Nothing that’s over so soon should give you that much strength
9 November 2018 – 13 January 2019
Hordaland kunstsenter is excited and proud to present Kate Newby´s first solo exhibition in Scandinavia.
New Zealand artist Kate Newby is renowned for her tangible and often ephemeral projects, where the relationship between work, action and site is essential. Newby works with ‘primary materials’, such as concrete, ceramic, textile, metals and glass. Throughout her practice, particular objects and elements like brick platforms, wind chimes, pebble stones and concrete puddles seem to echo into new exhibitions. Her delicate works advocates a heightened perceptual awareness and encourages close consideration to the relationship between people and the environment where sculpture takes place.
Newby approaches the exhibition space and the outdoor surrounding of the art centre on equal terms, hence creating a dynamic between interior and exterior, leading both audience and object in- as well as outside of the gallery space.
For the exhibition at Hordaland kunstsenter, Kate Newby has created newly commissioned work in close collaboration with expertise productions sites in Bergen, as well as in New York where she lives. By inviting Newby to Bergen, the materials and discoveries she did during her site visit are bound to have a long-lasting influence on her artistic practice.