Tim Bavington “Tone Poems” Continues at Morgan Lehman NYC

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Tim Bavington “Tone Poems”
Lehman Morgan Gallery (New York)
September 7 – October 21, 2017

 

In 1956, Frank Sinatra conducted an album for Capitol Records called Tone Poems of Color. The record consists of twelve tracks inspired by the poetry of Norman Sickle, each piece written by a notable 20th Century Hollywood composer and designated by a color as its title. In the manner of mid- 1800’s European orchestral music, these “tone poems” attempt to translate the emotive and narrative content latent in non-musical sources directly into sound.

 

Tim Bavington’s celebrated oeuvre takes this idea of translation head on, considering the correlative, reciprocal, and at times ambiguous relationship between the visual and aural, art and music. The artist’s approach to geometric abstraction is based in a complex system of annotation and interpretation, whereby popular songs’ musical “DNA” (e.g. melody, beat, etc.) find subjective representation in color and form. This, in effect, is Bavington’s conceptual framework for making paintings.

 

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Inspired by Sinatra’s record, the artist’s latest studio work explores the nuances and energy of individual colors. The basis for each painting is a musical composition with a single color in the title: Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze, for instance. Whereas much of Bavington’s previous output delivered color at “full volume,” many of the new paintings reflect a lowering of chromatic intensity, as well as a broader tonal range and more limited palette. Morgan Lehman is delighted to present these works in Tim Bavington’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

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Tim Bavington (b. 1966, England) received his BFA from ArtCenter College of Design before moving to Las Vegas, where he completed his MFA at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Bavington’s work is included in numerous public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Fredrick R. Weisman Collection, Crocker Art Museum, Honolulu Art Museum, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Joslyn Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Portland Art Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Palm Springs Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University, as well as the McNay Art Museum in Texas. His largest work to date, Pipe Dream, is a major public sculpture commissioned by the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas and is based on the 1942 Aaron Copeland classic, Fanfare for the Common Man.

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Kim Rugg Feature on ARTSY: “Patterns of Landscape” by Jody Zellen

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Kim Rugg

Los Angeles Landscape (North East, North West, South East, South West), 2015

Mark Moore Fine Art

A feature article on artist Kim Rugg can be viewed now on ARTSY at the polling link:  https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/article/mark-moore-fine-art-kim-rugg-patterns-landscape-jody-zellen

 

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Mark Bennett “Green Acres” Work Released

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MARK BENNETT, Home of Oliver & Lisa Douglas (Green Acres), 2017, Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 24 x 36 inches (Edition of 10) 

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present “Mark Bennett: Dream Houses – The Blueprint Drawings 1992-2017” an exclusive online ARTSY exhibition focusing on the Mark Bennett unique original “SitCom” drawings of the last two decades just recently released from the artist studio.

Concurrent with this presentation, I am very pleased to announce the release of a brand new very limited print edition related to this body of work, The Home of Oliver & Lisa Douglas.

Green Acres is an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor as a couple who move from New York City to a country farm. Produced by Filmways as a sister show to Petticoat Junction, the series was first broadcast on CBS, from September 15, 1965, to April 27, 1971.

Receiving solid ratings during its six-year run, Green Acres was cancelled in 1971 as part of the “rural purge” by CBS. The sitcom has been in syndication and is available in DVD and VHS releases. In 1997 the two-part episode “A Star Named Arnold is Born” was ranked #59 on TV Guide’s 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time.

Mark Bennett‘s (b. 1956, Tennessee) whimsical works engage with pop culture and celebrity to an extreme degree. His blueprint lithographs of Baby Boom era sitcoms and popular television series depict the ultimate pairing of flight of fancy and stoical logic; the purely imaginary floor plans grounded by the dry format of an architect’s design. His works are both pleasingly nostalgic and vaguely disconcerting in their premonition of a society obsessed by television and celebrity culture.

For the past 25 years, Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bennett has made art firmly rooted in the collective American experience of television. His drawings and lithographs are “blueprints” of famous television houses from such classic sitcoms as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Brady Bunch, and Perry Mason. Drawing these fictional dwellings from memory, Bennett documents the minutiae of the characters’ lives by constructing their environments with a painstaking level of detail. His floor plans narrate the American Dream, charting not only the architecture, but also the subtext of our culturally accepted models for living.

You can view this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of the original drawings that remain available from this body of work now by clicking on the follwing link below:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-mark-bennett-dream-houses-the-blueprint-drawings-1992-2017

To order, please contact Mark at: mark@markmoorefineart.com

This work is available subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice. All taxes, tariffs, shipping and/or viewing expenses, if any, would be additional.

