|Entry Dates||10/18/20, 12:00 AM - 2/1/21, 12:00 AM 34 Days Left|
2021 Winter Exchange
To send a postcard in the Digital Age is a simple, yet grossly underestimated gesture. It’s an acknowledgement that other people exist in the physical universe; what’s more, a postcard expresses a desire to reach out and connect with other individuals, no matter how great the distance might be between sender and recipient. The physicality of such an object - hand-scribbled notes, clumsily placed postage stamps, damage incurred in shipment - carries a rich narrative and establishes a profound, interpersonal connection that simply cannot exist in cyberspace.
As members of the Postcard Collective, we find many forms of value in making postcards for each other. They provide us with a new audience for our work; they challenge us to think differently about our studio practice; they serve as an opportunity to test new ideas and, in turn, inform our artistic endeavors outside the Collective. While we continue to participate in The Postcard Collective for different reasons, we are all driven by an undeniable human need to connect with others and stretch the limits of our creativity.