"Return To Sender: An Exhibit Of Mail Art" opens Friday, January 11th

Return To Sender

(SCENE) Metrospace presents "Return To Sender: An Exhibit of Mail Art" opening with a public reception from 6-9 PM on Friday January 11, 2008. This exhibit explores the 20th century tradition of mail art, drawing in works from across the country and around the world that are either tiny or grand, elegaic or spurious. The single uniting thread is that each piece of art has traveled by post, and has been handled -- and occasionally crushed, mutilated, spindled, or folded -- by strangers and by machinery charged with transporting our deepest secrets, our most sensitive personal and financial information, and in this case our fearless self-expression.

The exhibit includes artwork by Aaron Curtner and Russell Bauer(Lansing), Hart Ryan Noecker (Portland, OR), Marguerite Bryant (Eureka, CA), Clare Fox (Detroit), Michael Mosher (Bay City) and Ryosuke Cohen (Japan), Mike Pixley (Lansing) and Jeffrey Winkelmann Evergreen (Kalamazoo), Michael Crosby (Lansing), Vittore Baroni (Italy), Corrie Van Sice (Kansas City, MO), Jefferson Navicky (Brooklyn, NY), Clemente Padin (Uruguay), John Lindenmayer (Lansing), and Juanita Baldwin (Okemos). A unique feature of this exhibit is that many unsolicited works of art have arrived in our mailbox and in a similar unannounced fashion will find their way onto the gallery walls.

Shown in tandem with “Return to Sender” will be an exhibit of recent paintings by Lansing artists Tim Lane and Peter Richards.


This event is FREE and open to the public, however space is limited. The evening’s musical entertainment (provided by Ed Corcoran and Nate Zukas) and refreshments are complimentary. Donations to help (SCENE) expand its cutting-edge programming are encouraged.

Exhibit continues through Sunday, February 24.

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