Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Ersatz Exhibit: Installed

The Ersatz Mail Art Exhibition at SF Camerawork opened recently. The curators (one of whom is a UPS driver) hung the work salon style as pictured here, which is a nice way to emphasize the sense of community in the show – every entry represents a different SF Camerawork member. You can see my work in the upper right hand corner, or click here to see a close up picture of my piece on my earlier blog post about this show. A nice example of how artists used the theme of mail art is the large piece in the center by Chris McCaw, who folded his large photograph and sent it through the mail un-enveloped, so that the wear and tear of being mailed became part of the piece itself.

I was invited to talk about my process and my piece in an interview about the Ersatz Exhibit with Inside City Limits: San Francisco, a Comcast cable program about arts and entertainment. If you use Comcast cable, you can download that program and check it out. The exhibit is up at SF Camerawork until August 22, and I believe they are still accepting entries of mail art for the show, so if you are inspired, join SF Camerawork and mail in a photo-based piece.