In a body of work spanning over 30 years, Mark Mothersbaugh presents a unique combination of cultural criticism and personal expression through his drawings, films, paintings, sculpture, and music. A creative force behind Devo, the punk-era, art-house band, Mothersbaugh has been making art since before the band’s inception. All along, his work has both embraced handmade qualities and the slick elements of consumer culture.
At once an artist, musician, and tinkerer, he offers a key to understanding the current state of art, with its hybridity, subjectivity, and fluid boundaries. This retrospective intends to reveal the creative and artistic mind behind what is familiar to many people.
The exhibition will feature artworks from the beginning of Mothersbaugh’s career through his most recent work. This retrospective encompasses the most comprehensive presentation of the artist’s work to date, not only revealing his unique aesthetic sensibility between pop art and comic culture, but also his role as a key figure in establishing the alternative legacy of millennial art.
“Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia” is organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.