Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Billboard Art Show in New Orleans

I have a series of billboards in the Billboard Art Project now showing in New Orleans, LA Saturday, October 22, 2011 at 12 a.m. to Friday, November 18th at 11:59 p.m. Four weeks (now extended to later) of art interspersed among advertising at Pontchartrain Expressway, east bound, just after South Claiborne Avenue. 
This is taking place during the largest biennial of international contemporary art in the United States. ... Prospect.2 New Orleans. A few of the images are below:


Friday, October 21, 2011

Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum Blog-in-Print

This offer ends December 1, 2011.

A downloadable color PDF catalog is now available of the Gina Lotta Post Artistamp Museum blog. It consists of all standard posts (excluding videos and Pages) of entries to the blog in the order posted made into book format. You can download, then print, and/or keep your copy electronically. This is an easy way to document your participation, and show family and friends all the wonderful artistamps from around the world.

For more details see the blog http://artistampmuseum.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fluxus Scores - put together by Matt Taggart

Chicago Billboard Show - October on I-90 Near Oakton

eastbound I-90 just south of Oakton Street, Arlington Heights

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Kaunas Biennale is happening in Lithuania - October 2011


Jack in the box by Allen Bukoff, Box hanging to left by Lisa Iversen, Cut pants by DeVillo Sloan, next piece by Nula Horo, Rubberstamps on window by Picasso Gaglione, Patchwork by Marianne Middelburg, Fluxweb Lacemaking bat & shuttles by Jorge Artajo, Mailart hanging bag by Neosho, Fluxus Good Eyes banners by Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Fluxbox on Seat (Fluxpuzzle) by Kyle White, Poets clothes by Jim Leftwich, Red circle by Alan Revich, Fluxus Ritual Kit by Ginny Lloyd, Brotkatzen (above door) by Kommisar Hjular; Mama Baer.

Friday, September 30, 2011

MOMA / Museum of Mail Art at Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Kartause Ittingen, Warth, Switzerland

Part of the HRFricker's- show at Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth Switzerland

Ginny Lloyd / Giovanni Strada at MOMA-Museum of Mail Art. Part of the HRFricker's- show at Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Warth Switzerland.
Stempel / rubber stamps of HRF ca. 1975-1995 Im Kunstmuseum Thurgau. Warth TG

Behind The Monthly Scene

The Monthly was banned by the San Francisco print companies in the early ‘80s. Yes, liberal, accepting of all things unusual San Francisco was not so hip in the print industry. I could not find anyone to offset print the first two issues because, “We don’t print content like this.”
Upon questioning what in the publication’s content these guys did not publish, it came down to the politics that was not agreeable. The Monthly was perceived to be a radical feminist and/or lesbian publication by the printer trade. Whereas, neither of the contributors thought it was political at all!

Becoming more determined to get the issues out into the art public, the Xerox copier was used to print the first two issues. Finally when the third issue was ready a friend referred me to a print company owner who was a Grateful Dead fan who would accept it for print…but there was a condition. I would have to understand that the pressman might be opposed to the job and the owner would not be able to control him.

So what did that mean exactly?

I asked to meet with the pressman to ask him personally if he found the content offensive. Upon his inspection of the galleys he agreed to run the job.

A week later I went back to pick up the completed zines and was surprised to receive a pile of layout boards with the waxed on text and finely tuned originals showing visible footprints. Also they were falling apart as if they’d been thrown across the room. The artwork was generally an overall mess. Plus I could only get the artwork returned when the printed copies were paid for, regardless of whether I liked the resulting job with the messy lines and paste-up marks.

So the third issue of The Monthly is a testament to those early zine days, before the print profession had to change its ways in more than attitude.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

50 Year Jubilee box

This Assembling is a small extract from the network, but in a slightly larger format, which not all the participants kept – that is mail art as well. It includes a postcard in an envelope, perforated artist stamp sheets, works of different reproduction techniques and contributions of a diverse nature. That suited the idea that first gave rise to this assembling, namely to collect material for a mail art exhibition in Berlin in 2012.
More information can be found at: http://wohlrab-verlag.de/editionen_jubilee.php

New Catalog is Available

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fluxfest NYC - 2011

Again I was unable to attend a Fluxfest due to health and family. My mom died during this time so my energies and attention were not focused entirely on art. I was however able to participate in absentia via a new poster design and Catherine Bennett acted as my stand in for the Fluxus West induction. Don Boyd presided while the following were inducted:
Revich, Wood, Vassar, Kusina, Maltos, Campbell, Bennett (both John and Mehrl), Kinsey, Altemus, Wyndham, Touchon, Rutherford (Joshua and Jessica), Kosharek, Courtney, Sass, Sass-Hake, Gaglione (Picasso and Darlene Domel)

Induction Ceremony via Phone

Certificate of Induction

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Visual Poetry on Billboards in Duluth, MN

The show was held over the weekend of August 20-21. Take a look. If you want to see more images of other artists works visit Facebook; Billboard Art Project page.