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Morgan Lehman Gallery

Tone Poems

  • Tim Bavington
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    Tim Bavington, Aquamarine, 2017
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    Tim Bavington, (back to) Black, 2017
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    Tim Bavington, Purple (haze), 2017
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Press for Tone Poems

Current Exhibitions at Morgan Lehman Gallery


The Shape of Light

  • Emily Kiacz,
  • Opens: Jan. 28, 2021
  • Closes: Mar. 06, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Exteriors

  • Anna Membrino,
  • Opens: Jan. 28, 2021
  • Closes: Mar. 06, 2021
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Gesture for want and tears for all that is dark

  • David Rios Ferreira,
  • Opens: Oct. 01, 2020
  • Closes: Nov. 25, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Everything Will Be Okay

  • Sara Genn,
  • Opens: Oct. 01, 2020
  • Closes: Nov. 25, 2020
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Stilleven

  • Adriana Farmiga,
  • Rachel Klinghoffer,
  • Karen Lederer,
  • Talia Levitt,
  • Edra Soto,
  • Opens: Jan. 09, 2020
  • Closes: Feb. 08, 2020
  • Reception: Jan. 09, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Catch and Release

  • Carolanna Parlato,
  • Opens: Nov. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 14, 2019
  • Reception: Nov. 07, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Roam

  • Elisa Johns,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Nov. 02, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Woven Walls

  • Paolo Arao,
  • Carly Glovinski,
  • Crystal Gregory,
  • Elana Herzog,
  • Tamara Kostianovsky,
  • Opens: Jun. 06, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Jun. 06, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Now

  • Paul Villinski,
  • Opens: Apr. 30, 2019
  • Closes: May. 02, 2019
  • Reception: May. 02, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inheritance

  • Andrea Belag,
  • Opens: Apr. 04, 2019
  • Closes: May. 04, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 04, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial

  • Curated by Geoffrey Young,
  • Opens: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 30, 2019
  • Reception: Feb. 28, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

JJ Miyaoka-Pakola and Matthew J. Stone

  • JJ Miyaoka-Pakola,
  • Matthew J. Stone,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 16, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Tale of Five Rings

  • Jennifer Odell,
  • Elisa Johns,
  • Opens: Nov. 29, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Nov. 29, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Sax in the Attic

  • Jonathan Ryan Storm,
  • Louis Reith,
  • Opens: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Nov. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Aft Key

  • Rubens Ghenov,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 06, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

William Paterson MFA Summer 2018 Exhibition

  • Eleanor Louise Anderson,
  • Christine Brown,
  • Feride Comen,
  • Meghan DeMora,
  • Mark Filipkowski,
  • Angel Fosuhene,
  • Morgan Lawson,
  • Linda Steinhardt Majzner,
  • Vanessa Nilsson,
  • Sarah Schwindt,
  • Opens: Aug. 02, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Aug. 02, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Living/Breathing

  • Samuel Boehm,
  • Brian Edgerton,
  • Daniel Giordano,
  • Jamie Powell,
  • Lina Puerta,
  • Leah Tacha,
  • Opens: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 21, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Audrey Stone

  • Audrey Stone,
  • Opens: May. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 24, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Amy Lincoln: Sun, Moon, Stars

  • Amy Lincoln,
  • Opens: May. 24, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 23, 2018
  • Reception: May. 24, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ecstatic Vernacular

  • Matt Kleberg,
  • Erin O'Keefe,
  • Opens: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Closes: May. 31, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Isness

  • Yevgeniya Baras,
  • Mildred Beltre,
  • Danielle Dimston,
  • Tim Doud,
  • Jackie Feng,
  • Rico Gatson,
  • Howardena Pindell,
  • Didier William,
  • Opens: Mar. 15, 2018
  • Closes: May. 05, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Leigh Ruple: New Work

  • Leigh Ruple,
  • Opens: Jan. 04, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 10, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 5 - 7pm
  • Admission: free

Paul Wackers Pop-up Show and Book Launch

  • Paul Wackers,
  • Opens: Mar. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 10, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

How to Build a Fire

  • Carly Glovinski,
  • Opens: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 15, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Osamu Kobayashi and Erica Prince

  • Osamu Kobayashi,
  • Erica Prince,
  • Opens: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 17, 2018
  • Reception: Jan. 11, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Kim McCarty: New Work

  • Kim McCarty,
  • Opens: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 09, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 26, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Tone Poems

  • Tim Bavington
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Kill Your Darlings

  • David S. Allee,
  • Opens: Jul. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 22, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Object Lessons

  • John Salvest,
  • Opens: Apr. 17, 2014
  • Closes: May. 17, 2014
  • Reception: Apr. 23, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Conversations, Curated by Sharon Louden

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 09, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 22, 2014
  • Reception: Jul. 09, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

1200'

  • Amy Park,
  • Opens: May. 22, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Everything Drawings

  • Emilie Clark,
  • Opens: Apr. 17, 2014
  • Closes: May. 17, 2014
  • Reception: Apr. 23, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Endlings

  • Laura Ball,
  • Opens: Oct. 16, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Reception: Oct. 16, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ruby Palmer

  • Ruby Palmer,
  • Opens: May. 22, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paradigm

