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Art Mon Jun 09 2008

The Postcard Diaries


The David Leonardis Gallery will be showing and selling a collection of hand-made postcards created by Mark Mothersbaugh, the frontman of Devo (yes, the "Whip It" Devo). Mothersbaugh has been creating postcards every day for the last 30 years as a sort of personal diary, hence the title of the exhibition. He estimates that he’s created more than 30,000 cards, many of which have now been scanned and made available as larger-scale limited edition reprints.

Mothersbaugh’s website offers a preview of many of the postcards that will be on display. It’s worth checking out not only to get a sneak peek of the show but also to view some of his other work, especially the manipulated photo series “Beautiful Mutants” and his earlier postcard exposition.

The exhibit opened last week, but this Friday the gallery is hosting an encore reception from 6-11 pm at its River North location. Gallery information and regular hours can be found here. "The Postcard Diaries" will be in Chicago through July 2.

Image from Mark Mothersbaugh's website.


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