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.

Recent Activity

Exhibitions

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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