  • Paul Villinski,
  • Opens: Sep. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 11, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 11, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Visible and the Invisible

  • Katia Santibañez,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Work on Linen

  • Laurie Reid,
  • Opens: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Closes: Nov. 12, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 13, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Up To You, Down To Me

  • David Rathman,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Sun City

  • Rob Carter,
  • Opens: Oct. 16, 2014
  • Closes: Nov. 15, 2014
  • Reception: Oct. 16, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

An Unevening Raga, Accoutrements for an Aposiopesic Précis, vol. 3

  • Rubens Ghenov,
  • Opens: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2014
  • Reception: Nov. 20, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Thank You For Being You

  • Paul Wackers,
  • Opens: Jun. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Basket Looked Like An Ocean, And I Was Just Throwing Rocks In It

  • Aaron Wexler,
  • Opens: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 12, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rough Cut: Curated by Jennifer Samet and Elizabeth Hazan

  • Alexi Worth,
  • Amy Park,
  • Bryan Osburn,
  • Carrie Moyer,
  • Sangram Majumdar,
  • Trevor Winkfield,
  • Jennifer Sirey,
  • Elizbeth Hazan,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 07, 2015
  • Reception: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

20 x 16 New York

  • Curated by Geoff Young,
  • Opens: Mar. 26, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 26, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Long Goodbye

  • Kysa Johnson,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

stroturf-rooftop-picnics

  • ruby onyinyechi amanze,
  • Opens: Jun. 18, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Reception: Jun. 18, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Night Vision

  • Selena Kimball,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Elements

  • Nancy Lorenz,
  • Opens: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 22, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Meditations on Hunting

  • Emilie Clark,
  • Opens: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Kim McCarty,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 13, 2015
  • Reception: May. 07, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

DominoDomino

  • Edra Soto,
  • Dan Sullivan,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 13, 2015
  • Reception: May. 07, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Accoutrements in Marwa, an Interlude in Sliver

  • Rubens Ghenov,
  • Opens: May. 12, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 18, 2016
  • Reception: May. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Year I Make Contact

  • Brittany Nelson,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Reception: Jan. 07, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

RISD MFA

  • Marisa Adesman,
  • Christian Ruiz Berman,
  • Sanié Bokhari,
  • Ada Goldfeld,
  • Molly Kaderka,
  • Arghavan Khosravi,
  • Rebecca Levitan,
  • Saif Mhaisen,
  • Gina Palacios,
  • Ohad Sarfaty,
  • Opens: Aug. 03, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Aug. 03, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Dark Tomorrow

  • Jeff Perrott,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Austin Thomas

  • Austin Thomas,
  • Opens: Feb. 16, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 16, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hankerings

  • Matt Kleberg,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Closes: May. 07, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Summer Show 2016

  • Leigh Ruple,
  • Sarah Bednarek,
  • Opens: Jun. 23, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 29, 2016
  • Reception: Jun. 23, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Windows

  • Sharon Louden,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Cotter Luppi

  • Cotter Luppi,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 08, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Brushless

  • Nathan Randall Green,
  • Halsey Hathaway,
  • Wayne Herpich,
  • Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson,
  • Rachel Ostrow,
  • Carolanna Parlato,
  • Andrew Schwartz,
  • Opens: Jun. 22, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 28, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 22, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Twenty by Sixteen Biennial

  • Curated by Geoff Young,
  • Opens: Apr. 07, 2017
  • Closes: May. 06, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Early Settlers

  • Paul Wackers,
  • Opens: May. 11, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: May. 11, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Ed Ruscha's Every Building on the Sunset Strip

  • Amy Park,
  • Opens: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Nov. 17, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chasing Firefly

  • David S. Allee,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inside-Out

  • Samantha Bittman,
  • Opens: May. 11, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 17, 2017
  • Reception: May. 11, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Drawings

  • Andrew Hostick,
  • Opens: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 05, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Sep 07 - Oct 21, 2017


Where

Morgan Lehman Gallery

  • 526 West 26th Street, New York, NY, United States Map

About

In 1956, Frank Sinatra conducted an album for Capitol Records called Tone Poems of Color. The record consists of twelve tracks inspired by the poetry of Norman Sickle, each piece written by a notable 20th Century Hollywood composer and designated by a color as its title. In the manner of mid-1800’s European orchestral music, these “tone poems” attempt to translate the emotive and narrative content latent in non-musical sources directly into sound.

Tim Bavington’s celebrated oeuvre takes this idea of translation head on, considering the correlative, reciprocal, and at times ambiguous relationship between the visual and aural, art and music. The artist’s approach to geometric abstraction is based in a complex system of annotation and interpretation, whereby popular songs’ musical “DNA” (e.g. melody, beat, etc.) find subjective representation in color and form. This, in effect, is Bavington’s conceptual framework for making paintings.

Inspired by Sinatra’s record, the artist’s latest studio work explores the nuances and energy of individual colors. The basis for each painting is a musical composition with a single color in the title: Jimi Hendrix’s Purple Haze, for instance. Whereas much of Bavington’s previous output delivered color at “full volume,” many of the new paintings reflect a lowering of chromatic intensity, as well as a broader tonal range and more limited palette. Morgan Lehman is delighted to present these works in Tim Bavington’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.


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