Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dearest members,

Not sure if any of you noticed my unauthorized use of AmalgaMat's name in putting up a quick exhibit in honor of Vasili Arkhipov. If not, read here. That being said, I would love, love, love for the members of AmalgaMat, yes I still think of AmalgaMat as existing, limping along perhaps, but existing nonetheless, to contribute a piece to the show. Why? Because I plan on putting out a nice glossy catalog of the show to bring to the next residency.

I would like this virtual show to be the first of many 'virtual' exhibits I plan on putting up. By 'virtual' I mean in a space other than a brick and mortar space. It could be web, book or even word of mouth, for in the end, most of us only 'really' come into contact with an exhibition through the residual material left behind after the fact. So who needs the 'actual' show when the surrounding material is the usual manner we experience an art exhibit? And who knows, perhaps one of these 'virtual' shows could morph and become a 'real' exhibit some day. The important thing now though, is getting participation from artists who's work I admire, and you guys are most certainly at the top of my list.

So please join me in celebrating Vasili Arkhipov by sending me an image, video or audio file you deem fitting within the context of the show. The piece does not have to be made specifically for the show. It can be something you already have, which relates in some manner to the theme.

Thanks in advance.