Laura Newman, ‘Viewing Platform’, 2011, IdeelArt
Laura Newman, ‘Viewing Platform’, 2011, IdeelArt

Laura Newman's paintings combine geometric delineations of space, ephemeral color fields, dynamic lines and organic forms, resulting in atmospheric images evocative of representational landscapes, but always opening up to something more, something beyond.

In Viewing Platform, juxtaposed bands of color confirm the surface of the painting as a plane while the depiction of the metal frame of the billboard wraps around the side of the stretcher. Here, the artist is interested in the opposition of the two dimensionality of the painted surface and the three dimensionality of the painting as an object.

About Laura Newman

American, b. 1956, based in New York, NY, United States