Yann Novak: Scalar Fields

VOLUME @ South of Sunset
1218 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Opening Reception February 18 from 7:30 – 10:00pm
Gallery Hours February 18 – 21 from Noon – 5:00pm

VOLUME is pleased to present ‘Scalar Fields’, a solo exhibition by Yann Novak. This exhibition will feature the audio-visual installation ‘Scalar Field (f9bf3b, fde3a7, 4183d7, 1f3a93)’ and a corresponding print triptych.

In mathematics and physics, a scalar field associates a scalar value to every point in a space. The scalar may either be a mathematical number or a physical quantity. In this series of works the scalar is represented by the viewer within space and time.

About the Artist

Yann Novak is a sound and visual artist living and working in Los Angeles. Through the use of sound, light and space, he explores how these intangible materials can act as catalysts to focus our awareness on the present moment and alter our perception of time. Novak’s work, whether conceptual or rooted in phenomenon, are informed by his investigations of presence, stillness and mindfulness.  His works can be experienced as architectural interventions, sound diffusions, audiovisual installations and performances, durational performances, concerts and recorded sound-works.

Novak has presented his installation work through solo exhibitions at 323 Projects, Los Angeles; Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena; Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles; Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle; Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles; Lawrimore Project, Seattle; Soundfjord, London; and in two person exhibitions at The Broad, Los Angeles; The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Pøst, Los Angeles and Soil Art Gallery, Seattle.  His sound-works and scores have been presented internationally as part of multiple group exhibitions and diffusions at venues and events including the American Academy in Rome, Rome; Aqua Art Miami, Miami; California Museum of Photography, Riverside; Call & Response, London; Doris McCarthy Gallery, Toronto; File Hipersonica, São Paulo; Gift_Lab, Tokyo; GV Art Gallery, London; London International Festival of Exploratory Music, London; SFMoMA, San Francisco; SOMA Contemporary, Waterford City; Suyama Space, Seattle; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; TBA Festival, Portland; Western Bridge, Seattle; among others.

As a result of these endeavors, Novak had been invited to numerous residencies including the Environmental Aesthetics Residency, Seattle; the Espy Foundation Residency, Oysterville; the Jental Artist Residency, Sharidan; the Kasini House Studio A Residency, Burlington and the Taliesin Artist Residency, Spring Green.

In 2015, Novak attended The Mountain School of Arts and was invited to be part of in the Touch Mentorship Programme.

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