""Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia," the retrospective of his entire body of work that's currently on display at Grey Gallery in New York City, is a concise and intriguing look at over 40 years of output including music, illustration, gigantic orchestrions made of scraps and sculpting a giant ruby turd (more on that later) by an artist who is so much more than just a member of the band that hit its commercial peak in 1980 with "Whip It.""
"Walking into Myopia is a bit like entering a parallel world full of comical characters, fanciful creatures and anomalies of nature. The exhibition consists of paintings, prints, manipulated photography, rugs, oversized sculptures, whimsical musical inventions and the collection of 30,000 postcards. The themes encompass personal musings, explorations of technology vs. man, the nature of humanity and the creation of whimsical creatures. A creative force evident as his personal vision unfolds in room after room."
A prolific composer, musician, and tinker, Mark Mothersbaugh (b. 1950) has also been making art since before the inception of his trailblazing post-punk band DEVO in 1973. The Grey Art Gallery is pleased to host the first comprehensive exhibition of this remarkably creative artist and polymath, Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, on view at New York University from April 26 to July 15, 2017.