The Art Of Mail

Abraham Ferraro’s “Which Way” is OCC’s latest Gallery exhibit.

The hard work of the United States Postal Service is on-display in OCC’s latest Gallery exhibit. Abraham Ferraro’s “Which Way” is an ever-growing series of mail-able sculptures. Walk around and through the exhibit and you will see mailing addresses, postage, shipping labels and even installation directions. Each time “Which Way” is assembled it is done so in a way which fits the gallery where it is being displayed. The exhibit also continues to grow. In its present setting on the OCC campus there are more than 100 pieces.

Through “Which Way,” Ferraro shows the evolution of an idea or process that all artists experience as their work morphs and changes over time. In this case the dates and addresses on the packages lead viewers through Ferraro’s evolution of form, color and conceptualization of mail art.

Ferraro is a graduate of SUNY Fredonia and SUNY Albany. He is the Shop Supervisor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences managing a shop he designed and built from scratch. You can view more of his art here at his website.

OCC’s Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Which Way” will be on-display until Thursday, November 8. The Gallery is located on the first floor of Ferrante Hall next to the Ann Felton Multicultural Center, directly beneath Storer Auditorium.