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TODD GAVIN

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Birthplace
USA

Works in
NEW YORK

Website

Representing galleries

Tags
modern, mixed-media, sculpture, abstract, new ar, New Jersey Artist, New York Artist, artist, Painter, frescoes, fresco

Statement

Of his most recent works,Todd Gavin’s beautiful Carbon Frescoes draw upon the classical forms of fresco painting and relief sculpture and innovatively reformulate them into a new medium of artistic expression.

Carbon, as the foundation of organic life, is symbolically and literally portrayed in these works.  Each fresco is a composition of oil, ash, and coal combined within and upon cement. The aggregates of carbon and earth are fused with the cement, making a rigid illustrative form that is simultaneously sculptural and graphical. The metaphorical symbolism of carbon, as Life, and the cement as the Earth, combine physically and materially in the subjective meaning of the form. Throughout his Carbon Fresco series, Gavin communicates the significant, foundational, and paradoxical role carbon plays in the formation and perpetuation of life. Each piece is based on a thematic property associated with carbon to illustrate it's affiliation to, and facilitation of, the instance of being. The varied, yet relatable, compositions portray the physical aesthetics of life, in aggregate material and form, and convey an organic atmosphere that portrays and invokes emotion. Through the use of elemental carbon and earth, Todd Gavin has realized a wholly unique artform innovatively applying the formal language of nature to express the phenomenon of being.

MEDIA:

Environmental Communications 2014https://nalatphanit.wordpress.com/2...

Queens Museum 2014http://www.queensmuseum.org/?event=...

BronxNet Community Network 2014http://blip.tv/bronxnet/editorial-g...

Artnerd 2014http://art-nerd.com/newyork/artist-...

United Gallery/Antoine Rose 2012https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjP...

 

Recent Exhibits

TODD GAVIN participated in these exhibits:

Feb, 2014 Raising the Temperature: Art in Environmental Reactions
Queens Museum of Art
 
Sep, 2013 CARBON: To Exist II (SEPT 28 - DEC 28 2013)
Editorial Gallery
 
Sep, 2013 2013 Members Exhibition
Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
 

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