Ugly Art Room curates Fare Thee Well, an open postcard exhibit
Corrine Woodman Gallery II (The Arts Center, behind the Main Gallery) | June 27 – July 29
Pop up Gallery “Ugly Art Room” curates an international exhibit of postcards.
The Corrine Woodman Gallery will show Fare Thee Well as an extension of sorts of Jen G. Pywell’s exhibit “The Bind”.
The Ugly Art Room did a worldwide Call to Artists for postcards with the theme “Fare Thee Well.” Simply stated the term “fare thee well” is defined as “a state of perfection”, “thoroughly sound” and “without any flaws.” None of these definitions are generally used for mental illness; trying to obtain perfection can even break us. What does perfection look like and how is it reached? How is it measured? Is it possible to reach? What must one sacrifice to get there?
All cards sent to the Ugly Art Room are exhibited; however the work had to adhere to strict rules. The postcards could be of any medium, must measure 4×6 in., and be sent through the mail as a postcard, not in a box or envelope. The uniform, perfect format enhances the different interpretations of what “Far Thee Well” means to different people.