Wish You Were Here group exhibition by MAG at the Freeport Art Museum
May 26 - August 11, 2017 Opening Reception: Friday, May 26th, 5:00-7:00 pm
In today's world of ever-changing technology and social media, the art of postcard and letter writing have largely gone by the wayside. This exhibition acknowledges these changes with a salute to 'postcards' as a throwback to the days when taking vacations, seeing the world, and communicating with loved ones was just as much a part of the adventure as the actual act of traveling. In today's world, many of us can quickly communicate through easy access to emails, receive instant notices on our smart phones, as well as send and receive updates with social media. The excitement of traveling and taking the time pick out the perfect postcard and mail it to share our adventures with those at home, has nearly evaporated. We would like to celebrate the postcard as a long time communication device and bring to light some of our own personal experiences and interpretations as artists. The title, "Wish You Were Here" relates back to one of the common phrases that often accompanied postcard and letter messages. However, at the same time, the phrase eludes to the idea that with so much social media bombarding our everyday lives, we might wonder how many of us might wish we could break away. Do others reminisce with old letters and postcards, and long to retreat back to a simpler time when social media wasn't in our everyday lives?