Pin It
Favorite

Beautiful Mutants: Digital Visuals by Mark Mothersbaugh 

Here's a heartwarming tale of modern science. Question: Take a child who's so nearsighted he's legally blind, and give him a pair of glasses -- what does he evolve into? Answer: He doesn't, he devolves -- into an artist and musician named Mark Mothersbaugh, whose devolutionary instincts are such that he named his '80s rock band Devo. The band we know, but the visual artist is still making his presence felt, and in this radically devolved city his work can be seen at l'Art Noir, where his latest progeny appear as Beautiful Mutants. As a species, they comprise a serendipitous saunter through a yesteryear that never was. Not like this. Here Mothersbaugh transforms old photos into new life forms, and while they may look traditional, they're not reassuring, but abrupt detours along the DNA superhighway. -- D. Eric Bookhardt

Through Dec. 17

lÕArt Noir, 4108 St. Claude Ave., 324-2489; www.lartnoirneworleans.com

click to enlarge art_rec-14510.jpeg
Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Submit an event Jump to date

Latest in Art Review

Readers also liked…

Spotlight Events

  • Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn @ Tulane University
    Dixon Hall http://www.tulane.edu/~theatre

    • July 28-31
  • The Rose Tattoo @ Dillard University
    Samuel DuBois Cook Theatre, 2601 Gentilly Blvd. http://www.dillard.edu

  • Karatefight @ The Broad Theater
    636 N. Broad St. http://www.thebroadtheater.com

    • Last Sunday of every month
  • Happy Diving @ Saturn Bar
    3067 St. Claude Ave. http://www.saturnbar.com

    • Mon., Aug. 1, 10 p.m.
  • St. Claude Second Saturdays @ St. Claude Arts District
    2820 St. Claude Ave.

    • Second Saturday of every month
    • 4 going/interested

© 2016 Gambit
Powered by Foundation