Jonathan Novak has been an important source for contemporary American and European art since 1978. With a wide-ranging inventory consisting of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and prints, one may find significant examples by Milton Avery, John Baeder, Robert Bechtle, Fernando Botero, Alexander Calder, Joseph Cornell, Richard Diebenkorn, Jim Dine, Jean Dubuffet, Richard Estes, Sam Francis, Helen Frankenthaler, Ralph Goings, David Hockney, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, Mimmo Paladino, James Rosenquist, Ed Ruscha, Saul Steinberg, Frank Stella, Donald Sultan, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, and Tom Wesselmann.
Jonathan has been an inveterate exhibitor at international art fairs in Chicago, Miami, Palm Beach, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York and is a member of the Private Art Dealers of America (PADA), the International Fine Print Dealers of America (IFPDA) as well as the Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA).
Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art is located in Century City, California, one-half mile west of the Beverly Hills Penninsula Hotel.
Tim BavingtonBiography of the Artist
Synthetic polymer on canvas
24" x 72"
Tim Bavington (1966 -) The pinging sound of video games in an arcade sounds like an electronic version of wild turkeys in full cry, just as the muffled clack of computer keyboards in a busy office mimics the sound of de-beaked chickens trying to feed. From London and now living in Las Vegas, Tim Bavington paints in the gap between these experiences, the real and the synthetically real. The colors of his largely vertical, acrylic stripe paintings at the Greg Kucera Gallery have a digital glow. Seen up close, their edges are vague, as if their focus needs adjusting. From a distance, they appear to shimmer, a kinder, gentler version of Optical Art from the 1960s. It's Op Art with a 21st-century edge. Some of his stripes are based on commercial bar codes writ large and radiant. Others relate to music. But instead of the metaphoric music/art tradition of early 20th-century modernists such as Kandinsky, Bavington's in sync with a wised-up literalism that's popular now. He matches the 12 tones of a musical scale with 12 tones from the color wheel, assigning each note a particular color. What he gets, according to him, are equivalents between his specific paintings and specific pieces of guitar music, heavy on Jimi Hendrix, with the bandwidth of each stripe determined by the length of each note with a musical sequence. This is painting from a plan, with improvisational elements held firmly in check. Despite their initial familiarity, these paintings couldn't have made the scene decades ago, when Op Art and its fellow-travelers created a new kind of cool. Back then, Bavington's digitally based colors were far from common currency. That alone gives his work a critical edge. Nobody can say that it's past its pull date and in need of special pleading from the defenders of the good, the true and the beautiful. In the end, however, Bavington's work is more than up-to-date. It's evidence of a singular aesthetic intelligence. Like advanced equations on a blackboard, these paintings embody a way of thinking about the world and finding a new form for new experience. Tim Bavington 1966 Born, England 1990 B.F.A. Art Center College of Art and Design 1999 M.F.A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas Selected Exhibitions 2005 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY 2005 Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richards, Paris, France 2004 The Raw and the Cooked, Claremont Center for the Arts, Claremont, CA 2004 NADA Art Fair, Mark Moore Gallery, Miami, FL 2004 Rock, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2004 Cologne Art Fair, Mark Moore Gallery, Cologne, Germany 2004 Specific Objects: The Minimalist Influence, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, San Diego, CA 2003 Fresh Works on Paper, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 2003 Airborne, Donna Beam Gallery, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 2003 Flair, Heather Marx Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2003 Structure, Patricia Faure Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2003 Pullium Deffenbaugh, Portland, OR 2003 Greg Kucera, Seattle, WA 2002 New in Town, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR 2002 Live Like There’s Yes Tomorrow, Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX 2002 Neo Painting, Young Eun Museum of Contemporary Art, Kwangu-City, Korea 2002 Western States, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2002 (Las) Vegans, James Kelly Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM 2001 Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY 2001 The Magic Hour: Dir Konvergenz von Kunst Und Las Vegas, Neue Galerie, Kunstlerhaus, Burgring 2001 Eye Candy, Scott White Gallery, San Diego, CA 2000 Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2000 Paint American Style, Mark Moore Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 2000 Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX 2000 New American Talent: The Fifteenth Exhibition, The Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin, TX 2000 Ultralounge, Nevada Institute of Contemporary Art, Las Vegas, NV 2000 Ultralounge, University of South Florida Museum of Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL 2000 Two by Two for AIDS and Art, The Rachofsky House, Exhibit and auction to benefit AMFAR, Dallas, TX 1999 Octopussy, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX 1999 Unctuous Youth, Action Space, Los Angeles, CA 1999 Bi-Design, Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV 1998 1-15, Post, Los Angeles, CA 1998 Ultralounge, Diverse Works, Houston, TX 1997 LA.-LV.-LA, Otis School of Art, Los Angeles, CA 1997 The Cranbery Show, Cranberry World West, Henderson, NV Selected Collections CAA (Creative Artists Agency), Beverly Hills, CA William and Debbie Richards, Pasadena, CA Ken Downing, Dallas, TX Emily Kass and Charles Weinraub, Tampa Florida Fredrick R. Weisman Collection, CA. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY General Mills Corporation, Minneapolis, MN Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE