Music never looked so good as when encountered in a Tim Bavington painting. His paintings have sung for a while, but now they dance as well. The movement in his newest work, the works in this exhibition, is mesmerizing. Whether it is the movement of the canvas / stretcher bars mimicking a musical note or the physical swirls of paint in the others, there is glorious action. They have been activated and can’t sit still. The paintings in this exhibition seem to be like the live act of a band. It’s the same incredible music from the album, but now we are experiencing the stage antics of the band live.
We are thrilled to have Tim Bavington exhibit in Duke Gallery at Azusa Pacific University. We are also honored to have essays by David Pagel, G. James Daichendt, and Dave Hickey in this catalogue to accompany the exhibition, preserving it for future viewers. The exhibit and catalogue were made possible by the generosity of the Windgate Foundation. It is through this support that we are able to educate, inspire, and expose the Azusa Pacific University community to this high caliber of artist and writers.
Director of Exhibitions
Azusa Pacific University