Installation shot of four mixed-media framed pieces of Mark Mothersbaugh.Installation shot of a visitor walking through a room filled with thousands of Mothersbaugh's unique postcards in binders on the floor.Image of 18 selections from Mark Mothersbaugh's collection of more than 30,000 postcards.













Several months ago, we went to Denver, CO to represent SVA at the Visual Resources Association's 33rd Annual Conference. On the trip, we were able to stop by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver for Mark Mothersbaugh's solo exhibition, "Myopia" (installation views pictured above), and it was absolutely fantastic.

You may know of Mark Mothersbaugh most likely as a founding member of the American band DEVO, or maybe even for his numerous music compositions - including his scores for multiple films, such as Wes Anderson's "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "The Life Aquatic," along with TV theme songs (remember Nickelodeon's "Rugrats"?) and even commercial jingles; however, Mark has always been [and continues to be] a visual artist, working in a variety of mediums other than performance.

Below you will see some select works that the VRC uploaded to MDID from the exhibition catalog, "Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia," available at the Library!

Also, the exhibition is due in NY January - April 2017 at Grey Art Gallery at New York University/Drawing Center, so mark your calendars!

Image of one of Mothersbaugh's postcards, showing an old, deformed male figure in red painted lines with his arms up and yelling in front of a blue and green background.Photograph by Bruce Conner of Mark Mothersbaugh as "BOOJI BOY" in 1978, wearing a DEVO shirt and baby mask with his eyeglasses over it, as well as headphones, in front of a keyboard performing.Image of Mothersbaugh's 50-Foot-Tall Scale Model of Proposed Farewell Arch to Luxembourg City, a double-rear-ended equine sculpture made out of white ceramic, pictured on fake grass with a yellow background and clouds painted.











IMAGES (TOP, L TO R): Installation shot by Tessa Morefield; Installation shot by Tessa Morefield; Selections from Mark Mothersbaugh's collection of more than 30,000 postcards. Mixed media, dimensions variable.

IMAGES (BOTTOM, L TO R): Untitled, n.d. Ink on card, 3.38 x 5.25 inches; Bruce Conner. "BOOJI BOY: DEVO, MAY 1978," 1978. Photograph, 22 x 17 inches; 50-Foot-Tall Scale Model of Proposed Farewell Arch to Luxembourg City, 2013. Ceramic sculpture, 115 x 68 x 48 inches.