Show Report - February 2003 - MAUI, Hawaii
Wild Banana Project: Artspew Mobile Gallery

Local Media: MauiTimes Cover Feature | MauiTimes 2 Page Spread | Reception Advertisement | Maui Times Online

Adrianne Martinez and David Whitney are the forces behind the Wild Banana project on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Their dedication to the underground art scene enables them to continue infecting the island with unique artwork, even without a permanent physical gallery space.

Enter The Artspew Mobile Gallery: A rented moving truck re-designed as a rolling art exhibit. Mark's show was the maiden voyage of what we hope will be a history of Mobile Gallery events sponsored by Wild Banana. Mark created smaller pieces especially for this show in order to accommodate the compact exhibit space.

The opening reception was held on February 20th at Hapa's Nightclub in Maui. The Artspew Gallery parked prominently in front of the club and displayed Mark's art to both longtime fans of Devo, and curious onlookers who left confused and/or delighted.

Inside the club, a number of local bands and performance artists entertained Mark, his fiance Anita, and a crowd of merry spuds. Included were #20 Dragonfly, Juha, Dispell,
Dimune, Hinterlander, The Mole, and Puritan - all of which provided ample freakishness to the evening.

Two more stops on different days brought the Artspew Mobile Gallery to Lahaina on Feb. 21st, and Paia on Feb. 22nd. We met many interesting, pleasant folks along the way...and confused both tourists and locals with Mark's perplexing art.

Other activities during our fantastic visit to Maui included hiking in the bamboo forest, swimming in the pacific, spotting rainbows. Thanks, Maui! Can't wait to visit again.

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