July 17, 2017
Press Release - Tim Bavington "Sunshine Maker"
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TIM BAVINGTON
Sunshine Maker



August 5 through September 2, 2017
Opening reception: Saturday, August 5 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM

David Richard Gallery, LLC
1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 983-9555
www.DavidRichardGallery.com



Artist Tim Bavington Joins the Roster at David Richard Gallery and His First Solo Exhibition With the Gallery Surveys Paintings From 2002 through 2017
David Richard Gallery is pleased to be representing Tim Bavington and his spectacular color-based abstractions rooted in Rock and Roll music, color and visual perception. Bavington’s first solo exhibition with the gallery, Sunshine Maker, will survey new and earlier works with a selection of ‘greatest hits’ from 2002 to 2017. “Sunshine Maker” will be presented August 5 through September 2, 2017 with an opening reception on Saturday, August 5 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at David Richard Gallery at 1570 Pacheco Street, Suite A1, Santa Fe, NM 87505, phone: (505) 983-9555. A digital catalogue will be available online.

Music and color are the core of Bavington’s paintings. He translates music into a visual experience with his unique system of pairing musical notes with specific hues in the color wheel. Colored stripes are his musical notes that allow him to playback the base lines, rhythms and string plucking guitar solos in his stunning retinal compositions that challenge visual perception. His love of 1960s and 70s rock and roll music by the Stones, Cream, Beatles and Hendrix is the underpinning that inspires his translations of color and abstraction into nearly audible visual experiences.


About Tim Bavington:

Tim Bavington was born in England in 1966. He moved to the United States in 1984 to pursue his career in art. Bavington earned a bachelor’s degree at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. His early post-graduate work involved comics and contributions to The Simpsons television show. In 1993 he moved to Las Vegas where he met David Hickey at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Bavington decided to continue his education at UNLV, earning a Master’s in Fine Arts in 1990.

In the early 2000s Bavington introduced the musical scales of the guitar into his artistic practice. His artwork has continued to evolve with its connection to music and his exhibitions throughout the United States have received high acclaim.

Bavington currently lives in Las Vegas. His work is included in the collections of the Portland Art Museum in Oregon, The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, The Denver Art Museum in Colorado, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, California, Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, Fredrick R. Weisman Foundation in Los Angeles, California, Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California and the Palm Springs Art Museum in California, among others. Additionally, he created a major commission called “Pipe Dream” for Symphony Park at the Smith Center for Performing Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada. Each pipe in this beautiful and colorful sculpture represents a note in the classical masterpiece, “Fanfare for the Common Man,” by Aaron Copland.

About David Richard Gallery:

Since its inception the gallery has produced museum quality exhibitions that feature Post War abstraction in the US. The presentations have addressed specific decades and geographies as well as certain movements and tendencies. While the gallery has long been recognized as an important proponent of post-1960s abstraction—including both the influential pioneers as well as a younger generation of practitioners in this field— in keeping with this spirit of nurture and development the gallery presents established and very new artists who embrace more gestural and representational approaches to the making of art as well as young emerging artists.

In 2015 David Richard Gallery launched DR Projects to provide a platform for artists of all stripes—international, national, local, emerging and established—to present special solo projects or to participate in unique collaborations or thematic exhibitions. The goal is to offer a fresh look at contemporary art practice from a broad spectrum of artists and presentations.

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Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts
J. Willard Marriott Library
The University of Utah, 01/17/2017

The University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library will host the art exhibition Globalocation: Celebrating 20 Years of Artnauts, Jan. 20-March 3.

Artnauts, an art collective formed 20 years ago by George Rivera, professor of art and art history at the University of Colorado, Boulder, consists of 300 global artists who serve as goodwill ambassadors, acknowledging and supporting victims of oppression worldwide. Their creativity has generated over 230 exhibitions across five continents. Five faculty members from the U’s Department of Art and Art History are members of the collective, Sandy Brunvand, Beth Krensky, V. Kim Martinez, Brian Snapp and Xi Zhang.

Globalocation derives from “Globalocational Art” — a concept used by the Artnauts to refer to their exhibitions in international venues. It is the mission of the Artnauts to take art to places of contention, and this anniversary exhibition is a sample of places where they have been and themes they have addressed.

“The Artnauts could not exist without the commitment of the artists in the collective to a common vision of the transformative power of art,” said Rivera. “The Artnauts make their contribution with art that hopefully generates a dialogue with an international community on subjects that are sometimes difficult to raise.”

Krensky, associate department chair of the Art and Art History Department, had the opportunity to travel with Rivera in Chile as part of an Artnauts project, working with mothers who were searching for their children who had mysteriously disappeared during a time of political unrest.

“When I travelled to Chile in 1998, George and I spent an afternoon with the Mothers of the Disappeared, and the meeting changed my life,” said Krensky. “It was from that moment on that I placed a picture of them on my desk to look at every day. I was so moved by what they each had lost — a son, a brother, a father — and yet what remained for them was a deep, deep well of love. They were fierce warriors and stood up to the government to demand the whereabouts and information of the people who had disappeared, but they lived within profound love.”

The 20th anniversary exhibition at the Marriott Library is a retrospective of the traveling works the Artnauts have toured around the globe. The exhibition will be located on level three of the library. The opening reception is open to the public and will be held on Friday, Jan 20, 4-6 p.m. Rivera will speak at 4 p.m.

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