Correspondence Art: Words, Objects, and Images by Ray Johnson, Richard C., and Bob Ray
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston presents Correspondence Art: Words, Objects, and Images by Ray Johnson, Richard C., and Bob Ray, on view January 22 and through March 5. This exhibition brings together the correspondence works of these three prolific mail artists. Conceptual artist Ray Johnson (1927–1995) was a pioneer of mail art, utilizing an ever-evolving lexicon of graphic and textual elements in his work. A selection of vintage “mail art correspondence” forms the historical backdrop for this exhibition. The remainder of the exhibition consists of words, objects, and images sent to curator Mark Sloan from Richard C. and Bob Ray in the past year including a number of collaborative works between these two artists. Hours are 11am to 4pm Monday through Saturday, with extended hours Thursday to 7pm.