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‘Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail & White Trash’ Exhibition Tonight 6-10pm, East Pilsen, Chicago

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , , on August 8, 2008 by got2write

Archie FlorCruz,  www.whateverland.com

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibition, having an eight-month run sponsored by The Chicago Arts District, and Podmarjersky, Inc., opens its gallery doors tonight, August 8, from 6 – 10 pm at 2003 S. Halsted Street, for the popular 2nd Friday Gallery Walk that has made the Arts District of East Pilsen famous in Chicago. The public is invited to take a walk in Hashimoto’s “Junk Mail Landscape,” an installation made from the 3,000 cubic feet of shredded junk mail that she collected for one year. Guest artist Michael Kozien’s suite of video and sound junk mail explorations are on view in the adjacent project room.

Other special events throughout the year include Junk Mail Interiors, Junk Mail Stories, and Junk Mail Xmas: whereby fake trees will be decorated using hand-shredded Christmas catalogues and other holiday-related junk mail.

JUNK MAIL FACTS: 100 million trees are cut down to produce junk mail annually. The majority of junk mail is produced from natural forests.  In 2006, Americans received 77 billion pieces of junk mail. In 2006,
more than 15 million trees were cut down to produce the 1.8 billion pounds of undeliverable junk mail. (That’s above and beyond what was delivered.) 44% of the junk mail received goes unopened into the landfill.

Hashimoto’s sculpture, installation and performance work has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Japan, Europe, and the Middle East and is in more than 250 public and private collections including The
Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art, The Museum of Arts and Design, The Art Institute of Chicago’s Joan Flasch Collection, and The National Museum of Women in the Arts.  She is currently Artist-in-Residence at BauerLatoza Studio, a multi-disciplinary architecture firm.

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

* Photo: Archie FlorCruz, www.whateverland.com

BARBARA HASHIMOTO & R. O’DONNELL TAPE JUNK MAIL CONFESSIONS

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2008 by got2write

 

 

Fine artist Barbara Hashimoto and writer/actor R. O’Donnell videotape the “Junk Mail Confessions” of exhibition visitors at the “Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail” exhibition at 2003 South Halsted Street, Chicago. The next tapings will take place on the Second Friday receptions, September 12 and October 10 from 6 – 10 PM. These taping will be presented at the exhibition in November along with R. O’Donnell’s one-man show entitled “Junk Mail 101.” For dates and show times visit barbarahashimoto.com.

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

> Junk Mail photos by Archie FlorCruz at whateverland.com

> Junk Mail photos by FlorCruz at flickr

BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL IN WHATEVER LAND

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2008 by got2write

 

 

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibition, sponsored by the Chicago Art District & Podmajersky, Inc.,  has landed on Whatever Land. Thanks to photographer Archie Florcruz, a guest at the 2nd Friday Gallery Walk (2003 S. Halsted Street, East Pilsen, Chicago,) Hashimoto’s junk mail creations landed on his popular photo sharing site Whatever Land.

Florcruz posted “Junk Mail Landscapes” and “White Trash: Available” plus guest artists Michael Kozien’s suite of video and sound junk mail explorations. He also clicked away as guests sat in front of the mounds of hand shredded junk mail while being taped making “true” Junk Mail Confessions. Here was a chance for the photojournalist to document over a year’s worth of hand-shredded junk mail by fine artist Barbara Hashimoto.

“Advertisers need to be more conscious of people’s right to quality of life,” says Hashimoto from a packed gallery opening this past Friday, “Junk mail is an intrusion into that right.”

Other special events throughout the year include Junk Mail Landscapes, Junk Mail Interiors, and Junk Mail Christmas where trees will be decorated using hand shredded Catalogues and other Holiday related Junk mail.

JUNK MAIL FACTS: 100 million trees are cut down to produce junk mail annually. The majority of junk mail is produced from natural forests. In 2006, Americans received 77 billion pieces of junk mail. In 2006, more than 15 million trees were cut down to produce the 1.8 billion pounds of undeliverable junk mail. (That’s above and beyond what was delivered.) 44% of the junk mail received goes unopened into the landfill.

Born in New Jersey and educated at Yale, Hashimoto’s work has been exhibited throughout Japan, The U.S. and The Middle East and is in more than 250 public and private collections including The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American Art, The Museum of Arts and Design (New York) and The National Museum of Women in the Arts.

> Whateverland Hashimoto: Junk Mail Photos

> Barbara Hashimoto Website