Mail Order Monsters is a traveling exhibition that explores new trends in “fucked-up figuration.” Originated by Kathy Grayson, the exhibition began at Peres Projects, Berlin, moved to Deitch Projects, New York, jumped back to Europe landing at A.M.P., Athens, and finished at Max Wigram, London. Every generation has its unique take on the figure and the most exciting new art seems to portray the figure as broken, decaying, fractured, and monstrous! Each artist in the exhibition exemplifies this pervasive tendency in a distinct way.
Picturebox and A.M.P. have published a portfolio/catalogue that features a 26-page booklet containing an essay by curator Kathy Grayson, as well as 20 frameable prints by Mat Brinkman, Tomoo Gokita, Joe Grillo, Evan Gruzis, Ben Jones, Eddie Martinez, Dan McCarthy, Taylor McKimens, Takeshi Murata, Aurel Schmidt, Fran Spiegel, and Dennis Tyfus. Ben Jones and Taylor McKimens each contributed spectacular wrap-around covers.