Wayne Coyne’s Artwork Will Make Its Debut at Baltimore Museum
The Flaming Lips are pretty much synonymous for the larger-than-life theatrics and visuals that dominate their music and live shows. As such, it seems like a logical next step for frontman Wayne Coyne’s artwork to make its debut at an upcoming exhibit at Baltimore’s American Visionary Art Museum.
Coyne’s work -- including a sculpture titled, “King Mouth,” which can be seen below -- will be part of AVAM’s The Big Hope Show exhibit. According to a press release, it will “thematically explore issues relating to hope and transcendent survival showcase works from dozens of visionary artists and thinkers, including drawings, sculpture, and an immersive installation.”
Coyne’s work was in part driven by his experience being held at gunpoint during a robbery in the ‘80s.
“Wayne Coyne’s work is among the most jubilant in our Big Hope Show,” AVAM founder Rebecca Hoffberger said in a statement. “Surviving a violent, near-death experience awakened in him a joy and a tsunami of endless creativity rarely seen in anyone. His drawings remind me of those most believed by [Antoine de] Saint-Exupéry.”
The exhibit will open on Oct. 3 and is scheduled to run through August of next year. It will also feature artwork and photos by Bob Adams, who documented behind-the-scenes of John Waters' productions, Chris Roberts-Antieau, Margaret Munz-Losch and more.
In addition to his upcoming AVAM exhibit, Coyne and the rest of the Flaming Lips are currently on tour. It continues Aug. 7 in Bethlehem, Pa., where the band will play this year’s Musikfest. Check out a complete list of upcoming stops bleow:
The Flaming Lips 2015 Tour
Aug. 7: Bethlehem, PA - Musikfest
Aug. 15: Walla Walla, WA - Gentlemen Of The Road
Aug. 21: Salida, CO - Gentlemen Of The Road
Aug. 27: Edinburgh, UK - Magners Summer Nights
Aug. 29: Portsmouth, UK - Victorious Festival 2015
Sept. 5: Calgary, AB - X-Fest
Sept. 6: Edmonton, AB - Sonic Boom
Sept. 13: Burlington, VT - Grand Point North
Oct. 10: San Diego, CA - CRSSD Festival
Nov. 7: Dallas, TX - Untapped Festival