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Syzygy June 14th - August 17th, 2014

William Newman, Orange on Grand Canyon

William Newman, Orange on Grand Canyon, 2006 -2013.
Photograph: on archival paper 80 x 80 in.
Painting: oil on cameras mounted on wood, 40 x 40 in.

William Newman, Crystal Ball on Green Water at Yellowstone

William Newman, Crystal Ball on Green Water at Yellowstone, 2013.
Photo: Archival paper mounted on aluminum panels, 80 in. x 80 in.
Painting: Oil on canvas mounted on aluminum panel, 40 in. x 40 in.

Exhibition Overview

Syzygy, William Newman’s series of nineteen oil paintings, photographs, and two metal sculptures, is a vibrant rumination on temporality, subjective freedom and natural splendor. The photographs, photo-realist paintings and stainless steel sculptures present striking natural objects with personal resonance for Newman.  Seen together, photographs that take a click to create and paintings that required years to produce join to represent nature’s fleeting beauty, its life through memory and desire, and its timeless eternal renewal.