The gallery exhibition focuses on photographers who captured images of DEVO's unique aesthetic in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It explores how that aesthetic helped usher in the New Wave genre of music and fostered a deep cultural legacy. Their futurism, artificial colors like neon, deliberate awkwardness (hero is wearing overalls!), robotic movements, and synthesizers channeled the aesthetic of evolving new media trying to exist within a system without being part of it.
The exhibition opens on October 29th, and includes works by several photographers including Anastasia Pantsios, Ruby Ray, Richard Peterson and Allan Tannenbaum, most of whom also contributed to the Mothersbaugh catalog. Co-curated with Sonya Falcone. The Mark Mothersbaugh exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) opens Oct 30, 2014 - April 5, 2014.
View the artists and photographs in the exhibition.