Standing Rock Cultural Arts is honored to present "Postcard Diaries" Mark Mothersbaugh Art Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, September 15th, 8pm (runs through October 14th)

In conjunction with the annual DEVOTIONAL at the Lime Spider in Akron which occurs Saturday, September 16th.
The Postcard Diaries are one of two traveling exhibitions that have been touring since 2003. The other is "Beautiful Mutants" which we presented last year.

Images from the opening



Postcard Diaries Touring Exhibition

During his downtime on early worldwide tours with DEVO, Mark Mothersbaugh began illustrating on postcards to send to his friends, which he still creates, and has been creating every day for over 30 years. It's an obsessive habit/hobby which still yields anywhere from one to a couple dozen new postcard-sized images per day.

The cards were originally created as his personal diaries, and were never intended for public viewing. That all changed when Mark decided to share hispostcard works in his critically acclaimed solo shows during the 1980's & 1990's, and again with his worldwide 2003 Homefront Invasion! gallery tour.

Mark has archived nearly all the original postcard-sized works, filed neatly in spiral-bound folders at his home in Hollywood, CA. It is an astonishingly obsessive collection of private thoughts featuring Mark¹s plethora of provoking & unusual imagery.

The 2006 Gallery Tour features high-resolution, limited edition digital prints of Mark's works. Each original postcard diary sketch is scanned and altered especially for the tour, often with the addition of text, digital effects, photos, etc. Each customized image is printed on quality archival Lysonic paper in a very imited edition (usually editions of 3-20, each embossed and signed by the artist). Mark archives one of each print edition for his own archives, which further limits distribution of each postcard diary print.

Mark explains,"Usually, the only way someone can
get an original sketch is if I give it to them myself. I¹ve sent a few in the mail, and handed others out to friends and family. I¹ve probably got around 30,000 of them filed away nowŠ.and I keep making more every day. The limited edition prints are my way of sharing these images with other people around the world."

Mark Mothersbaugh short bio:

Mark's love of art started early in his childhood, just after it was discovered that he was extremely nearsighted and legally blind.

His first correctional glasses offered Mark a new view of the world, inspiring his obsession with imagery and illustrations. His first works, which he began creating in the late 1960's and into the 70's, consisted of many different mediums, including rubber stamp designs, ink illustrations, screen printing, decals, and mail art. He participated in local showings, and received recognition for his work in his hometown of Akron, Ohio.

Mark has exhibited extensively throughout the country and throughout the world and has been featured in many art publications including Juxtapoz and Raw magazine.

For those who wish to purchase Mark's work, Cash or Check are the methods of payment the gallery accepts on site at this time.