|Venue||Adam Bray Gallery|
|Date(s)||22-31 Aug 1996|
The Dolce Visualis exhibition featured work by Mike Mills from his Visual Sampler project which was released by Mo' Wax.
The show toured London, New York, Sydney, and Tokyo through 1996. The show also toured the X-Large Store in Sydney, Australia in June 1997.
The opening for the show in New York drew 500 people, described as everyone "from skateboarders to the usual art-world suspects."
Some of the artwork was later produced on t-shirts for the MO’ WAX X MUSEUM NEU collaboration in 2014.
- Aug 17-Sep 7 - New York - Andrea Rosen Gallery
- Aug 22-31 - London - Adam Bray Gallery
- Oct 5-31 - Sydney - The TBA Gallery
- Oct 16-31 - Tokyo - Kyozon Vision Network
From Andrea Rosen Gallery.
Mike Mills is part of a new breed of creators to emerge in the 1990's. Spanning from designer/ art director/ filmmaker, his list of clients reads like a who's who of popular music and fashion culture. Past projects include record album covers and merchandise for bands such as Sonic Youth, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Beastie Boys, Beck, Boss Hog, Cibo Matto, and more. Mills has also created the entire graphic identity for X-Girl clothing, textile designs, graphics. As well, Mills has made films for Marc Jacobs. These are just a few of his projects that have helped to define contemporary graphic design.
London based Mo' Wax Records is set to release a Mike Mills "Visual Sampler" this summer. The "Visual Sampler" will be a series of prints, posters, stickers, etc., all packaged in a 12" record sleeve, an "Art Album" of sorts.
In conjunction with the release of this sampler, we are pleased to announce a special exhibition of original posters designed by Mills specifically for this project which, in this venue, will be contextualized within a large scale installation. This exhibition will serve to bring the world of fashion, music, fine art, film and design together in one environment, breaking down barriers between creative mediums in the gallery context. In addition, these posters conceptually twist their commercial roots, subverting popular notions of consumerism and design and mixing them up in a 20th Century cocktail.
Pre-release copies of the "Visual Sampler" will be available during the exhibition.
This exhibition is one of three exhibitions scheduled at Andrea Rosen Gallery within the next twelve months to continue to incorporate aspects of design into the gallery's program. Also scheduled: a one week installation by fashion designer, Tracy Feith from December 11 through December 18, and a show of industrial design scheduled for early summer 1997.