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TODD GAVIN

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CARBON VITA, 2012 Oil, Coal, Charcoal, Ash, India Ink in Cement Mortar 38 X 62 in © Todd Gavin
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IN-FORM, 2013 Oil, Coal, Ash, India Ink in Cement Mortar 32 X 38 in © Todd Gavin
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CARBON INTEGRATION, 2012 Oil, Coal, Ash, India Ink in Cement Mortar 62 X 74 in © Todd Gavin
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BEAUTY AND NOTHING, 2012 Oil, Coal, Ash, India Ink in Cement Mortar 36 X 58 in © Todd Gavin
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CARBON PERCEPTION, 2012 Oil, Coal, Ash, India Ink in Cement Mortar 24 X 38 in © Todd Gavin
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THE GEOMETRY OF YOU, 2012 Oil, Coal, Ash, India Ink in Cement Mortar 36 X 59 in © Todd Gavin
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IN ROTATION, 1998 Ink, Acrylic Paint on Canvas 54x96 in © Todd Gavin
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THOUGHT AND ONE'S SELF, 1997 Ink on Canvas 46x39 in © Todd Gavin
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WHERE I AND MY CHILD RESIDE, 2000 Ink, Acrylic Paint on Canvas 36x38 in © Todd Gavin
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COMPOSITION 1, 2012 Ink on Plastic 88x45 in © Todd Gavin
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SEPARATION-FOLLOW, 2012 Ink on Plastic 84x48 in © Todd Gavin
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IN RELATION: THE PERCEIVED NEED TO CONTROL, 1997 Ink on Canvas 96x54 Inches © Todd Gavin
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CRADLE AND CREATION, 2001 Ink on Canvas 44x48 Inches © Todd Gavin
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EN CURVA, 2010 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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CANOPY, 2010 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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TRIPLETS, 2011 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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ORCHESTRATION (Barbara Hepworth, Oval Form with Strings and Color), 2010 Photograph
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UNTITLED, 2007 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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UNTITLED, 2011 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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RODIN (Adam), 2010 Photograph
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UNTITLED, 2010 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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LIVING WOMAN (Giacometti), 2012 Photograph
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ELEGANT MIRRORS, 2011 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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UNTITLED, 2011 Photograph © Todd
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UNTITLED, 2011 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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UNTITLED, 2011 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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UNTITLED, 2010 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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UNTITLED, 2010 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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UNTITLED, 2010 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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UNTITLED, 2010 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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UNTITLED, 2010 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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UNTITLED, 2010 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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UNTITLED, 2011 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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CARBON INVERSION, 2012 Ink, Oil in Cement 36x60 Inches © Todd Gavin
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CONFLUENCE, 2012 Photograph © Todd Gavin
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CARBON STATERA, 2014 Oil, Ash, Coal, Charcoal, Ink in Cement 72x96 Inches © Todd Gavin
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IN, YOURS, 2013 - 2014 Ink, Charcoal on Canvas © Todd Gavin
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CARBON MORTEM, 2012 Oil, Ash, Charcoal, Ink in Cement 36x60 Inches © Todd Gavin
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GRAVITY AND FORMATION, 2013 - 2014 Ink, Charcoal, Acrylic on Canvas 48 X 48 Inches © Todd Gavin
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WITH YOU SUPPORT (Bobby and I), 2012 Ink on Sculpted Vinyl 48 X 84 in © Todd Gavin
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CARBON EARTH, 2012 Oil, Coal, Ash, India Ink in Cement Mortar 35 X 38 Inches © Todd Gavin
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EMELIE TURNED ROUND, 2011 Ink on Vinyl 60 X 114 Inches © Todd Gavin
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ARTICULATION, 2013 - 2014 Ink, Charcoal, Acrylic on Canvas 36 X 36 Inches © Todd Gavin
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FOR ARCHITECTURE, 2012 Oil, India Ink in Cement Mortar 38 X 62 Inches © Todd Gavin
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INTENT, 2011 Ink, Arcrylic Paint on Canvas 54 X 46 in © Todd Gavin
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
USA
Works in
NEW YORK
Representing galleries
Tags
fresco, frescoes, Painter, artist, New York Artist, New Jersey Artist, new ar, abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, modern
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...