Timothy Tompkins

 “SUPER COLLIDER” BY TIMOTHY TOMPKINS

“SUPER COLLIDER” BY TIMOTHY TOMPKINS

Date: 01/14/2014 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Creative Arts Center
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, California 90266
ARTS Manhattan Presents: Super Collider
Artist: Timothy Tompkins
Exhibition Dates: November 14, 2013 through January 16, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 14, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

ARTS Manhattan is pleased to present Super Collider, a series of new paintings by Los Angeles artist Timothy Tompkins. The Super Collider series of paintings depict abstracted images of the internal components of the Large Hadron Collider located near Geneva, Switzerland. Intrigued by the form and representation of the object and its relationship to exploration, science and philosophy, Tompkins’s ethereal paintings evoke the language of Gothic architecture connecting contemporary theories of physics with timeless concepts of the human condition and spirituality.

The inspiration for Timothy Tompkins’s paintings stems from an interest of and engagement with the tropes and language of the medium’s historical movements such as pop, still life and history painting. Tompkins’s ideas about art-making express a combination of concepts: the material nature of painting and how the viewer perceives its surface, the history of painting as a medium, abstraction, memory, representation and technology. Using commercial sign enamel, Tompkins’s paintings are executed on 1/8 inch thick aluminum panels. He manipulates the liquid state of the paint to make more evident the traced contours of the image and form. This quality gives a transitory effect to the piece, as if the image is still manifesting.


 

Solo Exhibitions:

2014

Super Collider, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

2013

Super Collider, Manhattan Beach Art Center, Manhattan Beach, CA

TEXAS CONTEMPORARY, Houston, TX (organized by DCKT Contemporary, New York)

VOLTA NY, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

2012

Capriccios, Heather James Fine Art, Jackson, WY

2011

New Paintings, DCKT Contemporary, New York

2009

You Want What You Can Not Have, solo painting installation, Art Brussels 27 (organized by Studio la Città, Verona, Italy)

Paintings, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

Timothy Tompkins and Morandi: After Still Life, MLB Gallery, Ferrara, Italy *

Temporal Arcadia, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy *

Painting Selections, 101 California Street, San Francisco, CA

2008

New Paintings, DCKT Contemporary, New York

2007

Left Overs, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

Left Overs, La Nuova Pesa, Centro per L’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy

2006

Left Overs, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy *

2005

pow-er, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles

Manifest Destiny, DCKT Contemporary, New York

2004

New Paintings, DCKT Contemporary, New York

2003

New Paintings, Creative Artists Agency, Beverly Hills

Group Exhibitions:

2014

ART in Embassies Program, U.S. Department of State, Residence of the United States Ambassador to Switzerland & Liechtenstein, Embassy of the United States, Bern, Switzerland
INCOGNITO, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

2013

Luciano Benetton Collection: Imago Mundi, Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy *

2011

Forces of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Louisiana Art and Science Museum, Baton Rouge, LA

Non Facit Saltus, painting installation, Art Cologne (organized by Studio la Città, Verona, Italy)

INCOGNITO, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

Elements of Nature, Brevard Art Museum, Melbourne, FL

2010

OsCene, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

Photos and Phantasy: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Beverly Hills Municipal Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

INCOGNITO, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

Forest for the Trees, Heather James Fine Art, Jackson, WY

Elements of Nature, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA

2009

Open Mind(s), Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy *

Contemporary Exoticism, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy

2008

Nature Morte, Rohrer Gallery, Laguna Beach CA

Photos and Phantasy: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard CA

2007

California Art: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, American Jewish University, Los Angeles

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles

Rogue Wave ’07, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles *

The Eclectic Eye: Selections of Fantasy and Illusion from the Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans

2006

New Code, Studio la Città, Verona, Italy

Otis: Nine Decades of Los Angeles Art, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Los Angeles

2005

Natural Selection, Davidson Galleries, Seattle

Welcome 2 the Jungle, DCKT Contemporary, New York

U.S. Pavilion, WorldExpo, Aichi, Japan

Crude Oil Paintings, Akus Gallery, Eastern Connecticut State University

2004

Crude Oil Paintings, White Columns, New York *

New American Talent 18, curated by D. Molon, Arlington Art Museum, Arlington *

-scopeCircle Emerging Artists Exhibition, Christie’s, Beverly Hills

Gio Ponti: Furnished Settings and Figuration, ACME, Los Angeles

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby, Western Project, Los Angeles

2003

SIGGRAPH Traveling Art Exhibition, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland

SIGGRAPH, San Diego *

New American Talent 18, curated by D. Molon, Jones Center for Contemporary Art, Austin *

2002

Wild West, 4F Gallery, Los Angeles

MAKING, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles

*  = catalogue

Public Collections:

Fondazione Benetton, Treviso, Italy

Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles

West Collection, Pennsylvania

Schwartz Art Collection, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA