|Gary Farrelly, Statistical composition related to Going Postal (2013), private collection, Dallas.|
There were 128 units of mail dispatched by Gary Farrelly to the following locations in the first half of 2013. Texas (41 units/ 32%), Ireland (28 units/ 22%), Republika Srpska (10 units/ 9%), Belgium (8 units/ 6%), France (8 units/ 6%), United States *excluding Texas (8 units/ 6%), Germany (7 units/ 5%), England (6 units/ 4%), Canada (3 units/ 2%), Poland (3 units/ 2%), Iran (3 units/ 2%), Italy (1 unit/ 1%), Greece (1 unit/ 1%), Netherlands (1 unit/ 1%) and Norway (1 unit/ 1%).
The dispatches break down into the following classifications by order of numeric strength: Personal Correspondence (40 units/ 31% ), Mail Art/ Postal Art (38 units/ 29%), Personal Administration (30 units/ 22% ), Government Bureaucracy (10 units/ 9% ), Miscellaneous (10 units/ 9% ) .
Of the 38 Mail Artworks dispatched in the first half of the year 16 units/ 43% were sent expressly for inclusion in Going Postal, an exhibition of Postal Art production at RE Gallery in Dallas, Texas. 10 units/ 26% were dispatched to The Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska. These were sent as part of an ongoing collaboration with that institution. 7 units/ 18% were received by Marfa based artist Sam Schonzeit. Farrelly and Schonzeit both worked on each artwork rotating it between their respective studios unenveloped in the mail. These collaborative works were also exhibited in Going Postal. 5 units/ 13% went to other parties at miscellaneous locations.
|(Above) Gary Farrelly and Oisin Byrne, Øy Paviljong (2013), performance and photographic print.|
|(Above) Gary Farrelly and Oisin Byrne, [detail] Øy Paviljong (2013), performance and photographic print.|
|Gary Farrelly, Mail Art 2013080, RE Gallery, Dallas, Texas.|
Gary Farrelly** is participating in a mail art collaboration with Dallas curator Wanda Dye and Texan artist 's Michael Corris, John Pomara and Sam Schonzeit. The project which is called Going Postal will see the artists dispatch artworks without envelope via the standard postal system. Wanda Dye is the receiving hand and is documenting and categorizing each arrival. The collaboration will culminate in an exhibition of the works entitled Going Postal at Dallas's RE Gallery this coming August.
**Mail-Art is a core gesture emphasized in Farrelly's 5th 2 year development plan (2013-2015). Pieces are mailed without envelope in the standard post, thus exposed to bureaucratic alteration and procedural molestation. Whole exhibitions are incrementally transmitted in this manner.
|Gary Farrelly, Diane Arbus International Airport (2012), RO2 Gallery, Dallas.|
November 9 - December 8, 2012
RO2 Art DOWNTOWN
110 North Akard Street/ Dallas, Texas 75210/ (214) 803-9575/ www.ro2art.com
Friday, November 9, 7 - 10pm
Wednesday through Saturday, 12 - 5pm
Gary Farrelly would like to thank Marina Guinness, Oisin Byrne, Lindsey and Patrick Collins, Violet Ogden, Camilla Monroe and RO2 Art for their generosity, support and assistance at all stages in the execution of this project. It is sincerely and profoundly appreciated.
|Gary Farrelly, The artist as autonomous coastal city state(2011)[detail] , image courtesy of the artist.|
All roads lead to Neustern
November 10 - November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 7 - 10pm
Galerie Modonov, 114 Capel Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Tuesday through Sunday, 11 - 5pm