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Episode 15: (part 02) Books! Books! Books! (about Ray Johnson!)

Episode 15: Senders Receive host Jennie Hinchcliff discusses books about Ray Johnson!

In the not-so-distant past, it used to be difficult to find books about correspondence artist Ray Johnson. Most books were either out of print or incredibly expensive. Episode 15 highlights three recent books with Ray Johnson as the subject matter: Siglio Press's 2014 reprint of the Johnson classic The Paper Snake, Matthew Marks Gallery's Ray Johnson, and the recently released exhibition catalog Ray Johnson c/o.
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SHOW NOTES:

--> documentary: How To Draw A Bunny

--> Siglio Press's reprint of The Paper Snake

--> Matthew Mark Gallery's Ray Johnson

--> Ray Johnson c/o at The Art Institute of Chicago

--> Irma Boom: The Book Is Not A .PDF
 
Resources for seeking out used books: 
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Episode 14: (part 01) Books! Books! Books! (about mail art!)

 

Episode 14: Senders Receive host Jennie Hinchcliff discusses books about mail art!

Suggestions from SR listeners resulted in a fantastic list of books to be discussed (now and in future episodes!) For Episode 14 Jennie reviews “The World of Donald Evans” (Wally Eisenhart), “45 Years of Fooling Around With Anna Banana” (Michelle Jacques), and the listener suggested “Hand Illustrated Postal Envelopes” (David Swales).

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Resources for seeking out used books: 
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Episode 13: (part 02) mail artist, artistamp maker, & archivist Chuck Welch / Crackerjack Kid (New Hampshire, USA)

Chuck Welch a.k.a. Crackerjack Kid continues the conversation in Part 02 of his Senders Receive interview!

Crackerjack has spent the last twelve years archiving and organizing his mail art collection, for inclusion at the Smithsonian Museum's Archives of American Art. He has curated mail art exhibitions for various institutions, most recently the show "Postcards to Brattleboro: 40 Years of Mail Art" at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Vermont. For Part 02 of his interview, we discuss what it’s like to open an exhibition on the brink of a pandemic, meeting other mail artists in person, and the effect of the early internet on mail art. 

This is Part 02 of a two part interview.

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SHOW NOTES:

--> What Is Mail Art? : an interview with Chuck Welch and mail artist Shmuel (Stewart Copans) : https://youtu.be/vubEgu5bxVg

--> Finding Aid to the Jean Brown Papers at the Getty Research Institute:

--> Dick Higgins (Something Else Press) writes about intermedia

--> upcoming exhibition: Ray Johnson: c/o at The Chicago Art Institute

 

Follow Crackerjack on Instagram at: @crackerjackkid3

Interested in corresponding with Crackerjack? Send him a DM via IG!

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Episode 12: (part 01) mail artist, artistamp maker, & archivist Chuck Welch / Crackerjack Kid (New Hampshire, USA)

Chuck Welch (a.k.a. The Crackerjack Kid) is author of "Eternal Network: A Mail Art Anthology", one of the earliest and best anthologies of mail art thought and writing. His artistamp and mail art works have long circulated throughout the Network; recent artistamp issues cover topics such as BLM, C19, and political protest. 

Crackerjack has spent the last twelve years archiving and organizing his mail art collection, for inclusion at the Smithsonian Museum's Archives of American Art. He has curated mail art exhibitions for various institutions, most recently the show "Postcards to Brattleboro: 40 Years of Mail Art" at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Vermont. He has been the focus of museum shows, notably "Errors, Fakes, and Oddities" and "Mail Art Archives and Correspondences by Chuck Welch" at the New Hampshire Institute of Art Sharon Arts Gallery, in Manchester, NH. 

This is Part 01 of a two part episode.

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Episode 11: mail artist & maker Mitsuko Brooks (Brooklyn, NY)

Episode 11: Mitsuko Brooks was born in the Aomori Prefecture of Japan and moved to the United States at an early age. She is a 1.5 generation Shin-Issei Japanese American artist living and working in New York. Her mail art collages, artists books, zines, and assemblages are in special collections and libraries throughout North America, including the Smithsonian's Archive of American Art. Her work often utilizes storytelling or personal narrative while incorporating dense layered visuals or the use of materials others might consider discards. 
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Show notes: 

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--> The Senders Receive intro/outro music is titled "Successful"; the musical artist is Keetsa. This track is used as per the artists Creative Commons usage statement, which can be found here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

--> Is there a postal modern or mail art maven that you'd like to hear from? An individual you think should be interviewed by Senders Receive? Send an email to sendersreceivepodcast.com and let us know!

