The MAIL ART ROULETTE BENEFIT LOUNGE (hosted by Angela Dufresne)
Mon, May 11, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Please join us for streaming performances as we close out a week of fundraising for local food banks with Mail Art Roulette.

Monday, May 11
8pm (ET) with performances by Tim Davis, Jennifer Coates, David Humphrey, Guy Richard Smit, Rebecca Chamberlain, Darien Brahms, and more. Hosted by Angela Dufresne!

TO ATTEND (link will go live at 8pm ET):
Join this event via Zoom

note: if you do not already have Zoom installed on your computer, you do not have to install it, even though you will be invited to do so. There should also be an option to “Join from your browser”

You can still donate!
Mail Art Roulette is now closed — thanks to everyone who participated (you will be hearing from us after the random draw on May 12th)! But you can still donate to our local food banks using the links below — any amount is welcome and appreciated!

Donate via PayPal or credit card
Donate via Venmo (write “Mail Art Roulette” in the Notes field)

Bushel is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your donations are tax-deductible. Contributions of any amount will help the food pantries and are much appreciated.

Tim Davis (born 1969 in Malawi) is an American visual artist and poet. His photographic work delves into formal aspects of photography (light and abstraction) as well as socially engaged documentary. He is the author and subject of several books, including Lots, Permanent Collection and My Life in Politics, plus a book of poetry titled American Whatever.
Represented by Greenberg Van Doren Gallery and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in New York City, Davis teaches in the photography program at Bard College. He was awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome in 2007. He lives and works in Tivoli, New York.
David Humphrey (born August 30, 1955) is an American painter, art critic, and sculptor associated with the postmodern turn in painting that began in the late 1970s.[1][2] He is best known for his playful, cartoonish, puzzling paintings, which blend figuration and abstraction and create “allegories” about the medium of painting itself.[3] Humphrey holds a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art (1977) and a MA from New York University (1980), where he studied with film critic Annette Michelson;[4] he also attended the New York Studio School from 1996 – 1997.[5] He has been the recipient of many awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2002, the Rome Prize in 2008, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award in 2011.[6] He was born in Augsburg Germany and raised in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.[7] He lives and works in New York City.[8]
Jennifer Coates‘ metaphysical paintings utilize the conventions of landscape as a vehicle for hallucinatory visions and psychological spaces. Expanses of sky or sea coalesce into reflective pools of paint; intricate geometric galaxies warp into ecstatic vortexes, and tiny specs of color form clusters of luminescent light. She contrasts atmospheric radiance with meticulous detail, and iconic directness with allusive abstraction. Varied painterly approaches are positioned against each other to create a disjunctive but idealistic experience of place. Her dense black and white ink drawings delineate haunting woodlands and rocky passages that we want to cautiously and carefully explore. Coates’ magical works echo the immenseness and mystery of the stars at night, the smallest natural wonders around us, and her own inner cosmologies. With a sense of awe, and somehow connected to the crevices of our minds, we wish to follow the alluring pathways of her imagination. Coates lives and works in New York City and Pennsylvania and has exhibited frequently since earning an MFA from Hunter College in 2001. She has taught at RISD, MICA, Columbia University and beyond.
Guy Richards Smit (born 1970) is an American performance artist, painter, and singer-songwriter in the band Maxi Geil! & PlayColt. He has shown at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and in London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Valencia, Paris,[1] Dublin, and Havana, among other places. He is represented by Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.[2] more recent visual arts project-A series of humorous takes on the memento mori, Mountain of Skulls emerged from frustration while Smit was waiting for post-production work on his Grossmalerman videos. The imagery harks back to the artist’s time on a school trip while at the Rietveld Academie, right after the 1989 Velvet Revolution, to the Sedlec Ossuary in Kutná Hora, in a part of Czechoslovakia that is now Slovakia. The skulls of those who died in the Black Death and 15th century Hussite Wars evoked for Smit the deaths of everyday people and whole towns wiped out by modern genocide. He decided to make a town’s worth of skulls with individual captions like “Infinitely Reasonable,” “Dull But Kind,” and “Total Dick,” creating an installation of 60 of the small gouache and watercolor paintings on paper for the Pulse Art Fair in Miami Beach.[33] Online magazine Crave wrote that the series, painted in a range from constrained to loose, “stole the show.” Smit’s gallerist related that the work was “a mediation on vanitas, power, desire, and failure” and noted the installation’s popularity with selfie takers.[32] Smit will present over 100 in the series for his forthcoming show at Charles James Gallery in Los Angeles.
Rebecca E. Chamberlain is a visual artist and vocalist in the New York art band Maxi Geil! & Playcolt. She has exhibited her work in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Jersey City, Amsterdam and Bologna, Italy, and been reviewed in the New York TimesArtforumArt in America, Tema Celeste and Flash Art.[2]
Darien Brahms is a singer-songwriter-musician originally from Portland, Maine. She now resides in Baltimore where she is getting her PhD in Global Interaction and Exchange (which is a fancy way of saying the history of U.S. imperialism). In the summertime, she often can be found taking up couch space at Angela Dufresne’s place in the Catskills.

Thank you — and thanks to all the contributing artists — for joining us to support our local food pantries. 100% of proceeds will be distributed to Delaware County food banks including The Community Pantry in Margaretville and Delaware Opportunities (which supports pantries county-wide). A portion of proceeds will be used to bring fresh produce directly from Star Route Farm (Charlotteville) to the food banks.