Kate Newby at COOPER COLE

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Artist: Kate Newby

Exhibition title: Tuesday evening. Sunday afternoon. Stony Lake.

Venue: COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada

Date: September 9 – October 15, 2016

Photography: all images copyright and courtesy of the artist and COOPER COLE, Toronto

COOPER COLE is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Kate Newby. This marks Newby’s first exhibition in Toronto, Canada.

There is condensation on my glass. It seems like the fluid inside (apple cider) travelled through to the outside of the glass, which is itself in a liquid state. The glass is dirty but I don’t need a clean one. I will taste the grit, kiss the previous user and absorb the nutrients. The ice is dirty too, and melting.

There’s a saying… when something, usually an idea or argument “holds water”, it is watertight, dependable, definite. However, some things’ hold is not so tight. Some things hold like a hand can hold a handful of water for only a few wet moments. Long enough for a sip.

Everything in the universe is tiny. It can be held in your ear, or in your teeth. But this perspective takes distance. From way up here those things could be planets or puddles, buildings or pebbles, gum scraped from a shoe or rocky landforms. Remember the grain of dust in every raindrop?

Ice clinks and I chew the grit. Steam walks through walls and dirt flies up into the clouds. These things are terrestrial, and gravity is love of the earth.

–Jenine Marsh, 2016

Kate Newby (b. 1979, Auckland, New Zealand) works with installation, textile, ceramics, casting and glass. Her work explores the limits and nature of sculpture, not only in space but also where and how sculpture happens. She received her DocFA and MFA from the Elam School of Fine Arts at the University of Auckland. She has shown internationally at such venues as Auckland Art Gallery, Hopkinson Mossman, Auckland, New Zealand; Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne; Minerva, Artspace, Sydney, Australia; Fogo Island Gallery, Newfoundland, Canada; Marianne Boesky, Laurel Gitlen, Ludlow 38, New York; Laurel Doody, Los Angeles, USA; Lulu, Mexico City, Mexico; La Loge, Brussels, Belgium; Philipp Pflug Contemporary, Frankfurt, Germany; P420, Bologna, Italy; Josh Lilley, London; Arnolfini, Bristol, UK. Newby currently lives and works between Auckland, New Zealand and Brooklyn, USA.

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Kate Newby, Always humming, 2016
High fired porcelain and stoneware, mason stain, silk thread, rope, while brass fixtures , Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Always humming, 2016 (detail)
High fired porcelain and stoneware, mason stain, silk thread, rope, while brass fixtures , Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Always humming, 2016 (detail)
High fired porcelain and stoneware, mason stain, silk thread, rope, while brass fixtures , Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, And out on the corner, it s half past five, 2016
High fired porcelain, glaze (10 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Great party, lots of dancing, no conversation, 2016
Stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain (11 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Great party, lots of dancing, no conversation, 2016
Stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain (11 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Great party, lots of dancing, no conversation, 2016
Stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain (11 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Fast and far but with very little effort, 2016
Stoneware, glaze, silver (3 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Great party, lots of dancing, no conversation, 2016
Stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain (11 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Great party, lots of dancing, no conversation, 2016
Stoneware, earthenware, and porcelain (11 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Sharper, neater, more cutting, 2016
Pink silver, yellow silver, white silver (5 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Sharper, neater, more cutting, 2016
Pink silver, yellow silver, white silver (5 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Sharper, neater, more cutting, 2016
Pink silver, yellow silver, white silver (5 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, I think that I was made for you, 2016
Pink silver, yellow silver, white silver (3 pieces), Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, So many things in the air, 2016-ongoing
Mortar, high fired porcelain, stoneware, glaze, Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, So many things in the air, 2016-ongoing
Mortar, high fired porcelain, stoneware, glaze, Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, So many things in the air, 2016-ongoing
Mortar, high fired porcelain, stoneware, glaze, Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Oh Leap!, 2016-ongoing
Mortar, high fired porcelain, silver, glass, nails, Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Oh Leap!, 2016-ongoing
Mortar, high fired porcelain, silver, glass, nails, Dimensions variable

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Kate Newby, Oh Leap!, 2016-ongoing
Mortar, high fired porcelain, silver, glass, nails, Dimensions variable

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