PURPLE WINDOW invites you to participate in a mail art initiative to support the United States Postal Service.
Participating artists will receive a pre-stamped envelope with a postcard in the mail. Write a message, share a drawing, compose a poem, etc. on the postcard and send it to a loved one. We ask the final recipients to share an image of their postcard with the hashtags and tag #hellousps #purplewindowgallery @purplewindowgallery
Please fill out your name and mailing address in this google form and we will send you an envelope with a pre-stamped postcard shortly.
The postcard design is a callback to our recent project Hello Neighbor by Purple Window, which calls for artists to exhibit work within their home windows and border their windows with purple tape. For Hello USPS, we have incorporated the purple tape border on the front of the postcard where artists can compose their own artwork.
Modify the postcard however you'd like: collage, draw, paint, embroider, compose a poem, etc. and share with whomever.
Recipients of the mail art are asked to post a photo on Instagram with the hashtags and tag #hellousps #puruplewindowgallery @purplewindowgallery and we'll repost from our account.
If able, please consider contributing to our stamp fund by venmoing $5-10+ to @purplewindowgallery.
Please note that monetary donations are not required for participation but are greatly appreciated.
Interested in participating in this mail art initiative? Have any questions for us?
PURPLE WINDOW invites you to take part in a public art initiative - making private spaces public through works of art. We are initiating a series of satellite exhibitions called Hello Neighbor by Purple Window. This initiative calls for participants to use domestic windows to showcase artwork to the outside world. We propose this as an ongoing curatorial project during the C-19 pandemic world-wide.
We are calling artists, designers, curators, and those willing to share their windows to participate. One parameter of the exhibition is to outline the glass of each window with purple tape and exhibit artwork within the window pane. Installations will be up to the discretion of each participant.
Please share our open call with anyone who might be interested in taking part in this satellite exhibition and movement to connect with our community during this time of isolation.
Long term plans include an exhibition in our Chicago gallery space incorporating installations, photography, and documentation footage of this project in its many forms. Additionally, we will make a catalog book composed of documentation images, artist statements, and personal narratives regarding this project and the effect C-19 has had on our community and day-to-day lives.
Purple Window exhibitions will take place across the United States in Illinois, Washington, West Virginia, Indiana, Iowa, California, Arizona, North Carolina, Ohio, Massachusetts and New York. Exhibitions will take place outside of the US in England, France, Italy, Brazil, Mexico, and Australia.
Interested in bringing the exhibition to your neighborhood?