Every month I send out a few letters to galleries and shows I would like to be represented in. Sometimes I get in Yahoo, sometimes I don't so mush work but a must do for the artist. When I receive several rejections in a row my frail ego takes a beating, but one artist take a very creative look at those thank you for your submission letters and turns them into art.
Heather Passmore: Rejection, Revised
Vancouver artist Heather Passmore has taken to heart the old saying “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” That’s to say, she’s turned a decade’s worth of impersonal form letters from art institutions into an exciting series and exhibition at the New Gallery in Calgary. The show includes a wall-sized installation of 250 such letters and a series of 10 enlarged commissions of similar letters that she has illustrated by hand.