Show Report - December 3, 2005

at Ox-Op Gallery - Minneapolis, MN


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OX-OP Gallery is located in downtown Minneapolis, and has been host to Mark Mothersbaugh's Beautiful Mutants show in early 2004. The gallery is attached to Grumpy's Bar & Grill (my favorite place to be in Minneapolis!). If you have yet to experience Grumpy's big bowl of tater-tots, you're definitely missing out on something special.

Mark Mothersbaugh was unable to attend, still learning how to be a daddy with a newly adopted baby back in Los Angeles, CA. (BTW: We are working on setting up video conferencing via laptop for next year's tour,.which will enable Mark to talk live from anywhere in the US to those at his receptions.)

Liam Royster, a young DEVOted fan whose family traveled from MN to see DEVO live in Denver, CO this year, showed up at OX-OP sporting his Energy Dome and custom DEVO T-shirt. Duty now, Liam! (Check out Liam's page of this report to hear mp3's of his rendition of DEVO songs.)

Jessica DeNardo traveled from Chicago to attend the reception at OX-OP, and has previously attended Mark's shows in NYC, Chicago, and Milwaukee. We appreciate your dedication in making your way to multiple shows, Jessica.

Thanks to everyone for coming out, and especially to Tom & Lisa Hazelmyer and the entire OX-OP/Grumpy's crew for their hospitality & professionalism. Can't wait to see you guys again.

OX-OP will have Mark's work on display until the end of December, so check it out if you're in the area.

-Michael Pilmer

Art Project Coordinator
The Visual Art Of Mark Mothersbaugh Gallery Tour 2005