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It's the 40th print volume of Hi-Fructose! Our next issue arrives in stores everywhere July 1st but you can pre-order it from us today here! Featured in this issue is: Mark Mothersbaugh's new museum retrospective at the Akron Museum of Art, the elaborate skull carvings of Jason Borders, a studio visit with Japanese artist collective three, the wonderful drawings of Nicomi Nix Turner, photographer Robert Bartholot's mysteriously artificial images, Nicole Gordon's bright and tragic landscapes, and Vincent Castiglia's amazing blood paintings. Then we delve into the violence of man with Cleon Peterson's graphic paintings, discover the cinematic baroque paintings of Jamie Adams, and review on the new Peelander Z documentary Mad Tiger! Plus, this issue also includes a special 16-page insert section of cover artist Charlie Immer. Immerse yourself in his brilliantly colored ghastly world in this special full color gloss section. View more sample previews here! Pre-order Hi-Fructose Vol.40 here!
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.
Influential musician and interdisciplinary visual artist Mark Mothersbaugh currently has a retrospective on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver titled "Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia." While most know Mothersbaugh for his work with pioneering New Wave band DEVO, "Myopia" aims to present the full scope of his creative prowess. In addition to documentation of the band, the exhibit features original drawings, audio-visual installations, sculptures, video animations and works in many other media dating from the 1970s (before Mothersbaugh co-founded DEVO) to today. The show will be on view at the MCA Denver through April 12, 2015 before it travels through several other US art museums through 2017. Take a look at some of the works in the show below.

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