Posted by Marlow Harris under Art & Culture, Artists
Mark “Devo” Mothersbaugh’s 2005 gallery tour of his new Beautiful Mutants collection stops next at Seattle’s Roq La Rue gallery. The exhibition of these hand- and digitally-”corrected” vintage photographs opens this Friday, September 9, but all of the works can also be seen online at Roq la Rue. Here’s a quote from the artist’s statement: “Symmetry – Rorschach’s patterns, though abstract, suggest different visual images to each person who views them, and each interpretation is correct. Objects in this world are what they are to you because of how you happen to see them.”
Since Christmas is just around the corner, you may want to consider getting his holiday CD, Joyeux Mutato, written, performed and produced by Mothersbaugh. It began life as a series of compositions to accompany an art installation but blossomed into a collection of Mark’s interpretations of traditional Yuletide standards. Though primarily instrumental, several recordings feature sampled voices; one track even has Mothersbaugh singing a unique version of “Silent Night.” It’s out of print, but you may be able to score a used copy on Ebay or Amazon.