DRAWINGS FOR SCULPTURE
February 22 – April 5, 2019
Friday, February 22, 7-9pm
In his third solo exhibition with Reynolds Gallery, Newton presents a series of Sumi ink drawings on paper, alongside sculptures constructed from stainless steel wire. Within his recent drawings, Newton depicts precise forms in black ink. The subjects of these works feel at once organic and manufactured, clearly harboring a connection to the artist’s study of both nature and technology. As the title of this newest exhibition suggests, the drawings exist as both unique works of art and a testing ground for the development of their three-dimensional counterparts.
Drawings for Sculpture is on view at Reynolds Gallery from February 22 through April 5, 2019.
Born in 1946, Carlton Newton currently lives and works in Richmond, VA. From 1987 to 2017, Newton was a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts, where he served in several key teaching and leadership capacities for the Department of Sculpture and Extended Media. Newton received both his BFA and MFA in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been exhibited at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Danese Gallery, New York, New York; Hunt Gallery, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia; Keith Talent Gallery, London, England; Aqua Art Miami, Miami, Florida; and Peruvian North American Cultural Institute, Lima, Peru. He is the recipient of a VCU School of the Arts Faculty Achievement Award of Excellence, Individual Artist Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and an Honorarium from the New York State Council on the Arts through the New Museum. Newton’s work is included in the collections of several major corporations, including Markel, Altria, and Dominion.