Opening Reception: Friday, March 12, 2010, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
INTERVALS explores the colorful work of Gene Davis, Kenneth Noland and Tim
Bavington, all whom depict bands of stripes that study color, rhythm and pattern. A
number of the paintings refer to musical compositions, studying beats, melodies
and moods conveyed by compositions by musicians that each artist took influence
from. While Gene Davis and Kenneth Noland were prolific painters of the 1960’s,
the contemporary artist Tim Bavington carries forward the tradition brought upon
by the work of Noland and Davis.
Kenneth Noland and Gene Davis established the Washington Color School in
Washington D.C. in the late 1950’s through the 1960’s. Part of the larger color field
movement, the artists of the Washington Color School were identified in an
exhibition entitled “Washington Color Painters”, shown at the Washington Gallery
of Modern Art in 1965. Known for minimal, orderly and colorful paintings using
stripes, washes and single fields of colors, the group contributed much to the study
of color theories established during this era.
Las Vegas based painter Tim Bavington airbrushes bands of acrylic paint onto
large-scale canvases. Influenced largely by rock music, Bavington uses his computer
to develop linear schemes out of rhythms and beats from his favorite tunes.
Bavington received his BFA from the Art Centre in Pasadena, CA before making the
permanent move to Las Vegas, where he completed his MFA at the University of