Dave Muller: Centers & Radii b/w Celebrity Top Tens

July 8 – August 12, 2010

 

Broken Helicopter, 2010
Acrylic on paper
8 3/8 x 6 3/8 inches
21.3 x 16.2 cm

 

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Acrylic on paper
Two parts
94 x 42 inches each
238.8 x 106.7 cm each
Installed dimensions variable

 

Prince & Thompson (Bob & Dave), 2010
Acrylic on paper
31 1/8 x 8 ¼ inches
79.1 x 21 cm

 

One-Hundred and Forty-One Little Prisms, 2010

Acrylic on paper

11 ¾ x 10 ¼ inches
29.8 x 26 cm

 

Sprig Forward, 2010
Acrylic on paper
11 x 8 ½ inches
27.9 x 21.6 cm

 

Desert Hot Springs, 2010
Acrylic on paper
72 x 53 inches
182.9 x 134.6 cm

 

Free Fall (35,000 Feet), 2010
Acrylic on paper
Two parts
1: 71 ½ x 68 inches (181.6 cm x 172.7 cm)
2: 68 x 13 inches (172.7 x 33 cm)
Installed dimensions variable

 

Aero, 2010
Acrylic on paper
14 x 108 inches
35.6 x 274.3 cm

 

Where No Man..., 2010
Acrylic on paper
Two parts
1: 72 x 91 inches (182.9 x 231.1 cm)
2: 14 x 105 inches (35.6 x 266.7 cm)
Installed dimensions variable

 

Gavin’s Top Eleven (Out of Twenty-Three), 2010

Acrylic on paper
84 x 36 inches
213.4 x 91.4 cm

 

Joe’s Top Nine (Without Grace), 2010

Acrylic on paper
84 x 36 inches
213.4 x 91.4 cm

 

Some Should-Be-a-Starlet’s Top Fifteen (Stella’s Top Fifteen), 2010

Acrylic on paper
84 x 48 inches
213.4 x 121.9 cm

 

Thomas’ Top Ten, 2010
Acrylic on paper
84 x 36 inches
213.4 x 91.4 cm

 

Big William’s Top Ten, 2010
Acrylic on paper
84 x 36 inches
213.4 x 91.4 cm

Press Release

Anthony Meier Fine Arts is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Dave Muller.  Entitled 'Centers & Radii b/w Celebrity Top Tens,' Muller focuses on reflection and perspective, both literally and figuratively. 

 
Debuting a large installation of works on paper depicting disco balls, Muller utilizes the small sections of mirror to reflect and refract various environments and states of movement.  The results run the gamut from the clean and clear to the fun-house skewed, mimicking varying perceptions present in the world at large.
 
An adjacent body of work expands on a long-running Muller dialogue: portraiture via large-scale paintings of subjects’ Top Ten music albums. A new sub-series focuses on Celebrity Top Tens (the definition of celebrity in and of itself being open to interpretation). Muller has spread through his six degrees of separation to gather music lists from San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, guitar legend Joe Satriani, influential gourmet chef Thomas Keller, surf guru Big William and others.  Speaking to the frequent disconnect of the interior of a being to their exterior, the difference of what is seen through one’s own eyes as opposed to those looking on, the Celebrity Top Ten series does not shield the identity of the portrait owner. But when viewed sans title, the subject’s choices may not match the viewer’s expectation.
 
A hard-edged sculpture constructed of railroad spikes welded into an orb rounds out the exhibition. Acting as a counter-weight to the lightness of the disco balls while mirroring their shape, the work was created twenty years ago; Muller was still a university undergraduate. 
 
'Centers & Radii b/w Celebrity Top Tens' marks Muller's third solo exhibition at Anthony Meier Fine Arts.