Kate Newby. I can’t nail the days down
For her first institutional exhibition in Austria "I can’t nail the days down", New Zealand artist Kate Newby creates site-responsive works that tie to her ongoing interest in ephemeral and often peripheral situations. Engaging with Kunsthalle Wien’s glass pavilion and the immediate environment at Karlsplatz, she develops spatial interventions that confuse the line between object and surrounding. The exhibition will be presented in the indoor as well as outdoor space, and subtly calls for a bodily encounter with the works as well as the proximate location. Kate Newby deploys common materials such as brick, clay and glass in unusual manners, and draws attention to the often overlooked details of everyday life and the particular within the ordinary. Sensitive towards the site where her art is created and presented, Kate Newby’s works coax out the poetic qualities of the banal and everyday.
Kate Newby (*1979 in Auckland) graduated with a Doctor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland in 2015. She was awarded the renowned Walter’s Prize in 2012. Recent solo exhibitions include Swift little verbs pushing he big nouns around, Michael Lett, Auckland (2018); Let me be the wind that pulls your hair, Artpace, San Antonio, TX (2017); and Two aspirins a vitamin C tablet and some baking soda, Laurel Doody, Los Angeles (2015) amongst others. Kate Newby currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Auckland, New Zealand.
Curator: Juliane Bischoff
Di Tue 15/5 2018, 18 Uhr 6 pm
Eröffnung und Gespräch mit Opening and Talk with Kate Newby, Axel Wieder (Direktor Director Bergen Kunsthall) und and Juliane Bischoff