to the snail mail world where creative possibilities are endless and the rewards are priceless. Cheers to many more happily stamped envelopes in our futures :)

    • Anna Jane Searle 06/09/2011 at 13:36 #

      CHEERS!!! I want to watch that now :)

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