--> Follow us on Instagram: @sendersreceivepodcast

 

Episode 10: mail artist, zine maker, & prankster Ken Miller (Newtown, PA)

Episode 10: Ken Miller's mail art zine "Shouting at the Postman" (started in 1995) was (and is) a labor of love, focusing on personal stories, mail art anecdotes, and the occasional recipe. Currently, Ken (literally) weaves mail art out of photos and creates collages out of memory.

Join Senders Receive host Jennie Hinchcliff as she sits down with Ken and gets the lowdown for episode 10!

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Episode 03: mail artist & artistamp maker Amber Wolf (Portland, OR)

Episode 03: Amber Wolf  is a collage artist, artistamp maker, and the current showrunner for the Portland Correspondence Co-op. Amber recently completed a cross country train trip via Amtrak, sending mail art from whistle stops along the way. In this interview, she discusses her first forays into mail art, what she likes about collage, and staying (analog) connected in this digital age.

Shownotes:

Postal Collage Project

On Kawara's "I Got Up" postcard series

Portland Correspondence Co-op on FB

 

Senders Receive intro/outro music is titled "Successful"; the musicial artist is Keetsa. This track is used as per the artist's Creative Commons usage statement, which can be found here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Additional sound editing and engineering was done by Von Span. 

Episode 05: mail/collage artist & artistamp maker Sally Wassink :: Wurlitzerworld (SF, CA)

Episode 05: Sally Wassink (a.k.a Wurlitzerworld) is a multi talented collage, mail, and artistamp maker. Sally's work has been shown in various exhibitions, including the Wereldmuseum's 2017 exhibition "Power Mask". Her collage work recently appeared in the pages of Ukrainian Vogue and has been showcased as the primary cover image for the exhibition catalog for the "Power Mask" exhibition. 

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Show notes: 

purchase Sally's artistamp sheet via The Portland Stamp Company

--> exhibition (and exhibition catalog): The World Exists to Be Put on a Postcard: Artists Postcards From 1960 to Now

author and curator: Jeremy Cooper

--> Lenore Tawney: Signs on the Wind / Postcard Collages
author: Holland Cotter

--> Dada collage artist Hannah Hoch

--> exhibition: "Power Mask" at the Wereldmuseum in the Netherlands

contemporary mail artists mentioned in this episode:

Allan Bealy :: Angelica Paez :: JU13 :: Adam Rousopuolos :: Jeff Wietor ::
Vizma Bruns :: Tic Tac :: Keith Chambers/Amalgamated Confusion :: Red Letter Day

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The Senders Receive intro/outro music is titled "Successful";
the musical artist is Keetsa. This track is used as per the artists
Creative Commons usage statement, which can be found here:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Additional sound editing and engineering by Von Span. 

Episode 09: mail/book artist & artistamp innovator Sas Colby (Berkeley, CA)

Episode 09: Sas Colby is a respected mixed media artist with a history of creating 
and sending mail art. She has been making, exhibiting and teaching art 
for more than fifty years, and is well known for her nontraditional 
artists books. Her artiststamps created through the 80’s and into the 90’s are considered some of the best and earliest examples of the genre.

Sas has exhibited widely across the US and Europe, her work is included in archives such as The National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Jean Brown Archive at the Getty Research Institute, and the Oakland Museum of California.

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SHOW NOTES: 

Follow Sas's adventures on Instagram: @sasu.san and via the web: https://www.sascolby.com

Bay Area Women's Legacy Project

Judith Hoffberg's Umbrella (online archive of the magazine
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--> For updates and upcoming interviews, follow Senders Receive on Instagram: 
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Episode 08: Barbara Wyeth / SF’s Postcard Palace :: postcard collector & mail artist (SF, CA)

Episode 08: Barbara Wyeth is a San Francisco artist who has specialized in photography, copier art, and mail art. In the 70's and early 80's, Barbara was a co-owner of the Postcard Palace in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, which provided a cultural community center where people could  stop by, look around, and become inspired. 

The Palace's annual mail art exhibitions are legendary, with contributors such as Carioca, Buster Cleveland, Rocola, and Ruby Ray (among many many others.) Barbara shares these stories and more for episode 08.

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Show notes: 

Follow Barbara's artistic adventures on Instagram: @bediew

"Copy Art Had Roots in the Fillmore" -- The New Fillmore (08.31.18)

Barbara's essay for the "Immovable Camera" exhibition at Tower Fine Arts Center Gallery at SUNY, Brockport, New York in 2015

The Postcard Palace has a wonderfully active group on Facebook

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The Senders Receive intro/outro music is titled "Successful"; the musical artist is Keetsa. This track is used as per the artists Creative Commons usage statement, which can be found here: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Additional sound editing and engineering by Von Span. 

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