A look at artist Richard Newton's installations with cans.
About the AuthorRichard Newton
R_NewtonBook California, USA
Richard Newton has shown artworks, artists’ books, films & videos and presented live performances and site-specific installations throughout the world.
Some performances by Newton have found him in unusual places. For the PUBLIC SPIRIT FESTIVAL, the audience found him performing behind a chained door in a downtown derelict hotel. Titled, Get Under The Table, Don’t Look at the Windows, this performance dealt with alcoholism, family relationships, the nature of infinity and the threat of nuclear destruction.
At New York’s P.S. 1, he installed an isolated desert landscape. The entire landscape, which filled an entire room was manufactured from flattened tin cans, broken beer bottles, and slices of bread.
In the summer of 2012, Richard travelled to Tromsø, Norway to participate in the 13th International Ibsen Conference. The conference normally reserved for scholars, invited 4 artists. One each, from Asia, Africa, Europe and Newton from USA.
Publish Date August 17, 2013
Dimensions US Letter 70 pgs Sterling Paper
Category Fine Art
Tags artist, cantina, 1972, recycle, cans, environmental, The Grotto, PS 1, yucca flat, los angeles, best kept secret, performance artist, installation art, Richard Newton, pacific standard time, beggars banquet