Kate Newby
Had us running with you
3 East St

11 February — 01 April 2023

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Kate Newby
Had us running with you
3 East St

11 February — 01 April 2023

Had us running with you is an exhibition of all new work by artist Kate Newby. The exhibition responds to the provocation of a specific site by creating encounters with a range of materials transformed through collaborative acts of making. In response to the site, Newby has focused on 3 East Street’s windows, the raised dias, its worn floorboards, the nearby alleyway. The artist has made the whole building an artwork.

Kate Newby (b. 1979) is an Aotearoa New Zealand artist based in Floresville, Texas. Newby’s work engages with a wide range of situations, using every-day actions and materials to displace and challenge how contemporary art is exhibited, viewed, and experienced. Newby’s projects draw directly from the locations in which they are presented, her work bouncing backwards and forwards between observation, the process of working, and the sites that she works in.

Newby received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2001 from Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in 2007 and a Doctor of Fine Arts in 2015. Recent institutional exhibitions include YES TOMORROW, Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi (2021); I can’t nail the days down, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2018) and Let me be the wind that pulls your hair, Artpace, San Antonio (2017). SHE’S TALKING TO THE WALL, a major new acquisition, is currently on display at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Work by Newby has been included in the recent group exhibitions: Walls to Live Beside, Rooms to Own: The Chartwell Show, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki (2022), Réclamer la Terre / Reclaim the Earth, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2022), and The Flames: The Living Arts of Ceramics, Musée d’art moderne de Paris (2021). Newby has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2019), The Walters Prize (2012) and residencies at the Chinati Foundation and Fogo Island Arts.

 

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