Show Report - September 2003 - Chicago, IL
Aron Packer Gallery

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Chicago's West Loop Gallery District was packed on September 5th, when Mark Mothersbaugh's Homefront Invasion! show opened at Aron Packer's gallery.

Located in a renovated warehouse shared by several galleries, all of which exhibited a wide range of interesting works, Aron's spacious room looked great showcasing Mark's prints. The long walls meant that 10 of Mark's two-toned style prints could be grouped together, creating a powerful display.

Starting at about 6pm, the elevators and stairways were constantly bustling with people eager to visit the various simutaneous receptions. I'd never been to Chicago before, and was pleasantly surprised to see such a huge turnout.

The show also featured the works of Miranda Zimmer, who installed hundreds of her beautifully obsessive rorshach-esque creations, and Cynthia Plaster Caster, famous for her genital totems created with the help of her musical idols, displayed some of her favorite "babies" to curious visitors.

Thanks to Aron & Lisa for making this such a great show, and being wonderfully gracious hosts. Thanks also to all the great art fiends and Devo fans who attended the reception, and to all those who have visited the show since.

See Aron Packer's online Mothersbaugh show at the gallery's official site.

- Michael
Project Coordinator & Web master
Homefront Invasion! Gallery Tour

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