#markmoorefineart #markbennett

New Mark Bennett Print Released: “The Home of Wilbur & Carol Post (Mr. Ed)”

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MARK BENNETT, Home of Wilbur & Carol Post (Mr. Ed), 2017, Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 24 x 36 inches (Edition of 10) 

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present “Mark Bennett: Dream Houses – The Blueprint Drawings 1992-2017” an exclusive online ARTSY exhibition focusing on the Mark Bennett unique original “SitCom” drawings of the last two decades just recently released from the artist studio.

Concurrent with this presentation, I am very pleased to announce the release of a brand new very limited print edition related to this body of work, The Home of Wilbur & Carol Post.

Mister Ed is an American television sitcom produced by Filmways which originally aired in syndication from January 5 to July 2, 1961, and then on CBS from October 1, 1961, to February 6, 1966. The show’s title character – a talking horse – originally appeared in short stories by Walter R. Brooks.

Mark Bennett‘s (b. 1956, Tennessee) whimsical works engage with pop culture and celebrity to an extreme degree. His blueprint lithographs of Baby Boom era sitcoms and popular television series depict the ultimate pairing of flight of fancy and stoical logic; the purely imaginary floor plans grounded by the dry format of an architect’s design. His works are both pleasingly nostalgic and vaguely disconcerting in their premonition of a society obsessed by television and celebrity culture.

For the past 25 years, Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bennett has made art firmly rooted in the collective American experience of television. His drawings and lithographs are “blueprints” of famous television houses from such classic sitcoms as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Brady Bunch, and Perry Mason. Drawing these fictional dwellings from memory, Bennett documents the minutiae of the characters’ lives by constructing their environments with a painstaking level of detail. His floor plans narrate the American Dream, charting not only the architecture, but also the subtext of our culturally accepted models for living.

You can view this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of the original drawings that remain available from this body of work now by clicking on the follwing link below:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-mark-bennett-dream-houses-the-blueprint-drawings-1992-2017

To order, please contact Mark at: mark@markmoorefineart.com

This work is available subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice. All taxes, tariffs, shipping and/or viewing expenses, if any, would be additional.

#markmoorefineart #markbennett

New Release: Mark Bennett “The Home of James West (The Wild Wild West)”

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MARK BENNETT, Home of James West (The Wild Wild West), 2017, Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 24 x 36 inches (Edition of 10) 

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present “Mark Bennett: Dream Houses – The Blueprint Drawings 1992-2017” an exclusive online ARTSY exhibition focusing on the Mark Bennett unique original “SitCom” drawings of the last two decades just recently released from the artist studio.

Concurrent with this presentation, I am very pleased to announce the release of a brand new very limited print edition related to this body of work, The Home of James West.

The Wild Wild West is an American television series that ran on the CBS television network for four seasons (104 episodes) from September 17, 1965 to April 4, 1969. Two television movies were made with the original cast in 1979 and 1980, and the series was adapted for a motion picture in 1999.

Developed at a time when the television western was losing ground to the spy genre, this show was conceived by its creator, Michael Garrison, as “James Bond on horseback.”. Set during the administration of President Ulysses Grant (1869–77), the series followed Secret Service agents James West (Robert Conrad) and Artemus Gordon (Ross Martin) as they solved crimes, protected the President, and foiled the plans of megalomaniacal villains to take over all or part of the United States.

Mark Bennett‘s (b. 1956, Tennessee) whimsical works engage with pop culture and celebrity to an extreme degree. His blueprint lithographs of Baby Boom era sitcoms and popular television series depict the ultimate pairing of flight of fancy and stoical logic; the purely imaginary floor plans grounded by the dry format of an architect’s design. His works are both pleasingly nostalgic and vaguely disconcerting in their premonition of a society obsessed by television and celebrity culture.

For the past 25 years, Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bennett has made art firmly rooted in the collective American experience of television. His drawings and lithographs are “blueprints” of famous television houses from such classic sitcoms as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Brady Bunch, and Perry Mason. Drawing these fictional dwellings from memory, Bennett documents the minutiae of the characters’ lives by constructing their environments with a painstaking level of detail. His floor plans narrate the American Dream, charting not only the architecture, but also the subtext of our culturally accepted models for living.

You can view this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of the original drawings that remain available from this body of work now by clicking on the follwing link below:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-mark-bennett-dream-houses-the-blueprint-drawings-1992-2017

To order, please contact Mark at: mark@markmoorefineart.com

This work is available subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice. All taxes, tariffs, shipping and/or viewing expenses, if any, would be additional.

