American artist Yann Novak, through his elemental interplay of light, sound and space, explores how such intangible materials can act as a catalyst for our understanding of the present moment, and our perception of time. Novak’s work, whether ideas based or induced by greater sensations, are entirely informed by his almost forensic investigations of the present. While the scale of his works may vary, experienced as architectural interventions, sound diffusions, audiovisual installations, durational performances, concerts and recorded sound-works, their intimacy and inventiveness remains steadfast.

Novak has exhibited extensively including in Sky-lit: Volume, Light, and Sound, The Broad, Los Angeles, 2015; Doppler.Shift, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, 2014; Blue.Hour, Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle, 2012; 3 Surfaces, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, 2011; In Residence 6, Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, 2009; and Relocation, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, 2009. Performances include HomeLA: San Marino, private residence, San Marino, 2015; What A Man Does That He Has, Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Spring Green, 2014; Snowfall, Human Resources, Los Angeles, 2013; The City as Allegory: Three Artists from Los Angeles, Chapel Performance Space, Seattle, 2012; The Breeze Blowing Over Us, Fiske Planetarium, Boulder, 2009; Resonant Forms Festival, Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, 2009; Soundwalk, 2008, The Dome Room, Long Beach, 2008; and Decibel Festival, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, 2007.

Yann Novak lives and works in Los Angeles.


2015 Sky-lit: Volume, Light, and Sound The Broad, Los Angeles, US
2015 After.Image Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, US
2014 Blue.Hour CODE 2014, Church of Santa Chiara, Città Sant’Angelo, IT
2014 Doppler.Shift Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, US
2012 Blue.Hour Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle, US
2012 3 Surfaces Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, US
2010 Drift/Net 323 Projects, Los Angeles, US
2010 Stillness SoundFjord, London, UK
2010 Untitled Landscape (with Robert Crouch) Pøst, Los Angeles, US
2009 In Residence 6 Las Cienegas Projects, Los Angeles, US

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