Olin Gallery: The Fylfot Fellows Correspondence Club (with photos)
Smoyer Gallery: M.A.P. (Mail Art Project) (with photos)
Artist Lecture: Travis Head, Friday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m., Olin Recital Hall
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 24, 6 – 8 p.m. Smoyer Gallery
Performance Workshop by the Fylfot Fellows Correspondence Club: Friday, Nov. 14, 6 – 8 p.m., Olin Gallery
The Fylfot Fellows Correspondence Club is a U.S.-based artist collective that includes members Travis Head, David Dunlap, Zach Stensen and Josh Black. Formed as a letter-writing project in 2007, the group has evolved into a collaborative practice centered on drawing, object-making and installation. In the past five years, the collective has developed a visual lexicon, which at its root serves as an ongoing dialogue between members, while also chronicling the group’s history. Since the Fylfots are no longer anchored in a central location, their reconvening often takes place in the context of a project or exhibition, and the subsequent work is imbued with a personal iconography that explores themes of wayfaring, history and friendship. In almost all cases each drawing bears marks by every member and no piece is ever considered complete.
This Roanoke exhibition is funded by a Copenhaver Scholar-in-Residence Grant.
M.A.P. (Mail Art Project) is a project that brings together a community of artists through art in the form of mail. The concept is for a piece of mail art to be created and mailed to an individual who can choose to:
•"Add and Return,” expand on the work received to create a collaborative piece of art and return it to Olin Hall Galleries
•"Add and Pass,” adding to the work, and sending it on to someone else
•Create your own original piece of mail art and send it to Olin Hall Galleries
•Keep the mail art you have received
Olin Hall Galleries has organized this visual pen-pal venture and M.A.P. exhibition to represent an international outreach and exchange from Roanoke and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to have a M.A.P. piece mailed to every country and U.S. state.
These works have been documented through a world map that tags the locations in which pieces have traversed.
For more information please visit: www.roanoke.edu/olingallery
And an interactive map is located here: https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=753605