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Sound Organised in Time 2018

EXHIBITION - Sound Organised in Time
6th to 20th January 2018
 Due to high volume sales - Contact Christine Rabarts prior to online purchases to check availability
email chris@breadandbutter.co.nz 

What does it mean to be creative? Brad Novak believes that, at its heart, it is a way of living.

His latest solo exhibition at Bread and Butter Gallery showcases creative individuals who have lived their truth and as a result made a significant impact worldwide. They are innovators, their music defining their respective generations, and setting direction towards a future that is more hopeful. Through their craft they have challenged, shocked, and of course brought enjoyment to millions. Musicians are the ultimate icons of popular culture – are there more recognizable humans than Mick Jagger, John Lennon or David Bowie?

For the artist, growing up in Auckland NZ in the 80’s and 90’s, Prince, Guns N Roses and Nirvana were the soundtrack to his youth… for others it may be Blondie, Madonna or Grace Jones. While many of us may look backwards to those halcyon days, in recent years there are still rare and authentic artists breaking through who are more than just great musicians (Adele and our very own Lorde to name two).

Patterned repetitive backgrounds, including digital motherboards, tropical designs and ‘brick walls’, provide the backdrop for the musicians to project forwards. Novak overlays drips, grids and columns of Ben-Day dots (a homage to pop art king Roy Lichtenstein) and his New Blood Pop symbol. The result is a group (or maybe band?) of works that intend to convey their own unique melody and cadence.