Turns out that while Mark Mothersbaugh was on the road with Devo back in the day (1978—best SNL band appearance of all time?), he was sending back elaborately illustrated postcards. The hobby has persisted to this day, and now 3rd Ward presents a celebration of Mothersbaugh’s artistic postal aesthetic in The Super Thing: NYC goes DEVO. As the title implies, the exhibit also showcases a slew of other artists who represent the Devo sensibility. Tonight, Mothersbaugh—whose recent gigs include music for most of director Wes Anderson’s films as well as the Apple vs. PC campaign—will make a guest cyber-appearance. Feel free to wear funny hats!

Sat., May 10, 8 p.m., 2008

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 6, 2008

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