Are We Not Men? We Are Artists!: DEVO in Brooklyn

Photo by Maro.jpgCrack that whip. Give the past a slip. Brooklyn is whipping it, whipping it good, thanks to a new group show of “art, adventure, and music” inspired by everyone’s favorite red ziggurat-hatted New Wave pop sensation: DEVO. On view through June 1 at Williamsburg’s 3rd Ward Gallery, “The Super Thing: NYC goes DEVO” features 20 “Postcard Diaries” prints by DEVO co-founder and multi-tasking musician extraordinaire Mark Mothersbaugh, who began illustrating postcards to send to friends and family while first touring with the group. Another room is given over to DEVO-inspired (or at least DEVO-compatible) interactive art, including Mike Dee‘s layered music videos, Michael Robinson‘s ingenious stealthy logos, and Yuliya Lanina‘s indecent robotic mechanical dolls. Want to see photos of the work from the opening on Saturday? Go forward, move ahead, and check out Maro‘s shots over at The Village Voice. (After the jump, we couldn’t resist this opportunity to post the “Whip It” video.)