OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 22nd, 7-9pm
Carlton Newton is a celebrated artist and retired educator, known most for his series of thought- provoking sculptures and works on paper. His work has been widely exhibited at important venues throughout the United States and abroad, including the New Museum in New York City and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
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.