This Saturday we are pleased to be opening “RUGS! RUGS !RUGS!”, the latest exhibit from Mark Mothersbaugh at NOWhere Limited. Twelve artist proof rugs will be on display in the gallery and available for purchase online sometime early next week. Be sure to get on the NOWhere Limited mailing list to receive more information as it becomes available.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo Rope, 2009.
Mark Mothersbaugh, well-known as a founding member of the innovative band DEVO, has been creating artwork in many forms for more than 3 decades. His love of visual art began in childhood, just after it was discovered that he was extremely nearsighted and legally blind. His first correctional glasses offered the young Mothersbaugh a new view of the world, fueling a lifelong infatuation with imagery and illustrations.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Sleepover, 2009.
Mark’s recent visual artwork has been largely inspired by his 30-year habit of creating handmade postcards to send to friends from various stops on DEVO tours. This obsession has evolved into a visual diary that currently yields the artist 1-25 new images per day. These images have served as the basis for the artist’s critically acclaimed solo shows of the 80s/90s as well as for his “gallery tours” which have been occurring at art venues throughout the globe since 2003.
With DEVO, Mothersbaugh’s most recognized music project, the artist showcases his artistic abilities to millions of fans. Through their films, videos, costumes, LP covers, stage shows, and printed materials, Mark Mothersbaugh and DEVO forever altered commonly held preconceptions of how a rock band can function in popular culture.
Mark Mothersbaugh, Fingerbot & the Boy, 2009.
It’s a huge weekend here in Ned. The dedication of the Nathan Lazarus Skatepark is taking place with Tony Hawk on hand to break the place in right. Hawk will be skating a demo with Bird House Team Members Shaun Gregoire and Alan Young, Geth Noble, Jason Mitchell, Alex Brunelle, Ric Widenor, Brandon Arceo and Cailin Lee.
Later in the evening, Mark Mothersbaugh will be live in the gallery via video conference. Be sure to stop by early to get your ticket to speak with Mark “face-to-face”.
RUGS! RUGS! RUGS!
30 May – 27 June 2009