Saturday @ BLUM & POE
Dave Muller iamthewalrus
February 21 - April 4, 2009
Opening reception: Saturday, February 21, 6 – 8 pm
Blum & Poe is pleased to announce their sixth solo exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Dave Muller. Being both a departure and a fine-tuning of previous concerns and obsessions, Muller’s latest exhibition, iamthewalrus, steals its title from the John Lennon song. Combining his signature acrylic washes with loose line-rendering on paper to create large scale works, Muller meditates on the development of individual and cultural identities and the sphere or “field” of music that envelops and accompanies them.
Visually playing with depictions of spheres and fields, juxtaposed with a variety of disparate images, this new body of work suggests a push and pull between transformation and immanence. To paraphrase John Peel on the band The Fall, “always different, always the same.” Where previous work focused on the physical manifestations of his music based obsessions, he now delves into their origins, making this show perhaps his most autobiographical work to date.
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