John Newman


March 25 – April 30, 2016

Spoonfuls (darker red view)
Hot sculpted glass, aluminum armature wire, steel wire, rocks, wood, wood putty, aqua resin, acrylic paint
14 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 14 inches

Spoonfuls (doubling the dosage II)
1- sholapith, aluminum armature wire, wood, pâpier maché, aqua resin, acrylic paint
2- bronze slag, aluminum armature wire, wood, pâpier maché, aqua resin, acrylic paint
1- 2 3/4 x 6 1/4 x 15 inches
2- 6 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 15 inches

Spoonfuls (placebo)
Steel, aluminum armature wire, wood, Japanese paper, pâpier maché, aqua resin, acrylic paint
13 x 6 1/2 x 16 inches

Spoonfuls (gilded amber view)
Straw, shell, cast acrylic, plexiglass, wood, pâpier maché, Japanese paper, aqua resin, gold leaf, acrylic paint
9 1/4 x 6 x 14 inches

Spoonfuls (doubling the dosage I)
1- Flame cut steel, aluminum armature wire, wood, pâpier maché, aqua resin, acrylic paint
2- Sponge, aluminum armature wire, wood, pâpier maché, aqua resin, acrylic paint
1- 3 x 6 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches
2- 6 x 6 3/4 x14 1/2 inches

Spoonful (single serving)
found iron rod, aluminum screen, sholapith, shell, coral, aqua resin, wood putty, pâpier maché, acrylic and interference paint
2 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 13 inches

Spoonfuls (corrective measure)
3D printed plastic, starched rope, wood, fossilized root, sisal, epoxy paste, acrylic paint
18 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 6 inches

Spoonfuls (forerunner extended)
straw, steel wire, brass wire, 3D printed plastic, wrought iron, nylon microfilament, epoxy paste, acrylic paint
10 x 9 1/4 x 5 inches

Spoonfuls (forerunner)
straw, steel wire, 3D printed plastic, wood, mutex, pencil, conté crayon
11 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches

Spoonfuls (hard swallow)
mirrored plastic, armature wire, wood, foam core, papier-mâché Wood putty, Acqua resin, lead shot, palladium lead, acrylic paint
12 3/4 x 5 x 12 inches

Spoonfuls (home remedy
extruded aluminum, steel rebar, dried mud, papier mache, wood putty, acqua resin, enamel and acrylic paint
10 x 10 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches

Spoonfuls (inky tincture)
Porotoro marble, 3-d printed plastic, wood, shell, epoxy paste, acrylic paint
17 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches

Spoonfuls (mild stimulant)
nylon microfilaments, 3-d printed plastic, wood, coconut shell, lead, epoxy paste, acrylic paint
4 x 6 x 2 inches

Spoonfuls (tiny primary concoction)
3D printed plastic, wicker, sisal, vines, acqua resin, acrylic paint
13 1/2 x 2 x 2 1/4 inches

Spoonfuls (yellow magic potion)
gourd, starched rope, lead, glazed pottery shard, acqua resin, enamel paint
7 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 14 1/8 inches

Spoonfuls (abstract extract)
Blown glass, rope, hot spray epoxy on foam with armature wire, wood, mirrored plastic, sand, papier-mâché Wood putty, Acqua resin enamel and acrylic paints
11 x 8 3/4 x 6 inches

Spoonfuls (up down repeat),
gourds, cast acrylic, starched rope, acqua resin, wood putty, sand, acrylic paint
15 x 13 x 8 inches

Press Release

The Tibor de Nagy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by the much admired sculptor John Newman. The exhibition will be his third with the gallery. It will comprise twelve new sculptures completed over the last year that all reference spoons, even if very loosely. The artist has called the spoon-shaped works “offerings.” Unlike his larger sculptures of recent years, the new pieces are small in dimension and intimate in feel. They all have exquisite detail, and are full of unexpected juxtapositions.

Newman integrates an array of materials from the traditional to the exotic. Materials can include found objects and industrial “accidents” such as discarded extruded aluminum, and his various processes incorporate unusual techniques ranging from the hand-built to the computer generated.

John Newman’s work has been the subject of over 50 one-person exhibitions and numerous group shows throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. His work has been included in major museum exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum, and the Tate among others. He received a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Yale University of Art. His work is currently on view in a solo exhibition at the Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design, and in September an exhibition will open at the Akron Art Museum.