For just the price of shipping and handling, artists from around the world can display their work in a Durham art gallery.
The Scrap Exchange, a nonprofit organization that collects, sells and displays reused objects, is hosting an exhibition named “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” where people were encouraged to send all types of art to The Scrap Exchange through the mail.
“What’s really nice about mail art is it’s something that goes across many different mediums,” said Ruth Warren, marketing and promotions coordinator for the exchange.
Signed, sealed, delivered
Date: Through Sept. 14; see website for gallery hours
Location: 923 Franklin St., Bay 1, Durham, N.C.
“We have art that’s been painted and collaged, as well as sketches, and we’ve also had art sent in on a vinyl record album, a plate and a chalk drawing on a shingle. What’s nice about it is it really spans a broad range of artists and art techniques, and is really something that anyone can do.”
The mail art is currently on display in the Scrap Exchange’s Green Gallery, where it has either been hung or placed on pedestals, depending on what type of medium was used to create the piece of art. Rod McClain, manager of the Green Gallery, is part of a committee of members who organized and planned the show.