Kate Newby

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Kate Newby (b. 1979, Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand) creates site-responsive works that are inserted directly into exhibition spaces and surrounding areas. Newby creates handmade, crudely constructed sculptural interventions that simultaneously connect and contrast their environments. Drawing out both the physical and poetic qualities of materials (usually materials such as concrete, textiles, glass, and ceramics), her work explores whether situational context can be just as informative as materiality and content. Underpinning Newby’s process is a performative ethos: she investigates the way material interventions made in response to a site’s particular temporal, physical, and geographical conditions can be a means of transformation and intervention.

Newby received her Doctorate of Fine Art in 2015 from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. She has shown internationally at galleries and museums including Feuilleton, Los Angeles (2020); Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2019); The Institut d’Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne (2019); Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen (2018); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2018); 21st Biennale of Sydney, Sydney (2018); Sculpture Center, New York (2017); Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (2017); Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland (2015); Marianne Boesky, New York (2015); Lulu, Mexico City (2014); Arnolfini, Bristol (2014) and Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland (2013), among others. Newby has undertaken residencies at The Chinati Foundation, TX (2017), Artpace, TX (2017) and Fogo Island (2013). In 2019, she was a recipient of The Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant. Newby currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.

 

 

Kate Newby

As far as you can, Feuilleton

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As far as you can, Feuilleton, 2020

Los Angeles, USA

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Selective eye contact

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Selective eye contact, 2019

White brass, hand made silk rope

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Someday I want to just have a room full

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Someday I want to just have a room full, 2019

Stoneware, silk thread

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Everything you can imagine is real

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Everything you can imagine is real, 2019

Brass, hand made silk rope

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noise is by no way mild.

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noise is by no way mild., 2019

Pink silver, red brass, hand made silk rope

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Can’t wait till the day

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Can't wait till the day, 2019

Bronze

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Song at the end?

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Song at the end?, 2019

Porcelain, stoneware, screws

Dimensions variable, 12 pieces (Right Hand Side)

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Moves freely around most environments

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Moves freely around most environments, 2019

Porcelain, stoneware, screws

Dimensions variable, 12 pieces (Left Hand Side)

Kate Newby

and I LOVE wild

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and I LOVE wild, 2019

Porcelain, smoke fired stoneware, screws

Dimensions variable, 13 pieces (Right Hand Side)

Kate Newby

dont play it but i still have it

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dont play it but i still have it, 2019

Porcelain, stoneware glaze, collected glass from Toronto sidewalks, brass

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Hold onto me as we go

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Hold onto me as we go, 2019

Stoneware, porcelain, mason stain, screws

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I can’t nail the days down

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I can't nail the days down, 2019

Bricks, collected glass from side walks in Vienna, poured copper, nails, stoneware, white brass

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Nothing in my life feels big enough

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Nothing in my life feels big enough, 2019

Salt fired porcelain, stoneware, smoke fired porcelain, mason stain, screws

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They sound like each other

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They sound like each other, 2015

Glass wind chimes, 6 elements

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Wild was the night

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Wild was the night, 2019

Cuts in the concrete: Glass, silver, bronze, ceramics - Thread: Gold, silver, silk (60 meters) - Window: Glass - Tiles: Ceramics - Puddles Concrete, ceramics

Installation view at the Institut d'Art Contemporain, Villeurbanne, France

Kate Newby

Nothing that’s over so soon should give you that much strength

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Nothing that's over so soon should give you that much strength, 2018

Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway

Kate Newby

A puzzling light and moving.

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A puzzling light and moving., 2018

Lumber Room, Portland, USA

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I can’t nail the days down

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Kate Newby. I can’t nail the days down, 2018

Kunsthall Wien, Wien, Austria. Curator: Juliane Bischoff

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But what will it look like in 3 years

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But what will it look like in 3 years, 2019

Silver, porcelain, stoneware, glaze, copper

9 pieces

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Something Central

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Something Central, 2019

Porcelain, stoneware, glaze, brass, silver

6 pieces

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Make! A! Wave

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Make! A! Wave, 2016

High fired porcelain, stoneware, and glaze

Dimensions variable, 58 x 27 in not including the thread

Kate Newby

Maybe I won’t go to sleep at all

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Maybe I won't go to sleep at all, 2013

Rope, thread, variety of days, glaze

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Kate Newby

Lilith Fair brought me here

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Lilith Fair brought me here, 2018

Thread, pink silver, yellow silver, silver

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Kate Newby

Better looking at it than looking for it

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Better looking at it than looking for it, 2018

Glass, wire

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Swift little verbs pushing the big nouns around

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Installation at Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand, 2018

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Let Me Be The Wind That Pulls Your Hair

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Installation at Artspace, San Antonio, Texas, USA, 2017

Kate Newby

The Promise

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Installation at Index, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017

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In Practice: Material Deviance

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Installation at Sculpture Center, Long Island City, USA, 2017

Kate Newby

My list of places to drop in on regularly.

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My list of places to drop in on regularly., 2017

Hand-dyed cotton rope, hand-dyed silk thread, pink silver, silver, white brass, bronze

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Let me be the wind that pulls your hair

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Let me be the wind that pulls your hair, 2017

Porcelain, black clay, cobblestone glaze

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Nobody else believes this story

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Nobody else believes this story, 2016

White brass, pink silver, yellow silver, silver, bronze, porcelain, stoneware, porcelain, silk thread, hand-dyed cotton rope

15" X 19"
38.1cm X 48.26cm

Kate Newby

Let the other thing in

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Let the other thing in, 2013

Installation at Fogo Island Gallery

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I memorized it I loved it so much

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I memorized it I loved it so much, 2015

Installation at Laurel Gitlen, New York City, New York

Kate Newby

Big tree. Bird’s eye, 2016

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Big tree. Bird's eye, 2016

Installation at Michael Lett, Auckland, New Zealand

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I feel like a truck on a wet highway, 2014

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I feel like a truck on a wet highway, 2014, Installation at LULU, Mexico City, Mexico

Kate Newby- It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

High fired stoneware

Dimensions variable, 3 pieces, 3 9/10 x 3 9/10 x 3 9/10 in each

Kate Newby

You make loving fun

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You make loving fun, 2016

Glass, sand

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Kate Newby

A sky, a wall, and a tree

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A sky, a wall, and a tree, 2016

Glass, sand

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And they kicked her out of New York City

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And they kicked her out of New York City, 2016

High fired stoneware, glaze (3 pieces)

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Kate Newby

Tuesday Evening. Sunday Afternoon. Stony Lake.

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Tuesday Evening. Sunday Afternoon. Stony Lake. 2016, 2016

Installation at Cooper Cole Gallery