Tim Bavington: Poptimist
Posted by: Department of Art and Design
A guest exhibition by artist Tim Bavington.
Music is the genesis of Tim Bavington's paintings. Through synthetic polymer paint, Bavington acts as a translator between the aural and the visual as he transforms guitar solos, melodies and bass lines into vertical bands of color. Tracks from bands such as The Darkness, Oasis and The Rolling Stones become vibrant bands of color, and bridge compositional concepts between seemingly unlike disciplines.
Although Bavington has a method that designates sound to color and composition, the paintings are not literal translations; they remain open to intuition and decision-making, allowing for a distinct artistic presence.
Tim Bavington (b. 1966, England) received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design (CA) before making the permanent move to Las Vegas, where he completed his MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (NV). His work is included in the public collections of Fredrick R. Weisman Collection (CA), Honolulu Art Museum (HI), Albright-Knox Art Gallery (NY), Creative Artists Agency (CA), Joslyn Art Museum (NE), Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (CA), Portland Art Museum (OR), United Talent Agency (CA), Vivendi Universal (CA), Palm Springs Art Museum (CA), Denver Art Museum (CO), The Museum of Modern Art (NY), and Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University (UT).
He has exhibited at LeeAhn Gallery (Daegu), Jack Shainman Gallery (NY), Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard (Paris), Space Gallery (London), Museum of Fine Arts (MA), Laguna Art Museum (CA), and the Texas Fine Arts Center (TX) among others. Courtesy Mark Moore Gallery.
Curated by Steve Childs.
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 25, 6:00-8:00pm
John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, West Campus
Azusa Pacific University
701 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA 91702
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