The Approach

Dave Muller

16 Oct - 13 Nov 2005

Dave Muller
Thirty-Three* Revolutions
16 October - 13 November

For Dave Muller's third solo show at The Approach, the gallery will be filled with large-scale watercolour representations of spines of vinyl albums that have changed the artist's life. The thirty-three large works (and one a third of the size) echo the number of revolutions per minute of a vinyl LP.

Painted in meticulous detail, each record spine is an individual snapshot from a certain time and place. Every spine has its own particular worn characteristics. Their increased size gives them a human scale proportion that equates with their autobiographical reference. The works, which Muller refers to as 'Zips', are placed chronologically round the gallery. The order is determined not by their date of production but by when they entered Muller's life, following a personalised time line of evolving musical influence.

Muller's practice revolves around the cultural value of artefacts and also their social reciprocity. These are his records and his memories but the audience will have parallel associations and entry points to their own chronology. Muller is interested in music as a network of relations and exchanges - aesthetic, social and personal.

Dave Muller's work will also be on show at The Frieze Art Fair (21-24 October), Regent's Park. (The Approach Stand G3).

Dave Muller lives and works in Los Angeles. He has exhibited widely both in America and Europe. Recent solo shows include: The Wrong Gallery, New York (2005); 'Stars and Bars (American)', Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco (2005); 'I Like Your Music', Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; 'Art Now' San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco (2005); 'Dave Muller: Connections', Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; (travels to Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles); 'Record to Trade', The Approach, London (2003). Recent Group Shows: Biennale of Sydney 2006, Sydney; 8th Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon 2005; Whitney Biennial, New York (2004).

*And One Third

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