John Newman, Chinati artist in residence from March through May of this year, was born in New York and has lived, worked, and exhibited there since the late 1970’s. Newman makes art objects that are unlike any other – complex in material and form yet modest in scale, these highly colored and intricate sculptures are assembled out of a mash-up of handmade parts that celebrate process, experiment, and Newman’s idiosyncratic way of observing the world. The art work in the above photograph was made from cast and polished bronze from wooden burl, extruded aluminum, cast acqua resin, wood, wood putty, papier mache, foam, Japanese paper, aluminum screening, acrylic paint, and some chalk.
The Chinati Foundation's Artist in Residence program is generously supported by the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and the Chinati Contemporary Council. Chinati is grateful for the generous financial support of our members and the support and in-kind contributions of the people of Marfa.