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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: JUNK MAIL STILL WHITE TRASH

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , on July 12, 2008 by got2write

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibit having a six-month run care of The Chicago Arts District, has opened its gallery doors to the public, 2003 S. Halsted Street, Chicago. The exhibit, which explores how Junk Mail intrudes on our daily life, is also open during the traditional 2nd Friday Gallery Walk that has made the Art District of East Pilsen famous to locals and tourists alike.

The public is invited to see the Junk Mail Landscapes (guest artists Michael Kozien will also present a suite of video and sound junk mail explorations), and “White Trash: Available”. Sit in front of the mounds of hand shredded junk mail and be taped making “true” Junk Mail Confessions. This is your chance to make something useful out of over a year’s worth of hand-shredded paper 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 Holiday 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.

> Barbara Hashimoto Website

BARBARA HASHIMOTO: JUNK MAIL EXHIBIT OPENS DOORS TONIGHT

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , on July 11, 2008 by got2write

 

Barbara Hashimoto: Junk Mail exhibit, having a six-month run care of The Chicago Arts District, will open its gallery doors for a reception from 6-10 PM this Friday, July 11 at 2003 S. Halsted Street, Chicago. The reception will be held during the traditional 2nd Friday Gallery Walk that has made the Art District of Pilsen famous to locals and tourists alike.

The growing body of shredded (by hand) junk mail is about to engulf the entire building. It’s unusual and spectacular to say the least. That’s why photographer Adair Sanchez stood outside (in relative safety) and began clicking away. The results where posted on his flickr photostream and then picked up by journalist Ricky Burke’s twitter, mobblogged to friends and foes alike.

The public is invited to see the Junk Mail Landscapes (guest artists Michael Kozien will present a suite of video and sound junk mail explorations), and “White Trash: Available”he Arts.

> Barbara Hashimoto Website