Mark Mothersbaugh’s “Myopia” Hits Contemporary Arts Center in Ohio

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Mark Mothersbaugh is a legendary figure for fans of art and music culture. Although he is best known as the co-founder of the band Devo, he was a prolific visual artist before the start of the band. Mothersbaugh wears countless creative hats and seems to move easily between his multitude of jobs. On the bottom floor of his music production company Mutato Muzika in Los Angeles is where he keeps all of his most personal and creative ideas. A notorious collector of memories and never one to throw anything away, from drawings on cocktail napkins to club membership cards, his studio is a real brain factory for all things Mothersbaugh. Everything finds a way into his art. His multi-media works are bold, cartoonish and strangely alluring; a perfect mix of playfulness and the bizarre that explores the relationship between his love of technology and individuality. The most comprehensive presentation of his work to date, “Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia”, is traveling and now on view at the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in Cincinnati. The exhibit is a lifetime achievement. It archives all of his creative inventions since the beginning of his career in the 1970s to his most recent work, including first postcards, serigraphs, stickers, photographs, paintings, sculptures and even carpets. The show will be on view at the CAC in Cincinnati, Ohio through until January 29th, 2016. Take a look at some of the works in the show below.

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