Monday, April 14, 2008

Ken Solomon's Post Party

The Josée Bienvenu gallery in New York City is presenting an exhibition by artist Ken Solomon called Post Party. The exhibit runs from now through May 17.

According an article that appears on the ArtCal website, "Post Party explores the imagery and iconography of the U.S. postal system. Whether it is building a public mailbox from sent parcels, or falsifying postage stamps, making a tee pee-sized envelope or a giant rubber stamp of a blank stamp, Ken Solomon erects monuments to a soon-to-be extinct mode of communication."

Recently Solomon also set up an early philatelic voting booth with stamps of 5 presidential candidates which are shown here. The originals are small hand painted images of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, and Ralph Nader.

He subsequently printed hundreds of the stamps for the public to cast their vote. People placed a stamp of their choice on an envelope and dropped it into a ballot box.

No word on who won.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM