relationship CXX ~ Edison’s new fashioned individual QUICKSILVER Embrace

My 120th “relationship” collage was made for the exhibition Keep St. Pete Weird, at Davidson Fine Art in the Central Edge district of St. Petersburg, Florida.

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relationship CXX ~ Edison’s new fashioned individual QUICKSILVER Embrace

The main section was completed 8/31/16, arranging found trash on a paperback romance novel.
Captive Embrace
Captive Embrace by Sylvie F. Sommerfield.

I made it while sitting at the Starbucks on Belcher at SR60 in Clearwater, FL.

The “frame” was completed 9/6/16, by gluing pages from the book to the lid of a shoebox, highlighting random passages, and then spraying them with clearcoat. The cover is affixed to the inside of the frame using magnets.
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Keep St. Pete Weird
The exhibition: Keep St. Pete Weird, opened on 9/10/2016 at Davidson Fine Art in the Central Edge district of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Relationship CXVIII – (MOLDOVA Double Stuff)

Relationship CXVIII – (MOLDOVA Double Stuff)

A DVD collaged with found trash and stenciled with deStijl lines in red & yellow. Started while sitting at Starbucks Park Place in Pinellas Park, Florida on 1/23/16 & completed (the spray paint at home) on 4/19/2016.

Sent (along with CXII) to
Brooklyn for exhibition:
“Works of Art” at Bushwick Spray Paint Shop on 4/30/16
1009 Broadway, Bell 203, Brooklyn, NY
Then left on the streets of Brooklyn after the show.

Relationship CXVI (IF YOU ARE NOT A WINNER, PLEASE BECOME PART-TIME GUN DEALER)

Relationship CXVI (IF YOU ARE NOT A WINNER, PLEASE BECOME PART-TIME GUN DEALER)


Completed ON 1/17/16 while sitting at Starbucks in International Plaza in Tampa, Florida. It is made by collaging found trash on a used DVDR.


Sent to & published in the Zine “Be A Pal” Issue 1
(along with sticker # 65)
published by Jude & Val Lobasso

(and I got issue #13!)

RJFC sticker # 69

Completed on 12/18/15 using a blue Hello My Name Is sticker, while sitting at Starbucks on S. Dale Mabry near Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa.

It was sent on April 20, 2016 to be in the #DetroitStickerJam at Pikes Gallery in May of 2016 in Eastpoint MI along with # 75 & # 66.

screen grab of Pikes Gallery Instagram showing sticker # 69

 

 

Relationship CXII – (POLEMIQUES sans grandes expos)

Relationship CXII – (POLEMIQUES sans grandes expos)

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A 12 inch record collaged with found trash and stenciled with deStijl lines in red, yellow, gray & chartreuse. Completed on 4/19/2016.

Sent to
Brooklyn for exhibition:
“Works of Art” at Bushwick Spray Paint Shop on 4/30/16
1009 Broadway, Bell 203, Brooklyn, NY
Then left on the streets of Brooklyn after the show.

 

Relationship CXI (PLEASE ADD HAIR TO CHER AND RETURN TO RAY JOHNSON c/o PERFORMA)

Relationship CXI – (PLEASE ADD HAIR TO CHER AND RETURN TO RAY JOHNSON c/o PERFORMA)

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Completed on 10/16/15. Made only with found trash.

My collage for the exhibition: Please Add To and Return to Ray Johnson.

Please Add To and Return To: Mail Art Homage to Ray Johnson
Sunday, November 1 — Sunday, November 22, 11:00am — 7:00pm
Printed Matter
231 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10001

“This exhibition is the culmination of Performa’s 2015 mail art re-activation project celebrating the work of artist Ray Johnson, “one of the most revered underground artists of the last half of the 20th century.”

As an homage to Johnson, the father of mail art, on the 20th anniversary of his death, Performa (in collaboration with the Ray Johnson Estate) placed a number of the artist’s “templates” back into circulation inviting participants to draw, collage or otherwise “add to” them and then “return” them to Johnson c/o Performa via USPS, the internet or through social media using the hashtag #PleaseAddTo.”

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Photograph by Printed Matter showing part of the installation.

 

ArtNews article from 10/29/15:

‘Please Add To and Return To: Mail Art Homage to Ray Johnson’ at Printed Matter