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Muller 03Dave Muller: Everything Sounds Good Right Now is an immersive multi-media installation going on display at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery from February 20 – May 2, 2015. An opening reception will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, February 20 with DJ set by Dave Muller, an  ArtSPEAK@FSW lecture and Gallery walk-through by Dave Muller starting at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 21, and a concert by Sonic Combine at 1 p.m. on Sunday February 22. On this page you will find announcements, notices, reviews and articles about the artist, exhibition and associated events.

 

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On view now through May 2 is ‘Dave Muller: Everything Sounds Good Right Now’ (o3-31-15)

Dave Muller MarqueeOn view now through May 2 in the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery on the Lee campus of Florida SouthWestern State College is Dave Muller: Everything Sounds Good Right Now, an immersive multi-media installation. In it, internationally-acclaimed, Los Angeles-based artist, DJ and record collector Dave Muller Muller Opening 01combines his signature large-format paintings on paper, three-dimensional works and audio kiosks (playing recorded music from the artist’s extensive archive of almost 350,000 songs) with an enormous wrap-around wall painting created site-specifically during a two-week residency on the Lee County/Thomas Edison campus of FSW.  In conjunction with the exhibition, Dave Muller (much like Yoko Ono in 2014) unveils a billboard that serves the dual function of an original public artwork and as a means for announcing the show.

Colorfully composed of dense green grasses, exotic flora, fungi, lush tropical vegetation and rock formations, Dave Muller Opening 04Muller’s 225 foot hand-painted mural in the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery culls imagery from nature to create a landscape providing a backdrop for framed drawings of LP “spines”, album covers and compact discs representing the musical tastes of friends, family and the artist himself. Providing a soundtrack for the experience, the artist has sited Muller Opening 07six “listening stations” – organized chronologically by decade throughout the gallery – to present a parallel timeline. Essentially, the history of “recorded popular music” (beginning with Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph) becomes an audible representation of “culture” in direct dialogue with the forest of plant-life (“nature”) that transforms the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery and envelopes the room.

Muller Opening 02The subject of a major monograph Dave Muller: I Like Your Music I Love Your Music published by J.R.P. Ringier in conjunction with a retrospective at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon/MUSAC in Spain, the artist has had numerous solo exhibitions at institutions including the ICA/Boston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CCS Museum of Art/Bard College and the Armand Hammer Museum of Art/U.C.L.A.. Represented by Blum & Poe Gallery Muller Opening 03(Los Angeles), Dave Muller was selected to inaugurate the gallery’s new Tokyo space with a solo installation in September. His work is featured in the Permanent Collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA/New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

For more information, please call 239-489-9313 or visit http://www.RauschenbergGallery.com.

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‘Dave Muller: Everything Sounds Good Right Now’ opens at Bob Rauschenberg Gallery February 20 (02-10-15)

Muller 01Florida SouthWestern State College is presenting a new immersive multi-media installation at the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery from February 20 through May 2, 2015. Titled Dave Muller: Everything Sounds Good Right Now, the exhibition will consist of an enormous 225-foot-long wraparound site-specific hand-painted mural along with an artist-designed billboard project on U.S. Hwy. 41/Cleveland Avenue near Page-Field Airport.

Much like Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace billboard last year, Muller’s billboard will serve as an original public artwork and well as a means for announcing the show. The mural will be composed dense green grasses, exotic flora, fungi, lush tropical vegetation and rock formations, that will serve as backdrop for framed drawings of LP ‘spines,’ album covers and an audio kiosk of compact discs containing almost Imagine Peace350,000 songs that represent the musical tastes of friends, family and the artist himself. Providing a soundtrack for the experience, the artist has sited six “listening stations” – organized chronologically by decade throughout the Gallery – to present a parallel timeline.

“Essentially, the history of ‘recorded popular music’ (beginning with Thomas Edison’s invention Stackedof the phonograph) becomes an audible representation of ‘culture’ in direct dialogue with the forest of plant-life (‘nature’) that transforms the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery and envelopes the room,” notes the Gallery in its press release announcing the exhibition.

Muller earned his B.A.S. at the University of California, Davis, and his M.F.A. from the California Interference-Argyles[1]Institute of the Arts. His solo and two-person exhibitions include iamthewalrus, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles (2009); I Like Your Music I Love Your Music, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain (2008); As Below, So Above, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2008); I Want It Louder, Gladstone Gallery, New York (2006); Trade, White Columns, New York (2005); New Muller 02Work: Evan Holloway and Dave Muller, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2004); Dave Muller, The Approach, London (2003); Dave Muller: Connections, Center for Curatorial Studies Museum, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York (2002); and Current 85, Dave Muller: Spatial, St. Louis Art Museum (2001).

Group exhibitions include Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2007); Interstellar Low Ways, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago (2006); The Experience of Duration, Eighth Biennale de Lyon, France (2005); Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2004); Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2004); It Happened Tomorrow, Seventh Biennale de Lyon, France (2003); and Made in California: Now, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2000).

Muller 03Dave Muller: I Like Your Music I Love Your Music is also the subject of a major monograph published by J.R.P. Ringier in conjunction with a retrospective at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon/MUSAC in Spain. Represented by Blum & Poe Gallery (Los Angeles), Dave Muller was selected to inaugurate the gallery’s new Tokyo space with a solo installation in September. His work is featured in the Permanent Collections of the Whitney Museum of 100_2114 (2)American Art, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA/New York), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

“With a majority of the works on loan to FSW having been first presented in Dave Muller: Rock ‘n’ Old at the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, we gratefully acknowledge and extend a special thank you to curator Jane Hart for allowing us to work with the artist to re-envision, re-title and expand this project for the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College,” acknowledges the Gallery in its press release.

For more information, please call 239-489-9313 or visit http://www.RauschenbergGallery.com.

 

 

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