After nearly seven years of design, fabrication, and selection committees, Tim Bavington’s new work,”Louie Louie”(2013) will debut at the Edith Green/Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland (OR) this Thursday, May 30th. Marking the second three-dimensional work Bavington has ever created, “Louie Louie” is made entirely of water jet cut cast acrylic; transforming his traditionally two-dimensional painting practice into translucent sculptural form.
Funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the modernization of the 35-year old building is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its use of cutting-edge sustainable design and technology. As part of its re-design and modernization, the building’s art committee felt Bavington’s work would perfectly compliment the contemporary aesthetic and concept behind the venue’s interest in technology. We congratulate Tim on this major project, and the upcoming dedication ceremony this week.
The Royal Scottish Academy’s (RSA) exhibition, The 187th Annual Exhibition: Between the Late and Early will feature video work by gallery artist, Allison Schulnik among other international artists. The RSA Annual Exhibition is a focal point of the RSA program. Now in its 187th year, it continues to provide a platform for contemporary paintings, sculpture, film, printmaking, photography and installation alongside work by some of the country’s leading architects. This year’s curators are Eddie Summerton, Neil Gillespie, and Eelco Hooftman, who have also curated a themed aspect within this major exhibition entitled ‘Between the late and early.’ Celebrating artists whose work inhabits the gap between perceived and imagined realities, the exhibition features invited artists from across Scotland and beyond who have an interest in the ethereal or otherworldly, in particular: sorcery, folklore, shamanism, ritualism, dreams, and predictive visions. The exhibition opened May 25th and will remain open until July 2, 2013 at the Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL.
In search of an alluring new coffee table book? Kiel Johnson’s carboard sculptures are included in the newly published “500 Paper Objects: New Directions in Paper Art (500 Series).” Juried by author Gene McHugh, an award-winning arts writer and well-established expert in the field, the book presents a broad range of techniques, forms, and aesthetic approaches, with magnificent examples of origami, kirigami, cutting, quilling, papier-mâché, and casting. The book published by Lark Crafts, features Johnson’s work on pages 21, 199, 234, 255 & 360.
Mark Moore Gallery proudly announces two new museum acquisitions of work by program artists.
Okay Mountain, Prototype #6 (of 10), 2013 / edition of 3 / digital c-print / 18 x 24 inches
Acquired by the McNay Art Museum
This week, the McNay Art Museum (San Antonio, TX) confirmed their acquisition of Okay Mountain’s set of ten “Prototypes” (2013) photographs – as featured in their 2013 solo exhibition at the gallery – as well as Penelope Umbrico’s large-scale wall work, “All the Embarrassing Books” (2007).
Penelope Umbrico, Embarrassing Books, 2011 / c-prints / dimensions variable
Acquired by the McNay Art Museum
Congratulations to both Okay Mountain and Penelope Umbrico on this exciting news. We thank the McNay for their generous continuing support of our gallery and artists.
The Rochester Art Center’s (Rochester, MN) newest exhibition, “The Protagonist: Narrative and Animation” will feature gallery artist Allison Schulnik. The exhibition will mark the first curation at the Center by its new Executive Director, Shannon Fitzgerald. “The Protagnoist” explores narrative in short animated film and video, and presents enthralling work that pushes the boundaries of storytelling through the perspective of several highly performative protagonists created by six internationally recognized artists. Schulnik will present her videos, Mound (2011), Hobo Clown (2008) as well as her painting, Flower Face #2 (2007).
The exhibition, which opens May 17, will remain on view through August 25, 2013.
Jack Shainman Gallery
is pleased to announce New Paintings,
MMG artist Tim Bavington’s
fourth solo exhibition with the gallery. With this exhibition, Bavington continues to translate music into exuberant patterns and color fields that emote a vibrancy and electricity through the precisely painted synthetic polymer atop canvas. Each piece is an evocation of a song’s bridge, melody, a section of notes, systematically reinterpreted for the eye resulting in a vivid synesthesia of the senses.
Marking a new direction in Bavington’s oeuvre, Quadrophenia moves the more classical and strictly vertical and horizontal lines into an intense swirl of brilliant blues, magentas, greens and yellows. Bavington creates a visceral and emotional reverberation using The Who’s operatic album as a departure point and what results is an almost hypnotic optical experience that references the four-point structure of quadraphonic audio.
The exhibition opens Thursday, May 16th (6-8pm), and remains on view through June 29th, 2013.
Andrew Schoultz, the artist that never sleeps, has completed yet another mural in his native San Francisco. Located at 24th and York Street, the mural spans the length of Pop’s Bar – one of the neighborhood’s favorite establishments. Complete with his trademark horses, flags, falling bricks, and telephone poles, the work will undoubtedly be a Schoultz signature for years to come.