ARTISTS

J. CHRISTOPHER NEWMAN

TITLE: High Beam

LOCATION: Eugenie & Cleveland (St. Michael's Church)

SIZE: 9' x 5' x 12'

MATERIALS: Aluminum

SPONSOR: The Honorable Vi Daley

Chris Newman began making sculpture as a boy. Growing up, Newman carved ivory and ebony whales for a local Massachusetts scrimshaw shop.  Though this certainly served as a primer to the art of sculpting and the value of object representation, Newman’s craft has come a long way from those kitsch works of his childhood. These days, Newman’s styles are as varied as they are complicated.
 
“High Beam” showcases Newman’s geometric interests. The welded aluminum sculpture combines curved as well as linear lines to blur the perception of depth and weight. The improbable angles and shape combinations create a true visual tension. And at nine feet tall, “High Beam” invites us to walk around and under the piece, allowing the viewer to become immediately aware of the work’s anxiety-inducing nature.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2012, 2011

Chris-N-2012(Main)

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