Mail art? It sounds made up, but it is a real, though niche art movement. Mail art grew out of the Fluxus movement during the 1950′s and has grown ever since. Mail art can be envelopes, postcards, found objects, rubber stamped and collaged images or virtually anything that can be mailed.
The mail art in the current exhibit is from the collection of Winston-Salem resident, Jon Foster.
This work includes letters, envelopes, handmade paper and stamps, and artists’ books.
This exhibit of mail art makes this familiar form accessible to anyone. Please visit the exhibit and enjoy these creative pieces of mail art.
“The purpose of mail art, an activity shared by many artists throughout the world, is to establish an aesthetical communication between artists and common people in every corner of the globe, to divulge their work outside the structures of the art market and outside the traditional venues and institutions: a free communication in which words and signs, texts and colours act like instruments for a direct and immediate interaction.” – Loredana Parmesani