Location: The New Restaurant at Elk Camp, Snowmass Mountain
Dave Muller: Three Day Weekend
Saturday–Monday, February 16–18
Artist Dave Muller brings his popular “Three Day Weekend” (TDW) event to Aspen Snowmass over Presidents’ Day Weekend. Click here for event details and locations.
Los Angeles–based artist Dave Muller is known for his wall drawings and large-scale works on paper that employ iconic structures such as the top-ten list to create diagrammatic but uniquely personal portraits based on the musical passions of their subjects. Stemming from his deep love of music and the communal dialogue it generates across generations and cultures, Muller’s work deftly translates these concerns into aesthetic form. As one critic recently put it, Muller’s work is about the good things that make life worth living—good music, good friends, a little messiness, a lot of color, and a lot of fun.
For the 2012–13 ski season, Muller has created a site-specific wall drawing for the new restaurant at Elk Camp on Snowmass Mountain. Muller’s installation opens to the public on the season’s opening day. The wall painting is based on a brief questionnaire e-mailed from the artist to Aspen Skiing Company employees in which he inquired about their favorite albums of all time as well as their height.
Dave Muller’s installation is organized by the AAM in collaboration with the Aspen Skiing Company.
Dave Muller (b. 1964, San Francisco) lives and works in Los Angeles. He has exhibited widely over the past twenty years, including solo exhibitions at such venues as the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the St. Louis Art Museum, among others. Muller’s large-scale wall drawing An Up-and-Down Arc w/ White Noise was included in the Aspen Art Museum’s 2008 group exhibition Marlon Brando, Pocahontas, and Me, and his 2009 wall painting Solar Arrangement (2009) is permanently installed in the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Recent group exhibitions to feature Muller’s work include Sympathy for the Devil: Art and Rock and Roll Since 1967 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2008) and The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl (2011), which was organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and traveled to the ICA Boston and the Miami Art Museum.