Work Mail 1972-1985
tag # 000259
The best job at Light Work's Community Darkrooms was the posting
of the art listings on the three oversized bulletin boards.
It seemed like every arts organization in the world had Light
Work's address and would send us notices of all of their upcoming
The person who kept track of the Bulletin Boards was the most
informed of all of us about the goings on of the art world at
the time.. They knew of every call for entries, every solo show,
and even the popular trends in sculpture and painting.
Well for years Jeff Hoone saved every announcement that came
into Light Work, announcements from shows by every major photographer
in the seventies and early eighties, announcement from the likes
of Nicholas Nixon, Bea Nettles, Charles Gatewood and the like..
Well one day when I was asked to clean out our storage space,
I was asked to throw out all of this left over mail which had
started to take up a huge portion of our limited space. I couldn't
bear to see all of it go to the trash, so I filled a mail bag
with handfuls of mail from the random boxes of archived mailings.
So who wants a record of contemporary art as it appeared on
light work's bulletin board over more than 20 years?