Thursday, January 31, 2008

mail art A to Z

You can see my decorated envelope showing Ubu's stomach making a "Q" at http://azmailart.over-blog.com/ .

cubomania

Romanian surrealist Gherashim Luca invented a method of collage called "cubomania" in which an image is cut into squares and the component squares are then reassembled automatically or perhaps at random. I have two cubomanias I made on the web: The Belgian is Transformed into an Oriental Priest with a Purple Tongue and My Fantasy Arrives by Post.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ramak Fazel's attempted trip to 50 state capitols

Readers of this blog might be interested in Ramak Fazel's attempted trip to all 50 U.S. state capitols and the suspicion it aroused; read the New York Times article on it: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/20/arts/design/20shat.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1 .

Friday, January 25, 2008

Anarchist postage stamps

Although I've heard a little bit about these existing I wonder if there is anyone who can give me more detailed information...

"creative" perfins

Does anyone know of or has anyone considered exploiting these for artistic, imaginative, surrealist or propaganda purposes? It seems to me that they do not necessarily have to be restricted as an inventory control measure by corporations and Crown ministries.

fax art

I was wondering if anyone knew of any websites, books or other sources of recent information about this. I'd participated in some exhibitions in the past, but unfortunately interest in this medium, replete with possibilities (works that challenge the Scottish machine's reproductive capacity, for instance) seems to be drying up, and that's a shame...

Thursday, January 24, 2008

"That Bitter Moment in the Quiet Storm" to be in group exhibition "Green Eyes" at Florean Museum, Romania

My pen-and-ink drawing That Bitter Moment in the Quiet Storm is going to be in the group exhibition "Green Eyes" at Florean Museum in Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania April 20-May 20.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

drawing in group exhibition "Recycling" at Ecole Primaire Mixte, Caillouel-Crepigny, France

new envelope decorated with double-headed coloured pencil on Christine Tarantino's blog

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hands blog with my drawing reproduced so small as to be illegible

You can see my drawing "Echographie de Mains au Moment d'une Demande en Mariage" at http://lesmains.over-blog.com/ , though it's reproduced so small that it's all but illegible. You can also see the envelope it came in with postage that includes a personalised meter label of the Ch√Ęteau Frontenac.

"Concerns of the Day" included in collections of "Inter-Art" Contemporary Art Museum in Transylvania

My pen-and-ink drawing Concerns of the Day has been included in the collections of the "Inter-Art" Contemporary Art Museum in Aiud, Transylvania, Romania.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

pen-and-ink based on "Seventeen Seconds" in group exhibition in Kingston, PA

My pen-and-ink based on The Cure album Seventeen Seconds is going to be in the group exhibition "Poetry is insufficient / Art is not enough" at Paper Kite Press & Studio in Kingston, Pennsylvania, USA from April 18 through May 14.

envelope decorated with coloured pencil and Santa Claus pictorial cancellation on Christine Tarantino's blog

You can see an envelope I decorated with coloured pencil on Christine Tarantino's blog at http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_juuOvdc8c4U/R4znPOIvYRI/AAAAAAAACQw/08pBVSJEpVA/s1600-h/chev0002.jpg .

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Museum of Laziness, Bogota, Colombia

The Museum of Laziness (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17894696&ft=1&f=1047) has recently opened in Bogota, Colombia. (While praising this new institution and hoping to get down there as soon as possible I would like to suggest that it may have taken some of its inspiration for my proposal for grants to support couch potatoes.)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

participation in International Fiber Collaborative

An abandoned gas-station in Syracuse, New York is going to be covered with a covering of 800 fabric panels of which I have made one. For more information on this project go to http://internationalfibercollaborative.com.

drawing to be in 2009 French group show

My pen-and-ink drawing An Awkward and Charmless History of the Smurfs is going to be shown in the group exhibition "Memories of School," Bibliotheque Municipale, Saint Jean du Falga, France throughout 2009.

private cancellations in USA

While I am familiar with private overprints (usually for propaganda purposes such as support of the Italian Social Republic, National Socialism and so forth) not only elsewhere but in the U.S. (particularly noteworthy being the "Pray For War" used by a woman during the Vietnam conflict and the mysterious private overprint on the Florida statehood stamp), I was wondering if anyone had any information on private cancellations on U.S. postage under the Private Express Statutes and outside their occasional use on U.S. personalised postage (technically defined as meter labels). This would be a fertile field for exploitation by creative and philatelically-minded individuals.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

envelope decorated with light pen on Christine Tarantino's blog

You can see a new envelope I decorated with light pen on Christine Tarantino's blog at http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_juuOvdc8c4U/R4Uv_OIvX8I/AAAAAAAACN8/ZNPr5hXN7ww/s1600-h/chev0001.jpg .

Monday, January 07, 2008

First International Painting Salon Carbunari 2006

You can see two works of mine in the First International Painting Salon Carbunari 2006 at http://www.cmc.ro/florean_museum/paintings.php (sponsored by the Florean Museum in Baia Mare, Maramures, Romania).

drawing "The Iraq War" in movie

My drawing The Iraq War was featured in the movie W.

Euphemisms for Marriage mail art show

You can see my contribution to this, including the triangular Express Mail mailer it was sent in, at http://www.btinternet.com/~g.a.patterson/mailart/boyerdan.htm .

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Duluth Art Institute Members Exhibition

My gouache He Remembers in the Basque Country the Taste of Papaya will be shown in the Duluth Art Institute Members Exhibition at the Depot Great Hall in Duluth, Minnesota, USA January 23-March 9.