Show Report - May 7th, 2010
Postcard Diaries: We Must Repeat!

at 1819 Central Gallery - Kansas City, MO

click images below for full view & info

1819 Central Gallery is a music-themed gallery & studio located in KC's blossoming arts district...and is relatively new to the area, starting in July 2009. The space also serves as a guitar shop & audio recording studio, and already has a strong following locally & online.

Scott Burnett, of 1819 Central Gallery,
reached out to us sometime last year and said that he wanted one of 1819 Central's first shows to feature the art of Mark Mothersbaugh, and we agreed, of course...delighted to bring Mark's artwork to Kansas City, Missouri for the first time ever.

This show, titled We Must Repeat!, featured 2 mediums using Mark Mothersbaugh's Postcard Diaries images: Framed prints and his very own custom art rugs.

Mark Mothersbaugh was not able to attend in person, but was able to squeeze a 30 minute video chat into his schedule. Gallery guests asked Mark about DEVO, his artwork, his work on Yo Gabba Gabba!, etc...and Mark dutifully answered from his home in Hollywood, CA.

See select moments from Mark's live video chat here.

Coincidentally, a DEVO concert was confirmed for Kansas City, MO just minutes after Mark's video chat came to an end. (Get DEVO's full tour schedule at

Click on the images to the left for full photos and more info on the opening reception.

See an interview with Mark about the 1819 Central art show on See an article in the Wall Street Journal (featuring 1819 Central Gallery & Mark's rugs!)

Hope to see my pals in Kansas City again soon!

-Michael Pilmer

Art Project Coordinator
The Visual Art Of Mark Mothersbaugh Gallery Tour 2010