Open Walls at Micro Museum
"Mostly Junk Mail" uses the raw material of junk mail, credit card & cell phone bills that I have received through the US postal service. Each individual work consists of a single envelope and its contents. Tears are made along the pre-folded edges that pre-exist in the stuffing of the envelopes, and a simple stapler is used to hold each curl of the paper in place. The four clear plastic recycling bags contain the culmination of 6 months of junk mail and bills. Through this work I attempt to mediate and transform the berating bombardment of the media and marketing on my everyday life, turning an annoyance into a thing of beauty.
Aloyse Melissa Blair was born in Beverly Massachusetts in 1978, and spent her formative years between Saint Louis Missouri & Camarillo California. She graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier Ohio with a double major in English and Fine Art; where she studied poetry & gender theory, it was there that she really became compelled by the power of visual language and was first turned on to drawing, painting, photography and installation. She then went on the get her Bachelor of Fine Arts at The San Francisco Art Institute where she majored in New Genres, focusing on performance, video, sculpture, and installation. Aloyse is currently working towards her Masters of Fine Arts in New Forms at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.