The Modbo is excited to present Hollywood Babylon, a night of pop up art by Doug Mansfield and music by The Mansfields. Saturday, August 20th, 2016, with art viewing beginning at 5:30 and music starting at 9. The Modbo is located at 17C East Bijou, 80903. More information at themodbo.com or by calling 633-4240.
Doug Mansfield is an artist, illustrator and musician working and living in Colorado Springs. Doug has played in bands and created art since the late 1980’s but most notably known for being the guitar player and songwriter for the underground Punk Rock band The Mansfields. Since 1998 The Mansfields have been writing, recording, and touring creating a brand of music that they live and love. Underground Punk Rock, Cartoons, Lowbrow, Hot Rods, Rockabilly, Tattoos, & Monsters have been the inspiration for Doug’s art and music. “I just want to create some cool art that inspires people. This is a lifestyle that I love to create and exist in,” says Mansfield.
Doug works mostly with acrylic paint on panel but also likes illustration and photography. When The Mansfields would play shows, Doug and band mate Dave would create everything from the flyers to the t-shirts. “DIY was not what I set out to do,” says Doug, “but that’s what ended up happening, and now it is so ingrained in what I do that I couldn’t imagine turning any aspect of art making over to anyone else.”
Doug’s latest venture, “Hollywood Babylon,” is a collection of paintings that coincide with the 14 tracks that will grace the new record by The Mansfields. “This record has a very Lowbrow, Sci-Fi, Vintage feel to it that inspired me to create a work of art for each track. This is the coolest collection of songs and art that I have ever been involved with and I am really excited to share this with the fans,” Doug says. The album and art will be out and on display Saturday, August 20th of 2016. The Mansfields will also be performing at the exhibition.