One of my favorite exhibitions of the last year was The Record, which I saw at the Nasher Museum and is headed to Boston for a spell at the ICA. Dave Muller recently visited Nasher to speak about his engagement in the show.
“Los Angeles-based artist, DJ and record collector Dave Muller delivered the Barbra and Andrew Rothschild lecture on January 26, 2011. Muller’s work explores the relationship between human experience, memory and music. His large-scale paintings of album spine, two of which can be seen in “The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl” at the Nasher Museum, are not mere representations but portraits of his friends and family through their musical tastes. Muller has exhibited work internationally at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon in Spain as well as the recently built Dallas Cowboys Stadium.” – Nasher Museum.