112 W. Wilshire Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
Dates: December 4-27, 2009
Opening reception: Friday, December 4, 2009, from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Mark Mothersbaugh is the frontman of the band DEVO, which is widely known and respected as one of the most important bands to emerge from the ’70s and ’80s. Starting with their debut LP in 1978, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, the band continued to release nearly 20 albums over the next 20 years. They punctured the mainstream with their c. 1980 hit Whip It. Through their films, videos, costumes, LP covers, stage shows, and printed materials, Mark and DEVO forever altered commonly held preconceptions of how a rock bank should function in popular culture. Mark has scored a number of television shows and films, including Pee Wee’s Playhouse TV show, The Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Welcome to Collinwood, Rugrats: The Movie, and Wes Anderson’s The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.
During his downtime on early worldwide tours, Mark Mothersbaugh began illustrating on postcards to send to his friends and family. He has been creating these cards every day for more than 30 years. It’s an obsessive habit/hobby that still yields anywhere from one to a couple dozen new postcard-sized images per day. For RUGS! RUGS! RUGS!, Mark has transferred images from his Postcard Diaries onto large rugs. Mark has exhibited his artwork in galleries around the United States and the world, most recently with his HOMEFRONT INVASION (2003) and BEAUTIFUL MUTANTS (2004) gallery tours.
Check out Mark Mothersbaugh’s art and music on his website at www.mutatovisual.com