SYRACUSE, NY.- The Everson Museum of Art
announced it will host PostSecret, an exhibition of Frank Warrens internationally recognized art project, May 16 July 12, 2009.The exhibition is free and open to the public.
Through a community art project, Warren s postcards have evolved into a truly extraordinary phenomenon said Debora Ryan, Everson Museum of Art Senior Curator. We are excited to display these small, but deeply moving portraits of the human psyche.
In November 2004, Frank Warren began a community art project by handing out postcards to strangers and leaving them in public places in his Washington , D.C. neighborhood. Each self-addressed card invited people to anonymously share a secret. Two requirements were: the secret had to be true and it had to be something that had never been told to another person. Today Warren has mailed more than 100,000 highly personal and artfully decorated postcards illustrating the soulful secrets never voiced. This ongoing project allows thousands of people to participate in scheduled PostSecret events throughout the United States , and through the PostSecret website and blog.
The exhibition at the Everson will display 450 postcards bringing together the most powerful, poignant and beautifully intimate secrets Warren has received in the past four years. In many cases, the illustrations on the cards are just as compelling as the accompanying text.
The PostSecret exhibition tour was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington D.C. , in cooperation with Frank Warren.