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Tim Bavington at Heather Marx

To the uninformed eye, Tim Bavington's paintings of bright vertical stripes resemble TV test patterns, but in reality the images are a bit more complex. The artist creates his works by assigning a color to each note in the 12-tone musical scale and then translating songs into airbrushed bands. In this way the rough staccato skip of Queen's "Tie Your Mother Down" is transformed into skinny striations of red and green, while Jimmy Page's blistering, smudgy solo in Led Zeppelin's "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" ends up as fuzzy, wide lines.

-- Joyce Slaton

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