Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh will bring his hybrid genius to MCA Denver this fall
Mark Mothersbaugh, "1964: Monument to the Conquerors of Space."
Mark Mothersbaugh is a genius who doesn't make much of himself; he is what he is and -- pretty much like the rest of us -- he is Devo. Best known as a founder of the Akron-based punk/new wave band of the same name, his artistic arc -- from indie artist to musician to filmmaker to film composer and inventor and man who bleeds creativity in an audio-visual melange -- is driven by a yin/yang relationship with the idea that humankind is slave to its own technological advancements, and conversely, to an ongoing quest to escape them.

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Richard Peterson
Mark Mothersbaugh and Adam Lerner at MCA.
That's how MCA Denver's Adam Lerner, who first encountered Mothersbaugh while researching the museum's Bruce Conner exhibition of a few years ago, sees it. That's also why he saw in Mothersbaugh the opportunity to mount an art-museum exhibition unlike any other. "He's the most creative person I've ever met," Lerner says. "He's one of the pivotal figures of the last forty years, and I wanted to tell his story." Lerner announced last week that the story will indeed be told when Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia premieres this year on Halloween at MCA, before traveling to five more museums across the nation.

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