#markmoorefineart #markbennett

Mark Bennett Releases New Edition of “Father Knows Best” from his Dream Homes Series

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MARK BENNETT, Home of Jim & Margaret Anderson, 2017, Lithograph on Rives BFK paper, 24 x 36 inches (Edition of 10) 

https://www.artsy.net/artwork/mark-bennett-home-of-jim-and-margaret-anderson

Mark Moore Fine Art is proud to present “Mark Bennett: Dream Houses – The Blueprint Drawings 1992-2017” an exclusive online ARTSY exhibition focusing on the Mark Bennett unique original “SitCom” drawings of the last two decades just recently released from the artist studio.

Concurrent with this presentation, I am very pleased to announce the release of a brand new very limited print edition related to this body of work, THE HOME OF JIM AND MARGERET ANDERSON.

Most will remember this home on 607 South Maple Street in Springfield from the TV Sitcom “Father Knows Best” that starred Robert Young, Jane Wyatt, Elinor Donahue, Billy Gray, and Lauren Chapin. The series, which first began on radio in 1949, aired for six seasons with a total of 203 episodes. The series debuted on CBS in October 1954. It ran for one season and was canceled the following year. NBC picked up the series where it remained for three seasons. After a second cancellation in 1958, CBS picked up the series yet again where it aired until May 1960.

Mark Bennett‘s (b. 1956, Tennessee) whimsical works engage with pop culture and celebrity to an extreme degree. His blueprint lithographs of Baby Boom era sitcoms and popular television series depict the ultimate pairing of flight of fancy and stoical logic; the purely imaginary floor plans grounded by the dry format of an architect’s design. His works are both pleasingly nostalgic and vaguely disconcerting in their premonition of a society obsessed by television and celebrity culture.

For the past 25 years, Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bennett has made art firmly rooted in the collective American experience of television. His drawings and lithographs are “blueprints” of famous television houses from such classic sitcoms as The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Brady Bunch, and Perry Mason. Drawing these fictional dwellings from memory, Bennett documents the minutiae of the characters’ lives by constructing their environments with a painstaking level of detail. His floor plans narrate the American Dream, charting not only the architecture, but also the subtext of our culturally accepted models for living.

You can view this exclusive ARTSY online exhibition of the original drawings that remain available from this body of work now by clicking on the follwing link below:

https://www.artsy.net/show/mark-moore-fine-art-mark-bennett-dream-houses-the-blueprint-drawings-1992-2017

To order, please contact Mark at: mark@markmoorefineart.com

This work is available subject to prior sale and prices are subject to change without notice. All taxes, tariffs, shipping and/or viewing expenses, if any, would be additional.

#markmoorefineart #markbennett

 

ARTSY Feature: “John Bauer Is Producing Heat after Death” by Brent Everett Dickinson

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John Bauer will tread a thin beauty and discord. Content of his repeated gestures combined as veneers referring to the description, as if condensing multiple film images into a single overall composition. Without reference to the external environment as much as internal psychological state, Bauer uses monochromatic palette associated with photography and the pixilated effect on the print media to heighten Sense of Virtuality and information overload. His images are full of frenetic, apocalyptic energy reflective urban experiences.

Despite the intense vivacity Bauer’s fabrics are piercingly harsh one. Was carried out only in a palette-gloss and matt black and metallic silver, Bauer’s paintings have introduced the elegance of the flat surfaces of the label is encoded within the glamor of the industrial design and holographic shine of futurism. Bauer through a densely stacked models, translucent layers, and an emotional journey, an impersonal characteristics of digitized imagery and his detached processes work to get the unique subjectivity of infusing a seamless and generics with the contemplative aura of personal consultations.

Merging real meanings of abstraction, the reproducibility of pop, and graphicness design, John Bauer’s canvases set up airplanes using the visual language of folds, confusing and should be re-fragmented, contradictory compositions. Beginning each painting is a low-technology, computer drawing, Bauer develops his work through the complex process includes hands-off painting techniques such as stenciling, silk-screening and spraying digitized graphics that turn towards the sublime picturesque areas abstraction.

Check out the Feature Article on ARTSY on this extremely talented artist “John Bauer Is Producing Heat after Death” By Brent Everett Dickinson at:

https://www.artsy.net/mark-moore-gallery/article/mark-moore-fine-art-john-bauer-producing-heat-death-brent-everett-dickinson